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Black Americans have disproportionately suffered from pollution. It’s time for a new policy.

Marrying civil rights and environmental protections could close the gap on health disparities caused by industrial polluters.

Is this the Covid-19 endgame?

Why experts believe life could be "normal-ish" by fall — and why they fear it won’t be.

How Dolly Parton became a secular American saint

Why everyone loves Dolly now.

Biden launched airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in Syria to “send a message”

It’s the first known military action of Biden’s presidency.

Virtual tips are helping content creators actually make money

We’re not used to paying for social media posts or streams, but it’s now easier than ever to send someone a little cash.

Rush Limbaugh and the echo chamber that broke American politics

A historian of talk radio explains how the medium became a powerful alternative reality machine.

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The case for Covid-19 optimism

Vox’s German Lopez explains why he feels optimistic about the end of the pandemic even though 500,000 Americans have died, the virus is mutating, and it’s going to take a long time to vaccinate the world.

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The internet’s most beloved fanfiction site is undergoing a reckoning

What companies can do to speed up board diversity

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Rethinking Policy for Black America

Systemic racism is baked into every aspect of American life. These policies can help dismantle inequities in education, housing, health, policing, and more.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene’s dehumanizing attack on Rep. Marie Newman’s transgender daughter, explained

Rand Paul tried to derail Rachel Levine’s historic confirmation hearing with transphobic misinformation

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The wild and irresistibly saucy tale of the curry con man

J. Ranji Smile served Indian food and tall tales to a hungry American public. Was he the first "celebrity chef" or a crook? The truth is complicated.

A Columbia professor argues against our drug puritanism

“We’ve made it so complicated”: Vaccine campaigns are failing to reach the most vulnerable

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A single Trump judge is already sabotaging Biden’s efforts to slow deportations

The future of the middle class depends on student loan forgiveness

Biden just partially lifted Trump’s pandemic-related restrictions on legal immigration

One Good Thing: Netflix’s Ginny & Georgia is so much more than a Gilmore Girls rip-off

How Biden can rein in the Big Meat monopoly

Biden’s controversial decision to reopen temporary shelters for migrant children, explained


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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

3 popular policies Democrats can use to fight climate change and boost the economy

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

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

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

QAnon believers think Trump will be inaugurated again on March 4

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

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

Poll: 61% of likely voters support Democrats’ gradual minimum wage hike

GOP opposition to the Iran deal is threatening to sink a Biden Pentagon nominee

The wellness industry is coming for your mattress

How to convince a NIMBY to build more housing

What’s your “fair share” of carbon emissions? You’re probably blowing way past it.

Why some like Apple’s new privacy labels, despite their flaws

Why Ted Lasso became the hit that put AppleTV+ on the map

India’s vaccination campaign is unlike any other


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The complicated case of Allen v. Farrow, in one timeline

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As Times Square sits idle, so do Mickey and Elmo

Life was never easy for New York’s costumed performers. What happens when the tourists disappear?

Black and Latino communities are being left behind in the vaccine rollout