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Trump judge lashes out at a transgender litigant in a surprisingly cruel opinion

Judge Kyle Duncan was a prominent anti-LGBTQ lawyer before joining the bench.

The Netherlands has universal health insurance — and it’s all private

How the Dutch harnessed the market to cover everybody.

The National Archives edited a Women’s March picture to be less critical of Trump

The National Archives wanted to avoid politicizing a picture of the Women’s March by blurring out signs critical of Trump. Historians aren’t happy.

Yes, the UK media’s coverage of Meghan Markle really is racist

The UK press’s continued denial of racism just shows how entrenched these attitudes are.

The Women’s Marches are shrinking. Their influence isn’t.

It’s not just about marching anymore — it’s about voting.

The Trump administration wants to weaken Obama’s school lunch rules. Again.

On her birthday, the Department of Agriculture announced it plans to nix school lunch requirements championed by Michelle Obama.

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The 100 year fight for equal rights

Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment this week. Now, Congress is the only thing standing between the 28th amendment and the Constitution of the United States.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are giving up their “royal highness” titles

“Flood the zone with shit”: How misinformation overwhelmed our democracy

The children’s librarian who hated Goodnight Moon

Spotify may buy The Ringer. Here’s why that makes sense.

Coping with war and crisis through memes

The next Democratic debate will take place right before the New Hampshire primary

Mike Bloomberg throws shade at Joe Biden as a looming “lame duck”

21 kids sued the government over climate change. A federal court dismissed the case. 

GOP Sen. Martha McSally’s attack on a CNN reporter was an embrace of Trumpism

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When Pinterest users started searching for vaccines, CEO Ben Silbermann pulled all medical information from the platform

Wuhan pneumonia outbreak: What we know and don’t know

Amazon’s Ring blamed hacks on consumers reusing their passwords. A lawsuit says that’s not true.

Eminem’s new song “Darkness” tries to enter the mind of the Las Vegas shooter

11 US troops were injured in Iran’s attack. It shows how close we came to war.

The bias against female presidential candidates is real

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The YouTubers are freaked

YouTube is finally being forced to follow a decades-old rule that protects kids’ privacy online. What does this mean for content creators?

Mike Bloomberg’s ad strategy is kind of working

Netflix’s The Goop Lab pushes flimsy wellness trends. But it’s strong on vulvas.

9 questions about Trump’s impeachment trial you were too embarrassed to ask

Trump’s prayer event began with an inaccurate 2016 election map and ended with a rage-tweet

“Privacy shouldn’t be a luxury”: Advocates want Google to do more to secure cheap Android phones


Why Australia’s fires are linked to floods in Africa

The controversy over New York’s bail reform law, explained

Top 2020 candidates will be stuck in Washington because of the impeachment trial 

How a clunky, retro hair dryer suddenly went viral

A federal judge stopped Texas from ending its refugee program

Twitter, Microsoft, and other companies call for an end to Trump’s rule to keep out low-income immigrants

Peacock, NBC’s new streaming service, wants you to watch ads

New York could put a hold on facial recognition in schools. Here’s why.

What Netflix’s The Circle gets right about social media

6 things to know about Peacock, NBC’s new (free) streaming service

How thousands of Iranians went from mourning a general to protesting the regime, in a week

House of the Dragon is the first Game of Thrones prequel that’s actually happening

Iran says it’s now enriching uranium at levels higher than before nuclear deal

The surprising protest of Exxon’s law firm at Harvard Law

HBO’s Game of Thrones prequels: what we know so far