The world just had its worst ever week for COVID-19 infections

1:40 p.m.

Anderson Cooper takes over as Jeopardy! guest host, acknowledging 'big shoes to fill'

1:30 p.m.

How the risk of a post-vaccination COVID-19 infection compares to other daily dangers

12:40 p.m.

Has outdoor masking turned into 'meaningless political theater'?

11:33 a.m.

Marvel debuts trailer for Shang-Chi, its 1st superhero movie with an Asian lead

10:53 a.m.

Could Europe's most powerful soccer clubs effectively kill the World Cup?

9:49 a.m.

Putin critic Navalny taken to prison hospital as team warns he could die in 'days'

9:24 a.m.

Every American adult is now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination

8:02 a.m.

Watch NASA successfully fly a remote-controlled helicopter on Mars

7:21 a.m.

Oregon town on Idaho border experiencing fairly predictable marijuana sales boom

6:23 a.m.

Watch NASA attempt history with test flight of remote-control Mars helicopter Ingenuity

4:54 a.m.

John Oliver explains personal bankruptcy, how credit card lobbyists and lawyers make it much worse

3:54 a.m.

Trump's NSA general counsel Michael Ellis resigns, never having taken office

2:45 a.m.

White House reassigns Betsy Weatherhead, climate change report coordinator under Trump

2:04 a.m.

Austin police, feds searching for ex-sheriff's deputy accused of killing 3, in Sunday's 2nd mass shooting

12:22 a.m.

This nursing student is leaving original paintings around Boston as gifts for strangers

12:05 a.m.

Elephants trample suspected poacher to death in South African national park

April 18, 2021

GOP Sen. John Cornyn says Republicans could support a smaller infrastructure bill

April 18, 2021
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The fake innovation of gig companies
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Solving the pandemic's drinking problem
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Biden's Israel test
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Leaving Afghanistan
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5 cartoons about Biden's infrastructure plan
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The GOP's
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Republicans say they want to be a workers party. The culture war is getting in the way.
The John Boehner rehabilitation tour
The man who set the stage for Trump tries to escape accountability
Contagion is even more remarkable a year later
The pandemic thriller still seems eerily prescient — mostly
The foreign policy time bombs
Global hotspots are getting hotter, forcing Biden to face the realities of American decline
Can the Yang Gang take New York?
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The value of scientific failure
The COVID vaccines prove that wild ideas and repeated failure are more than worth the investment
The opposite of caution?
Why the FDA's decision to pause the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is wildly irresponsible
The pandemic Wild West
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Trump finally jumps the shark
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Coronavirus testing in India.

The world just had its worst ever week for COVID-19 infections

1:40 p.m.
Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper takes over as Jeopardy! guest host, acknowledging 'big shoes to fill'

1:30 p.m.
Traffic jam on a bridge.

How the risk of a post-vaccination COVID-19 infection compares to other daily dangers

12:40 p.m.
Mask in the sand.

Has outdoor masking turned into 'meaningless political theater'?

11:33 a.m.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Marvel debuts trailer for Shang-Chi, its 1st superhero movie with an Asian lead

10:53 a.m.
Fan protesting the formation of a European football Super League.

Could Europe's most powerful soccer clubs effectively kill the World Cup?

9:49 a.m.
Alexei Navalny

Putin critic Navalny taken to prison hospital as team warns he could die in 'days'

9:24 a.m.
Javier Morena receives his first dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine

Every American adult is now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination

8:02 a.m.
Ingenuity Mars helicopter flies

Watch NASA successfully fly a remote-controlled helicopter on Mars

7:21 a.m.
Pot dispensary in Spain

Oregon town on Idaho border experiencing fairly predictable marijuana sales boom

6:23 a.m.
Ingenuity Mars helicopter

Watch NASA attempt history with test flight of remote-control Mars helicopter Ingenuity

4:54 a.m.
John Oliver explains personal bankruptcy

John Oliver explains personal bankruptcy, how credit card lobbyists and lawyers make it much worse

3:54 a.m.
Gen. Paul Nakasone

Trump's NSA general counsel Michael Ellis resigns, never having taken office

2:45 a.m.
Climate protest outside White House

White House reassigns Betsy Weatherhead, climate change report coordinator under Trump

2:04 a.m.
Police searching for ex-sheriffs deputy

Austin police, feds searching for ex-sheriff's deputy accused of killing 3, in Sunday's 2nd mass shooting

12:22 a.m.
Jake Garcia with some of his art.

This nursing student is leaving original paintings around Boston as gifts for strangers

12:05 a.m.
An elephant at Kruger National Park.

Elephants trample suspected poacher to death in South African national park

April 18, 2021
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas).

GOP Sen. John Cornyn says Republicans could support a smaller infrastructure bill

April 18, 2021
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