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5 winners and 3 losers in the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 stimulus bill

Sen. Joe Manchin is a winner in the stimulus bill. Losers: deficit hawks, and people hoping for a $15 minimum wage.

Why comparing Covid-19 vaccine efficacy numbers can be misleading

The best Covid-19 vaccine for you is most likely still the first one you can get.

The Republican revolt against democracy, explained in 13 charts

The Trump years revealed a dark truth: The Republican Party is no longer committed to democracy. These charts tell the story.

When to expect your stimulus check, and other questions, answered

Congress is about to pass a third stimulus package, including $1,400 direct payments.

The wisdom of cats

Philosopher John Gray explains why we’re doing it wrong and we should live more like cats. (Dogs, not so much.)

America’s Covid-19 deaths, explained in 8 charts and maps

We analyzed a full year of America’s Covid-19 death data. The findings surprised us.

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The Bachelor meets reality

Beset by controversy, The Bachelor’s latest season is winding down with an identity crisis. It’s a rare case of reality TV reflecting our cultural reality.

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Two more women accuse New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment

Trump tells GOP committees to stop using his name for fundraising

The Covid-19 stimulus bill, explained in 600 words

The Senate just passed the $1.9 trillion stimulus package. Here’s what’s in it.

The last-minute federal unemployment insurance compromise, briefly explained

Bombs, grift, true crime: Netflix’s Murder Among the Mormons almost had it all

The long history of anti-Asian hate in America, explained

Raven Leilani, author of Luster, on how to be alone in New York City

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A new Democratic plan to expand Medicaid hits a big snag: Republican governors

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China aims to be carbon neutral by 2060. Its new 5-year plan won’t cut it.

White House signals support for replacing decades-long authorizations for military force

One weird trick to fix climate change: Close the offshore wealth loophole

WandaVision’s series finale sets up the future of Wanda and the MCU

Senate Republicans are trying to drag out the stimulus process in the middle of a national emergency

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Facebook's shadow court

Kate Klonick joins Matt to talk about her investigation into Facebook's new content moderation board

Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon is a sumptuous fantasy — but it makes a mess of Southeast Asian culture

An “emotional” moment at an NSC meeting shows why withdrawing from Afghanistan is so hard

The latest QAnon-inspired threat on the Capitol was thankfully a dud

Tons of K-pop artists have been purged from Spotify. It’s part of a much bigger problem.

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Texas’s power disaster is a warning sign for the US

Pence’s new op-ed pushes same election fraud lies that inspired the January 6 insurrection

You got a vaccine. Walgreens got your data.

SPACs, the investment term you won’t stop hearing about, explained

A West Virginia pharmacist on how the state became a vaccine success story

Covid tongue? Why new Covid-19 symptoms keep popping up.

Why did Jack Dorsey buy Jay-Z’s failed music service?

“No healing without the truth”: How a federal commission could help America understand systemic racism

The psychedelic roots of Christianity

Why public shaming of vaccinations is a bad idea

Why WandaVision has become a lightning rod in pop culture discourse

The problem for Paramount+ (and every other streamer)? Everyone already has Netflix.

House Democrats’ massive voting rights bill, explained

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, explained

Angelo Quinto’s family says he died after police pinned him by his neck. Police deny they did anything wrong.