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The false link between Amy Coney Barrett and The Handmaid’s Tale, explained

They’re not actually connected. But the story spread anyway.

What people get wrong about herd immunity, explained by epidemiologists

There are two ways to reach herd immunity for Covid-19: the slow way, and the catastrophic way.

What Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court would mean for abortion rights

Her confirmation could be a step toward the end of Roe v. Wade.

Poll: Half of Americans who lost their job during the pandemic still don’t have one

The finding comes in a new Pew study that also found many Americans struggling to pay bills.

Amy Coney Barrett has a years-long record of ruling against immigrants

At the Seventh Circuit, she backed one of Trump’s key immigration policies.

How the 2020 census is trying to overcome Covid-19, digital divides, and Trump to get an accurate count

Another court defeat for the Trump administration means people have until October 31 to fill out their census form.

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Justice For Breonna Taylor (Part II)

One of the three officers who shot at Breonna Taylor’s apartment was indicted ... for endangering her neighbors. Tessa Duvall from the Louisville Courier-Journal explains. And Vox’s Fabiola Cineas says the ruling isn’t surprising.

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Another top Democrat signals openness to abolishing the filibuster

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President Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

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How the pandemic is bringing Elon Musk’s dream to connect everyone on Earth closer to reality

The Trump administration is challenging a court ruling that prevents it from ending the census early

Trump says he won’t commit to leaving office if he loses the election because of a “ballot scam”

Demand grows for Kentucky AG to release the grand jury report in the Breonna Taylor case

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The legal theories of Amy Coney Barrett, explained

Why we’re still years away from having self-driving cars

The past 48 hours of Justice Department political shenanigans, explained

Senate Republicans were always going to do whatever they wanted with the Supreme Court vacancy

RBG, minority rule, and our looming legitimacy crisis

China’s commitment to become carbon neutral by 2060, explained

Why art matters at the end of the world

Apple won’t take a cut — for now — when Facebook sells online classes

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By the People: How to make sure your vote is counted

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The future of the vote

Tech and our democracy are more connected than ever before.

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Why Beethoven’s 5th Symphony matters in 2020

Daniel Cameron, the Trump-supporting attorney general in the Breonna Taylor case, explained

One Good Thing: The trick uniting the internet’s funniest videos

On climate change, oil and gas companies have a long way to go

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What we can learn about QAnon from the Satanic Panic

The case for more — many more — Americans

The Vox Senate interview: John Hickenlooper believes he can help revive bipartisanship in the Senate

Republicans are losing the Colorado Senate race. Trump is a big reason why.

The truth about violent crime in American cities, explained in 11 charts

Amazon’s surveillance cameras fly now — which is unsettling

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How the US keeps poor people from accessing abortion

Trump is proposing to limit student visas to two years for citizens of 59 countries

Trump made a rare public appearance in DC to pay his respects to RBG. It did not go well.

“It isn’t a question of politics”: Fauci on calling out Sen. Rand Paul’s misinformation

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The most dangerous conspiracy theory in 2020 isn’t about blood-sucking pedophiles

Critical race theory, and Trump’s war on it, explained

Pennsylvania’s naked ballot problem, explained

No cops were charged with Breonna Taylor’s death. This is how the system was designed.