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Biden’s pre-K plan might not be as “universal” as he hopes

Democrats want to expand preschool to all 3- and 4-year-olds but risk deepening inequities in the process.

Who the pandemic’s next phase will hurt the most

The US health system’s racial inequities will still be felt after Covid-19 becomes endemic.

What Peng Shuai’s rape accusation says about China

The tennis star’s disappearance is part of a larger pattern of censorship and misogyny.

Antarctica was once a rainforest. Could it be again?

The coldest continent on Earth used to be as warm as Italy. Here’s how we know.

Biden’s bewildering decision to expand a Trump-era immigration policy

The Biden administration says it’s still committed to ending "Remain in Mexico."

Israeli spyware was used against US diplomats in Uganda

A hack targeting US officials is just the latest problem for NSO Group, the Israeli company behind Pegasus spyware.

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Big Bird got vaccinated, an Asian-American Muppet moved in, and conservatives got really mad at Sesame Street.

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The futuristic plan to fix America’s power grid

The religious right wants states’ tax dollars, and the Supreme Court is likely to agree

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The escalating costs of being single in America

Why is life in this country so hostile to single people?

In Flee, one Afghan refugee’s story comes to vibrant, animated life

To catch variants like omicron, the world needs to sequence way more virus genes

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America’s Public Health Experiment: The testing failure

How the US got it wrong from the very beginning.

Booster shots today could fight omicron tomorrow

Biden’s latest travel ban is “probably a waste of time”

It sure sounds like Roe v. Wade is doomed

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How the faltering global vaccination effort paved the way for alarming variants

Venus could have been a paradise but turned into a hellscape. Earthlings, pay attention.

Psychiatrists are uncovering connections between viruses and mental health. They’re surprising.

December’s buzziest movies bring a wild movie year to a close

Amazon’s strategy to squeeze marketplace sellers and maximize its own profits is evolving

Congress is getting ready to do what it does best: Procrastinate

Netflix’s cute, whimsical “City of Ghosts” has layers for both parents and kids to enjoy

“Indie Sleaze” and “Internet Awesomesauce”: Meet the woman schooling TikTok on niche aesthetics

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Twitter is again losing Jack Dorsey, its multitasking, wizard-bearded visionary

Americans are busy shopping all year round. Where did that leave Black Friday?

4 big questions about the new omicron variant

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