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How Avatar: The Way of Water can make $2 billion and still feel irrelevant

James Cameron’s sequel is the global smash no one is talking about.

Your favorite tech giant wants you to know it’s a startup again

Facebook, Google, and Amazon are trying to get their groove back.

How effective altruists ignored risk

To rebuild the movement after the fall of Sam Bankman-Fried, EAs will need to embrace a humbler, more decentralized approach.

Ron DeSantis wants to make it much easier for the government to kill people

The longtime opponent of free speech adds the Sixth and Eighth Amendments to the list of constitutional rights he wants to abridge.

How to learn to love winter

Winter doesn’t have to be the absolute worst time of year.

How years of instability came to a head in Peru

Peruvian protests — and the government’s response — are "a monster eating itself," one expert told Vox.

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“Okay, Google, what’s a monopoly?”

The Department of Justice wants Google to break up its advertising business. The Wall Street Journal’s Keach Hagey explains how the DOJ’s antitrust suit could reshape the internet.

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The Good Morning America anchors who made us love cheating scandals exit ABC

With coworkers like Marjorie Taylor Greene, what can Democrats do on oversight?

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Trump struggles to define himself at his first public campaign stop

The fatal beating of Tyre Nichols, explained

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What we learned from the Tyre Nichols video

Are we headed toward a “polycrisis”? The buzzword of the moment, explained.

In the last 48 hours, violence in Israel and Palestine has spiked

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The Pelosi attack is the culmination of longtime GOP hate-mongering

Jeff Bezos wants the world to know he’s a philanthropist

Mexico’s top cop is on trial along with the war on drugs

The stunning hypocrisy of Bill Barr’s probe into the Russia-Trump investigation

You can now sponsor refugees yourself. Here’s how.

Believe it or not, we are not going to be sick forever

Why Teslas keep catching on fire

California’s Senate race is about to get a whole lot messier

TikTok’s master plan to win over Washington

The death of the customer service hotline

Microsoft is beating Google at its own game


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Insulin is for the world

What some states are trying to do to lower the cost of insulin.

The glories of dining out alone

FairTax, the GOP plan for a 30 percent national sales tax, explained

Asian Americans are reeling from California’s back-to-back mass shootings

Trump hasn’t changed. But Facebook is giving him a second chance.

Why older mass shooters like the California gunmen are so rare

Gas stoves and the problematic politics of sacrifice

One year in, both Ukraine and Russia still think they can win

Trump’s worst judge is now a dangerous threat to press freedom

Past Lives is already one of the year’s best films

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We pulled pandas back from the brink of extinction. Meanwhile, the rest of nature collapsed.

Ukraine’s corruption shake-up, briefly explained

Google’s bad year is getting worse

How the Voting Rights Act ended up back at the Supreme Court

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America’s unique, enduring gun problem, explained

“A made-up life”: Congress has never seen anyone like George Santos

Yes, you can have kids and fight climate change at the same time