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What to do instead of calling the police

These alternatives can help keep communities safe for everyone.

“It is not a blockade”: US says Saudi Arabia isn’t to blame for Yemen’s fuel shortage

Is there a fuel blockade in Yemen? It’s complicated.

Senate Democrats use Asian American hate crimes bill as key test of Republican obstruction

The legislation is narrow in scope — but could send a powerful message condemning anti-Asian racism.

Free trials: That’s how they get you

Why we can’t resist the idea of something for nothing.

Mank is the most-nominated film at the Oscars. Should it win Best Picture?

Exploring David Fincher’s complicated movie about Hollywood and the making of Citizen Kane.

Hispanics are being vaccinated at lower rates nationwide. Nevada is trying to change that.

Access barriers have created a Hispanic vaccination gap.

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The US government is calling for an immediate pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccinations after six recipients (out of millions) developed blood clots.

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Daunte Wright’s killing is a reminder of how quickly traffic stops can become deadly

The coronavirus may cause global political unrest for years

Yes, you can be vaccinated and still get Covid-19. But don’t panic.

Wildlife is in peril, but that doesn’t mean conservation has failed

Introducing Down to Earth, our new project on the biodiversity crisis

The spectacle of anti-Asian violence on Instagram

Asian news sites like NextShark brought attention to anti-Asian racism — at the cost of circulating graphic imagery.

Breaking down the 2021 Best Picture nominees

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Why some of the most liberal Democrats in Congress want to bring back a tax break for the rich

Violent crime is up. Newsmax and OANN viewers are most likely to say so.

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Fast food over fine dining: What spending data tells us about the pandemic recovery

Why Johnson & Johnson shots were paused — and why that’s so confusing

Tech billionaires are staying “very, very quiet” on proposals to tax their wealth

It’s not just Big Oil. Big Meat also spends millions to crush good climate policy.

America’s forever war may be ending

Sanjena Sathian’s Gold Diggers is a playful social satire with teeth

Biden wants to raise taxes to pay for infrastructure. He might need the world’s help. 


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Matt, Dara, and Vox's Umair Irfan take on a trio of white papers on the cutting edge of climate change research

You can finally ask Facebook’s oversight board to remove bad posts. Here’s how.

The best €44 I ever spent: The first sweater I bought in years

What a 1,600-year-old New Zealand tree can tell us about climate change

The next generation of Black farmers

How much to worry — and not worry — about inflation

Am I spending too much time on TikTok?

What Netflix’s Seaspiracy gets wrong about fishing, explained by a marine biologist

From beans and rice to BBQ: Muslim Americans’ Ramadan cuisine reflects their diversity

What the Supreme Court got wrong about homicides committed by cops

A Black Army lieutenant is suing Virginia police after being held at gunpoint

Israel’s suspected attack on an Iranian nuclear site complicates US-Iran talks

How owning a brand’s stock keeps customers loyal

Marijuana legalization has won

New Mexico just legalized marijuana

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Why the US egg industry is still killing 300 million chicks a year

Hatcheries promised to stop killing male chicks by 2020. What’s taking so long?

Larry Ellison bought an $80 million mansion in Florida — but he’s tearing it down

After Georgia, companies are banding together to condemn restrictive voting laws

The Christian right is racking up huge victories in the Supreme Court, thanks to Amy Coney Barrett

Our mixed feelings about The Trial of the Chicago 7, explained

The “natural-born citizen” ceiling