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Why Are Black People Still Paid Less Than Their White Counterparts?

The ethnicity pay gap "is costing the British economy as much as £24 billion ($31 billion) a year."
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Former Brazil President Lula offers to back any candidate who can beat Bolsonaro in election
Lula largely blames Bolsonaro for the spiraling situation in Brazil as the nation continues to suffer from the coronavirus.
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Pelosi won’t rule out Trump impeachment to stop Supreme Court nominee vote
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday refused to rule out using impeachment to block Senate Republicans from voting on President Trump’s nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy caused by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos raised the possibility with Pelosi that the Democrat-controlled House would move to impeach Trump or...
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Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers: Live stream, how to watch, odds, time
The Green Bay Packers won both of last season's meetings with the Detroit Lions on last-second field goals by Mason Crosby.        
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A lasting legacy: Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the fight for equality
"Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan reflects on Ginsburg's legacy as a champion for women's equality and justice everywhere.
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Mercedes Schlapp: Why I celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
During Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize the incredible contributions that Hispanics have made to this great nation.
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Leon Edwards wants fight with 'racist scumbag' Colby Covington in December
Leon Edwards calls for fight with Colby Covington following Covington's UFC on ESPN+ 36 win over Tyron Woodley.        Related StoriesLeon Edwards wants fight with 'racist scumbag' Colby Covington in December - EnclosureAs Colby Covington keeps being great in the cage, we'll just have to deal with his shtick | OpinionAs Colby Covington keeps being great in the cage, we'll just have to deal with his shtick | Opinion - Enclosure 
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Bobcat fire approaches 100,000 acres, making it one of L.A. County's largest blazes ever
The Bobcat fire is moving into some remote areas in the Antelope Valley, destroying homes and prompting numerous evacuations, officials said.
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Jim Daly: Passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg puts this all-important issue at center of 2020 campaign
Friday’s death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman on the U.S. Supreme Court and a trailblazer of enormous legal and gender advancements, promises to dramatically alter not only the dynamics of this year’s presidential campaign, but also the direction of the high court and nation for generations.  
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Royal Caribbean CEO warns of anti-cruise group using CDC website to try to extend no sail order
One cruise line isn’t going to be sunk without a fight.
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Hillary Clinton says McConnell, Trump move to confirm Ginsburg successor shows 'lust for power'
The former Democratic president and former Democratic presidential nominee weighed in on the fight over the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Waffle House staff and customers brawl over patron’s phone
A wild brawl broke out between customers and workers at a Waffle House — apparently after a patron’s phone was withheld behind the counter, viral video shows. The dust-up shared on Twitter Saturday showed a group of irate diners demanding staffers return a cellphone. “Ring that one up so we can pay for that one...
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Louisville federal buildings boarded up ahead of anticipated Breonna Taylor grand jury decision
At least two federal buildings in Louisville, Ky., will be closed to the public this week, as some expect an announcement on whether the state will bring criminal charges against the three officers involved in the March shooting death of Breonna Taylor during a police raid.
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Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian reunite and say they’re ‘cuties’
Longtime Hollywood gal pals, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, reunited for a girls' night.
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Rex Ryan’s brother slams Bruce Arians over Tom Brady criticism: ‘Rip yourself’
Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians was highly critical of quarterback Tom Brady after the team’s stumble out of the gate in Week 1, but Rob Ryan, the brother of former Jets and Bills head coach Rex Ryan, thinks Arians needs to think twice before pointing the finger at the GOAT. “You wanna blame somebody,” the...
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Jean Shafiroff made fast change in restaurant bathroom to make fashion event
“I would’ve never made it otherwise,” said the socialite.
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Senate Republicans are showing us why they should lose their majority
To their credit, a few Republicans are standing up to this head-spinning pivot on the part of their leaders.
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Attention to Biden’s earlier pledge to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court increases
Concern about who will fill Ginsburg's spot is likely to become a central focus of the 2020 election as questions about the diversity of the court gain more urgency.
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Judge Puts Trump's WeChat Download Ban on Hold
The California judge's ruling comes less than one day before a federal ban blocking downloads of the multi-purpose messaging app was set to take effect.
