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Georgia’s two super-competitive Senate races, explained

There’s a chance both of Georgia’s Senate races could be decided next year.

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

These maps show how your state is doing.

The invisible struggle of the Asian American small-business owner

Asian American businesses are besieged by racism that leaves them open to attacks and by economic stereotypes that render them forgotten.

Is this the end of American optimism?

Facing a seemingly endless pandemic and an election that has little hope of going smoothly, we’re all on a grim, existential roller coaster now.

Why LGBTQ rights hinge on the definition of “sex”

Without federal legislation, the fight for LGBTQ rights has unfolded in the courts and in the White House.

Cars too dangerous and dirty for rich countries are being sold to poor ones

So why are these cars considered good enough for Africa?

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Election turnout is on track to be the highest in a century. Farmers, essential workers, prisoners, and two ladies named Ruth explain their 2020 presidential pick.

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3 small-business owners on life after shutting down

One Good Thing: The sweet, animated melancholy of Kiki’s Delivery Service

Young Latinx voters could be the ones who finally flip Arizona 

“I am humbled by what we’ve been able to create”: Small-business owners on when they knew they’d made it

Retailers are pushing sales before the election

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5 fact-checks from the Senate’s hearing on social media

The Supreme Court’s latest decision looks like a win for voting rights. It’s really a threat.

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The unmasking of Anonymous, explained

Republicans accuse Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and other Big Tech CEOs of violating their free speech rights


The Instagram aesthetic that made QAnon mainstream

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Big Oil’s hopes are pinned on plastics. It won’t end well.

Daylight saving time ends Sunday: 8 things to know about “falling back”

This entrepreneur is competing with DoorDash — by delivering only from Black-owned restaurants

Why the record low Arctic sea ice this October is so alarming

It sure looks like Trump’s national security adviser is campaigning for him in swing states

Kim Kardashian’s performative quarantine

The Philadelphia police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr., explained


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Biden’s border options

Dara, Jane, and Matt on the big immigration questions that will face a new administration.

Biden has a big lead in the polls, but can we trust them?

How 4 small businesses have shifted to online sales

Ballot selfies, state by state

Should people of color get access to the Covid-19 vaccine before others?

Are long voting lines evidence of voter suppression? An expert explains.

Still haven’t voted? Don’t send your ballot by mail.

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PPP loans were supposed to be forgiven. Business owners say they’re still waiting.

Exclusive: Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz on how to fix the economy during and after the pandemic

How long it could take to count the vote this year, explained

The misunderstood Rust Belt worker vote, and its importance in 2020, explained

Trump’s misleading tweet about changing your vote, briefly explained

Muslims worldwide are protesting French President Macron’s crackdown on Islam

Here are the 15 Silicon Valley millionaires spending the most to beat Donald Trump

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To compete with China and Russia, America needs a new era of multilateralism