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39 years ago today, one man saved us from world-ending nuclear war

On September 26, 1983, Stanislav Petrov saved the world.

The 10 races that could decide Senate control

Georgia, Nevada, and Wisconsin are some of the closest contests in the country.

House of the Dragon gives us a time jump, a season reset, and two horrible childbirths

If childbirth is a battle, then Targaryen mothers are war veterans.

The sleep advice no one tells you

Sleep better without sacrificing your tech.

American trains aren’t great — but you should still take them anyway

Long-distance trains in the US are very slow, but it’s much more environmentally friendly and rewarding.

The many scandals of Don’t Worry Darling, explained

Don’t Worry Darling features a Harry Styles love triangle, a possible feud, and maybe some spit. And that’s just behind the scenes!

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Putin’s fake elections

The Russian president is calling on reservists and holding fake referenda to legitimize his war. Washington Post reporter Mary Ilyushina explains.

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Russia’s mobilization won’t fix its military problems

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Why Iranian women are risking everything by burning their hijabs 

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The Mississippi welfare fraud involving Brett Favre, explained

Are the walls really closing in on Trump this time?

The far right is having a moment in Europe. Actually, everywhere.

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House of the Dragon and the Targaryen family, explained

HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel reveals a period of turbulence and upheaval for Daenerys’s formidable family.

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How a 100-year-old miscalculation drained the Colorado River

How the polls might be wrong (again) this year

What’s behind House Democrats’ sudden compromise on policing

Trump’s defeat in the Mar-a-Lago “special master” case, explained

What Putin’s latest threats mean for the risk of nuclear war

“The party is over”: How Meta and Google are using recession fears to clean house

The buzziest fall movies have something in common

How to stop rolling the dice on the destruction of human civilization

Remote workers are wasting their time proving they’re actually working


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The fastest growing voting bloc in America

What do we know about how Latinos and Hispanics will vote in 2022 and beyond?

Mandatory overtime is garbage

Runners can be disqualified for starting after the gun. What gives?

Why Ron DeSantis is baiting Biden on the border

How interest rate hikes ripple throughout the economy

The 4 major criminal probes into Donald Trump, explained

Putin’s nuclear threats and war escalation, explained

New York attorney general sues Trump, accuses him of “astounding” fraud and deception

Why all Americans should be paying attention to Puerto Rico’s power grid

The West is testing out a lot of shiny new military tech in Ukraine

Even Mitch McConnell’s “perfect” candidate might not win in Colorado

Progressives have welcomed migrants. Now they need to house them

Who owns what in Big Media today

Everything you need to know about voting right now

Adnan Syed is free — and it only took years of criminal justice reform

Russians believe they can win the war. Here are 3 reasons why.

Ruben Gallego’s ready for a fight — even if the Democratic Party isn’t

Inside Darren Aronofsky’s messy movie The Whale is something wise about religious trauma

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The power and potential of Latino voters

Latino voters’ growing power, what the parties get right and wrong about them, and a brash Congress member on what Democrats need to do better.