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Giving out cash is a great way to fight poverty. This approach might be even better.

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How this Mexican-Palestinian-American progressive is selling the anti-corruption message in Trump country

Conservative Southern California has always been plagued with corruption scandals. Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar thinks he can change that.

The controversy around hoax studies in critical theory, explained

The "Grievance Studies" or "Sokal Squared" hoax aimed to discredit gender and critical race studies. Did it work?

A very early 2020 poll shows Democrats like Biden to take on Trump

The 2020 election is still 750 days away, but sure.

A pandemic killing tens of millions of people is a real possibility — and we are not prepared for it

A century ago, the Spanish flu killed more than 50 million people. The world is at risk of another pandemic of similar scale.

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Donald Trump finally just said it: he doesn’t care if Kavanaugh’s accuser is telling the truth

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Trump’s 60 Minutes interview once again reveals gross ignorance and wild dishonesty

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Jared Kushner reportedly paid little to nothing in taxes for years — and it was completely legal

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In its 37th season, Survivor is still capable of surprising even its hardcore fans

“He’s black me!”: Alec Baldwin returns to SNL to spoof Trump’s Kanye West meeting

US National Guard chief: “The climate is changing. I don’t know why.”

“Who did you vote for?”: Trump’s welcome-home question for the US pastor released by Turkey

Facebook now knows how many users were hacked last month: 29 million

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Better Call Saul is nearing its end game. Here’s how long its showrunner thinks it has left.

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Melania Trump finally gave an explanation for her “I don’t really care. Do U?” jacket

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WeWork is being sued for allegedly enabling sexual harassment

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Why Melania’s response to Trump’s alleged affairs was so weird

The Trump administration reportedly wants to try family separation again

What happens to Mueller’s investigation if Jeff Sessions is fired or quits?

Why cadmium, a metal that can cause kidney and bone damage, is still used in jewelry

All the companies that have cut ties with Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi’s disappearance

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