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Hollywood’s writers are on strike. Here’s why that matters.

Climate change is already making parts of America uninsurable

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The Manson Family murders, and their complicated legacy, explained

The Manson Family murders weren’t a countercultural revolt. They were about power, entitlement, and Hollywood.

The next wave of abortion rights ballot measures looks different from the last

A monumental LGBTQ rights case is barreling toward the Supreme Court

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The unusual factors behind the extraordinary heat across the southern US

Hollywood is staring down the barrel of a double strike

The Supreme Court’s lawless, completely partisan student loans decision, explained

The other big decision just handed down by the Supreme Court, explained

The SCOTUS decision on affirmative action in colleges, explained

The monstrous arrogance of the Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision

Why streaming services are dumping shows left and right

The Supreme Court decides not to destroy democracy in the United States

The nuclear industry’s big bet on going small

The case for optimism about LGBTQ rights in the United States

9 questions about abortion in America, answered

The Supreme Court may be running out of patience for Trump’s worst judges

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The Texas heat wave is even worse because of its timing

The Supreme Court’s latest opinion means innocent people must remain in prison

RFK Jr.’s fringe presidential candidacy, explained

The summer solstice is Wednesday: 7 things to know about the longest day of the year

What you should know about buying a used EV

Juneteenth, explained

The Supreme Court is doing something out of character: Obeying precedents

Trump’s post-indictment speech was a master class in alternative facts and false victim narratives

Aileen Cannon, the Trump judge assigned to oversee his trial, explained

A guide to understanding the Ukrainian counteroffensive

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s first major opinion saves Medicaid

Dirty air can be deadly. Here’s how to protect yourself.

The biggest policy changes in the debt ceiling deal, explained

The downfall of Armie Hammer, explained

The House manages to get it together on the debt ceiling

A new Supreme Court opinion is terrible news if you care about clean water

The horrifying revelations of the Idaho student murders

Volcanoes have erupted in Mexico and Italy. Here are 7 things to know about volcanoes.

9 questions about the attempts to ban TikTok, answered

Who is Tim Scott, the newest 2024 Republican presidential candidate?

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11 questions you’ll have before, during, and after Fast X

The Supreme Court decides not to break the internet

The GOP knife fight in the race for Kentucky’s governorship