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The Alabama Supreme Court opinion holding that embryos are children, explained

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The Supreme Court will decide whether to let civilians own automatic weapons

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s death, explained

America’s unique, enduring gun problem, explained

How a shipping error more than a century ago launched the $30 billion chicken industry

Trump’s legal arguments for staying on the ballot are embarrassingly weak

The chaotic, irreplaceable Wendy Williams

The legal fight over whether Texas can seize control of the border, explained

How the internet built a conspiracy theory around a new spy flick, a debut novel, and Taylor Swift

The US and UK hit Houthi targets in Yemen. It probably won’t stop Red Sea attacks.

Congress averted a shutdown. Here’s what’s next.

How plagiarism became the latest weapon in the culture wars

Seriously, what is Aaron Rodgers’s deal?

How Iowa accidentally became the start of the presidential rat race

The Supreme Court cases asking the justices to put themselves in charge of everything, explained

The Supreme Court arguments for (and against) removing Trump from the ballot, explained

Big Meat just can’t quit antibiotics

We raise 18 billion animals a year to die — and then we don’t even eat them

The Supreme Court hands down a small but unexpected victory for LGBTQ people

Rizz, the word of the year, explained

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

Why Diet Coke got so expensive

The new Trump judge revolt against the Voting Rights Act, explained

The Supreme Court case seeking to shut down wealth taxes before they even exist

Want to donate to charity? Here are 10 guidelines for giving effectively.

Giving Tuesday, explained

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The many, many times Israelis and Palestinians tried to make peace — and failed

A Supreme Court case about stocks could help make Trump’s authoritarian dreams reality

The controversy over TikTok and Osama bin Laden’s “Letter to America,” explained

The Supreme Court’s new ethics code is a joke

The House Israel aid bill is a reminder that Trump-aligned Republicans are now in charge

The Supreme Court must decide if it wants to own Twitter

Five Nights at Freddy’s, the cult horror game turned movie, explained 

The horrifying, nearly forgotten history behind Killers of the Flower Moon

Why Biden’s multibillion-dollar bet on hydrogen energy is such a big deal

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El Niño is nowhere near done wreaking havoc on the world’s weather

We know where the next big earthquakes will happen — but not when

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Hamas, the militant group that attacked Israel, explained

The Supreme Court’s new term will be dominated by dangerous and incoherent lawsuits

Why your $7 latte is $7

The Supreme Court showdown over social media “censorship,” explained

A Supreme Court case about hotel websites could blow up much of US civil rights law

A new Supreme Court case could trigger a second Great Depression

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