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The Triumph of the Chaos Candidate

The Triumph of the Chaos Candidate

Donald Trump took the freak show of American politics and made it the main event. But now he says he wants to be the candidate of calm.

Molly Ball

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Twitter's Famous Racist Problem

Twitter's Famous Racist Problem

The social network risks losing the goodwill it built up during the Arab Spring.

Robinson Meyer

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Erdogan’s Final Agenda

Erdogan’s Final Agenda

Where does Turkey go from here?

Uri Friedman

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Anger in Cleveland

Anger in Cleveland

If there’s one thing everyone can agree on at the Republican Convention, it’s how they feel about Hillary Clinton.

Jeremy Raff and Alex Wagner

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The Hollow Men

The Hollow Men

Why didn’t the most talented, most influential Republican politicians—men like Chris Christie, Tom Cotton, and Paul Ryan—do more to stop Donald Trump?

Jeffrey Goldberg

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The Battle Over a Controversial Method for Autism Communication

The Battle Over a Controversial Method for Autism Communication

A technique that claims to help people with the condition express themselves with the help of a "facilitator" was scientifically disproven in the '90s—so why hasn't it disappeared?

James Elliott

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Human Hearing Loss Could Be Reversible

Human Hearing Loss Could Be Reversible

Many animals regenerate the tiny hair cells that enable hearing—and there are promising signs that people can be made to do the same.

Jessa Gamble

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The Scariest Student Loan Number

The Scariest Student Loan Number

Some focus on the largest figures, like total student debt ($1.3 trillion) and average debt ($30,000.) So why is the most dangerous student loan number less than $5,000?

Derek Thompson

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After Ebola

After Ebola

The disease has left a terrible legacy—and another outbreak is likely.

Lois Parshley

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Burned by a Margarita

Burned by a Margarita

Why lime juice and sunlight don’t mix

Erica Cirino

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Demolition Day

Demolition Day

Photographs of controlled explosions, blasts, kabooms, and crashes.

Emily Anne Epstein

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The Daily Trump: Filling a Time Capsule

The Daily Trump: Filling a Time Capsule

An ongoing chronicle from James Fallows on Donald Trump’s unprecedented and unpresidential actions, saved for posterity.

James Fallows

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<em>Star Trek Beyond</em> Is the Blockbuster America Needs Right Now

Star Trek Beyond Is the Blockbuster America Needs Right Now

Justin Lin’s rollicking action-adventure sequel is a paean to unity, teamwork, and the best qualities of humanity.

David Sims

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