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Grassley gives Ford more time to decide on Senate testimony about Kavanaugh sexual assault allegations

Her attorneys are still negotiating the specifics.

3 key themes in Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke’s first face-off

Cruz tried to define O’Rourke as a radical in their first debate for the Senate race in Texas. O’Rourke seemed unfazed.

The emotional response to Kylie Jenner’s cereal, explained

Why does anyone care what celebrities eat?

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Conservatives are skeptical of the New York Times’ Rod Rosenstein story

One Senator warned, "BEWARE of anything coming out of the New York Times."

The fall equinox is Saturday: 8 things to know about the first day of autumn

A brief scientific guide to the first day of fall.

Finding homes for immigrant kids is hard. Trump’s making it harder — by arresting their relatives.

There’s a record 12,800 immigrant kids in federal custody — but ICE is arresting guardians who step up to take them.

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Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke shot Laquan McDonald 16 times. His murder trial began this week, four years after Laquan was killed. WBEZ's Shannon Hefferman explains how this shooting has changed Chicago.

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Life Itself is a disaster of a movie, caught in a web of its own privilege

Netflix’s Maniac, with Jonah Hill and Emma Stone, is either too weird or not weird enough

A rare brazen terrorist attack in Iran leaves at least 25 dead

Jon Batiste walks us through a day in the life of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Hannity’s surprising advice to Trump on Rosenstein: “Under zero circumstances should the president fire anybody”

Ryan Zinke to the oil and gas industry: “Our government should work for you”

Roald Dahl illustrator Quentin Blake imagines Matilda at 30

How much would the iPhone cost if it were made in America?

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Hurricane Florence’s “1,000-year” rainfall, explained

What we know — and still don’t — about the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh

Ford requests more time to decide on testifying on her sexual assault accusation against Kavanaugh

Vox Sentences: Rod Rosenstein’s high-wire act

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is at the center of a political firestorm again

The Trump administration says global slavery and child labor are bad — for American businesses

Why Yeezys, a brand based on exclusivity, are suddenly so easy to buy

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Where Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation process stands

Putting a dollar value on one of oil’s biggest subsidies: military protection

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Meet Noel Francisco, the man who will oversee the Mueller probe if Trump fires Rosenstein

The 25th Amendment, explained: how a president can be declared unfit to serve

The problem with Jeff Bezos’s $2 billion gift to charity

9 times Mister Rogers said exactly the right thing

Rosenstein is the only person between Trump and Mueller. He may soon be gone.

#WhyIDidntReport is a sad, but necessary, rebuke to Trump

Pockets are important to women, and high-fashion designers are recognizing that

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Why Disney is pulling back on its Star Wars release schedule, according to CEO Bob Iger

The bipartisan plan to end surprise ER bills, explained

This is what happens to your body when an airplane cabin isn’t pressurized

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Is there a humane way to boil lobsters alive? One woman thinks it’s by getting them high.

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Needles in strawberries, cyanide in Tylenol: the long history of product tampering

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Beto O’Rourke could lead a blue wave in Texas — even if he loses his Senate race

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been ordered to take a psychiatric exam

Josh Groban and Tony Danza’s appealing odd-couple dynamic can’t quite save The Good Cop

Amazon’s looming challenge: Europe’s antitrust laws

John C. Reilly explains how to properly fit a men’s hat

Republicans in a US territory just legalized marijuana

Cody Wilson, 3D-printed gun creator, arrested in Taiwan

Ed Whelan’s tweets have created a second Kavanaugh scandal