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A White House report points out that Mao and I both like low health care costs. True, but…

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How The X-Files invented modern television

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Could a celebrity boycott of the Super Bowl really help Colin Kaepernick?

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Man accused of groping woman on airplane argues that Trump says it’s okay

The man "stated that the President of the United States says it’s OK to grab women by their private parts," according to the FBI.

White House anti-socialism report inadvertently makes a case for single-payer

The Trump administration says this chart is a case against single-payer. Actually, it’s a case for it.

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The Trump admin has cooked up a new plan to bring back preexisting conditions

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