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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Goya Foods free speech controversy, explained

Goya rice being packed for distribution at the company’s Secaucus, New Jersey, factory in 2013. | Yana Paskova/The Washington Post/Getty Images Goya Foods’ CEO says his speech is being suppressed by a boycott. It’s not. Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue said on Friday...

My patient caught Covid-19 twice. So long to herd immunity hopes.

Medical staff from myCovidMD provide free Covid-19 antibody testing in Inglewood, California, on June 19, 2020. The unknowns of immune responses to the coronavirus currently outweigh the knowns. | Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images Emerging cases of Covid-19 reinfection suggest herd immunity is wishful thinking....

Why did liberals win so many cases before a conservative Supreme Court?

Liberal Justice Elena Kagan with conservatives Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Neil Gorsuch, on February 5, 2019. | Doug Mills/Pool/Getty Images The Court’s term included several surprisingly liberal decisions. Don’t expect many of them to last. Last October, when the Supreme Court...

“Usually, trans women are side characters”

Eve Lindley plays Simone in Dispatches from Elsewhere. She is one of the few trans actors to ever play a lead role in a TV series and one of the few to have a romance with a cis character. | Jessica Kourkounis/AMC The...

Is evangelical support for Trump a contradiction?

Fran Flynn, center, prays during an “Evangelicals for Trump” campaign event held at the King Jesus International Ministry as they await the arrival of President Donald Trump on January 3, 2020, in Miami. The rally was announced after a December editorial published in Christianity...

How to go out and not spread coronavirus this summer

People lie in social distancing circles at Dolores Park in San Francisco, California, on May 24. | Liu Guanguan/China News Service/Getty Images What’s the best — and riskiest — way to see friends, take a trip, or get spiffed up? We talked to...

Trump just commuted Roger Stone’s sentence

Roger Stone leaves federal court on November 15, 2019, after being found guilty for obstructing a congressional investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Stone was convicted for lying to Congress and witness tampering in the Mueller probe....

Amazon walks back its order for employees to delete TikTok from their phones

Soumyabrata Roy/NurPhoto via Getty Images Employees can use the social media app on their phones, after all. Amazon says its request that its employees delete TikTok from their cellphones on Friday was made in error. The company’s IT department on Friday morning ordered...

Unpacking the twisty genre of political fanfiction through Curtis Sittenfeld’s Rodham

Hillary Rodham Clinton during her senior year at Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1969. | Wellesley College/Sygma via Getty Images The Vox Book Club digs into why we’re fascinated by fiction about politicians. Welcome, book clubbers! This July, the Vox Book Club is delving...

Housing segregation left Black Americans more vulnerable to Covid-19

Housing discrimination dating back to the 1940s put Black Americans more at risk of contracting and dying from the Covid-19 coronavirus. Here’s how. | Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Racist WWII housing policy might not sound like it has much...

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Supreme Court permits govt to make a move against sugar mill owners

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NA unanimously passes bill for universities to teach Holy Quran in Urdu language

The National Assembly on Monday passed a resolution unanimously, calling for the Holy Quran to be taught in universities and higher education institutions across...

Three dead, 30 harmed as transport upsets in Bahawalpur

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