Read: special counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia report

Finally. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report on potential collusion between Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia is finally ...
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Watch: Barr walks away after he’s asked the most important question about the Mueller report

The press conference was a charade. One moment captures it. Attorney General William Barr invited the press to ask him ...
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The Vox guide to Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller has completed his report on possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 ...
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Trump’s lawyers got to see the Mueller report before Congress or the public

Stunning. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyers and White House attorneys were given a partially redacted version of special counsel Robert ...
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Measles is back because states give parents too many ways to avoid vaccines

The era of religious and moral vaccine exemptions needs to end — and fast. More than 500 people across the ...
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The attorney general just pre-spun the Mueller report for Trump

Barr spun everything in Trump’s favor — and literally walked offstage when he was called on it. Attorney General William ...
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Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer want Robert Mueller to testify to Congress

Congressional Democrats are suspicious of Attorney General Bill Barr. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are ...
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A closer look at Washington’s superb new 100% clean electricity bill

The bill contains groundbreaking changes to the way the state’s utilities do business. The trend of states targeting 100 percent ...
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I don’t eat meat. Should my dog?

Should your dog have free will when it comes to food? Recently, I got a dog. Or rather, I came ...
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9 questions about the Mueller report you were too embarrassed to ask

What might the Mueller report look like? What will be covered in it? Will we get to see it? Special ...
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It’s time for Ilhan Omar’s critics to stand with her against Trump’s attacks

A Jewish critic of Omar’s Israel comments on why it’s vital to defend her against Islamophobia. Regardless of what you ...
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Confused about who’s who in the Mueller report? Start here.

What did Don McGahn do? Who is Carter Page? Here’s a quick primer. The Mueller report will be released Thursday, ...
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Billie Ellish, the neo-goth, chart-topping 17-year-old pop star, explained

From SoundCloud to Coachella, the 17-year-old has paved her own path to become a generational icon. In 2016, 14-year-old Billie ...
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The persistent myth of finding love on a plane

Why do cramped seats, gross food, and no personal space make us think of … romance? When Rosey Blair witnessed ...
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The Notre Dame fire is a roofer’s worst fear come to life

I know how easy it is for a small mistake on any construction site to cause a massive disaster. My ...
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What to expect on the Mueller report’s release day

Collusion, obstruction, redactions, and more. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election will at long ...
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Vox Sentences: Another Trump veto

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered ...
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The last-minute drama about the Mueller report’s release, explained

We learned that Bill Barr will give a pre-report press conference — and that DOJ has briefed the White House ...
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Native American activists: The fire at Notre Dame is devastating. So is the destruction of our sacred lands.

It’s an ongoing abuse that’s garnered far less outcry. The devastating destruction of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has ...
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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation: news and latest updates

How we got here, and what it could mean for President Trump. In May 2017, the FBI appointed special counsel ...
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William Barr will give a press conference on the Mueller report Thursday. Here’s how to watch.

The attorney general will discuss the special counsel’s findings at 9:30 am ET. Attorney General William Barr will hold a ...
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Black churches in Louisiana see $1.3 million surge in donations after fire at Notre Dame Cathedral

Before Tuesday, the Louisiana churches had received less than $100,000 in donations. A fundraising effort to support three historically black ...
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As extreme diets have become mainstream, Beyoncé swears she’ll never do hers again

In “Homecoming,” Beyoncé reveals her postpartum, pre-Coachella diet. Celebrity diets have been rumor fodder since modern celebrities were a thing ...
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The case against solitary confinement

On any given day, some 61,000 people are in solitary confinement in US prisons. It’s time to abolish the practice ...
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Beyoncé’s new documentary shows exactly how much work it takes to be queen

Netflix’s Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé is a testament to its star’s work ethic. Traditionally, the thing you say about ...
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These immigrants contribute $4.6 billion in taxes. Trump’s trying to strip their legal status.

Thousands of workers with Temporary Protected Status clean federal buildings in Washington, DC —including the president’s hospital suite. Immigrants with ...
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Denver may become the first US city to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

The city’s voters are now deciding whether to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms. Denver is now voting on whether it should become ...
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How airport scanners discriminate against passengers of color

Full-body scanners often have trouble reading thick hair and certain head coverings — contributing to racist profiling. For years, black ...
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Storm-ravaged Puerto Rico is committing to 100 percent renewable energy

The Trump administration, however, has other ideas. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has placed a definitive bet on wind, water, ...
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Scientists: We kept pig brains alive 10 hours after death. Bioethicists: “Holy shit.”

