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The Way a City Handles Snow Says Everything About How It Treats Pedestrians
When streets and sidewalks need clearing, cars' needs always come first.
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The Smithsonian Archive Brings the Breadth of Black Womanhood Into View
The familiarity and surprise of encountering the past.
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Russia-Backed Airstrike Killing Dozens of Turkish Troops in Syria Reignites Fears of Direct Confrontation
Turkey threatens to allow another wave of refugees into Europe if NATO allies don’t help.
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Can Art End Street Harassment?
She asks women, “What do you want to say to harassers in the street?”
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Trump Is Hiking Administrative Fees for Immigrants to Price Them Out of the Country
The fee for appealing a deportation order would rise nearly 800 percent from $110 to $975.
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Help! My Sister Says She’ll Stop Speaking to Me if I Adopt a Child of Color.
She finds adoption “abhorrent” and “inhumane.”
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How Whitney Houston Broke Chart Records and Changed the Game for Black Female Crossover
No black female vocalist—and few pop stars period—achieved what Houston did in her first four years: Beatles-level, Elton-level, Springsteen-level success.
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Did Money Corrupt an A.I. Utopia?
OpenAI had an idealistic vision for the future of artificial intelligence. Then it realized it needed money.
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Dear Care and Feeding: Should We Be Honest With Our Worry-Prone Child About the Risk of the Coronavirus?
Parenting advice on the coronavirus, day care biting, and noisy neighbors.
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Think You’re Smarter Than a Slate Audience Development Editor? Find Out With This Week’s News Quiz.
Test your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
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An Election Curveball: Coronavirus
Who Counts? The key takeaways from our voting rights series.
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Is Taylor Swift Any Good at Playing a Man? We Asked a Drag King.
Pretty Rik E evaluates the singer’s new video.
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Whistleblower: Government Workers Greeted Quarantined Americans Without Protective Gear or Training
Those employees then returned to their regular lives without being screened for the coronavirus.
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Bernie Sanders, Closet Conservative
According to his rivals, he’s a radical—and a reactionary.
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Will It Be Funny if the Houston Astros Win the 2020 World Series?
Several of America’s most popular baseball writers weigh in.
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Why the Silent Spread of Coronavirus Might Actually Be a Good Sign
It’s all about the death rate.
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My Boyfriend Watches Porn. Why Can’t He Get All His Pleasure From Me?
Isn't sex five times a week enough?
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Bernie Sanders Leads the Pack
What would a Bernie Sanders nomination mean for down-ballot races?
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Want to Indoctrinate Your Kids With Cutthroat Capitalist Values? Give Them Choose Your Own Adventure Books.
A new study exposes how the iconic ‘80s series taught a generation that individual choice is everything and failure is always your fault.
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One More for the Road
Studio 360’s final episode, with Alec Baldwin, Rosanne Cash, and a look at TV finales.
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No One Thought Trump Could Win. What Does That Mean for Bernie?
Looking back at Trump’s 2016 rise could offer some clues about Sanders’ future.
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Where the Coronavirus Bioweapon Conspiracy Theories Really Come From
The rumors of a lab escape or a bioweapon stem from historical amnesia, a caricatured villain, and good old-fashioned racism.
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Joe Biden Cozies Up by His South Carolina Firewall
It’s been a long month. But is something finally working for the erstwhile front-runner?
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Love Is Blind Helped Me Find Sympathy for the Player
Barnett could be anyone a woman wanted, but he didn’t know who he really was.
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Is There Any Non-Sexist Reason to Give Kids Their Dad’s Last Name?
Plus: Why am I paying for travel hockey when my kid is terrible at hockey?
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It’s Good to Grill Bernie Sanders on Castro
Sanders is going to face this attack in the general election. He needs to figure it out now.
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The Drunk Men I Drive Around Every Night
The dark side of ride-sharing’s relationship to alcohol.
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Can You Fall in Love Without Seeing the Person’s Face?
The newest Netflix reality dating show tests whether love is really blind.
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The Great Australian Cop-Out on Climate Change
Australia’s PM has tried nothing to stop climate change and he’s all out of ideas.
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First Coronavirus Case in U.S. Reported Without Clear Link to Global Outbreak
The case is a foreboding sign indicating the virus may already be spreading undetected in the U.S.
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