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How Reese Witherspoon became the new high priestess of book clubs

Oprah who?

The latest news about the whistleblower complaint over Trump and Ukraine, explained

Details remain murky. But there’s been a scandal unfolding in plain sight.

Bill de Blasio ends his befuddling 2020 bid

The New York City mayor is done running for the White House.

I’m a Latina who went to an elite institution. Kavanaugh culture dominates.

Deborah Ramirez’s outsider experience at Yale is not an anomaly.

The totally wild, true tale of a meme about aliens that almost inspired a real raid on Area 51

How an online gag about storming the military base became a drama involving a rural town, the government, and frequent evocations of the Fyre Festival.

The House just passed a bill that would give millions of workers the right to sue their boss

The FAIR Act would ban forced arbitration. That’s a big deal.

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The 51st state?

Residents in the District of Columbia have been living with "taxation without representation" from Day 1. Today, they take their call for statehood to Congress.

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How these rocks became a Western movie cliché

Young people have a stake in our future. Let them vote.

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Friends is 25 years old. It’s still extremely popular — and polarizing.

Was Friends homophobic and way too white? Yes. But arguing about the show is healthy.

Greta Thunberg is leading kids and adults from 150 countries in a massive Friday climate strike

How a wealth tax could totally remake charity in the United States

Rudy Giuliani’s viral CNN meltdown over Trump and Ukraine, briefly explained

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Game of Thrones is poised to smash its own Emmy record

The fall equinox is Monday: 9 things to know about the first day of autumn

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How Mama Jan, the vocal coach behind Justin Bieber and Drake, creates superstars

Trumpworld’s “the media is trying to cause a recession” conspiracy theory, explained

5 questions about labor strikes that you were too embarrassed to ask

What’s it like to own the most-visited Airbnb in the world

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The 20 Democrats running for president, the next debate lineup, and everything else you should know about 2020

Here’s why the Amazon climate walkout is a big deal

Vox Sentences: A terrestrial invasion

Friends was a great show — that just happened to ruin TV comedy

Vaping. Brexit. Trump Foundation shenanigans. Today, Explained’s host breaks down his favorite episodes.

Startups still love Slack but big companies are bailing

A rare bipartisan agreement on immigration reform has tanked in the Senate

Ad Astra is about lonely Brad Pitt in space. It’s also about an absent God.

House Democrats held the first hearing on DC statehood in 25 years

Trump’s feud with California over emissions standards and homelessness, explained

Bill de Blasio wants to make public campaign financing a reality nationwide

What we know about the whistleblower complaint about President Trump

Amazon will start letting people pay with cash because not everyone has credit cards

More than a quarter of all birds have disappeared from North America since 1970

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Bernie Sanders’s housing-for-all plan, explained

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A guide to how 2020 Democrats plan to fight climate change

Kamala Harris is f***ing committing to Iowa

This new airplane model will know when you’ve unbuckled your seatbelt

How Sean Spicer’s Dancing With the Stars debut became a culture war

Vaping appears to be making hundreds of people sick. Doctors have no idea why.

Why Elizabeth Warren’s selfie lines matter

Greta Thunberg is not alone in her climate activism

Justin Trudeau faces backlash after photo and video are uncovered showing him in brownface

Survey: the epidemic of teen vaping continues to surge, unabated

Area 51 and aliens: the myth, the meme, and the strange reality, explained

You can finally buy Impossible Foods’ meatless burger in grocery stores, starting Friday