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US House of Representatives votes to legalize marijuana

It’s the first time either body of Congress has backed marijuana legalization.

The tangled history behind David Fincher’s Mank — and its link to Citizen Kane — explained

The new Netflix movie is about Hollywood politics and critical arguments that span decades.

How retailers track your every move in exchange for coupons and convenience

Attention shoppers: Your data has never been more valuable.

The pandemic was great for Zoom. What happens when there’s a vaccine?

A look at what’s in store for Zoom in a post-pandemic world.

Why the AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid-19 vaccine is different

AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford say their vaccine has up to 90 percent efficacy. But there’s a lot we still don’t know.

Why every state should adopt a mask mandate, in 4 charts

The latest research suggests mask mandates help control the spread of Covid-19.

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Millions of women left the workforce as Covid-19 forced school closures, but that doesn’t mean they have less on their plates. Is government-funded child care the answer?

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WarnerMedia’s CEO explains why he’s blowing up the movie business

The UN now says medical weed is a less dangerous drug

Obama said “defund the police” is a bad slogan. This shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Federal watchdog says “substantial likelihood of wrongdoing” at US broadcasting agency

Rudy Giuliani’s bizarre legal strategy, in two clips

What one of Amazon’s biggest critics thinks the future of the retail industry means for workers

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The Next Four Years: The Covid transition

Kaiser’s Jennifer Kates joins Matt to explain the next steps in countering the pandemic

America’s failures have led to a new daily record in Covid-19 deaths

A new Georgia poll suggests that Republican lies about “voter fraud” are hurting the GOP

Online shopping is booming but so are returns. An old-school solution is gaining steam

Why the CDC changed its Covid-19 quarantine guidelines

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The Armenia and Azerbaijan war, explained

Decking the halls for pandemic Christmas

How millennials became the burnout generation

South Korea just changed a longstanding military law for the sake of BTS

Singapore is the first country in the world to approve lab-grown chicken products

Why tens of thousands of farmers are blocking roads into India’s capital city

A surprising number of government agencies buy cellphone location data. Lawmakers want to know why.

China and Australia are in a nasty diplomatic spat over a fake tweet — and real war crimes

Congress seems ready to pass a bipartisan $908 billion stimulus — if Mitch McConnell says yes

Staying safe this winter means a lot of time outside. Here’s how to stay warm.

The Joint Chiefs chair just gave a brutally honest assessment of the Afghanistan war

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