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Aquaman goes for broke and lands somewhere between overstuffed opera and comic book fun

Aquaman has everything: feral Nicole Kidman, kaiju-sized English-speaking crustaceans, boring exposition, salty manes, and a charismatic hero.

Advertisers can easily track you, your kid, your doctor, and the president

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Trump’s labor secretary once helped a sex offender stay out of prison

Jeffrey Epstein got the "deal of a lifetime" from Alexander Acosta. Senators from both parties want to know why.

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Kevin Hart’s Oscars controversy feeds the stereotype of the black homophobe

What it’s like to be black and gay watching the Kevin Hart controversy unfold.

White supremacist who drove into a Charlottesville crowd sentenced to life in prison

A jury sentenced James Fields Jr. to life in prison plus 419 years for 10 charges, including the murder of Heather Heyer.

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Trump: I secured the border. Trump an hour later: I need billions for a wall to secure the border.

It’s surprisingly hard to give away billions of dollars

Guns killed more people than car crashes in 2017

2018 belonged to Black Panther. And it could change Marvel’s future.

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The Arctic has lost 2.6 million reindeer over the past 20 years

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The political tribalism of Andrew Sullivan

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There’s election fraud in North Carolina. That’s not the same thing as voter fraud.

The US government’s ongoing battle with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, explained

The fight for voting rights is personal for Rep. Terri Sewell

The Pelosi-Schumer-Trump meeting could make a spending deal — or go horribly wrong

This Democrat thinks voting rights should be one of the House’s first big priorities in January

The absurd quest to make the “best” razor

The $3.5 billion shaving industry is secretive and litigious — and disrupting itself silly.

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Cannabis is now getting the Instagram museum treatment

Why the Kevin Hart Oscars backlash was different from other recent public shamings

Embattled French President Macron announces concessions to quell weeks of violent protests

GOP leader who gloated about Benghazi probe wants Dems to refrain from investigating Trump

There’s a great anti-poverty bill in the Senate. Why haven’t we heard more about it?

It’s official: Trump’s asylum crisis is driven by people coming legally

A woman died of a brain-eating amoeba infection. The suspect: her neti pot.

Scaling up good ideas is really, really hard — and we’re starting to figure out why

The Supreme Court’s surprising decision on Planned Parenthood, explained

Theresa May halts Brexit deal vote to avoid defeat, throwing British politics into chaos

A groundbreaking antitrust lawsuit is ensnaring the generic drug industry

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2018 was by far the worst year on record for gun violence in schools

The Trump administration’s tone-deaf school lunch move

“Public charge,” Trump’s proposal to restrict legal immigration, explained

Accused Russian spy Maria Butina appears to reach plea deal with prosecutors