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5 things to know about the new US climate commitment

It’s the most ambitious target to date, but it still may not be big enough to atone for our outsize emissions.

What justice could look like

The current criminal justice system is not equipped to provide real justice after police killings.

Moderna mafia? Pfizer pham? Vaccine factions are forming online.

It doesn’t matter what vaccine you got, except when it totally does, for fun.

Minari is America

Why we love this Best Picture nominee.

Greek life is losing members. Here’s why.

From racist slurs to classism, three students share the reasons why they left — or dismantled — their fraternities and sororities.

Are our pets gobbling up the planet?

From the meat-based meals to kitty litter to plastic poop bags, pet care is unarguably bad for the environment. What can we do about it?

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Is nuclear energy good or bad?

Listen to the Atlantic’s Robinson Meyer explain the arguments and then decide for yourself.

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How broken policing is breaking our democracy

For All Mankind’s season 2 finale is the best TV episode of 2021 so far

The Pandemic Playbook

Vox explores the successes — and setbacks — in six nations as they fought Covid-19.

Breaking down the 2021 Best Picture nominees

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Republicans’ opening bid on infrastructure is about a quarter of the size of Biden’s plan

The Senate strongly condemns anti-Asian hate crimes by passing new bill 

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The new rom-com Together Together explores the romance of platonic friendship

I could have been Ma’Khia Bryant

Why do we care how smart animals are?

How climate became the centerpiece of Biden’s economic agenda

We now have a solution to Covid-19 hot spots. Let’s use it.

The fight for DC statehood gets its best chance yet

The Supreme Court’s “cursing cheerleader” case could reshape students’ First Amendment rights

The history of police killing children in America

Could the solution to fashion pollution be … tiny nuclear reactors?

How Best Picture nominee Judas and the Black Messiah questions the meaning of freedom

The uncertain prospects for police reform in the Senate, explained


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Vox's Dylan Scott joins Matt and Dara to talk about South Korea's response to Covid-19

Wildlife is in peril, but that doesn’t mean conservation has failed

How to walk away from an awkward conversation

10 things we learned about Earth since the last Earth Day

This climate policy expert is taking over Jeff Bezos’s $10 billion Earth Fund

Elon Musk’s $150 million charity spending spree

Why Apple’s latest gadget is catching the attention of antitrust regulators

Now that Derek Chauvin has been convicted, here’s what happens next

India can’t vaccinate its way out of its latest Covid-19 surge

Biden wants to convince the world America can be trusted on climate change

The Derek Chauvin guilty verdict is a huge outlier

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Just because you can work from home doesn’t mean you’ll be allowed to

Which jobs are heading back to the office and which can stay home varies widely.

Why Biden still hasn’t raised the refugee cap

We have enough proof

Why is it so hard to prosecute police? It starts with the investigation.

Our criminal justice system is still broken

Taylor Swift’s songs haven’t changed. But she has.

The wild frontier of animal welfare

Should humans care whether creatures live good lives, even in the forests or jungles? A group of philosophers and scientists has an unorthodox answer.

Why Best Picture nominee Sound of Metal resonates

Think you own your stuff? Think again.

“It’s deep. It’s dark. It’s elusive.” The ocean’s twilight zone is full of wonders.