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Trump’s immigration policies are his old ones — but worse

They include harsh new proposals, and augmented versions of past ideas, too.

A poster’s guide to who’s selling your data to train AI 

Those Tumblr, Reddit, and WordPress posts you never thought would see the light of day? Yep, them too.

Texas fires happen in the winter. Just never at this scale before.

The Smokehouse Creek Fire in the Texas Panhandle is the state’s largest blaze on record.

How Mitch McConnell broke Congress

Say goodbye to the GOP leader, but not the all-powerful Supreme Court that is his legacy.

The Supreme Court just handed Trump an astonishing victory

So much for the rule of law.

Why leap years exist, explained in one simple animation

There are 365.2422 days for every Earth orbit around the sun. Annoying!

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The politics of IVF

A theologian explains why he agrees with Alabama’s Supreme Court ruling that embryos are children. A conservative pollster explains why it's a bad look heading into the 2024 election.

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Space trash lasers, explained

The less-than-magical Willy Wonka event, briefly explained

This chart of ocean temperatures should really scare you

How Mitch McConnell lost by winning

How Amy Coney Barrett could save us from fully legal automatic weapons

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Everything you need to know about this year’s Academy Awards.

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Black Nazis? A woman pope? That’s just the start of Google’s AI problem.

Should Big Pharma pay poor countries for finding new diseases?

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Can Biden contain the fallout from his Gaza policy in Michigan?

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Do 1 in 5 Americans really believe Taylor Swift is in cahoots with Biden?

Winter heat waves are now a thing. Here’s how to make sense of them.

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The case for banning...millionaires?

Sean talks with political philosopher Ingrid Robeyns, whose new book Limitarianism makes the case for imposing limits on personal wealth.

Biden has been bad for Palestinians. Trump would be worse.

Why elite colleges are bringing the SAT back

Why half the people you know are obsessed with this book series

The Supreme Court appeared lost in a massive case about free speech online

This ballot measure would restore Roe. Abortion rights groups are attacking it.

9 charts that show US factory farming is even bigger than you realize

Older Americans are working longer. Some want to; others have to.

I got to see the IRS’s free tax-filing software in action. Here’s what I learned.

The revolutionary spirit of Soul Train 

Is oat milk unhealthy? That’s the wrong question.

The South Carolina primary was a joke. It tells us something deadly serious.

What kids lose without snow days

How US conservatives fell for two of Latin America’s most controversial leaders

America’s first moon landing in 50 years, explained

Netanyahu’s postwar “plan” for Gaza is no plan at all

Shane Gillis’s SNL hosting gig is an unearned rehabilitation

Biden is weak — and unstoppable

Mascuzynity: How a nicotine pouch explains the new ethos of young conservative men

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Alabama’s IVF warning to the country

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