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Russia’s absurd claim that the LGBTQ community is extremist, explained

It’s part of Putin’s strategy to paint himself as Russia’s protector against Western immorality.

Rizz, the word of the year, explained

The evolution of a viral term, according to the "Livvy rizzed up Baby Gronk" guy.

An oil executive is leading the UN climate summit. It’s going as well as you’d expect.

The head of COP28 is facing widespread backlash for his comments on fossil fuels.

Renaissance isn’t a deification of Beyoncé. It’s a reminder she’s human.

The concert documentary shows some people still try to say no to Beyoncé! Weird!

Two new Supreme Court cases ask if there is a right to medically necessary abortion

A federal law requires most hospitals to perform emergency abortions. The question is whether a Republican Supreme Court will enforce it.

How millennials learned to dread motherhood

To our generation, being a mom looks thankless, exhausting, and lonely. Can we change the story?

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They paved paradise

In our quest to accommodate parked cars, we’ve paved over downtowns, polluted the planet, and made it damn near impossible to get anywhere without driving. In May we talked to Slate’s Henry Grabar, who explained Big Parking — and how electric cars might offer an opportunity to finally try something new.

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Our love of orcas is making them miserable

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Israel moves into southern Gaza after a week-long truce — and its goals are murkier than ever

Israeli settler violence against Palestinians in the West Bank, briefly explained

The first results from the world’s biggest basic income experiment

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Netflix’s Squid Game reality show is kinda great. Oh no.

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How Israel fractured the left and united the right

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Can the party of Trump really become a multiracial coalition?

Scaling slaughter-free meat is hard. Here’s one way to make it easier.

Why psychedelics produce some of the most meaningful experiences in people’s lives

Why Gavin Newsom and Ron DeSantis are debating each other

What Henry Kissinger wrought

The truth about Napoleon and Josephine’s marriage, divorce, and lasting legacy


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The Devil wears fast fashion

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There are now more land mines in Ukraine than almost anywhere else on the planet

There’s less meat at this year’s climate talks. But there’s plenty of bull.

What to know about the new FAFSA

The Supreme Court seeks a middle path between following the law and blowing up the government

Nikki Haley’s “rise” and the Republican flight from reality

What Matt Rife’s baffling Netflix special tells us about comedy

US life expectancy no longer catastrophic, now merely bad


Why cheating is allowed on game shows

Alex Murdaugh stands guilty of killing his wife and son. That’s just scratching the surface.

Why is dating advice on TikTok so sexist — and so bleak?

The big bet on “tiny homes” to fix homelessness

What is life like in Palestine? These short films offer a glimpse.

Local police should not be your go-to source for iPhone safety news

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