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Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Awwww,” —how Google’s new chat platform will respond to a photo of a baby.

“Completely irresponsible,” —how Aashish Desai, a lawyer, describes the construction of a California prison in an area with high rates of an airborne fungal infection.

“I’d say probably two-thirds to three-quarters of our patients are mentioning their feelings about the election in session,”Stephen Holland, a therapist in Washington, D.C.

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