Scientists hooked 32 dead pig brains up to a machine to revive them. And it worked. Around 15 minutes after ...
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Tim Burton has built his career around an iconic visual aesthetic. Here’s how it evolved.

Every Tim Burton movie is channeling specific visual influences — plus his own alienated childhood. Tim Burton is one of ...
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Game of Thrones’ Tyrion was the game’s sharpest player. Now he’s in trouble.

Daenerys doesn’t trust that when push comes to shove, Tyrion will choose his queen over his family. There are spoilers ...
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After Columbine, martyrdom became a powerful fantasy for Christian teenagers

Cassie Bernall and Rachel Scott weren’t just victims — they became part of a bigger narrative, with far-reaching effects. Twenty ...
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What the Constitution Means to Me lets teen girls inject hope into democracy. It’s great.

Heidi Schreck’s new Broadway play makes the personal political — and makes government fun again. After enjoying an acclaimed extended ...
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Attorney General Barr just handed ICE more power to keep asylum-seekers in detention

Barr’s unilateral ruling won’t affect families seeking asylum, but could make it much harder for adults to get released. Attorney ...
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Democrats don’t have to wait for Trump to leave office to cut child poverty

Most European countries have child allowances. Why not California? 2019 has been a banner year for Democratic anti-poverty plans. Just ...
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More affluent neighborhoods are creating their own school districts

The legally sanctioned fencing-out of low-income students of color. In the past two decades, 128 communities have had a simple ...
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Unplanned, the anti-abortion movie that’s getting mainstream attention, explained

The movie paints the anti-abortion movement as pro-woman. Early in the film Unplanned, Abby Johnson gives an abortion clinic protester ...
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Beyoncé made her iconic Coachella performance into a live album. You can stream it right now.

Beyoncé dropped a surprise live album along with her Netflix documentary. Beyoncé has released two surprise albums in her career ...
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Denver schools close during hunt for potential shooter: what we know

The suspect is reportedly “armed and dangerous” and has an “infatuation” with the Columbine school shooting. Denver-area schools are closed ...
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How Game of Thrones’ final season premiere mirrors its first

We explore the ways the show’s season 8 premiere parallels its first episode. When Game of Thrones premiered in 2011, ...
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Kim Kardashian is being compared to Elle Woods. She should wear it as a badge of honor.

Kardashian is dismissing critics who think she shouldn’t try to become a lawyer. Kim Kardashian West is studying for the ...
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Trump vetoes Congress’s directive to end US involvement in bloody Saudi-led war in Yemen

Congress reasserted its constitutional power over declaring wars. Trump called it an attempt to “weaken my constitutional authorities.” President Donald ...
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Why the world’s leading AI charity decided to take billions from investors

A Q&A with the founders of the cutting-edge AI lab OpenAI. Most of the world’s most sophisticated artificial intelligence programs ...
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How Harry Potter and emojis became part of Passover

The Haggadah, the centuries-old text that accompanies the Passover Seder, is getting a pop culture makeover. When former DC Comics ...
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Game of Thrones is more interested in payoffs than actual storytelling

It’s largely gotten rid of second acts in its many storylines, and that’s made it sloppier than ever. About two-thirds ...
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Why the dragons on Game of Thrones aren’t akin to nukes

In fact, another weapon in George R.R. Martin’s universe better fits that description. I spend a lot of my time ...
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Flight attendants know the real job killer isn’t the Green New Deal. It’s climate change.

Our union represents 50,000 flight attendants. We know climate change is our biggest threat. “Pretty much everyone on the plane ...
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Women suffer needless pain because almost everything is designed for men

Why women are 50 percent more likely to be misdiagnosed after a heart attack and 17 percent more likely to ...
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Vox Sentences: One man, 39 measles cases

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered ...
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An art historian explains the tough decisions in rebuilding Notre Dame

What remains after the fire, and what France must consider as it rebuilds the cathedral. French President Emmanuel Macron declared ...
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Facebook’s data-sharing practices are called into question, again

An NBC News report reveals the company shared user data with “friends” while withholding it from competitors. Facebook was hit ...
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Israel is deporting a human rights activist over his BDS support

Human Rights Watch director Omar Shakir is being deported by Israeli court over Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) activism. An ...
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82-year-old Glenda Jackson’s King Lear is towering. But she can’t rescue a bungled show.

