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5 things to know about the new US climate commitment

It’s the most ambitious target to date, but it still may not be big enough to atone for our outsize emissions.

Why the Chauvin verdict didn’t feel like justice

The current criminal justice system is not equipped to provide real justice after police killings.

Moderna mafia? Pfizer pham? Vaccine factions are forming online.

It doesn’t matter what vaccine you got, except when it totally does, for fun.

Minari is America

Why we love this Best Picture nominee.

Greek life is losing members. Here’s why.

From racist slurs to classism, three students share the reasons why they left — or dismantled — their fraternities and sororities.

Are our pets gobbling up the planet?

From the meat-based meals to kitty litter to plastic poop bags, pet care is unarguably bad for the environment. What can we do about it?

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Is nuclear energy good or bad?

Listen to the Atlantic’s Robinson Meyer explain the arguments and then decide for yourself.

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For All Mankind’s season 2 finale is the best TV episode of 2021 so far

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Vox's Dylan Scott joins Matt and Dara to talk about South Korea's response to Covid-19

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Just because you can work from home doesn’t mean you’ll be allowed to

Which jobs are heading back to the office and which can stay home varies widely.

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Why is it so hard to prosecute police? It starts with the investigation.