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What to watch in Pennsylvania’s and North Carolina’s primaries

Pennsylvania and North Carolina are among five states headed to the polls.

New York’s restrictive gun laws didn’t stop the Buffalo shooter

The state’s "red flag law" should have prevented him from obtaining a gun.

From Ex Machina to Men, Alex Garland is always exploring original sin

The filmmaker’s new movie continues his penchant for ancient iconography and spoiled paradise.

The many, many costs of breastfeeding

Breastfeeding isn’t free — and it isn’t a solution to the national baby formula shortage.

Biden’s 3 choices on student loans

As liberal pressure builds on Joe Biden to cancel some student loan debt, here are options he might consider.

Where “replacement theory” comes from — and why it refuses to go away

The white supremacist conspiracy theory has a long history in the United States and abroad.

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