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'American Factory' on Netflix is a solid film, but Obama's message of finding common ground in an uneven labor dispute ignores working people's realities.

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The 'New York Times' says the controversial member of Congress has fallen in line. That's only half the story.

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Lena Dunham's New Show Is About... Finance Bros?

Dunham will EP and direct the new HBO series, 'Industry.'

How to Have Money

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What It Would Take for the Next President to Cancel All Student Debt

Trump just erased the loans of 25,000 veterans. Could his successor do the same thing for everyone?

The Guy Tapped to Become Puerto Rico's Next Governor Is "Throwing More Gasoline on the Fire"

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'I Lost Everything': The Obscene Cost of Being a Woman with a Chronic Health Problem

Medical debt hounds some people more than others.

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How to Ask Someone for Career Advice Without Being Annoying

“It can’t hurt to ask” is extremely common advice, but when we’re all so accessible online, just being able to reach someone and ask for their help doesn’t mean what it used to.

'Welcome to a Shithole': Most U.S. Prisons Are Filled with Toxic Waste

Our jails are overflowing with raw sewage, leaky ceilings, mold and insects. Some cities are trying to fix the damage.

Take My Cash, You Discriminatory Corporate Buffoons

'We don't take cash' is another way to say 'No broke people allowed.'

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Your Tax Dollars Are Paying for the Air Force to Hang Out at Trump Golf Resorts

Air Force pilots are staying at Trump's Turnberry resort in Scotland for discounted rooms and free rounds of golf.

The 25-Year-Old Accused of Murdering His Mother and Grandfather Is On Trial—for Boat Insurance

Nathan Carman finally reached the witness stand, but it wasn't for murder.

Exclusive: Emails Show This Anti-Tobacco Crusader’s Close Relationship with JUUL

Tom Miller is Iowa's attorney general. He's also an adviser to JUUL, even as the company faces controversy and lawsuits.

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Our ongoing column about cheating, fraud, and scams within the American education system.

I'm a College Professor Who Faked Dissertation Data on the Side

It was a good gig for a while, to be quite honest.

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It took me a while to figure out I had taken a job at a diploma factory.

I Got Paid to Improve Rich Kids' Personalities on Their College Applications

I agreed to do something that seemed a little bit sketch but ultimately legal so I wouldn't have to take out loans. It turned out to be a very fine line.

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Clean Out the Freezer

Leah Cohen takes frozen shrimp and creates a Southeast Asian-inspired dish.

Rescue Yesterday’s Takeout

Deuki Hong takes us into the world of K-dramas with a genius bibimbap recipe.

Transforming Thanksgiving Leftovers

Andre Fowles turns leftover mash and cranberry sauce into ooey gooey croquettes.

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