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America’s looming housing catastrophe, explained

"The United States is facing an eviction crisis of biblical proportions."

Just 4 states meet these basic criteria to reopen and stay safe

Most states still need to reduce coronavirus cases and build up their testing capacity.

The Supreme Court stripped thousands of teachers of their civil rights

The Court’s "ministerial exception" decision means many Americans just lost their right to be free from discrimination.

The hidden trackers in your phone, explained

How covert code enables your phone’s apps to spy on you.

Farmers and animal rights activists are coming together to fight big factory farms

Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren have a new bill, and a new coalition, with far-reaching consequences.

Why Arizona is suffering the worst Covid-19 outbreak in the US

Arizona’s governor claimed "it’s safe out there." Then coronavirus cases skyrocketed.

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“SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL!!!”

President Trump says students and teachers must return to the classroom. Reality says this is going to be the toughest reopening yet.

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Walmart’s Amazon Prime competitor will launch in July

Why did you watch Tiger King on Netflix?

Canada’s “national shame”: Covid-19 in nursing homes

In Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets, the closing of a dive bar stands in for the end of the world

The best $14 I ever spent: A plastic kiddie pool

The scariest thing about global warming (and Covid-19)

This week in TikTok: Are you cottagecore or more “dark academia”?

Congress’s Covid-19 rescue plan was bigger than the New Deal. It’s about to end.

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What the police really believe

Inside the distinctive, largely unknown ideology of American policing — and how it justifies racist violence.

Sen. Tim Scott on race, police reform, and why ending qualified immunity is a nonstarter for the GOP

Covid-19 cases are rising, but deaths are falling. What’s going on?

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"Netflix is a team, not a family"

Netflix’s Unsolved Mysteries is different from the original. But one episode restores its pulpy aesthetic.

The Supreme Court decides not to make the Electoral College even worse

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How can we ban facial recognition when it’s already everywhere?

A growing number of gadgets are scanning your face.

How California went from a coronavirus success story to a worrying new hot spot

The legacy of Black Lives Matter

Camping has become the social distancing activity of the summer

Trump is going all in on divisive culture wars. That might not work this time.

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How to weigh the risk of going out in the coronavirus pandemic, in one chart

The Supreme Court just handed down some truly awful news for voting rights

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Why Hamilton is as frustrating as it is brilliant — and impossible to pin down

How The Baby-Sitters Club raised a generation

The Senate goes home for July Fourth recess as states wait on coronavirus stimulus

The radicalism of the American Revolution — and its lessons for today

The QAnon supporters winning congressional primaries, explained

Russia has paved the way for Putin to be president for life

Hong Kong’s future under China’s new security law, explained

One of the Democratic Party’s biggest donors is exploring a new anti-Trump boycott