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How Mitch McConnell lost by winning

He delivered for the old GOP — but the party had changed underneath him.

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

Most of the justices appeared uncomfortable with "bump stocks," devices that allow semiautomatic weapons to fire automatically.

Why leap years exist, explained in one simple animation

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

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

The viral fiasco in Scotland that made kids cry — and prompted calls to police.

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

The Gemini image generator isn’t just suffering from a technical problem, but from a philosophical one.

Why all the internet’s boyfriends are Irish

Irish men are having a moment in Hollywood.

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“Make Argentina Great Again!”

US inflation feels bad until you look at Argentina’s, which is breaking 200 percent. Today, Explained’s Sean Rameswaram reports from Buenos Aires, where residents are divided over their new anarcho-capitalist President Javier Milei’s shock therapy.

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Your guide to the 2024 Oscars

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

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Should Big Pharma pay poor countries for finding new diseases?

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

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

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

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Why the Palestinian Authority’s government dissolved

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

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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.

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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.

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

What two years of AI development can tell us about Sora

Alabama’s IVF warning to the country

The chaotic, irreplaceable Wendy Williams

Are Skims campaigns the new Vogue covers?

How weathering affects Black people’s health

We know how to save these beloved endangered whales. Yet we’re mindlessly killing them.

Netflix’s live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender is everything fans hoped it would be

Are Ukraine’s defenses starting to crumble?

American drivers are now even more distracted by their phones. Pedestrian deaths are soaring.

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