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7 winners and 8 losers of the 2020 Democratic debate lottery

Debate lineups don’t really matter, but let’s have some fun.

Is it actually illegal to accept “campaign dirt” from foreigners?

The FEC chair: "It is illegal for any person to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election."

Thousands of Swiss women walked out of their jobs to protest inequality

It was the 28th anniversary of another historic strike.

The hasty plan to get Americans back on the moon by 2024, explained

If NASA’s going to pull this one off, it needs to get through an enormous to-do list.

Hyped-up science is a problem. One clever Twitter account is pushing back.

How a simple nudge can improve health and nutrition reporting.

More and more workplace discrimination cases are being closed before they’re even investigated

It’s a problem that starts with Congress.

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Amazon is being sued for recording children’s voices with Alexa

4 maps that show who’s being left behind in America’s wind-power boom

NIH Director Francis Collins: I won’t go on another all-male panel

The second-largest Ebola outbreak is spreading. The WHO says it’s not yet a global emergency.

Vox’s guide to where 2020 Democrats stand on policy

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Elizabeth Warren isn’t Hillary Clinton

How the Trump administration is using 9/11 to build a case for war with Iran

The UK has now committed to the most aggressive climate target in the world

US releases video that it says shows Iran’s involvement in oil tanker attacks

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Federal watchdog agency says Kellyanne Conway should be fired after violating the Hatch Act

Netflix’s Hilda is a gorgeous, melancholy kids’ show about emotional maturity

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Recode Daily: The revolution may not be Telegrammed

If the Senate won’t convict Trump, “Why is that bad for the Democrats?” asks the Intercept’s Mehdi Hasan

City of Girls is a new novel from Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert. It’s terrific.

Why the Democratic Party doesn’t want a presidential debate about climate change

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Anita Hill wants Joe Biden to prove he understands the violence women face

Taylor Swift will release a new album in August and a new single on June 14

The first Democratic debate qualification rules — and controversies — explained

Senate Republicans say campaigns should call FBI over foreign dirt

While some states try to ban abortion, these states are expanding access

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blames Iran for attacks on oil tankers

Sarah Sanders is leaving the White House at the end of June