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Odell Beckham trade rumors take another twist
This is likely a rumor Odell Beckham Jr. has never heard about himself. Even before pulling down a team-high four catches for 74 yards and one touchdown in the Browns’ win over the Bengals Thursday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Cleveland management has no plans to trade the wide receiver, with one source telling the...
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Gottlieb "deeply concerned" about uptick in coronavirus cases heading into fall
The former FDA commissioner says he thinks the U.S. will have "at least one more cycle with this virus, heading into the fall and winter."
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Trump uses the promise of a woman Supreme Court justice to fire up a North Carolina crowd
President Donald Trump addresses a crowd of supporters in Fayetteville, North Carolina on September 19, 2020. | Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images At a campaign rally, Trump sees the nomination as an opportunity to revive a troubled reelection bid. At rally Saturday night in North Carolina, President Donald Trump promised a fired-up crowd chanting “fill that seat” that he will be nominating a woman to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week. Trump begins by saying nice things about Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Trump's audience isn't thrilled about it but politely refrains from booing. But he immediately pivots to how he plans to quickly fill the seat, prompting huge applause & chants of "fill that seat" that he encourages. pic.twitter.com/AHyhtxN2Rx— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 19, 2020 “I actually like women much more than I like men,” Trump said to cheers, and encouraged his supporters to make “Fill that seat!” T-shirts. Trump also touched upon more familiar themes over the course of his campaign rally in Fayetteville — which marked his fourth visit to the battleground state of North Carolina in as many weeks — celebrating violence against the media, spreading falsehoods about the coronavirus, and attacking school history curricula that he claimed are not “pro-American,” but rather “toxic left-wing propaganda.” The energy of the campaign event epitomized how the president has been capitalizing on Ginsburg’s death — and the vacancy on the Supreme Court it created — as an opportunity to excite and mobilize his political base amid a series of crises that have reduced his odds of reelection, according to months of national polling. Trump began his remarks by offering a brief, nonpartisan note of appreciation for Ginsburg, who died on Friday due to complications related to pancreatic cancer. “You may agree, you may not disagree with her, but she was an inspiration to a tremendous amount of people; I say all Americans,” Trump said, evoking relatively quiet clapping from the audience. Moments later, Trump said, “So, Article II of our Constitution says the president shall nominate justices of the Supreme Court,” and received a huge roar of applause. "Fill that seat!" is the hot new chant at the Trump rally. Trump says he'll announce RBG's replacement next week. pic.twitter.com/8WE75M4L3m— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 19, 2020 Trump described his proposal to move quickly on a nomination as a matter of course, and said previous presidents have filled vacancies on the court “every single time.” He did not mention that Senate Republicans blocked former president Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February 2016. At the time, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the “vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president” given that it was an election year. McConnell has since discarded that theory, arguing that having a Republican-controlled Senate and White House means voters have given the GOP a mandate to install judges as it sees fit. Trump at one point asked the audience to cheer in response to his questions as to whether he should choose a woman or a man for his Supreme Court nominee, and received a significantly louder response for a woman nominee. He referred to this method as a “very scientific poll” and deemed it “a lot more accurate” than professional polling. Trump likely sees a woman nominee as an opportunity to appeal to those suburban women who have soured on Trump over the course of his presidency, and have become a highly-coveted demographic in swing states. Trump also seemed to imply during his speech that replacing Ginsburg was important in order to decide the outcome of a disputed election, saying, “Now we’re counting on the federal court system to make it so that we can actually have an evening where we know who wins — not where the votes are going to be counted a week later, two weeks later.” The question of whether Ginsburg’s spot will be filled comes down to whether Senate Republicans can unite on the act of voting for a nominee at a politically sensitive moment — a little more than a month before fiercely competitive elections, which could result in Republicans losing their majority in the upper chamber. McConnell and most of his Republican colleagues have signaled they’re keen to work quickly to do so, but it’s not yet clear if Republicans have the 50 votes they will need to secure the nomination (with Vice President Mike Pence providing a tie-breaking vote). Trump attacks the media, lies about the coronavirus, and promises pro-American