The new Broadway production gambles on a turbulent Trump allegory. It doesn’t always work. Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump has ...
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Small donors rally to Ilhan Omar after Trump’s attacks

Omar is one of the top Democratic earners this quarter. Rep. Ilham Omar, one of the first Muslim women in ...
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Notre Dame has always been the people’s cathedral

A historian explains the significance of the cathedral in the wake of a destructive fire. Notre Dame de Paris was ...
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After Vox stories, Zuckerberg Hospital is overhauling its aggressive billing tactics

No more $20,243 bike crashes. Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital announced Tuesday it has overhauled its billing policies, a move ...
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What DNA ancestry tests can — and can’t — tell you

I took a DNA ancestry test. It didn’t tell me where my ancestors came from. At-home DNA ancestry tests have ...
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Iran labels all US troops in the Middle East “terrorists”

It’s a response to America’s similar designation of Iranian troops the day before. On Monday, the Trump administration followed through ...
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Bret Easton Ellis’s White tries hard to be provocative. It’s just boring.

Bret Easton Ellis’s new book is Bret Easton Ellis repeating, “I’m not mad, I actually think it’s funny,” for 260 ...
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More people are cheating on their taxes, but fewer are going to jail

Taxpayers owe $131 billion to the US government — enough to fund the entire Department of Education for two years ...
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A new study finds the opioid epidemic has led to tens of billions in lost tax revenue

It’s already the deadliest drug overdose crisis in US history. But it’s also affecting the economy and budgets. The opioid ...
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7 winners from the first big presidential fundraising reports

Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, and more. Bernie Sanders’s powerful small-donor machine is back up and running, Kamala Harris ...
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How the Rock ’n Play became a cult baby product — and why Fisher-Price is recalling it

The popular sleeper product has been connected to at least 32 infant deaths, according to Consumer Reports. The Fisher-Price Rock ...
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What is polarizing legislatures? Probably not what you think.

If polarization really is a problem, we should focus on what is actually associated with it rather than what’s easy ...
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Notre Dame is one of Paris’s most visited landmarks. Here’s what the fire could mean for the city.

Most of the cathedral’s priceless artwork and relics, including Christ’s crown of thorns, survived the fire. A fire broke out ...
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Modern Monetary Theory, explained

A very detailed walkthrough of the big new left economic idea. Modern Monetary Theory is having a moment. The theory, ...
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Donald Trump really isn’t happy that Fox News hosted a town hall with Bernie Sanders

The president isn’t used to watching himself get attacked on his favorite channel. President Donald Trump is far from thrilled ...
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Why the Notre Dame fire was so destructive, according to fire experts

Old wood and ongoing renovations converged to bring about the damage. The fire that engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral Monday, ...
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In the race for grassroots donations, it’s a battle between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders

Small-dollar donations also make up the majority of Pete Buttigieg’s and Beto O’Rourke’s fundraising. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) threw down ...
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Who wants to pay taxes?

A lot of people do, at least when they have direct input on how governments spend their money. April 15 ...
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Fire damages Paris’s historic Notre Dame Cathedral

The building suffered extensive damage, but total destruction was avoided. Paris’s historic Notre Dame Cathedral suffered extensive damage in a ...
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Democrats are prioritizing “electability” in 2020. That’s a coded term.

It often means white and male. The majority of Democratic voters and Democratic leaners don’t have a preference when it ...
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The Trump 2020 campaign is going after older people with immigration ads on Facebook

Trump’s campaign is spending 44 percent of its Facebook advertising budget to target users age 65 and up. President Donald ...
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Why we wept when Notre Dame burned

Places and buildings retain memories of their own. My center of gravity in Paris is on the left bank, the ...
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Senator Ed Markey: “we are now in the era of the Green New Deal”

The resolution’s co-sponsor explains his new approach to climate policy. When it comes to the Green New Deal, most media ...
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Trump on if he’s had second thoughts about incendiary Ilhan Omar tweet: “No, not at all”

