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A fake Tom Ford quote about Melania Trump is going viral on Twitter

People are applauding Tom Ford for a quote about refusing to dress the first lady. Except he never actually said it.

Elizabeth Warren wants to get rid of the Electoral College

Warren is part of a growing number of Democratic presidential candidates want to get rid of the Electoral College.

New Zealand prime minister on mosque shooter: “You will never hear me mention his name”

The shooter wants notoriety — and the prime minister is denying him that.

What Alan Krueger taught the world about the minimum wage, education, and inequality

The late economist’s work totally changed the debate on each subject.

Toy Story 4’s new trailer reveals a spork-induced existential crisis

A talking spork makes Woody question everything he knows about being a toy.

Facebook’s tremendous size was its greatest asset. Now it may be its biggest problem.

The viral video of a shooting in New Zealand offered a grim reminder of tech companies’ vast reach.

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What we learned about the FAA and Boeing’s cozy relationship from a damning new report

How the US could actually get rid of the Electoral College

Trump administration’s latest attack on the press is to block reporters from covering Pompeo

What the historic Midwest floods look like from space — and from the ground

Kirsten Gillibrand: “I had to make my choice” to call for Al Franken’s resignation

The 3 Trump-Russia ties we know about

The 2020 Democratic primary debate over reparations, explained

Utrecht shooting: what we know so far

The demobilization of the resistance is a dangerous mistake

How the politics of racial resentment is killing white people

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A spinal surgery, a $101,000 bill, and a new law to prevent more surprises

As air pollution gets worse, a dystopian accessory is born

Why the Washington measles outbreak is mostly affecting one specific group

Elizabeth Warren gives a full-throated endorsement of reparations at CNN town hall

Democrats want the FBI to investigate Cindy Yang, the massage parlor founder accused of selling access to Trump

Beto O’Rourke pulled in a massive fundraising haul — and 2020 competitors are noticing

The US is experiencing a widespread worker shortage. Here’s why.

Trump uses bad poll question to claim half of America thinks Mueller’s on a “witch hunt”

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Hundreds of US cities are killing or scaling back their recycling programs

Medicare for America, Beto O’Rourke’s favorite health care plan, explained

Netflix won’t have any films at Cannes for the second year in a row

Kellyanne Conway’s irresponsible advice: read the New Zealand mosque shooter’s manifesto

The spring equinox is Wednesday: 7 things to know about the first day of spring

Beto O’Rourke was an early supporter of marijuana legalization

Myspace, which still exists, accidentally deleted 12 years’ worth of music

Marvel bids farewell to the original Avengers by introducing new, vaguely similar ones

Trump’s General Motors tweets, explained

How the Tinder algorithm actually works

The New Zealand shooter’s manifesto shows how white nationalist rhetoric spreads

Christchurch mosque shooting: what we know so far

Beto O’Rourke’s border cred is genuine. It’s not the same as an immigration platform.

New Zealand’s gun laws, explained

Captain Marvel has made $760 million worldwide. $1 billion is in its sights.

The New Zealand shooter wrote a manifesto. An extremism expert explains what it means.

Tourists are flocking to locations threatened by climate change. That only makes things worse.

Why tech companies failed to keep the New Zealand shooter’s extremism from going viral