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

It’s a good one.

Mitch McConnell is calling on Democrats to keep the filibuster. He ignores just how much he’s done to blow up Senate rules.

His argument glosses over the degree of obstruction he’s engaged in as majority leader.

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.

Did Democrats already start an impeachment inquiry? It’s complicated.

Would an impeachment inquiry by any other name smell as sweet?

A Gates-funded program meant to keep low-income students pushed them out instead

The failure of a college advising program shows why education reform is so hard — and how we can get it right.

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Coal's last stand

There’s a train full of coal sitting on the tracks in eastern Kentucky. It’s being blocked by a group of laid-off miners who want what they're owed.

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Here’s how to listen to Lover, Taylor Swift’s latest album

A major toy company is phasing out plastic — but not in its toys

Colorado progressives aren’t clearing the field for John Hickenlooper

The right-wing populist wave is a threat to the climate

Why anti-abortion groups are backing away from abortion bans

Photos: major wildfires have ignited across Europe, Asia, and Latin America

In Brittany Runs a Marathon, a woman takes control of her life. Jillian Bell says it was terrifying.

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The best movies out this weekend

13 great films now in theaters.

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

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

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

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The big new plan to save unions, and what’s behind it

A short cultural history of tie-dye

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Bernie Sanders’s Green New Deal, explained

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

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

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

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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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Vox Sentences: The Amazon is burning

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

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

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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

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

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.