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Marco Rubio’s plan to fix the GOP tax cuts starts with stock buybacks

Republicans said the tax cuts would lead to a big boost in business investment. It hasn’t, and Rubio wants to fix that.

Trump wants better AI. He also wants less immigration. He can’t have both.

If America plans to win a global AI race, it needs to welcome non-Americans.

New Gallup data shows a possible path to victory for Bernie Sanders

The report shows why Sanders might win the Democratic nomination — and how he could lose.

Could BlacKkKlansman finally snag Spike Lee the Oscar he deserves?

Our roundtable discusses the Oscar chances for Lee’s searing indictment of white supremacy.

Why we can’t look away from before-and-after pictures

From Jenna Jameson’s keto diet progress to the #10YearChallenge, people love transformation pictures. But do they do more harm than good?

House Dems reveal new info on a shady White House plan to sell nuclear tech to Saudi Arabia

Michael Flynn, Trump’s disgraced former national security adviser, was behind it.

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Digital advertising in the US is finally bigger than print and television

CNN hires GOP operative with no journalism experience to coordinate its 2020 coverage

The Trump administration reportedly wants to push countries to decriminalize homosexuality

The FDA says buying young people’s blood won’t stop you from aging

Hate crime or hoax? The drama behind the Jussie Smollett case, explained.

Roma would be an unusual Best Picture winner. Here’s why it deserves the honor.

Karl Lagerfeld’s long history of disparaging fat women

Roger Stone appeared to threaten his judge on Instagram. She’s now ordered him back to court.

This writer spent 4 years working as a fake violinist. Her memoir explains post-9/11 America.

Karl Lagerfeld lost 92 pounds using a diet he called a “sort of punishment”

West Virginia teachers are on strike again. Here’s why.

Trump is exploiting the Venezuela crisis in order to win the 2020 presidential election

Watch the Today show interview newly elected Mayor Bernie Sanders in 1981

Green Book is a Best Picture frontrunner. Should it be?

Payless is closing all its US stores

Trump says the “Radical Left” is behind state lawsuit over emergency declaration

Amy Klobuchar doesn’t think America is ready for Medicare-for-all and free college yet

How one NPR host is changing the way we hear the news

McCabe: When I opened a case against Trump, I briefed top Republicans. They didn’t object.

Black Panther was 2018’s most important film, whether or not it wins Best Picture

North Carolina investigators describe “unlawful” ballot tampering scheme in House election

Karl Lagerfeld transformed what we think wealth looks like

Hospitals keep ER fees secret. We’re uncovering them.

Reporter Sarah Kliff is collecting emergency room bills as part of a year-long project focused on American health care prices.

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Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic Chanel designer, is dead at 85

“I tried ketamine to treat my depression. Within a day, I felt relief.”

Elizabeth Warren’s ambitious plan to fight the opioid epidemic, explained

The biggest questions about the 2020 Democratic primary, answered

Depictions of mental illness can save lives. But A Star Is Born gets one thing very wrong.

We asked 11 Senate Republicans if they support giving federal contractors back pay

Hit by a city bus — and hit with a $27,660 city hospital bill

Bernie Sanders is running for president again. This time, he’s a frontrunner.

WhatsApp is at risk in India. So are free speech and encryption.

16 states sue the Trump administration over national emergency declaration

Trump just issued an ultimatum to the Venezuelan military: abandon Maduro or else

The Oscars gift bags are full of THC, CBD, and therapy to calm stressed-out celebs

Teachers are leading a national workers’ revolt. Oakland may be next.

Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe vs. President Trump, explained

We have a new global tally of the insect apocalypse. It’s alarming.

There’s good news about the flu vaccine this year, especially for kids