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Wall Street isn’t to blame for the chaotic housing market

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The star-crossed history of In the Heights and West Side Story

New film adaptations of the two hit musicals from very different eras are 2021’s fascinating cinematic call-and-response.

What you need to know about the House’s opening bid to rein in Big Tech

The bills have the beginnings of bipartisan support, but will likely need even more to actually pass.

One possible cause of the 2020 murder increase: More guns

Police are pointing fingers at protests to explain the murder increase. The data suggests the story is more complicated.

What the new IG report about the gassing of protesters around Lafayette Square actually says

Trump supporters are touting it as a total exoneration of the former president. That’s not at all what it really says.

How stressed out are factory-farmed animals? AI might have the answer.

The promise and perils of using facial recognition technology on animals.

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Matt is joined by researcher Emily Hamilton to talk about the topic you can't get enough of: land use policy and local zoning ordinances

TikTok’s Trump problem is now TikTok’s Biden problem

How a single cloud computing customer caused half the internet to go dark

MoviePass was even shadier than we thought

Digital driver’s licenses are coming

Barack Obama sounds the alarm about America’s democratic erosion

Why on earth is Biden’s DOJ backing Trump in a rape denial case?

How Snapchat became the forgotten social platform

New York gave every detained immigrant a lawyer. It could serve as a national model.

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The FBI recovered most of Colonial Pipeline’s ransom, but the ransomware threat remains

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How radical gardeners took back New York City

Your Echo is now sharing your internet with your neighbors. Here’s how to opt out.

A House Democrat is trying to hold Republicans civilly responsible for the Capitol attack

The US is telling migrants “don’t come.” They might not be listening.

The emptiness of “couple goals” TikToks

Democratic voters are divided on whether Biden should crack down on Israel

Justice Kavanaugh hands down some surprisingly hopeful news for women’s equality

Democrats’ doomed voting bill is too broad to pass — and not broad enough to work

Apple’s iOS 15 will come with better privacy for people who pay for it