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The Proud Boys, explained

The far-right street fighting group has embraced violence — and Donald Trump.

7 big cases the Supreme Court will hear in its new term, explained

A Supreme Court without Ruth Bader Ginsburg is about to show us whether it still cares for the rule of law.

Ben Ray Luján is hoping to become one of the most influential Latino senators

After five terms in the House, Luján is seeking to replace Sen. Tom Udall as one of New Mexico’s senators.

How bad is your state’s Covid-19 outbreak?

These maps show how your state is doing.

The bizarrely aggressive rhetoric of Trump’s fundraising emails, explained

Rhetoric scholars explain why Trump’s campaign emails feel like someone is yelling at you.

Exclusive: New poll shows few Americans approve of Trump’s handling of North Korea

It also turns out about one in 10 Americans has heard of the Oscar-winning South Korean film Parasite.

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Joe Versus the Volcano

While it might feel as though nothing could be worse than last night’s presidential debate, Vox’s Ezra Klein explains what could happen if President Trump loses the election and refuses to leave office.

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Vox’s audience support program, explained

How Vienna’s opera houses are staying open in the pandemic

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How a TikTok house destroyed itself

You’re 19 years old. You get famous overnight. You move to LA. Now what?

Congress managed to agree on at least one thing: Avoiding a government shutdown

The debate’s segment on race was doomed before it even began

The world already had low views of the US due to Trump. The debate didn’t help.

Netflix’s The Boys in the Band is a polished remake of a caustic classic

Pope Francis refused to meet with Mike Pompeo so as not to boost Trump

A fake ad from the 2016 election claimed encouraged people to “vote” by text.

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What voter suppression looks like online

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Why the very richest Americans are refusing to take sides in the presidential race

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Whose vote counts, the Netflix series, explained

Trump promised 200,000 Covid-19 vaccinations a day. That’s 5 to 9 years to vaccinate the US.

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Exclusive poll: Biden won the debate convincingly

Why it’s still unlikely we’ll have a Covid-19 vaccine before Election Day

The growing concerns over Trump and a peaceful transition, explained

CNN fact-checked the presidential debate. It was almost all about Trump’s lies.

If Trump wins, 20 million people could lose health insurance. If Biden wins, 25 million could gain it.

Joe Biden smashed his single-hour fundraising record after the first presidential debate

The reviews are in: The first presidential debate was a disaster


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A dark, dangerous debate

Ezra and Matt on the disturbing presidential showdown.

Joe Biden’s most surprising, and possibly important, answer of the debate

Why we’re more confident than ever that climate change is driving disasters

Growing chicken is big business. So why are many farmers forced into debt they can’t pay off?

Extreme poverty is getting worse across the globe for the first time in decades

Race in America

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The false hope of reopening is killing small businesses

The emergency is happening right now

Vote-by-mail is not full of fraud, despite Trump’s debate claims

The first post-debate polls say Biden won

3 debate moments that showed how unsuited Trump is for the presidency

It’s true: 1 in 1,000 Black Americans have died in the Covid-19 pandemic

Trump was asked to denounce white supremacy. He wouldn’t.

3 winners and 4 losers from the first 2020 presidential debate

The K-shaped economic recovery, explained

When is the next 2020 debate? The vice presidential debate is on October 7. 

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What Trump has done to the courts, explained

Biden to Trump: “Will you shut up, man?”

Trump says murders are up in Democrat-run cities. They’re up in Republican-run cities, too.

How to watch the first presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump