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The best case for and against a fracking ban

Fracking has helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But it also keeps us dependent on fossil fuels.

A US military operation killed Osama bin Laden’s son, Hamza, the White House confirms

Hamza bin Laden is believed to have been the last of Osama’s sons with ties to al-Qaeda.

The third Democratic presidential debate, explained in under 30 minutes

On this episode of Today, Explained, Matt Yglesias and Tara Golshan break down the debate among the 10 top Democratic contenders.

You’ve never seen anything quite like Amazon’s Undone. We mean that literally.

This visually stunning show is a trippy sci-fi drama and a lovely story about a woman dealing with trauma, all in one.

Jerry Falwell Jr., and the allegations against him, explained

Why one of the best-known American evangelicals is facing big-time scrutiny.

Hustlers asks what Goodfellas would look like if it were about women. It rules.

The new film, based on a true story, is a neon-soaked, incredibly fun meditation on female friendship.

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Felicity Huffman sentenced to 14 days in a college admissions case that raises questions of race and class

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How Fox News lets the Trump family off the hook for profiting off the presidency

Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver are devastating in the brilliant, brutal Marriage Story

The Democratic candidates’ debate answers on Afghanistan were terrible

Beto O’Rourke says “death threat” from a Republican state representative shows why no one should own assault weapons

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The case for a 4-day workweek

Here’s everything you need to know about the October debate

The weird, telling Joe Biden debate moment that didn’t get enough attention

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Friday the 13th isn’t unlucky. It’s a meme disguised as superstition.

Racist jokes by new SNL cast member Shane Gillis prompt backlash — and a non-apology about “risks”

The case for ditching the city and moving to the country

The Democratic debate again neglected one of America’s biggest public health crises

Austin’s failed attempt to regulate Uber and Lyft foreshadowed today’s controversies

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A generation of economists helped get us into this mess. A new generation can get us out.

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Racism was discussed — but it wasn’t debated — on the Democratic 2020 stage

The Democratic debate ignored abortion. That’s a loss for voters.

Vaping appears to be making hundreds of people sick. Doctors have no idea why.

Here are the best and most substantive answers of the Democratic debate

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Cory Booker was asked about veganism at the debate. He missed an opportunity.

Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren walked away with the most speaking time during the third Democratic debate

Joe Biden keeps on winning

5 winners and 3 losers from the third Democratic debate

Teachers got their big moment during the third Democratic debate

The big moment that didn’t happen in the Democratic debate

Biden was asked to answer for Obama’s record on immigration. He couldn’t.

Read Joe Biden’s baffling debate answer about record players