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The Simone Biles scoring controversy, explained

Simone Biles is performing the most complicated feats women’s gymnastics has ever seen — and not being fully rewarded for it.

How to become an Olympic sport

Six new sports will be at the Tokyo Olympics — the most since 1920.

Did the Covid-19 Olympics have to be a mess?

This year’s Olympics were always going to be a challenge. Now they’re a showcase for broader failures.

Gymnastics still hasn’t fully reckoned with its abuse problem

Allegations of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse go way beyond Larry Nassar.

Anti-abortion lawyers are finally being honest about what they want from the Supreme Court

For decades, abortion opponents urged the Court to lie about abortion restrictions. They don’t need to anymore.

Does Congress know what it would take to stop the next pandemic?

Why America can’t allow pandemic preparedness funding to fall prey to short-term thinking.

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Infrastructure Pete

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg explains what he and his boss are calling a once-in-a-generation spending plan.

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The ballad of the Chowchilla bus kidnapping

In 1976, a school bus carrying 26 children and their driver disappeared from a small California town. Forty-five years later, we revisit the story.

How bad is space tourism for the environment? And other space travel questions, answered.

M. Night Shyamalan returns with Old, a floppy but haunting thriller about aging

Jane Goodall reveals what studying chimpanzees teaches us about human nature

How Kevin McCarthy tried to sabotage the House January 6 investigation

Here’s how hard it is to vote in Texas

A new bill would hold Facebook responsible for Covid-19 vaccine misinformation

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The surprising past, unlikely present, and uncertain future of Christmas in July

Democrats are going it alone on immigration reform

An Indigenous firefighter explains how to better manage wildfires

America’s houses are old. Low-income renters are suffering because of it.

The price of Olympic glory

This outed priest’s story is a warning for everyone about the need for data privacy laws

The Senate’s infrastructure gamble, explained

Companies that make people return to the office will lose employees

Frito-Lay workers are striking. Here’s how to support them.

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Prices on the rise

Matt is joined by economist Julia Coronado to talk about inflation, markets, and employment in the pandemic recovery economy