history lessons Over the course of his speech, Trump repeatedly took aim at one of his favorite political adversaries: the press. He joked about MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi being struck by a rubber bullet while covering George Floyd protests in May and complained that television outlets don’t cover him correctly. Trump also celebrated the decline of the credibility of mainstream media outlets as a major accomplishment of his tenure. “You see what their approval rating has gone to? I think it’s one of my greatest achievements,” he said. "You see what their approval rating has gone to? I think it's one of my greatest achievements" -- Trump says diminishing the credibility of the media is one of his top accomplishments pic.twitter.com/B4cNLtCc3z— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 19, 2020 As he has done at a number of recent rallies, Trump made false and puzzling statements about the coronavirus pandemic. He falsely stated that the Democrats “don’t want the vaccine” to counter Covid-19. Trump was likely trying to make a point about skepticism of his promises to ensure a vaccine is approved before Election Day. But those concerns are not about a vaccine per se, but the safety of it — most Democrats, most independents, and a sizable chunk of Republicans across America are worried that political pressure and a hasty trial process could result in an unsafe vaccine. “If all the protocols had been followed and the evidence is in, of course, I’d follow science. It doesn’t matter when it happens,” Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee told the Associated Press recently, in comments indicative of the position most Democratic leaders have on a possible vaccine. “But I would have to look at the science, not Donald Trump. There isn’t one single thing I would ever trust from Donald Trump to be true.” Trump also incorrectly implied once again that mass testing was inflating case numbers, saying “When you test, then you have — does this make sense? — then you have cases.” But over the course of the summer, work by Pro Publica, Stat News, Vox, and other publications showed that increases in testing capacity alone did not explain the increasing number of cases across the US. "When you test, then you have -- does this make sense? -- then you have cases" -- Trump still seems to think that coronavirus testing causing illness, which is batshit pic.twitter.com/nHxVv89Rb8— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 19, 2020 Trump also spent time denouncing “toxic left-wing propaganda in our schools,” a reference to his ongoing culture war against the 1619 Project, a New York Times Magazine collection of essays that place slavery at the center of narratives of American history, and which some school districts have included in their teaching materials. Trump, who has routinely rejected the role racism has played in shaping the United States, said Saturday, “We are taking school funds away from these crazy schools that are teaching horrible things.” In place of lessons that acknowledge the ugly parts of American history, Trump championed his recently-announced “pro-American lesson plan” called the 1776 commission. “We will teach our children the truth about America,” Trump said Saturday. “That we are the most exceptional nation on the face of the earth and we are getting better every single day.” Though the president presented this plan for education, he did not detail what steps he will take to ensure the toll exacted by the pandemic will decrease every single day, as the US approaches 200,000 confirmed deaths. Will you help keep Vox free for all? The United States is in the middle of one of the most consequential presidential elections of our lifetimes. It’s essential that all Americans are able to access clear, concise information on what the outcome of the election could mean for their lives, and the lives of their families and communities. That is our mission at Vox. But our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources. Even when the economy and the news advertising market recovers, your support will be a critical part of sustaining our resource-intensive work. If you have already contributed, thank you. If you haven’t, please consider helping everyone understand this presidential election: Contribute today from as little as $3.
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Reds-White Sox FOX broadcast shows Pittsburgh skyline; Trevor Bauer, Danny Graves take issue
Danny Graves and others didn't like Pittsburgh's skyline being passed off as Cincinnati's, or Fox's A.J. Pierzynski's remarks about Trevor Bauer.       
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Singer Natalie Grant says she lost fans after speaking out about George Floyd’s death
Natalie Grant says she lost around 10,000 social media followers.
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Fareed's Take: The cost of American Exceptionalism
Fareed: The ability to learn from past failures has been the best predictor of success for countries tackling Covid. That may be why America has struggled.
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Exclusive: Pennsylvania Legislature Prepares Federal Lawsuit to Challenge Mail Voting Rulings
Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R) revealed to Breitbart News Saturday they will sue to block the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's rulings that would create "opportunities for fraud" to benefit former Vice President Joe Biden.
