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 2021-10-20 20:00 

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An Interview With the Internet's New Favorite Oracle...

We talked to Noodle, the Nostradamus of the TikTok era....

 2021-10-20 18:16 

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Resistance Dems Are Incinerating Their Money Again in an Attempt to Take Down Marjorie Taylor Greene...

Democrats running against the MAGA superstar are pulling in huge fundraising hauls, despite their nonexistent chances of winning....

 2021-10-20 17:53 

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Dear Care and Feeding: Can an Introvert Really Be a Good Parent?...

Parenting advice on bath struggles, mean girls, and introversion worries....

 2021-10-20 17:21 

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Can the Virginia Governor's Race Tell Us Anything About the 2022 Midterms?...

The pundits sure want it to....

 2021-10-20 14:00 

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What Could Thoreau Teach Me, a Pakistani American Woman?...

The gifts of Walden Pond aren't so freely given to everyone who visits....

 2021-10-20 13:52 

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What Should Really Alarm Us About China's New "Hypersonic" Missile Test...

It's not the test itself....

 2021-10-20 13:00 

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What Happened When a Ransomware Attack Hit a Tiny Kansas County...

Pottawatomie County is far from alone in facing these challenges—or in the choices it had to make....

 2021-10-20 09:50 

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Have Cities Really Made Allergies Worse by Planting Mostly Male Trees?...

"Botanical sexism" is a catchy idea, but some scientists think it's a con....

 2021-10-20 09:45 

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What Monica Lewinsky's New Documentary on Public Shaming Gets Wrong...

Somehow even Lewinsky isn't cynical enough about what it means to be mean online....

 2021-10-20 02:00 

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What's Fact and What's Fiction in the Impeachment Episode Where Bill Clinton Commits Perjury...

Linda Tripp is lampooned on SNL, and the Lewinsky story finally breaks—gasp!—on the internet....

 2021-10-20 00:08 

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My Husband Made a Shocking Proposal to My Best Friend. And Then It Got Worse....

It only got worse when I asked him about it....

 2021-10-19 21:44 

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How Historically Accurate Is Matt Damon's Hideous Mullet in The Last Duel ?...

Certain peevish monks would have strenuously objected to this look....

 2021-10-19 20:08 

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Texas Wants to Force a 20-Lane Highway Through Austin...

The city has other ideas....

 2021-10-19 19:49 

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Ending Roe Could Send More Women to Prison for Miscarrying...

In a post-Roe world, the loss of a pregnancy might result in charges of homicide, feticide or aggravated assault....

 2021-10-19 19:47 

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Why Going in Circles Can Make for a Great Video Game...

In the new Nintendo Switch game, there's nothing better than going back to the beginning....

 2021-10-19 19:43 

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There's a Potential Grenade at the Center of the Crypto Economy...

The stablecoin Tether appears to be neither stable nor especially tethered....

 2021-10-19 18:56 

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The Bigger Reason Washington State Fired Its Vaccine-Refusing Football Coach...

Other coaches around the sport, of all backgrounds and politics, understood what he didn't....

 2021-10-19 17:04 

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Zebra Update: Apparently the Only Way to Catch the Escaped Zebras Is to Rope in More Zebras...

What could go wrong?...

 2021-10-19 15:14 

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My Mother-in-Law Has $100,000 in Student Debt—and She Just Revealed an Alarming Plan for What to Do About It...

I don't want to be on the hook for her bad behavior....

 2021-10-19 13:00 

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I Thought a Wearable Breast Pump Would Solve My Problems...

But the problems are bigger than a couple of leaky tubes....

 2021-10-19 10:00 

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Help! I Am Completely in Over My Head at My New Job....

I can tell people are catching on to me being out of my league....

 2021-10-19 09:55 

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Dear Care and Feeding: One of My Twins Outshines the Other...

Parenting advice on twinhood, gifted and talented programs, and pronouns....

 2021-10-19 09:50 

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When Did This Time of Year Become "Spooky Season"? The Elusive History of a Cursed Phrase....

"To me it really starts ramping up even as early as mid-July," one adherent claimed....

 2021-10-19 09:45 

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How a Stubborn, Low-Paid Librarian Hired—Then Fired—Frank Lloyd Wright...

"I wonder how many bathrooms Mr. Wright has cleaned," she wrote....

 2021-10-18 21:16 

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The Supreme Court Deals a Harsh, Unanimous Blow to Police Reform...

Two decisions reflect the justices' continued desire to shield violent officers from accountability....

