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Capitol Police arrested an armed man at a DC security checkpoint

A man with an unauthorized inauguration credential — and a handgun — was arrested by Capitol Police.

Alex Azar’s resignation letter paints a misleading picture of Trump’s coronavirus response

The HHS secretary warns Trump against inciting more violence but obscures the reality of his own legacy.

Why the MyPillow guy was at the White House, explained as best we can

Bedding CEO Mike Lindell isn’t ready to quit Trump just yet.

The Capitol riot is a reminder of the links between police and white supremacy

Almost 30 police officers attended the Capitol rally. It should come as no surprise.

The word “Orwellian” has lost all meaning

How the right made the word "Orwellian" an empty cliché.

Still going to the grocery store? With new virus variants spreading, it’s probably time to stop.

Health experts say you should avoid optional trips whenever you can. You probably need a better mask, too.

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The Next Four Years: Fighting tech monopolies

Charlotte Slaiman joins Matt to discuss the ongoing antitrust cases against Google and Facebook, and the prospects for tech regulation in the Biden administration.

How the FBI’s surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr. was bolstered by Hollywood

Signal has so many new users, it’s stopped working

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“I think this is a wake-up call”: Seeing a familiar face in the Capitol riot

By clamping down on DC rioters, Airbnb is finally acting like it owns the place

New poll shows Trump’s support dropping sharply among Republicans

America’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout is way too complicated

One Night in Miami is a thoughtful study of Black celebrity, power, and justice

Biden’s $400 billion Covid-19 plan, explained

The GOP’s existential crisis, explained by a former Republican Congress member

Natural immunity after Covid-19 could last at least 5 months

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Walmart’s e-commerce chief is leaving to build “a city of the future”

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How to avoid another election year like 2020

Georgia went blue. Can Democrats make it happen elsewhere?

Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid-19 stimulus plan, explained

Olivia Nuzzi and Sam Sanders talk about the final days of the Trump White House

How all 50 state capitals are preparing for possible insurrections of their own

Trump won’t say the one thing that could really calm down his followers