The Congress member says it prompted death threats. Trump says he doesn’t regret it. Days after he posted an edited ...
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“It challenged my ideas about religion”: Penny Lane on her new movie about Satanists

What the director of Hail Satan? learned from making a documentary on the Satanic Temple. A documentary called Hail Satan? ...
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The race to save the planet from plastic

Scientists are trying to accelerate evolution to make plastics rot. A tiny new organism is showing them how. Sometime between ...
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What Pete Buttigieg learned from Donald Trump

In a crowded field, it pays off to say “yes” to everything and get attention. When we managed to book ...
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Male scientists are often cast as lone geniuses. Here’s what happened when a woman was.

The sexist backlash against the woman involved with the black hole image, explained. Just after the Event Horizon Telescope project ...
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Pete Buttigieg, Barack Obama, and the psychology of liberalism

Buttigieg is going for the “hope and change” voters. There was a word missing from the speech Pete Buttigieg gave ...
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When did vitamins get so cool?

Instagram is littered with subscription vitamin services, pretty and personal enough for the wellness and self-care movements. Persona co-founder and ...
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Bernie Sanders’ Fox News town hall wasn’t a debate. Bernie won anyway.

Sanders was sincere with the audience, gracious to his Democratic opponents, and as prickly as ever to his Fox News ...
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Vox Sentences: Notre Dame in flames

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered ...
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Watch: Sanders town hall audience surprises Bret Baier with how much they like Bernie’s health care plan

A politically diverse town hall audience showed a lot of enthusiasm for Medicare for All. Bernie Sanders’s Fox News town ...
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Bernie Sanders released his tax returns showing he is a millionaire. He still wants to tax the rich.

Sanders released his tax returns and then he went on Fox News to defend his wealth tax. Sen. Bernie Sanders ...
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2019 Pulitzer winner Fairview is the most productively uncomfortable play I’ve ever seen

Jackie Sibblies Drury’s drama is brilliant — and unsettling. The recipient of the 2019 Pulitzer for Drama has been announced, ...
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America’s mass shooting problem surfaces in Pulitzer Prize awards

Reporting on shootings in Parkland, Pittsburgh, and Annapolis received Pulitzer Prize honors this year. The list of 2019 Pulitzer Prize ...
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The Constitution’s “natural-born” defect

All American citizens should be able to become president. Previous essays in this series have addressed fundamental flaws in the ...
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Why Notre Dame matters, in one Victor Hugo passage

What Victor Hugo wrote to save Notre Dame when it was on the brink of destruction. Notre Dame is on ...
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Sudan’s protesters demand civilian control amid leadership shake-up

A military coup ousted former President Omar al-Bashir last week. Protesters in Sudan continue to demand that the military turn ...
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The devastating Notre Dame Cathedral fire, in 13 photos

Stunning images of the iconic gothic landmark in Paris, France, engulfed in flames. The iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, ...
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This is how Bernie Sanders thinks about foreign policy

The senator wants to create a global democratic movement to end oligarchy and authoritarianism. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), one of ...
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Bran Stark’s cold stare is Game of Thrones season 8’s real winner

Bran Stark is dominating the Game of Memes. It is a truth universally acknowledged that the more confounding something is, ...
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Notre Dame Cathedral, one of Paris’s most iconic landmarks, is in flames

The cathedral’s spire has now collapsed. A fire is engulfing the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, and has ...
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2019 is shaping up to be a very bad year for measles

It’s not just the US outbreaks. Measles is making a global comeback. Measles was eliminated in the US in 2000 ...
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What Australia can teach America about health care

When I look at the Australian health care system, I see something kind of unusual: a hybrid of where the ...
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Why I’m boycotting TurboTax this year

It’s an evil parasite that only makes your taxes more complicated. It's tax season again, and that means you're probably ...
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Marijuana legalization is very popular

In the three major national surveys, support for legalization is at an all-time high. The three major national polls in ...
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Sally Rooney’s Normal People will be tough to beat as book of the year

The 28-year-old author of Conversations With Friends defies the sophomore slump. Normal People, the new novel by Conversations with Friends ...
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Justice Department plans to release Mueller report on Thursday

The nearly 400-page report will include redactions. The Justice Department plans to release the Mueller report on the findings in ...
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Who will win Game of Thrones, explained by political science

