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  1. facebook
    What Is Being Leaked in the Facebook Papers?A guide to the newly reported revelations from a trove of internal company documents shared by a company whistleblower.
  2. afghanistan
    One Dead After Firefight Breaks Out at Kabul AirportMeanwhile, the U.S. military evacuated 10,400 people over a 24-hour period, a new high for the effort.
  3. explainer
    Why Afghanistan’s Security Forces Suddenly CollapsedThe Taliban’s shockingly fast and easy takeover wasn’t just because Afghan soldiers and police weren’t willing to fight.
  4. roundup
    All U.S. Adults Can Get the COVID Vaccine. Now What?The country’s vaccine rollout has hit a major milestone, but expanding access and increasing demand in the next phase won’t be easy.
  5. covid vaccines
    How Experts Are Reacting to the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine PauseMost stressed that federal regulators were right to be cautious despite the long odds of serious side effects.
  6. roundup
    Trump Reprises Mythomania Grievance Routine for GOP DonorsThe Florida man called Mitch McConnell a “dumb son of a bitch” at an RNC event on Saturday, but otherwise had little to add but nauseam.
  7. explainer
    What We Know About the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution PlanThe largest mass-vaccination campaign in American history has begun. This is how it may or may not play out.
  8. early and often
    Trump Spent His Holiday Weekend Bolstering His Loser RoutineA roundup of Trump’s latest preposterous election claims and flailing attempts to convince America that he’s definitely not a loser.
  9. tiktok
    What’s Going on With Trump’s TikTok Ban and the Microsoft Deal?As TikTok users continue to hold their looped breath, Microsoft is again trying to acquire the app after dealing with some Trump-prompted confusion.
  10. mueller time
    The Last Mueller Report Speculation You’ll Ever Have to ReadAn ongoing collection of the latest speculation about the new report that no one has seen but everyone still has an opinion about.
  11. roundup
    How Screwed Is Trump? Collected Commentary on the Cohen and Manafort MemosThe president thinks he’s been cleared, but pundits and experts who actually understand the Cohen and Manafort sentencing memos beg to differ.
  12. explainers
    Beyond Russia: Understanding the New Trump Campaign Collusion StoryEverything we know about the newly revealed Trump Tower meeting, the alleged collusion offer from a Gulf State emissary, and what it all might mean.
  13. the media
    Joy Reid’s Missed OpportunityHer apology for having once held homophobic views was both incomplete and instructive.
  14. roundup
    The Starbucks Arrests and the Toll of Routine BiasWhat we know about the arrests of two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks, and what the response to the viral story is revealing.
  15. roundup
    The Real Damage of the Nunes MemoThe integrity of the U.S. law enforcement system is under attack, and Trump may already be winning the battle.
  16. international affairs
    What the Hell Is Happening in Iran?Two people have been killed and some social media is being blocked as widespread protests continue.
  17. select all
    The Best Wireless Chargers for iPhone 8 and iPhone XWelcome to the world of wireless charging, iPhone users.
  18. trump administration
    Reports: Trump Considering Staff Shakeup at Demoralized White HouseThe president knows who’s to blame for the fallout over Comey, and it’s definitely not himself.
  19. roundup
    What Pundits Are Saying About the French ElectionEmmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen are headed into a historic race.
  20. roundup
    Reports: Fragile Peace Accord Reached in Bannon-Kushner WarAll quiet on the West Wing front?
  21. awful things
    U.S. Acknowledges Mosul Air Strike That May Have Killed HundredsAs many as 200 civilians may have been killed when three houses collapsed after a coalition attack on ISIS militants in the area.
  22. roundup
    Reports: Trump’s ‘Art’ Didn’t Work on Failed AHCA DealWhite House and GOP insiders have been leaking their stories following the demise of Trumpcare.
  23. Trump Asks Congress to Investigate His Unsubstantiated Obama Wiretap Claims“I will be proven right,” Trump has reportedly said, but the White House, unwilling or unable to provide evidence, is passing the buck to Congress.
  24. international affairs
    Sweden Confused After Trump Cites Nonexistent Terrorist IncidentTrump’s fake Swedish news reflects a misleading right-wing narrative about refugee-perpetrated crime.
  25. roundup
    Will Trump Stand by Michael Flynn?The embattled national-security adviser could become the administration’s first sacrifice to the realities of political turmoil.
  26. roundup
    Reports: Trump Will Pick Exxon CEO With Close Russia Ties for Secretary of StateRex Tillerson’s close relationship with Putin may make his nomination a target for Russia-wary Republicans.
  27. international affairs
    Intentional or Accidental, Trump’s Taiwan Call Risks a Diplomatic DisasterChina has lodged a complaint about the call, while Trump lodges a complaint against foreign-policy experts who are wondering if he’s in over his head.
  28. democracy
    What Happens If Trump Supporters Believe His ‘Rigged Election’ Hype?The ugliness of this campaign could get worse on Election Day.
  29. roundup
    How Will Voters Separate Fact From Fiction at the Debates?This campaign is not like the others. Will the debate moderators adapt?
  30. roundup
    Hillary Clinton Says Half of Trump Supporters Are ‘Deplorable’The Trump campaign has gone into full outrage mode over the remark, but is Clinton wrong?
  31. roundup
    No, the Brexit Doesn’t Mean Trump Will Win, But It’s Still an Important WarningThe U.S. and U.K. electorates have been primed by many of the same anxieties, and the anti-Trump elite better pay attention.
  32. roundup
    As Profile of Orlando Shooter Develops, Questions About His Motives RemainWas Omar Mateen an ISIS-inspired terrorist, a self-loathing closet case, a mentally ill mass-murderer, or any or all of the above?
  33. roundup
    Muhammad Ali’s Declaration of IndependenceLooking at how many are remembering Ali, it’s clear that America badly needed one.
  34. roundup
    Ted Cruz Snags More Delegates, If That Even Matters AnymoreTrump is still on track to win the nomination, though how much “evolving” he’ll be able to do for a win in November remains an open question.
  35. roundup
    Rubio Wins Puerto Rico, But Does It Even Matter?At this point, Rubio’s continued presence in the race is tantamount to supporting Trump.
  36. roundup
    Is Bernie Sanders’s ‘Political Revolution’ Fading?So far, the new-voter turnout Bernie needs doesn’t seem to be materializing.
  37. roundup
    How the Republican Plan to Replace Justice Scalia Could BackfireWhether they obstruct Obama’s nominee or not, there are a lot of ways for the GOP to lose this fight.