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The Black-white life expectancy gap grew in 2020 — but it can be reversed

Closing the gap starts with better access to health care.

FDA advisers to meet this week on Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine

The single-dose vaccine prevents hospitalizations and deaths, but has a lower efficacy against the illness than other vaccines.

Rochester police won’t face charges in Daniel Prude’s death

Prude died after police handcuffed him, placed a mesh hood over his head, and pressed him onto the pavement. 

QAnon believers think Trump will be inaugurated again on March 4

Law enforcement is preparing for potential threats, but there’s no evidence of mass mobilization yet.

“I feel like my ancestry is the story of America”

3 Black Americans who unlocked personal history using DNA testing and online historical databases.

Ghana is the first country to receive vaccines from the global Covax initiative

It’s the start of a long campaign to immunize billions of people.

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Vox's Emily Stewart sits down with Matt and Dara to unpack some of the lesser-analyzed aspects of the Covid relief bill

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Joe Manchin voted for controversial Trump nominees but is undecided on Biden’s

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Senate Republicans say Interior pick Deb Haaland has “radical views” on Big Oil

Ron Johnson uses Senate hearing on January 6 insurrection to push absurd conspiracy theory

App trackers secretly sell your location data to the government. App stores won’t stop them.

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One of the death penalty’s former strongholds will abolish it

Iran is “considering” joining the US for informal nuclear deal talks

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