Game of Thrones’ season 8 premiere helped reveal who’s likely to sit on the Iron Throne at the end of ...
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Del Taco’s newest “meat” taco is 100% meatless

Plant-based meat is going mainstream — and fast. Here’s fresh evidence. Just two weeks after Burger King announced it was ...
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Tiger Woods won at the Masters, and so did Nike

Nike celebrated Tiger Woods’s first Masters win since 2005 with a piano-backed slideshow of his “highs and lows.” Tiger Woods ...
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Trump’s latest fundraising numbers show his campaign lapping the Democratic field

Trump’s fundraising haul equaled the top two Democratic candidates — combined. President Donald Trump’s latest fundraising numbers indicate he will ...
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This bot will do your homework for $9.95 a month. Does it actually work?

According to one 10th-grade history teacher, it’s unlikely to get you an A. “EssayBot is the highly acclaimed online platform ...
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The economic boost from the Republican tax cuts is probably about to run out

That was quick. The flood of fiscal stimulus from the Republican tax cut bill is about to slow to a ...
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Boeing’s 737 Max problem goes far beyond branding. Someone should tell Trump.

Trump, who ran a failed airline, is now offering advice to Boeing on the 737 Max scandal. President Donald Trump ...
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Game of Thrones: the most satisfying reunions from the season 8 premiere

From Arya’s smile to Bran’s cold stare, here are the highlights from an episode full of characters reuniting. Heading into ...
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The real reason Boeing’s new plane crashed twice

This isn’t just a computer bug. It’s a scandal. In the past six months, two airplanes have fallen out of ...
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100 years of tax brackets, in one chart

Republicans say we have too many now. But we used to have way more. https://apps.voxmedia.com/graphics/vox-marginal-taxes/javascripts/pym-5aa85469.js new pym.Parent('how-tax-brackets-have-changed-in-the-last-100-years__graphic', 'https://apps.voxmedia.com/graphics/vox-marginal-taxes/', {xdomain: '.*\.voxmedia\.com'}); ...
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The Israel-Palestinian peace process is dead. An expert explains why.

“If your solution does not include self-determination for everyone, and basic civil, human, and political rights for everyone — it’s ...
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What does Game of Thrones’ season 8 premiere tell us about how the show ends?

After watching “Winterfell,” our critics discuss how the series should conclude, and how it definitely shouldn’t. At last, we’ve reached ...
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Big money, small donors, and burn rates: what to watch for in 2020 campaigns’ new fundraising reports

Bernie Sanders is leading the pack. Here’s how to read the FEC filing tea leaves. Raising money used to be ...
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Warning people off tainted drinking water may have killed children

When wells were found to contain arsenic, people in Bangladesh turned to contaminated water sources. Kids died. In the 1970s, ...
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Watch: Game of Thrones’ opening credits get a dramatic overhaul for season 8

The series’ introductory sequence has rarely received as big of an update as it did in the season eight premiere, ...
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Game of Thrones’s Jon Snow and the Targaryen dragon rider theory, explained

The season premiere may be calling back to a prophecy featuring Jon Snow and Danerys Targaryen Spoilers follow for the ...
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7 winners and 8 losers from Game of Thrones’ final season premiere

Winners: Jon Snow! Cersei Lannister! Circular narratives! Losers: Daenerys Targaryen! Narrative urgency! Game of Thrones returned with “Winterfell,” a season ...
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Game of Thrones season 8: episode recaps and reviews, spoilers, news, and analysis

Winter is here. Winter is coming here: After nearly two years on hiatus, Game of Thrones has finally returned to ...
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Andrew Yang’s plan to take on opioids: decriminalize heroin and fentanyl

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang put forward his plan to decriminalize opioids, including heroin and fentanyl, during a CNN town ...
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Tiger Woods wins his fifth Masters — and first since 2005

His victory marks 15th Majors win. Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters Sunday nearly 11 years after his last major ...
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Trump officials say sanctuary city migrant plan under review

Kellyanne Conway tells migrant mothers: “Don’t come.” President Donald Trump’s surrogates tried to clarify his tweeted proposal to bus detained ...
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Billions has turned into one of TV’s most ruthlessly entertaining shows

