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Patrick Shanahan withdraws from consideration as Trump’s secretary of defense

The president said Army Secretary Mark Esper will now serve as acting Pentagon chief.

2 winners and 4 losers from Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign launch

Winners from Trump’s 2020 kickoff rally: Mitch McConnell, William Barr. Losers: Fake news and any sense of perspective.

The global transition to clean energy, explained in 12 charts

Despite all the progress, we’re still struggling to hit the climate emergency brake.

Facebook may have too many users for its cryptocurrency to fail — even if you don’t trust it

Libra, Facebook’s new virtual coin, is the most consequential cryptocurrency effort undertaken in several years.

Are Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders the same? The debate, explained.

Sanders and Warren: two candidates with similar policies and fundamentally different politics.

Gender stereotypes have been banned from British ads. What does that mean?

The UK’s advertising regulator gave agencies six months to eliminate stereotypes "likely to cause harm, or serious or widespread offense."

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The Green New Deal is fracturing a critical base for Democrats: unions

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Elizabeth Warren just introduced her child care plan in Congress

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The US is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East to counter Iran

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Kyle Kashuv on his Harvard crisis: “I wish I could take it back. I can’t.”

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Black trans women want the media to show them living, not just dying

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Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down” wants to be a queer anthem. It also wants to sell you something.

Trump’s interview with George Stephanopoulos, explained

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Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi dies after collapsing in courtroom

The many 2020 polls are telling a pretty clear story

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Young voters of color are supporting Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. But many want a different candidate.