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Giving Tuesday, explained

A short history of Giving Tuesday, the international day for giving back.

Why Trump taking credit for the Covid-19 vaccines could be a good thing

After he leaves office, he can help convince his supporters to get vaccinated for Covid-19.

Pop culture’s department stores taught us what to want

In movies like Splash, Miracle on 34th Street, and The Women, the department store is where we go to learn middle-class values.

Staying safe this winter means a lot of time outside. Here’s how to stay warm.

Tips for braving the pandemic when it’s also very cold, from an arctic researcher.

These are the charities where your money will do the most good

Don't give where it feels good. Give to people who need it the most.

Trump’s attempt to overturn the election result has sputtered out

His lawsuits have flopped, certifications are proceeding on schedule, and state legislatures aren’t seriously trying to interfere.

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What if developing a vaccine was the easy part?

Covid-19 vaccines are coming out faster than many thought possible. But distributing the vaccines could be an even tougher challenge.

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Ajit Pai, Trump’s FCC chair who repealed net neutrality, is leaving on January 20

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What happened to Democrats in North Carolina: “It was a total effort that failed down ballot”

Even Amy Coney Barrett appears skeptical of Trump’s latest attempt to rig the census

Moderna released more Covid-19 vaccine results. They’re very encouraging.

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It’s easy to assume pawnshops are doing great in the pandemic. It’s also wrong.

Want to improve climate policy in the Biden era? Here’s where to donate.

9 questions about the Georgia Senate runoffs you were too embarrassed to ask

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The death of the department store and the American middle class

The collapse of America’s middle class crushed department stores. Amazon and the pandemic are the final blows.


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The post-election economy

Emily Stewart joins Dara and Matt to discuss the prospects for Covid relief and Janet Yellen

The US was already setting Covid-19 records. Experts say Thanksgiving may have made things worse.

Trump’s first interview since losing reelection was a smorgasbord of disinformation

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court just dismissed a GOP bid to overturn the election

Ethiopia says it’s captured the capital of its rebellious Tigray region

Federal appeals court rejects a Trump election lawsuit: “Calling an election unfair does not make it so”

The assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist, briefly explained

Black Lives Matter helped shape the 2020 election. The movement now has its eyes on Georgia.

The challenge of combating fake news in Asian American communities

On the rebellious joy of a long, long movie dance scene

Holiday shopping as we know it is over — just ask seasonal workers

Advent, explained

We know how to prevent up to 40 million people from being evicted. It’s up to Congress to do it.

The true story behind Arlo Guthrie’s Thanksgiving staple, “Alice’s Restaurant”

11 great ways to pass the time this holiday weekend

Laura Ingalls Wilder only had one good Thanksgiving in the Little House books

Why we get defensive about our holiday recipes

Canned cranberry sauce, explained

What happens to Black Friday crowds in a pandemic?

A delicious feast of food movies

The pop cultural obsession with Princess Diana’s innocence, explained