 2021-10-18 20:56 

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What Could Possibly Come From a Meeting Between Joe Manchin and Bernie Sanders?...

And who they should be meeting with instead....

 2021-10-18 18:54 

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The States Can Save Us From the Supreme Court's Brutal Rulings Protecting Bad Police...

States and cities must now pass legislation to ensure that qualified immunity does not apply to police officers who are sued in state court....

 2021-10-18 18:23 

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The Moment When Colin Powell Squandered His Spectacular Career...

The revered general and statesman, who died Monday, couldn't outmaneuver his bureaucratic rivals....

 2021-10-18 18:21 

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Help! My Husband Called His Ex the "Love of His Life."...

He had had a bit to drink....

 2021-10-18 16:26 

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What Colin Powell's Death Really Means About the Vaccines...

He was fully vaccinated against the virus. He also had blood cancer....

 2021-10-18 15:55 

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Biden Made a Promise to End Discrimination Against Puerto Ricans. He's About to Break It....

Territorial residents can't protect themselves through the political process. SCOTUS should take note....

 2021-10-18 15:52 

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What the Fight Over the Mail Is Really About...

The debate over the Postal Service is bigger than your mailbox....

 2021-10-18 14:00 

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Germany's Promising Plan to Bring Conspiracy Theorists Back From the Brink...

Most people reaching out to the new service are friends and family who are on the cusp of cutting all ties....

 2021-10-18 13:00 

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What Would Religious Leaders Do if Aliens Showed Up?...

UFOs aren't the first phenomena humans have wanted to take on faith....

 2021-10-18 10:00 

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The Pathetic Details at the Heart of the Suburban Couple Spy Case...

A desire for money, stunning naivete, and lines ripped straight from the movies....

 2021-10-18 09:55 

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Dear Care and Feeding: I'm So Ashamed of How I Feel About My Son...

Parenting advice on depression, addiction, and divorce....

 2021-10-18 02:00 

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Introducing the Worst Person in WaystarRoyco...

If you think figuring out who's going to run Succession's company is tough, try picking the most poisonous viper in this nest....

 2021-10-17 23:00 

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My Amazing Open Relationship Is Built on a White Lie...

But it's growing darker by the day....

 2021-10-17 23:00 

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Americans Don't Want to Defund the Police. Here's What They Do Want....

What more than 100 recent polls tell us about how to get police reform done....

 2021-10-17 22:00 

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A Woman Was Raped on a Pennsylvania Train. Witnesses Didn't Even Call 911....

There were several passengers on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority train car but no one did anything....

 2021-10-17 20:41 

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Buttigieg: "I'm not going to apologize to Tucker Carlson" for Taking Paternity Leave...

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says that leave to take care of a new child in the family should not be seen as a vacation....

 2021-10-17 17:48 

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Fauci: J&J Vaccine "Very Likely" Should Have Been 2 Doses From the Start...

Dr. Anthony Fauci said those who received the one-dose vaccine will likely be able to get a booster from a different manufacturer....

 2021-10-17 14:03 

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As Many as 17 U.S. Missionaries Kidnapped in Haiti...

The missionaries, including several children, were reportedly kidnapped by a gang known as 400 Mawozo that is known for targeting religious groups....

 2021-10-17 12:00 

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Help! I Took My Best Friend's Virginity Before His Wedding. Should I Still Attend the Ceremony?...

It might raise some uncomfortable questions if I were to drop out....

 2021-10-17 11:00 

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Do I Really Have to Bond with My Mom's New Husband's Family?...

Parenting advice on blended families, puberty, and gender identity....

 2021-10-16 23:32 

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Robert Durst Is on a Ventilator After Contracting COVID-19...

The 78-year-old New York real estate heir was sentenced life in prison without a chance of parole for the murder of Susan Berman in December 2000....

 2021-10-16 22:07 

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Buttigieg Fires Back at Critics of Parental Leave: Biden Administration "Is Actually Pro-Family"...

Fox News host Tucker Carlson and several Republican officials have harshly criticized the Transportation secretary....

 2021-10-16 14:09 

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Texas Superintendent Apologizes After Official Calls for "Opposing" Views to Holocaust...

The comment came during a training session with teachers to comply with a new state law meant to prevent schools from teaching "critical race theory."...

 2021-10-16 14:00 

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The Best Photo We Didn't Use This Week: Donald Trump's Note to Self...

The president was not immune to the charms of bridesmaid font....

 2021-10-16 14:00 

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Future Tense Newsletter: We Need More Low-Stakes Rules for Internet Conduct...

Plus, stories from the recent past of Future Tense....

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