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How bad is your state’s Covid-19 outbreak?

These maps show how your state is doing.

Trump promised 200,000 Covid-19 vaccinations a day. That’s 5 to 9 years to vaccinate the US.

Despite Trump’s debate promises, experts say vaccines will take months or years to roll out.

Netflix’s The Boys in the Band is a polished remake of a caustic classic

The new movie adaptation can feel more like a history lesson than urgent viewing. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.

The debate’s segment on race was doomed before it even began

The first presidential debate of the 2020 general election, which featured a segment on "race and violence in our cities," centered Donald Trump’s racism.

The world already had low views of the US due to Trump. The debate didn’t help.

The debate didn’t tarnish America’s reputation. Trump already had.

Exclusive poll: Biden won the debate convincingly

A decisive win, powered mostly by character.

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While it might feel as though nothing could be worse than last night’s presidential debate, Vox’s Ezra Klein explains what could happen if President Trump loses the election and refuses to leave office.

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Vox’s audience support program, explained

Pope Francis refused to meet with Mike Pompeo so as not to boost Trump

A fake ad from the 2016 election claimed encouraged people to “vote” by text.

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What voter suppression looks like online

Why the very richest Americans are refusing to take sides in the presidential race

Why it’s still unlikely we’ll have a Covid-19 vaccine before Election Day

Why Vienna opera singers are ready to risk their lives to perform in a pandemic

The growing concerns over Trump and a peaceful transition, explained

CNN fact-checked the presidential debate. It was almost all about Trump’s lies.

If Trump wins, 20 million people could lose health insurance. If Biden wins, 25 million could gain it.

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Joe Biden smashed his single-hour fundraising record after the first presidential debate

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Whose vote counts, the Netflix series, explained

The reviews are in: The first presidential debate was a disaster

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Why we’re more confident than ever that climate change is driving disasters

Growing chicken is big business. So why are many farmers forced into debt they can’t pay off?

Extreme poverty is getting worse across the globe for the first time in decades

The false hope of reopening is killing small businesses

The emergency is happening right now

Vote-by-mail is not full of fraud, despite Trump’s debate claims

The first post-debate polls say Biden won


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A dark, dangerous debate

Ezra and Matt on the disturbing presidential showdown.

3 debate moments that showed how unsuited Trump is for the presidency

It’s true: 1 in 1,000 Black Americans have died in the Covid-19 pandemic

Trump was asked to denounce white supremacy. He wouldn’t.

3 winners and 4 losers from the first 2020 presidential debate

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The K-shaped economic recovery, explained

When is the next 2020 debate? The vice presidential debate is on October 7. 

What Trump has done to the courts, explained

Biden to Trump: “Will you shut up, man?”

Trump says murders are up in Democrat-run cities. They’re up in Republican-run cities, too.

How to watch the first presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump

The Trump campaign spent months portraying Biden as senile. That might be a mistake.

The Trump administration is still trying to end the census early, despite a court order

Trump could be in a lot of legal hot water if he loses the election

Kentucky AG to release the grand jury recording in Breonna Taylor case

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Trump says “Russia, if you’re listening” was a joke. There’s tape to prove otherwise.

Who does Trump owe hundreds of millions of dollars to?

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The controversial 1994 crime law that Joe Biden helped write, explained

Why it’s so difficult to abolish sororities and fraternities