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This Meme Tricks People Into Registering to Vote
On Thursday afternoon, Elle magazine announced on Twitter that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were breaking up. When shocked readers clicked the link to find out more about what would be major breaking news in the entertainment industry, they were dir
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: ‘Certainly Looks That Way’
Written by Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey), Madeleine Carlisle (@maddiecarlisle2), and Olivia Paschal (@oliviacpaschal) President Donald Trump said he believes Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead. Earlier in the day, Treasury Secretary Steven M
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The Justice Department’s Investigation of Clergy Sexual Abuse Will Test the Catholic Hierarchy
The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into the Catholic Church’s handling of sexual-abuse allegations in Pennsylvania, according to the Associated Press. At least six of the state’s dioceses have confirmed to various news outlets
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How Facebook’s Chaotic Push Into Video Cost Hundreds of Journalists Their Jobs
As media companies tried to divine the desires of the world’s biggest platform, they fired writers and lost their way.
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Zuckerberg, Soros, and Steyer Spend Millions on Out-of-State Ballot Initiatives
The billionaires have funded initiatives on drug treatment, alternative energy, and in-home care for seniors, but some corporations and state activists wish they would keep their money and stay away.   
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The Atlantic Daily: Here’s How to Respond to a Diplomatic Crisis
Who is Heidi Cruz? Plus one senator’s proposal to give cash to lower-income families, a federal clergy-abuse investigation, and more
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Heidi Cruz Didn’t Plan for This
She had her whole future mapped out when she met Ted Cruz, starting with her dream job in Washington. This is the story of what came after.
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I’m Not Leaving the Republican Party
It will take a long time to clean up after Donald Trump, but the GOP is still best suited to lead the country.
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The 2018 Midterms Are All About Trump
Republicans are surging in pro-Trump rural areas as a Democratic wave gathers in many anti-Trump suburbs, continuing a long-term shift toward nationalized congressional elections.
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The Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee Won’t Restart a Full-On Russia Probe
If the Democrats take back the House in November, Congressman Adam Schiff says he’ll try to close a hyper-partisan divide on the House Intelligence Committee.  
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Kamala Harris’s Trump-Size Tax Plan
The California senator is the latest Democrat to propose giving billions of dollars in cash to lower-income families.
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Some Immigrant Parents Fear Losing Their Children Forever
Immigrant children separated from their parents can spend months, even years, in American foster homes. There have even been rare cases in which state officials have authorized permanent adoptions without notifying deported parents.
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A World-Class Airport For The End Of The World
New Orleans is building a state-of-the-art, billion-dollar terminal. But is it planning for a future doomed by climate change?
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Women in the U.S. Can Now Get Safe Abortions by Mail
The founder of a global abortion-pill provider that has never shipped to the U.S. has quietly started a new service for Americans.
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Halloween Is a Devoted Homage to the Unbeatable Original
The new follow-up to John Carpenter’s 1978 slasher classic is a curious project, but it’s anchored by fantastic work from Jamie Lee Curtis.
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Letters: ‘It Is Devastating Every Time I Read of Another Child Who Was Not Protected’
Readers respond to the story of one child’s fatal abuse—and the child-welfare system that failed to save him.
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The Harvard Trial Doesn’t Matter
The lawyers challenging the university are testing out their arguments to see which ones stick ahead of a potential appeal to the Supreme Court.
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The Tricky Allure of Becoming a Black American Expatriate
For generations, African Americans have left the U.S. in search of freedom from racism and oppression. But what do they actually find when they settle overseas?
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Everybody Take Five
To combat the growing federal deficit, Trump said he would ask each of his Cabinet secretaries to cut five percent from their budget proposals next year.
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Will Kavanaugh Finally Cast the Vote That Ends DACA?
The Justice Department has warned that if the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals doesn’t rule on the program, it’ll take it up to the new conservative Supreme Court majority.
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Meet the Endoterrestrials
They live thousands of feet below the Earth’s surface. They eat hydrogen and exhale methane. And they may shape our world more profoundly than we can imagine.
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The Atlantic Daily: What Happened in the Room
A secretive organization spending millions on Facebook political ads, the Trump tell-all that wasn’t, immigration courts, and more
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Jonah Hill Strives for Authenticity With Mid90s
The actor’s directorial debut is a coming-of-age tale about a young teen seeking refuge in skateboarding.
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The End of Cheap Shipping From China
The White House wants to put an end to low-cost shipping from overseas, a move widely supported among U.S. e-commerce sellers.
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Jeff Sessions Is Quietly Transforming the Nation’s Immigration Courts
The attorney general has stepped up the hiring of immigration judges, ordered them to hear more cases, and shown a preference for those who’ve previously been prosecutors.
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Mitt Romney Isn’t Coming to Help Liberals
The Senate next year could be more MAGA-oriented than ever—and the next senator from Utah isn’t likely to change that.
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When Being the Boss’s Son Isn’t Enough
Editor’s Note: This article is part of an oral-history series where Aaron Reiss interviewed the young-adult sons and daughters of Chinatown shopkeepers about how they are helping to keep their families’ businesses alive. Ken Ma, a 32-year-old M.B.A.
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Letter: Laquan McDonald’s Death and the Rhetoric of Police
A reader weighs in on the Chicago Police Department’s culture of intimidation, and describes her own experience processing the shooting of the 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
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Taking Over the Family Business in Chinatown
As the neighborhood continues to gentrify, the children of immigrant shop owners must decide how, and if, they will keep stores running.
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The Conners Frees Itself of Roseanne Barr
The retooled sitcom debuted with an episode that wrestled with the death of its fictional matriarch.
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