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FDA advisers to meet this week on Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine

QAnon believers think Trump will be inaugurated again on March 4

Poll: 61% of likely voters support Democrats’ gradual minimum wage hike

GOP opposition to the Iran deal is threatening to sink a Biden Pentagon nominee

How to convince a NIMBY to build more housing

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The Black-white life expectancy gap grew in 2020 — but it can be reversed

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System Failure

How the Trump administration’s deregulatory agenda is affecting the health and safety of Americans.

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The future of QAnon, explained by 8 experts

Joe Manchin voted for controversial Trump nominees but is undecided on Biden’s

Inside the new $65 million push from progressives to compete with conservative media

Tom Cotton and Mitt Romney are proposing a $10 minimum wage

Senate Republicans say Interior pick Deb Haaland has “radical views” on Big Oil

Ron Johnson uses Senate hearing on January 6 insurrection to push absurd conspiracy theory

What Democrats can learn from Mitt Romney

One of the death penalty’s former strongholds will abolish it

The Paycheck Protection Program is now more accessible — but it’s still flawed

The best stimulus idea Democrats are leaving on the table

Two Supreme Court cases could destroy what remains of the Voting Rights Act

Congress is writing up Biden’s stimulus plan. Here’s what’s in it.

What you’re feeling is grief

Biden is allowing asylum seekers caught by Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” program to cross the border

What it’s like to die from Covid-19

Why Neera Tanden’s nomination to be Biden’s budget chief looks doomed

Private equity ownership is killing people at nursing homes

The effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom, explained

Why are mainstream news outlets giving a platform to Republicans who lie about the 2020 election?

New Jersey just legalized marijuana

The Supreme Court hands two final defeats to Trump

The next Covid-19 vaccine hurdle: Convincing millions of Americans they want the shot

The $15 minimum wage could be the first major test of Democratic unity 

Florida Republicans want to impose new voting restrictions. They’re not the only ones.

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“It’s criminal”: A Texas community left without aid in the cold

An Austin organizer explains how the Texas freeze left her already vulnerable community in crisis.

Biden approves a major disaster declaration for Texas

Asian American lawmakers call for a hearing on anti-Asian racism

How Ted Cruz’s ill-fated trip to Cancun blew up from Twitter rumor to major scandal

It’s essential to understand why some health care workers are putting off vaccination

Biden is trying to rein in ICE with new immigration enforcement priorities

Going back to the pre-Covid “normal” isn’t enough

Labeling groups like the Proud Boys “domestic terrorists” won’t fix anything

The new Biden-backed immigration bill, explained