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    Why Hurricane Beryl was more than Houston could handle

    After Hurricane Beryl made landfall in southeast Texas at Category 1 strength earlier this week, it...

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    NATO allies have gone from denial to bargaining on Trump's return

    The steamy and stifling Washington humidity poaching European diplomats through their business suits wasn’t the only...

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    Are betting markets the best way to predict an election?

    In the unlikely event you haven’t heard, President Biden had a pretty rough time in the...

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    I retired in my home country and moved to the United States. What now?

    On the Money is a monthly advice column. If you want advice on spending, saving, or...

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    The US is failing renters during extreme heat waves

    As this summer has already made clear, extreme heat is here, and it’s poised to get...

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    No, a smartphone won’t turn your child into a zombie

    If you weren’t astutely aware already: Kids live in the same tech-dominated, phone-addled world that the...

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    What Biden’s news conference did, and didn’t, clear up

    With the future of his reelection campaign in doubt, President Joe Biden made a move on...

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    The controversy over Biden and Parkinson’s disease, explained

    The murmurs about President Joe Biden’s health — and particularly commentary about whether he’s exhibiting signs...

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    Why I quit Spotify

    It was probably the ninth time Sabrina Carpenter’s hit single “Please, Please, Please” played, unprompted, that...

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    Heat is deadly. Why does our culture push us to ignore it?

    A 4-month-old died in Arizona as temperatures climbed into triple digits. A 2-year-old died in a...

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    What American cities could do right now to save us from this unbearable heat

    On a hot summer day in New York City, I have a singular need: shade.  This...

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    Why are so many female pop stars flopping?

    Female pop stars have been throwing new personas at the wall: Eight years after her iconic...

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    How do you know it’s time to retire?

    The American workforce is aging. According to data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the...

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    Iran’s new president can only change the country so much

    Masoud Pezeshkian, the reformist president-elect of Iran, clocked a narrow win over a hard-line candidate in...

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    Are we actually in the middle of a generosity crisis?

    Did you donate to charity in the past, but no longer do so?  If the answer...

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    What the world can learn from Indian liberalism

    Liberalism, it’s often said, is in crisis. Virtually everyone across the political spectrum agrees on that...

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    TikTok Shop's pushy ad strategy, explained

    If you’ve opened TikTok recently, you’ve probably seen an ad for a product sold in the...

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    Can Paris fix its poop problem before the Olympics?

    A key promise in Paris’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics was that its famous...

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    America’s obsession with hot dogs, explained

    “I don’t think we have enough hot dogs,” Julianne Moore’s character whispers gloomily in Todd Haynes’s...

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    Meat industry greenwashing has a new weapon: University scientists

    This is the second in a series of stories on how factory farming shapes America. You...

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    We deserve a more nuanced conversation about working moms

    This spring, a European study came out with the provocative conclusion that having children contributes “little...

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    The arguments for Biden 2024 keep getting worse

    The case for Biden 2024 is weaker today than it was immediately after the first presidential...

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    Is it undemocratic to replace Biden on the ticket?

    President Joe Biden avowed that he was “firmly committed” to staying in the 2024 presidential race,...

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    France’s elections showed a polarized country

    In Sunday’s French parliamentary elections, voters delivered a serious shake-up of the status quo, one that...

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    The real lesson for America in the French and British elections

    This past week saw elections in two of the world’s biggest democracies, the United Kingdom and...

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    The Supreme Court’s crisis of incompetence

    All of the United States’ most important governing institutions are failing at once. Congress, of course,...

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    This tiny doll is making everyone so happy

    Over the past year, Sonny Angel — a biblically inaccurate, 3-inch-tall cherub figurine with peculiar headgear...

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    How the 1990s broke politics

    If you were to write the history of modern American conservatism, where would you start? Maybe...

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    Scientists want to bring back one of the ocean’s most unexpected predators

    A starry night evokes magic, a sense of wonder or romance. But what about a starry...

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    The most crucial part of next year’s federal budget

    I enjoy plenty of government services (my library, my bus, the mail) but if I had...

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    The existential struggle of being Black

    The history of philosophy is mostly the history of various schools arguing with each other about...

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    In an ABC interview, Biden charts a course for Dems’ worst-case scenario

    In his first interview since last week’s disastrous debate, Joe Biden appeared too frail to defeat...

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    Innovation in child care is coming from a surprising source: Police departments

    Earlier this year, a brand-new child care center opened up in San Diego, serving about 25...

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    What the Labour Party’s big win in the UK will actually mean

    The United Kingdom’s left-leaning Labour Party won — and won big — in the country’s national elections on...

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    The little-known but successful model for protecting human and labor rights

    Over the last century, people have started demanding more from the businesses where they shop. Whether...

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    Why American politicians are so old

    By now, you may have heard the news that President Joe Biden is old — so...

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    The baffling case of Karen Read

    Every so often, a true crime case comes along that seems to be a Rorschach test...

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    Why is everyone talking about Kamala Harris and coconut trees?

    It started with a coconut tree. Sorry — actually it starts with the context of what...

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    Leaks about Joe Biden are coming fast and furious

    As President Joe Biden struggles to survive the political crisis that has engulfed his campaign, he’s...

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    Did the media botch the Biden age story?

    Clueless or complicit. That’s Ted Cruz’s take on the media’s coverage of Joe Biden’s age and...

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    Stop setting your thermostat at 72

    Micah Pollak had no idea the trouble he was getting himself into when he shared his...

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    What should an electric car sound like?

    For over a century, the internal combustion engine has powered vehicles with an intricate combination of...

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    Simone Biles is so back

    Champion gymnast Simone Biles turned in a powerhouse performance at the Olympic trials this week, securing...

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    Forget four more years. Is Biden fit to serve now?

    The controversy concerning President Joe Biden’s disastrous debate performance last week has largely focused on the...

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    The world’s emotional status is actually pretty good, a new global report finds

    The Gallup Global Emotions Report for 2024, released last Tuesday, starts with a provocation. By trying...

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    Diljit Dosanjh is one of India’s biggest stars. Now he’s taking on America.

    When I first met Diljit Dosanjh in 2017, he was a rapidly rising star in India....

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    Our most meaningful solutions to the climate crisis are hidden in plain sight

    This week alone, a massive Category 5 hurricane tore through the Caribbean, and major rainstorms in...

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    What 6 degrees of warming means for a community built on ice

    This story is the first feature in a new Vox special project, Changing With Our Climate,...

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    Food is no longer a main character on The Bear

    Season three of The Bear, the Hulu darling that critics previously called  “funny, raw, real” and...

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    Do other Democrats actually do better against Trump than Biden?

    If the goal of national Democrats is to keep Donald Trump out of the White House...