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Trump's WeChat ban is on hold after judge grants preliminary injunction
A judge issued an order temporarily halting the U.S. Department of Commerce from implementing restrictions that would remove WeChat from U.S. app stores.
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Last Look: A world in overdrive
Fareed takes a look at how our lifestyles are driving the recent wave in devastating wildfires and other environmental calamities.
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On GPS: The new ties between Israel and the Arab gulf
Mina Al-Oraibi, the Editor in Chief of the UAE's "The National" newspaper, and Fareed weigh in on what the future holds for Israeli-Arab relations.
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Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers: Live stream, how to watch, odds, time
Both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Denver Broncos are coming off short weeks after playing in the Monday night doubleheader.        
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Emmy-nominated ‘Pose’ makeup artist Deja Smith on Season 2’s best looks
"Pose" dives deep into New York's black and Latinx LGBTQ+ ballroom culture scene in the '80s, and the dazzling beauty looks are some of the best you'll see on TV.
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Son Heung-min sends out message with four goals as Spurs rout Saints
A reinvigorated Tottenham Hotspur marked the arrival of Gareth Bale with a 5-2 rout of Southampton in the English Premier League on Sunday.
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Just got a job offer? Be smart about your new benefit choices like health coverage, 401(k) savings levels
From filling out a W-4 to picking health insurance, It's critical to sign up for the right benefits when you get a new job.       
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How celebrity stylists are prepping for the virtual Emmys 2020 red carpet
"We have to make sure we have a party up on top, even if there's sweats on the bottom!"
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U.S. approaches grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-19 deaths
CBS News' Mark Strassmann reports from Atlanta on the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, as the death toll in the U.S. approaches 200,000.
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Emmys 2020: How to watch, the nominees and more
This weekend's Emmy Awards will be like unlike anything we've ever seen.
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Inside Detroit Tigers' Ron Gardenhire's final hours as manager: 'He loves playing catch'
Ron Gardenhire drove to Comerica Park on Saturday as the Detroit Tigers' manager. He left hours later as a man, retired and respected.       
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Booker: GOP doing "tremendous" damage to Senate in rush to fill Ginsburg's seat
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker says Republican efforts to confirm a nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court "does a tremendous amount of damage to the institution of the Senate."
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Tapper presses White House official on Trump's rallies
Admiral Brett Giroir, the White House official overseeing testing, told CNN's Jake Tapper that biology was independent of politics when asked if public health measures were contradicted by President Trump's rallies.
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Trump's WeChat app store ban delayed by California judge
The news adds yet another buffer in the ongoing app battle between the U.S. and China.      
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Megan Rapinoe supports Alabama soccer player who knelt during national anthem: 'We are with you'
Megan Rapinoe on Saturday expressed her support for an Alabama women’s soccer player who chose to kneel during the national anthem prior to her match.
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WATCH — Protesters Gather Outside McConnell's Home: 'Ruth Sent Us'
Protesters gathered outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's home Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky, following his announcement that the Senate would vote on a Supreme Court nominee.
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Bellator signs LFA welterweight champion Jaleel Willis to multi-fight deal
Another LFA champion is headed to Bellator.        Related StoriesBellator signs LFA welterweight champion Jaleel Willis to multi-fight deal - EnclosureAfter submission win, Mackenzie Dern admits surprise at Randa Markos' tactics at UFC on ESPN+ 36As Colby Covington keeps being great in the cage, we'll just have to deal with his shtick | Opinion 
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Pelosi doesn't rule out using impeachment as option to stop Trump Supreme Court pick
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday would not rule out impeachment as an option to stop President Trump’s Supreme Court pick from being confirmed to the bench, saying Democrats will “use every arrow in our quiver” to block the eventual nominee.
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Newt Gingrich: Biden's coronavirus lies – Don't fall for them. Here are the facts
Joe Biden is either a coward or more forgetful than even his harshest critics realize. It’s one or the other.
