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Pandemic Spike • On December 25, a health worker in Thailand conducts a COVID-19 test. After keeping infection rates low for months, the total number of confirmed infections soared to more than 8,000 by January 4. The results followed a major outbreak centered around Samut Sakhon province, where hundreds of migrant workers tested positive.
The Show Goes On
The Future of Liberalism • Should Democrats patiently try to win back working class voters or is it time for a braver leap?
How to Get on Shark Tank—and Win! • An ex-volunteer firefighter appeared on the ABC show in November with hopes of striking a deal for her fitness product business. Here’s how she fared—and lessons learned
Beware the Copycats • Following the Nashville Christmas Day bombing, conspiracy theories and attacks related to 5G technology are growing in size and intensity—and finding connections with the pandemic
RED ALERT • Donald Trump’s talk about martial law has the military secretly planning how to respond to possible chaos around the inauguration and transition
THE YEAR IN MISINFORMATION • FACTS DID NOT ALWAYS FLOURISH IN 2020.
Secrets to Happiness Around the World
Connecting Stories and Sounds • The Mandalorian composer Ludwig Göransson on pandemic recording and the pressure to please Star Wars fans