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Home health aides are underpaid, overworked, and underprotected.

Trump “ordered” US companies out of China. Despite claiming otherwise, he can’t do that.

Trump says the International Emergency Economic Powers Act allows him to order companies to leave China. But the act doesn’t work that way.

9 questions about the Hong Kong protests you were too embarrassed to ask

Why is Hong Kong protesting? What do protesters want? And what might China do?

How FX’s Pose captures the power of queer found families

The series combines the best of serialized TV and episodic storytelling into a potent brew.

Police deploy water cannons and live ammunition at the latest Hong Kong protests

Police used water cannons for the first time, and one fired a warning shot in an escalation of force following a week of mostly peaceful protests.

School picture day is stressful and expensive. Why do we do it?

Why do the over-priced, weirdly-posed portraits of our youth hold such sway over us now?

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6 winners and 5 losers from Succession season 2, episode 3, “Hunting”

The DNC rejects a climate change debate and puts virtual caucusing in doubt

After international criticism, Bolsonaro deploys military to fight Amazon fires

Marvel’s Black Panther 2 will be released in 2022

Florida man who used “stand your ground” defense found guilty of manslaughter

Why Beatrix Potter self-published Peter Rabbit

Vox Sentences: Too many tariffs to keep track of

Trump escalates the US-China trade war by announcing tariff hikes — on Twitter

How “Old Town Road” revealed a deep divide within country music

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How China used Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to spread disinformation about the Hong Kong protests

Trump’s new favorite poll inflates his approval rating by about 10 points

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent cancer treatment for the second time in a year

The 3 best songs on Taylor Swift’s new album, Lover

“David Koch walked the walk”: a libertarian on the Koch brother’s legacy

The surprisingly great idea in Bernie Sanders’s Green New Deal: electric school buses

David Koch has died at 79. Here’s how he changed American politics.

What happens next in the legal cases involving Jeffrey Epstein

California’s new law to stop police shootings, explained

Why the Jeffrey Epstein case inspires so many conspiracy theories

It’s Kirsten Dunst vs. a pyramid scheme in her capitalism-skewering new Showtime series

 The G7 is getting back together this weekend

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Tomi Lahren now has an athleisure line

China hits back at the US with tariffs on $75 billion in goods


Why the US drinking age is 21

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Fed Chair Jerome Powell says he can’t fix trade war’s damage to the economy

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

Trump’s fake tax cuts are back

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

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton abandons his presidential bid

My So-Called Life was too good to die so young

Google is cracking down on its employees’ political speech at work

How the director of Jawline found her way into the self-contained world of teen livestreamers

Why governments are bad at facing catastrophic risks — and how they could get better

The “10,000-hour rule” was debunked again. That’s a relief.

DoorDash says it will roll out tipping changes to drivers sometime next month

Google says it’s making Chrome more private, but advertisers will still track you