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A US judge has blocked Trump’s plan to ban WeChat
President Donald Trump speaks to the press at the White House on September 19. | Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images The ban against the Chinese-owned app was supposed to go into effect Sunday night. A US judge has blocked the Trump administration’s plans to essentially disable WeChat, the mobile chat/payment service popular with millions of Chinese Americans. Trump’s proposed ban of WeChat — which would have forced Apple and Google to remove the software from their app stores, and was seemingly meant to degrade the service so existing app users would find it unworkable — was supposed to go into effect at midnight Sunday. But on Saturday night, Judge Laurel Beeler, of the Northern California US District Court, issued a temporary injunction against the Trump ban, citing free speech concerns, in a case brought by WeChat users. Beeler’s order means that, for now, moves the Trump administration announced last week to cripple both WeChat and TikTok — apps owned by Chinese companies which are popular with millions of American users — have been put on hold. Trump’s Commerce Department had also said it would disable TikTok, the mobile video app, on November 12 — after the US presidential election. But yesterday Trump said he had approved a deal that will give American companies Oracle and Walmart minority stakes in TikTok, and his Commerce department delayed an order that was supposed to remove TikTok from app stores Sunday night. “I have given the deal my blessing,” he told reporters at the White House Saturday. Trump had previously insisted TikTok would have to be owned completely by American companies in order to keep working in the US. Trump also said the new deal calls for TikTok to make “about a $5 billion contribution toward education,” without explaining what that meant; on Sunday, TikTok’s owner ByteDance said it was unaware of those plans. The WeChat users’ suit against the Trump administration was originally filed last month, after the Commerce Department announced plans to act against the service, which is owned by Tencent, the Chinese tech conglomerate. WeChat users had argued the service is “a public square for the Chinese-American and Chinese-speaking community in the US that is effectively their only means of communication with their community,” Beeler wrote in her judgment. The judge ruled shutting down that public square could violate WeChat users’ rights: The plaintiffs have shown serious questions going to the merits of their First Amendment claim that the Secretary’s prohibited transactions effectively eliminate the plaintiffs’ key platform for communication, slow or eliminate discourse, and are the equivalent of censorship of speech or a prior restraint on it. Beeler said the government’s argument that WeChat could be a national security problem was plausible, given the tight ties between Chinese companies and the Chinese government. But she argued the Trump administration should consider other moves besides an outright ban: Certainly the government’s overarching national-security interest is significant. But on this record — while the government has established that China’s activities raise significant national security concerns — it has put in scant little evidence that its effective ban of WeChat for all U.S. users addresses those concerns. And, as the plaintiffs point out, there are obvious alternatives to a complete ban, such as barring WeChat from government devices, as Australia has done, or taking other steps to address data security. If the WeChat order had gone into effect Sunday night, the app was supposed to have disappeared from app stores, which means new users couldn’t use the service; the rules were also supposed to prevent WeChat users from transferring funds or making payments in the US. The ban was also supposed to generally weaken the service by preventing US tech infrastructure companies from supporting WeChat. “For all practical purposes [WeChat] will be shut down in the US, but only in the US, as of midnight Monday,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced on Friday. Now those plans have been delayed, at the very least. Help keep Vox free for all Millions turn to Vox each month to understand what’s happening in the news, from the coronavirus crisis to a racial reckoning to what is, quite possibly, the most consequential presidential election of our lifetimes. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. But our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources. Even when the economy and the news advertising market recovers, your support will be a critical part of sustaining our resource-intensive work. If you have already contributed, thank you. If you haven’t, please consider helping everyone make sense of an increasingly chaotic world: Contribute today from as little as $3.
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Everything to know about Olivia Culpo, Christian McCaffrey’s girlfriend
If anyone is having a standout year, it's Olivia Culpo.
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Blunt says there's "plenty of time" to confirm Ginsburg's replacement
Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says the confirmation process for GInsburg's Supreme Court seat "should take as long as it needs to take, but no longer."
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Crowd Cheers as the President Gloats About This One Time the Cops Shot a Reporter With a Rubber Bullet for No Reason
No matter that his description of events wasn't even true.
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