As other shows slow down their storytelling, Showtime’s corporate thriller just keeps speeding up. Every week, we pick a new ...
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Kamala Harris releases 15 years of tax returns

Harris and her husband reported a combined $1.89 million in income in 2018. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) ...
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SNL cold open pits Lori Loughlin, Michael Avenatti, and Julian Assange in a battle over “crazy” crimes

Each tries to prove the crimes they are accused of are worse than everyone else’s. Jail began to get crowded ...
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AI triumphs against the world’s top pro team in strategy game Defense of the Ancients 2

It’s the first time an AI has beat a world champion e-sports team Pro gamers, look out — for the ...
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The House Ways and Means Committee wants Trump’s tax returns by April 23

The original deadline was April 10. Rep. Richard E. Neal (D-MA), the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, ...
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Trump leaves door open for third North Korea summit

The “excellent” relationship between Trump and Kim Jong-Un might be enough to get the two leaders in a room, but ...
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Democrats unite to condemn Trump tweet linking Ilhan Omar and 9/11

The president’s tweet takes a clip of an Omar speech and combines it with footage from 9/11. Prominent Democrats defended ...
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Coachella 2019 fire: What we know

An early morning fire broke out during the festival’s first weekend. Early Saturday morning, a fire broke out at California’s ...
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Bret Easton Ellis, who just wrote a book on politics, says politics don’t interest him

And the rest of the week’s best writing on new and related subjects. Welcome to Vox’s weekly book link roundup, ...
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Vox Sentences: Black churches are burning

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered ...
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Donald Glover and Rihanna’s surprise film Guava Island is streaming free for a limited time

It shouldn’t be this complicated to watch this Donald Glover and Rihanna joint, but so it goes. Donald Glover, also ...
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The debate over what Julian Assange’s arrest means for freedom of the press, explained

“This case raises a number of really thorny questions about what it means to be a journalist.” Is the arrest ...
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The rape allegation against Julian Assange, explained

The story of his asylum and arrest is about more than WikiLeaks. Now that he has been expelled from the ...
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Amazing Grace

The stirring, long-awaited concert documentary is finally in theaters. Metacritic score: Kept under a bushel for more than four decades ...
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Apollo 11

The stirring, beautiful documentary revisiting the moon landing in a new way is currently in theaters. Metacritic score: Fifty years ...
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Missing Link

The goofy animated tale of an explorer and the creature he finds is currently in theaters. Metacritic score: Missing Link ...
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Shazam!

The buoyantly goofy superhero film is currently in theaters. Metacritic score: It’s hard not to love Shazam!, a superhero movie ...
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The best movies out this weekend

Headed to the movie theater this weekend? Here are the 13 best comedies, dramas, and documentaries playing in the US ...
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High Life

The strange, haunting meditation on life, death, sex, and existence, set in outer space, is currently in theaters. Metacritic score: ...
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Captain Marvel

The flawed but fun superhero flick is currently in theaters. Metacritic score: Captain Marvel is an origin story for the ...
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Games of Thrones’ 8th and final season is almost here

The show is finally back. Here’s what you need to know to get caught up before the premiere. It’s been ...
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The golf ball that made golfers too good

Golf’s distance debate, explained. This weekend, the Masters — one of golf’s most famous tournaments — will be played at ...
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Game of Thrones season 8: the most anticipated character reunions

Here’s the rundown on your fave pairings and when they last met, from Jon and Arya to the Cleganebowl. As ...
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The largest private-sector strike in years is playing out at supermarkets across the Northeast

“They’re a billion-dollar company because of us.” More than 30,000 grocery store employees in the northeastern US are refusing to ...
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How Norway designed a more humane prison

Does prison architecture have to be cruel? Halden Prison in Norway looks sort of like a fancy dorm room or ...
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White House: We’re not considering busing migrants to “sanctuary cities.” Trump: Yes, we are!

Trump’s officials — including his acting ICE director — think it’s a bad idea, but Trump apparently loves it. Nothing ...
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The WHO just decided the latest Ebola outbreak is not a global emergency

Some experts said that’s the wrong choice. Despite the rapidly mounting Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo, experts ...
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Why Ecuador released Julian Assange: rudeness, spying, and poop

He was the worst houseguest. Seriously. The worst. Julian Assange’s dramatic arrest on Thursday happened because the government of Ecuador ...
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Star Wars: Episode IX is titled The Rise of Skywalker. Watch the first teaser now.

