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Midnight trains to Georgia

The Peach State prepares for a political frenzy as a pair of January runoffs determine the balance of the Senate—and the shape of the presidency

Flights to freedom

The stories of two women making hard journeys to America show what refugees endure

Matters of mystery

Conventional science still fumbles with the question of how life began, but the best evidence points to a Designer

Illustration by Rachel Beatty

COVID-19 behind bars

Pandemic restrictions lead to extreme isolation for inmates who can’t access visitors, ministries, and education

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A “women’s wave” for the GOP

As remaining House race results trickle in, Democrats cast blame and Republicans consider gains made possible in part by successful women candidates