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The biggest questions about the 2020 Democratic primary, answered

Bernie Sanders is running for president again. This time, he’s a frontrunner.

Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe vs. President Trump, explained

The 25th Amendment, explained: how a president can be declared unfit to serve

The big divide among 2020 Democrats over trade — and why it matters

Brexit’s Irish border problem, explained

The chaotic road to the 2019 Oscars ceremony, explained

Why Netflix’s Russian Doll keeps referencing Emily of New Moon

Colin Kaepernick’s collusion grievance against the NFL, explained

Why Mueller said Roger Stone’s case is “related” to his Russian hacker indictment

The census lawsuit headed straight to the Supreme Court, explained

One of film’s greatest epics is a 7-hour adaptation of War and Peace. Really.

Trump’s wall won’t do anything about drugs

Why Trump thinks a national emergency will get him his border wall

The ongoing saga of Jeff Bezos’s sexts, explained

The fight between Ilhan Omar and Elliott Abrams, Trump’s Venezuela envoy, explained

California has 149 million dead trees ready to ignite like a matchbook

“Patient influencers” are the latest Instagram trend, and they want to sell you drugs and devices

The disturbing hypothesis for the sudden uptick in chronic kidney disease

2 women were detained solely for speaking Spanish. Now they’re suing the Border Patrol.

Attorney general nominee William Barr’s “tough on crime” record, explained

Donald Trump’s long history of racism, from the 1970s to 2019

I’ve covered gun violence for years. The solutions aren’t a big mystery.

America’s gun problem, explained

The public and research support gun control. Here’s how it could help — and why it doesn’t pass.

Judge rules that Manafort deliberately lied to Mueller’s team during cooperation

Progressive activists get a big foreign policy win. It’s been an uphill battle.

Why Democrats aren’t taking up a bill to neutralize Obamacare’s latest legal threat

A record number of US workers went on strike in 2018

Trump’s tweet that Senate investigators found “NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION,” explained

Howard Schultz’s campaign is based on 3 ideas, and they’re all wrong

Why retailers overlook women who aren’t quite plus or straight size

How Democrats plan to shrink the gender pay gap

Ilhan Omar’s tweet revealed core truths about anti-Semitism in America

Watch how the climate could change in these US cities by 2050

The rise of the Instagram-friendly vibrator

El Chapo found guilty of all counts at his US trial

Congress’s deal on immigration detention, explained

The limits of ancestry DNA tests, explained

Bill Gates tweeted out a chart and sparked a huge debate about global poverty

The case for capping all prison sentences at 20 years