The Skywalker saga is coming to a close after nine movies and 42 years. Lucasfilm has finally revealed the official ...
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Mike Pence’s defense of Trump’s WikiLeaks comments makes absolutely no sense

The vice president tries to rewrite history. President Donald Trump sure has changed his tune on WikiLeaks — and his ...
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The cheap and shady business of taking selfies with tigers

You can take a selfie with a tiger for a couple bucks in some zoos around the US and the ...
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Madewell has been outshining J.Crew for years. Now it might become its own company.

J.Crew’s parent company is considering a Madewell IPO. J.Crew has been having a rough few years. Sales have declined, stores ...
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Sudan’s military says it won’t extradite Omar al-Bashir to face war crimes charges

The International Criminal Court has indicted the deposed president on charges of human rights atrocities in Darfur. Sudan’s military has ...
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Why is an MIT alum in Congress pretending he doesn’t know climate change is real?

Republicans really want to deny climate change — even when they should (and probably do) know better. “Are you serious?” ...
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Pete Buttigieg has gone from totally unknown to polling third in Iowa and New Hampshire

He’s still behind Biden and Sanders, but it’s a significant increase. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders ...
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David Attenborough, the voice of Our Planet: “Things are going to get worse”

The voice of some of the most stunning nature documentaries ever made is pessimistic about the future of wildlife on ...
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Amazon made a skin care line based on what users search for

When it comes to face products, shoppers often search for ingredients, not brands. On Amazon, you can find thousands of ...
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Trump promised his sons would keep business out of politics. He’s admitting that was a lie.

“Don is, uh, he’s enjoying politics.” Days before his father was inaugurated as president of the United States in 2017, ...
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The Perfect Date is Netflix’s newest teen movie starring Noah Centineo. It’s fine.

Netflix’s almighty algorithm has decided we need another entry in this mini genre. In the growing mini genre of Netflix ...
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Game of Thrones won’t be the last TV show everyone cares about

But it will bring an end to the glorious age of the TV recap. There will be another TV show ...
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Could Barcelona’s plan to push out cars and build superblocks work in the US?

A few US cities, like Portland, Oregon, might have the infrastructure and civic will to follow in Barcelona’s footsteps. This ...
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BTS, the band that changed K-pop, explained

The key to BTS’s success: emotional resonance, sincerity, and an ARMY of fans. In 2012, Rolling Stone published a list ...
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Celebrating Ramona Quimby’s enduring appeal, in honor of Beverly Cleary’s 103rd birthday

Beverly Cleary is 103. Her Ramona Quimby books gave us one of the sharpest characters in American kid lit. "Don’t ...
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Senate Republicans are using a recent rules change to push through more judges

Mitch McConnell went full steam ahead with district court judges this past week. Last week, Mitch McConnell went “nuclear” and ...
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India’s poor don’t want money — they want health care

A new survey asks how cash transfers stack up against services. People want their government to provide the latter. Would ...
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Scientists added human brain genes to monkeys. Yes, it’s as scary as it sounds.

Some are calling the Chinese experiment “an ethical nightmare.” Scientists in China have created a new kind of monkey. It’s ...
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Julián Castro really wants to talk about immigration, but he’s most impressive talking about his work

The former mayor knows a lot about housing and education. Immigration has been at the emotional center of politics ever ...
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Disney+ will launch in November for $6.99 per month. Here are 5 things to know.

Disney’s Netflix competitor looks ... a lot like Netflix. But it’s more than just another place to watch movies. Disney ...
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Vox Sentences: Will Assange face trial in the US?

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered ...
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Sudan’s longtime leader was ousted in a military coup. Protesters still want democracy.

Omar al-Bashir, an accused war criminal, was arrested by the military on Thursday. The Sudanese military has ousted president Omar ...
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Former Obama White House counsel indicted in charges stemming from Mueller probe

It’s the latest aftershock of the Mueller investigation. Greg Craig, who served as White House counsel early in President Barack ...
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Hawkeye’s upcoming TV show means he probably survives Avengers: Endgame

A Hawkeye and Kate Bishop limited television series is reportedly in the works. One of the biggest mysteries headed into ...
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Brexiteer to Irish backstop: a handy Brexit glossary

The terms you need to know to understand the EU-UK divorce. Brexit — a portmanteau for “British exit” — has ...
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Amazon says it’s a leader on fighting climate change. 5,000 employees disagree.

