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Why North and South Dakota are suffering the worst Covid-19 epidemics in the US

Here’s why the coronavirus outbreaks in the Dakotas got so bad.

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

From Saudi Arabia to Bangladesh, thousands want a boycott of French products.

States need billions to prepare for Covid-19 vaccines. The federal government isn’t helping.

Experts say local and state governments need more time and resources to scale up vaccination efforts.

The case for stripping the Supreme Court of its power

A Harvard law professor on whether it’s time to rethink the nation’s highest court.

The 15 Silicon Valley millionaires spending the most to beat Donald Trump

These tech titans have spent $120 million over the last two years, leading Silicon Valley’s political awakening.

Your voting precinct might have a poll watcher. Here’s what to know. 

Trump’s rhetoric has intensified fears around voter intimidation.

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Alexis Akwagyiram, bureau chief for Reuters in Nigeria, explains how a protest to reform the country’s police made its way around the world.

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

Democrats want to turn Texas blue. It starts with the state House in 2020.

The false link between Amy Coney Barrett and The Handmaid’s Tale, explained

The legal theories of Amy Coney Barrett, explained

The best (or worst) $20,000 I ever spent: The money to start a small business

The hidden cost of the Peanuts holiday specials moving from ABC to AppleTV+

One Good Thing: Witch Week, a bookish treat for the witches and weirdos in all of us

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A Canadian study gave $7,500 to homeless people. Here’s how they spent it.

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The absurd controversy over Joe Biden’s “transition away from the oil industry”

Plants are in demand, but it hasn’t been easy for the stores that sell them

How our Google searches have changed in this presidential election

This week in TikTok: Halloween is still happening ... online

The remote learning center trend, explained

What philosopher Peter Singer has learned in 45 years of advocating for animals

4 upcoming Supreme Court cases will reveal who Amy Coney Barrett really is

Suburban women have had their lives upended by Covid-19. They blame Trump.

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Trump’s pullback of pollution controls is even more hazardous than you think


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Biden’s border options

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

The radical implications of the Supreme Court’s new ruling on Wisconsin mail-in ballots

This is the future of abortion in a post-Roe America 

What Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court means for abortion rights

How an anti-democratic Constitution gave America Amy Coney Barrett

Amy Coney Barrett has officially been confirmed as a Supreme Court justice

Typhoon Molave battered the Philippines. Vietnam is next.

Chileans want a more equal society. They’re about to rewrite their constitution to have it.

US hospitals are preparing for the worst-case scenario as Covid-19 surges again

Sorry, you probably can’t wear a Biden shirt or MAGA hat when you vote

The Russian roots of our misinformation problem

Nepotism and the 2020 election, explained

European countries with spiraling Covid-19 outbreaks are shutting back down

Sarah Kliff grades Biden’s and Trump’s health care plans

Trump wants you to believe coronavirus cases are “up because we TEST.” He’s wrong.

What it’s like to be enrolled in a Covid-19 vaccine trial with your entire family

America’s third Covid-19 surge is here. It was predictable — and preventable.

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What Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation will mean for Joe Biden’s climate plan

How racism amplifies Covid-19 risk for everyone

Colorado is fighting its largest wildfire in history. Other massive blazes are close behind.