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The 2020 electoral map is looking markedly different than in prior races—states rarely in play suddenly are.

Depending on your 2016 electoral map visualization, you can argue America's heading left, right, or nowhere.

Jokes about a House candidate's Bigfoot erotica proclivity hide the fact that he campaigned with white supremacists.

Facebook says it has identified and removed an influence campaign orchestrated by accounts previously associated with Russian troll activity.

America's demographics are about to be upended, and it's going to wreak havoc on white men and the Republican Party.

A federal judge blocks the release of blueprints for 3D-printed guns, which the Trump administration had previously approved, and that Trump was also questioning.

Accuweather's CEO—Trump's pick for NOAA head—once argued federal weather data shouldn't be publicly available.

No one wants to be told the grim truth that much of the world, even here in the United States, lacks access to clean water, or of a Mad Max future with nations fighting wars over it. Judging the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting, held near West Virginia coal towns without potable water.

Robert Mueller's early FBI assignments included catching Hells Angels and giant shipments of hash.

On the ethics of architects refusing to design immigration shelters—which are going to be built either way.

Of the 22 US censuses conducted so far in the country's history, 2020's is the most in danger—from lack of resources and public interest.

Senate Democrats introduce a bill to include questions about sexual orientation and gender identity in the 2030 census.

“If I am the one making the sexual advances, I make sure to evaluate my partner’s body language. If I notice some form of hesitation, I ask if he’s OK with having sex, so there is no ambiguity toward how we’re feeling.” The results of a new survey reveal a lot about how we think of consent in 2018.

An analysis of Hollywood speaking roles finds little to no change in diversity over the past 11 years.

Tyler Mitchell is the first black photographer to shoot a Vogue cover in the magazine's 126-year history.

In 1972, David Attenborough urged the BBC to hand editorial control to transgender people and black teachers.

It’s a new month in the 2018 Rooster Summer Reading Challenge. This week we welcome a new judge, Emma Straub, who will be in conversation all month long with Nozlee Samadzadeh. First up: Kudos by Rachel Cusk.

A perfectly nice language, capable of expressing a great many things – and with scores of fascinating regional variants, from Scots to Singapore English. But it is so prevalent. And so hard to escape. How the English language took over the world, for better or worse.

Sleepless Americans are handing money by the fistfuls to celebrities and technology promising a good night's sleep.

From the archives: A visit to a professional napping center in New York City.

Photos of cityscapes show insomniacs' exteriors at dusk, by Aristotle Roufanis.

San Francisco bubble tea shops worry the city's draconian straw ban will adversely affect their businesses.

Part PR stunt, part social experiment, Lyft is giving 100 people $550 in vouchers to give up their cars for a month.

Something included in a care package Drake sends to ex-girlfriends and randomly selected Cheesecake Factory hostesses each Labor Day. A short list of things La Croix tastes like.

From prestige television and comedy to reality TV and game shows, the 100 best TV episodes of the century.

A heatmap of Daily Double game board locations in Jeopardy!