They want the company to stop using fossil fuels entirely. Amazon employees are using their influence as shareholders to push ...
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Returning online purchases is getting harder. That’s a good thing.

Rising return rates are terrible for the environment, and for workers. But that’s not why brands are making it more ...
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The ultimate potential of superblocks in Barcelona

If the superblocks plan can survive politics, it can model a new form of urban living. This is part four ...
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Women at Microsoft say it’s a toxic place to work

The second-most valuable company in the US has a problem that won’t go away. Microsoft has an HR and PR ...
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Bernie Sanders’s plan to blow up the filibuster and pass Medicare-for-all, explained

“I can tell you that a vice president in a Bernie Sanders administration will determine that Medicare for All can ...
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The Archive of Our Own is now a Hugo nominee. That’s huge for fanfiction.

4.7 million fanfics are now Hugo nominees, thanks to AO3 and the transformative culture that built it. The Archive of ...
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Walmart says its new robots will make human employees happier

Thousands of robots will soon start mopping floors and checking inventory in Walmarts across the US. Walmart is adding thousands ...
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Fox News got Trump’s approval ratings wrong. Guess what Trump tweeted.

Hint: It wasn’t a correction. President Donald Trump on Thursday morning tweeted out a screencap from Lou Dobbs’s Fox Business ...
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Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, has been arrested

After being expelled from the Ecuadorian Embassy, Assange now faces extradition to the US. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested ...
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The past 20 years of culture wars, explained by the word “wholesome”

Wholesomeness once meant sexual chastity. Now it’s progressive — and fashionable. “This is wholesome,” proclaimed a Honey Maid ad in ...
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4 key things to know about India’s elections today

Indian voters are heading to the polls starting today. Here’s what you need to know. Some 900 million voters in ...
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Hellboy is a terrible, absurd mess of a movie. Even its beauty can’t save it.

Hellboy is 6 minutes of gorgeous fight sequences surrounded by 114 minutes of awful movie. Someone kicked my seat. The ...
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Read the Julian Assange indictment

We finally know what the WikiLeaks founder has been charged with. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British authorities ...
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Some Democrats are wary of going to war with Trump over his tax returns

The fight over Trump’s tax returns could escalate soon. Some moderate Democrats have little appetite for it. President Donald Trump ...
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Treasury misses deadline to turn over Trump’s tax returns, setting stage for long legal battle

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he has “serious issues” with Democrats’ request. Of course the government missed the deadline to ...
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Julian Assange helps Laura Poitras tell his complicated story in the revelatory documentary Risk

The Oscar-winning director crafts an unsettling portrait of Wikileaks and its founder. Update: On April 11, 2019, Julian Assange was ...
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Elizabeth Warren’s new plan to make sure Amazon (and other big companies) pays corporate tax, explained

No more claiming big profits to investors while paying nothing to the IRS Many large and successful businesses pay surprisingly ...
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Progressives should worry more about the odds that Joe Biden will win

He’s not very progressive, and for him to lose, someone has to actually take him on. Joe Biden has a ...
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9 questions about the border crisis you were too embarrassed to ask

The wave of migration driving Trump’s meltdown, explained. President Trump is madder than ever about the US-Mexico border. He’s in ...
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Watch the moment Julian Assange was arrested in London

The WikiLeaks founder was arrested in London on Thursday. On Thursday, following months of speculation, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was ...
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The new Brexit deadline is October 31

The EU and British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed on a Halloween Brexit, avoiding a no-deal exit on Friday. Brexit ...
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Why conspiracy theories are getting more absurd and harder to refute

“Democracy requires a minimum amount of mutual trust among citizens, and conspiracism destroys it.” Are we living in a golden ...
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How Trump’s overreliance on acting officials could backfire

A Department of Homeland Security shake-up has left the agency depleted of leadership. And a government run by acting officials ...
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A Texas bill would allow the death penalty for patients who get abortions

The bill is unlikely to pass, but it’s part of a larger trend. A bill recently introduced in Texas would ...
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