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  3. war crimes
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  6. vision 2020
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  8. facebook
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  11. measles
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  20. thomas massie
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  22. immigration
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  23. vision 2020
    Is the Biden Appeal About to Fade?Amid allegations of inappropriate touching, he remains the Democratic poll leader. Intelligencer staffers discuss how solid his advantage really is.
  24. vision 2020
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  25. just asking questions
    A Brexit Expert on Just How Badly Things are Going in the U.K.Ian Dunt says that “most people — Remain or Leave — are united on the idea that the government is screwing the whole thing up.”
  26. mueller time
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  27. mueller time
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  28. mueller time
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  29. vision 2020
    Intelligencer Chat: Are Democrats Too Nervous to Nominate a Woman?The trauma of 2016 may have given rise to a cautious way of looking at 2020.
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  32. vision 2020
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    A Sociology Professor on the Long History of Elites Gaming College AdmissionsJoseph Soares says that standardized tests were never really about meritocracy.
  34. just asking questions
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  35. impeachment
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  36. just asking questions
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  38. closings
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  39. facebook
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  40. q&a
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  41. william arkin
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  42. alexandria ocasio-cortez
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  43. government shutdown
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  44. brett kavanaugh
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  45. elon musk
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  46. jeff flake
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  47. brett kavanaugh
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  48. rod rosenstein
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  49. brett kavanaugh
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  50. christine ford
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