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What it’s like to do the toughest job in America

Home health aides are underpaid, overworked, and underprotected.

“In a perfect world, they’d be running mates”: New Hampshire voters are torn between Sanders and Warren

The race is on to see who can capture New Hampshire’s progressive voters.

China paid Facebook and Twitter to help spread anti-Muslim propaganda

One of the social media giants says it will no longer accept ad money from state-controlled media.

Woodstock was a beautiful, idealistic mess. The Woodstock Generation was the letdown.

Watching the documentary 50 years later is a lesson in the failures of idealism.

5 things people still get wrong about slavery

We asked historians to debunk slavery’s greatest myths.

In defense of reading the same book over and over again

Why we revisit old favorites — like Harry Potter — so often.

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Hulu’s Jawline is an empathetic, terrifying documentary about teens who livestream their lives

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Michael Bennet’s plan to prevent and end recessions, explained

Why Steve Bullock is refusing to help Democrats win a Senate majority

A short cultural history of tie-dye

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Bernie Sanders’s Green New Deal, explained

Jay Inslee, the climate candidate of 2020, is ending his campaign

Jay Inslee, exiting the presidential race, reflects on his campaign

Vox Sentences: The Amazon is burning

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Bernie Sanders’s ambitious plan to double union membership, explained

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Trump echoes NRA talking points, showing that “background checks” talk was all a charade

Here are the candidates who qualified for the third Democratic debate — and those who might miss out

Why Taylor Swift is rerecording all her old songs

A US airport is the latest place to ban plastic water bottles

Trump says his mileage rules make cars safer. His EPA was worried they will kill more people.

Trump cancels his state visit to Denmark over Greenland

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Julián Castro released an animal welfare plan. It’s good policy — and smart politics.

Trump’s fake tax cuts are back

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Vox’s guide to where 2020 Democrats stand on policy

Keep up with the policy debates that will shape the Democratic 2020 primary.

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Work is going global. American Factory’s directors explain how they captured its challenges.

What happens next in the legal cases involving Jeffrey Epstein

Trump and the fragile belonging of American Jews

America has half a million fewer jobs than we thought

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Trump says American Jewish Democrats are disloyal, claims “king of Israel” title

How bad would a recession be for Trump in 2020? 8 experts weigh in.

A man threatened to “slaughter” abortion doctors. It’s part of a disturbing trend.

Ready or Not is a dark horror comedy with the obliviously rich in its crosshairs

Trump's failed plan to buy Greenland, explained

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Welcome to the August issue of Vox’s The Highlight

Inside the growing home health aide industry, revisiting Woodstock, how the mosquito shaped humankind, and more.

Wildfires are burning around the world. The most alarming is in the Amazon rainforest.

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Amazon’s tiny profits, explained

Trump’s potential recession playbook: conspiracies, lies, and scapegoats

Trump’s feud with Anthony Scaramucci, explained

Mosquitoes might be humanity’s greatest foe. Should we get rid of them?

A smarter way to read recipes

There’s no conflict between human and animal rights

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Bernie Sanders’s call to ban facial recognition tech for policing, explained

How did “sexy milkmaid” become a popular look?

The growing list of primary challenges to top House Democrats, explained