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“This will make schools less safe”: why Betsy DeVos’s sexual assault rules have advocates worried

The new regulations from the Education Department will make it harder for students to report harassment and assault, advocates say.

Marcia Fudge, an Ohio Democrat, might challenge Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi doesn’t have a challenger for the speakership. Will it be Fudge?

The US economy doesn’t need more Amazon jobs. It needs higher wages.

Creating more tech jobs is nice, but not urgent.

Beauty junkies love cheap dupes of expensive products. A new L’Oréal lawsuit could threaten that.

The beauty giant is suing Drunk Elephant, and "dupe" culture may have played a role.

The thrill of watching Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bring her whole self to Congress

As a young Latina staffer, I hid who I was to fit in. Ocasio-Cortez is refusing to do that.

In Widows, Viola Davis’s heist crew captivates even when the story stumbles

Oscar-winner Steve McQueen returns with a bleakly pleasurable tale set on Chicago’s South Side.

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The world just redefined the kilogram

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Study: Trump is scaring immigrant families away from food stamps

Trump’s fake tax cuts are dead

Relief efforts want money. So why do we insist on donating canned goods?

Monica Lewinsky is finally having her moment

Trump doesn’t want to punish Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi. His new sanctions prove it.

Facebook won’t fix itself

A new study further undermines the myth of the “savage” Neanderthal

A black security guard caught a shooting suspect — only to be shot by police minutes later

We could end factory farming this century

The latest Brexit drama, explained

The fires in California highlight — and worsen — the state’s income divide