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House Democrats just introduced an ambitious plan to take on prescription drug prices

The proposal would enable the HHS secretary to negotiate directly on as many as 250 drugs.

Home care workers have a lousy job. A new Congressional bill aims to change that.

Congress wants to turn caregiving into an actual career.

Hotels are banning tiny plastic toiletries. Environmental experts think they can do more.

Experts want hotels to factor in the entire supply chain when considering the environmental impact of a change.

Area 51 and aliens: the myth, the meme, and the strange reality, explained

It’s been 30 years since the public first heard about Area 51. Here’s why UFO hunters are still obsessed.

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Pete Buttigieg’s Medicare-for-all-who-want-it plan, explained

Buttigieg is emphasizing choice in a plan that allows employer-sponsored and individual private insurance to remain.

You can finally buy Impossible Foods’ meatless burger in grocery stores, starting Friday

Here’s where to get the popular plant-based meat so you can cook it at home.

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Survey: the epidemic of teen vaping continues to surge, unabated

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The techlash isn’t big enough to stop Facebook from selling video chat devices for your living room

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The fight over Joker and the new movie’s “dangerous” message, explained

Apple’s VP of communications is leaving the company

The polls are in: here’s who won — and lost — last week’s debate

Trump started a huge legal battle with California over lowering car emission standards

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The New York Times is the latest news outlet to end its Spanish-language coverage

California just passed a landmark law to regulate Uber and Lyft

Trump retweets lie that Ilhan Omar “partied” on 9/11 anniversary

The University of California system is ending its investment in fossil fuels

A Russian lab containing smallpox and Ebola exploded

Flavored vapes are facing a ban. What does that mean for vapers?

How the GM workers strike makes Bernie Sanders’s case for Medicare-for-all

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The secret history of Area 51, explained by an expert

Corey Lewandowski confessed to gaslighting the press. CNN booked him hours later anyway.

Poll: Two-thirds of Americans want to break up companies like Amazon and Google

Trump picks his top hostage negotiator to serve as national security adviser

Israel’s election results show Netanyahu is in serious trouble

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A new USDA rule gives pork producers more control. That could endanger consumers.

MSNBC’s Ali Velshi on why cable news is suddenly talking so much about climate change

Walmart shootings prompt retailers to change their open-carry policies

To bring “prestige” back to education, make teachers tax-exempt, says Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman

Corey Lewandowski’s chaotic congressional testimony, explained

Climate activist Greta Thunberg used her superpower of shaming adults on Senate Democrats

How Fox News twisted the Kavanaugh scandal into a way to attack the New York Times

Greta Thunberg is leading kids and adults from 150 countries in a massive Friday climate strike

Ayanna Pressley just filed an impeachment resolution against Brett Kavanaugh in the House

Andrew Yang’s use of Asian stereotypes is reinforcing toxic tropes

GM workers are on strike to accomplish what Trump couldn’t

Why the debate over the legality of Andrew Yang’s $120,000 UBI pilot doesn’t really matter