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What’s wrong with the mail

As November nears, the Postal Service is facing a crisis that could interfere with the election.

Cori Bush’s victory signals the return of the protester-politician 

Bush is one of a growing number of Black progressives likely headed to Congress. 

Trump falsely claims coronavirus is “disappearing” and Russia isn’t meddling in the 2020 election

Trump’s surprise news conference held at his private club was packed with false claims about America’s crises.

How Ellen DeGeneres’s facade of kindness crumbled 

Ellen DeGeneres built her career on being nice. Now that’s in jeopardy.

Thousands of protesters in Beirut call for “the fall of the regime” in the wake of the blast

Protesters demanded change following a massive explosion that exacerbated an existing economic crisis.

How an Iowa summer resort region became a Covid-19 hot spot

A medical anthropologist on why the coronavirus response is so controversial in her hometown.

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TikTok, on the clock, Donald says your time is up

President Trump is threatening to ban TikTok, but Microsoft might be able to stop the clock.

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Tulsi Gabbard’s seat is up for grabs in Hawaii’s congressional primary

Bill Gates is spending $150 million to try to make a coronavirus vaccine as cheap as $3

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How Ohio has avoided becoming another Covid-19 hot spot (so far)

A rural New York county has adopted one of the most progressive trans prison policies in the US

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All of this week’s best new movies are about anxiety. In a good way.

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The US has an extraordinary opportunity to reform education

HBO’s I May Destroy You might be the best TV show of the year

How cities can tackle violent crime without relying on police

The pandemic hasn’t stopped Native Hawaiians’ fight to protect Maunakea

Anti-maskers explain themselves

Jeff Bezos offers a clue to his $10 billion climate change strategy

Bike shorts are the official uniform of pandemic summer

Trump issued an executive order effectively banning TikTok if it doesn’t sell in the next 45 days

Facebook is extending its work-from-home policy until July 2021


The big lesson from South Korea’s coronavirus response

Perhaps months too late, a Covid-19 contact tracing app comes to America

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The one sport that’s doing it right

Why we all should take a page out of roller derby’s reopening playbook.

What Lebanon needs to recover from the explosion

Facebook took down a Trump post for the first time 

The Tennessee GOP primaries will be determined by one question: Who loves Trump the most? 

We need to talk about what school closures mean for kids with disabilities

Midnight Sun brings back the creepy, sublimated, wildly unhealthy eroticism of Twilight

Trump’s latest plan to use the census for political gain, explained

How to drive fossil fuels out of the US economy, quickly

How inequality is changing the Republican Party — and breaking American politics

Masha Gessen on American politics after the death of “truth”

Trump’s radical lawsuit against Nevada’s vote-by-mail law, explained

A new study finds that giving kids deworming treatment still benefits them 20 years later

Worried parents have become an easy target for online misinformation in this pandemic

Why Republicans are dragging their feet on more stimulus

The pandemic is fueling the private tutoring industry

Lebanon was already in crisis. Then came the Beirut explosion.

TikTok clone Instagram Reels is just one of the many times Facebook has copied its competitors

Mortality, mass psychosis, and how we live today

Covid-19 is pushing red states to finally expand Medicaid

Just 2 states meet these basic criteria to reopen and stay safe

Trump still thinks schools should reopen because Covid-19 “will go away.” Really.