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The DOJ has a plan to protect voting rights. It might not be enough.

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The promise and perils of using facial recognition technology on animals.

Biden plans to reverse Trump’s Alaska policy. Here’s why it matters.

Tongass National Forest is a frequent target for political ping-pong between environmental and development interests.

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Trump will receive a two-year ban for his actions surrounding January 6.

One Good Thing: A very funny show about girlboss feminism

AppleTV+’s Mythic Quest is one of TV’s sneakiest comedies, funny and tragic all at once.

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Matt is joined by researcher Emily Hamilton to talk about the topic you can't get enough of: land use policy and local zoning ordinances

The Keystone XL pipeline is dead. But the fight against similar projects is far from over.

JBS Foods, the meat supplier hit by a ransomware attack, admits it paid $11 million in ransom

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TikTok’s Trump problem is now TikTok’s Biden problem

How a single cloud computing customer caused half the internet to go dark

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Barack Obama sounds the alarm about America’s democratic erosion

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