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Robert Mueller’s “collusion” case so far, explained

Court filings about Cohen, Manafort, and Stone have alleged scandalous activities during the 2016 campaign.

How Vice’s makeup designer turned Christian Bale into Dick Cheney

Vice’s makeup designer explains how he transformed the Best Actor nominee into the former VP.

Steve Irwin said, “My mission ... is to save wildlife.” He did.

Irwin — the "Crocodile Hunter" — was a television personality and a zookeeper and, most of all, a conservationist.

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Train takes a bullet

Californians were promised high-speed rail. Eleven years and billions of dollars later, all they have is a fight with President Trump. Vox’s Matthew Yglesias laments a train in vain.

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House Democrats want to stop Trump’s national emergency — and there’s a chance they could succeed

Elizabeth Warren’s universal child care plan, explained

Democrats welcome an increasingly diverse America; Republicans aren’t so sure

Have smartphones really destroyed a generation? We don’t know.

Vox Sentences: The 2018 midterms still aren’t over

“All the Stars” is up for an Oscar, but Kendrick Lamar and SZA won’t perform it during the show

These volunteers get malaria on purpose so we’ll know how to fight it

Judge issues gag order in Roger Stone case after Instagram post controversy

Why safe playgrounds aren’t great for kids

Google will end a practice that prevents their workers from taking the company to court over workplace disputes

The bizarre election fraud hearings that could lead to a new House election, explained

Trump’s tweets saying he’s already building the border wall, briefly explained

Hundreds of families are still being separated at the border

Vox Borders’ next stop: India

Thousands of Oakland teachers just went on strike. They want more than a pay raise.

It’s clearer than ever that the US’s North Korea policy is in total chaos

Isn’t It Romantic is set in a stereotypical rom-com universe. Here’s how it came to life.

A Coast Guard officer’s arrest is the latest example of the rising problem of right-wing terrorism in America

Why Bohemian Rhapsody should not win Best Picture

Jussie Smollett arrested and charged over alleged hate crime attack hoax

Playing hooky to save the climate: why students are going on strike

How to win an Oscar

The campaign trail for the Academy Awards is expensive, exhausting, and not really about the movie.

Jussie Smollett’s arrest doesn’t diminish the reality of hate crimes

“Zombie deer disease,” a mad cow-like infection spreading in the US, explained

How to make more Vox Video happen

The strange, beautiful, gross aesthetic of The Favourite, explained

The looming expiration of the federal debt ceiling, explained

A new study finds voter ID laws don’t reduce voter fraud — or voter turnout

Celebrities get tons of free stuff during awards season. Why?

Astronomers are asking kids to help them contact aliens

9 polling experts explain what could happen if Joe Biden doesn’t run for the presidency

Vox Sentences: Is Europe forming its own army?

The conversation about diversity in tech is getting hijacked by bad research

Trump’s pick to chair new climate panel once said CO2 has been maligned like “Jews under Hitler”

Lindsey Graham: Pulling troops from Syria is “the dumbest fucking idea I’ve ever heard”

The race to make the warmest winter clothes

Why winter coats from Canada Goose and Moncler are ready for the Arctic.

Why Trump is lowering expectations for next week’s Kim Jong Un summit

The backlash to CNN’s decision to hire a GOP operative to coordinate 2020 coverage, explained

Why The Favourite is our favo(u)rite Best Picture nominee

Tucker Carlson had a total meltdown when a guest criticized Fox News