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How warm water in the Pacific shapes storms, droughts, and record heat around the world.
What Erdogan’s win means for the West — and the world
Turkey’s Erdogan ran on a nationalistic message. He just secured another presidential term.
Succession ends exactly how it needed to
Everything you need to know about that stunner of a finale.
In defense of flies. Yes, really.
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Biden and McCarthy’s budget deal to lift the debt ceiling, explained
The drama isn’t over yet. To end the threat of the default, the bill needs to make it through Congress.
One of the world’s most controversial philosophers explains himself
The moral philosopher Peter Singer on animal welfare, the ethics of euthanasia, and more.
Uganda’s extreme anti-LGBTQ legislation, explained
A version of Uganda’s "kill the gays" bill will likely become law, after years of campaigning.
Reality, starring Sydney Sweeney, is unsettling, vital viewing
The HBO film adapts the FBI transcript from Reality Winner’s interrogation into a stunning thriller.
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Hot and bothered
The FDA approved a game-changing drug to treat hot flashes, a symptom of menopause. Health writer Jancee Dunn talks about why a transition that happens to half the world’s population still feels like a mystery.