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Privacy concerns over viral photo apps are totally valid. But they’re also often overblown.

The panic about FaceApp’s old-person filter isn’t wrong, exactly. It’s just tinged with xenophobia and devoid of context.

Royal baby Archie will have a huge impact on Britain’s economy

Meghan Markle has had a big effect on the fashion economy — and her infant son is poised to do the same.

Elon Musk reveals his plan to link your brain to your smartphone

Step one: Drill holes in the skull. Step two: Implant "threads" into the brain.

The DNC just announced the roster for the second Democratic debate

But the important question of which candidates will debate on which night of the two-part event hasn’t yet been settled.

Microsoft says it notified nearly 10,000 customers that they were cyberattack victims

Those victims were targeted or compromised by countries like Russia, North Korea, and Iran in the past year.

The hasty plan to get Americans back on the moon by 2024, explained

If NASA’s going to pull this one off, it needs to get through an enormous to-do list.

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“I needed to do this movie”: Awkwafina on her star-making role in The Farewell

Scientists are grappling with our biggest limitation in spaceflight: our own bodies

Trump’s racist tirades against “the Squad,” explained

George Will makes the conservative case against democracy

The controversy over whether the media should call Trump’s racist tweets “racist,” explained

Jeffrey Epstein’s connections to Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, explained

Vox Sentences: A global health emergency in the DRC

Bernie Sanders made Medicare-for-all mainstream. Now he’s trying to reclaim it.

House votes to hold AG Barr and Commerce Secretary Ross in contempt of Congress

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Effort to force Trump impeachment vote fails in House of Representatives

Presidential candidate Michael Bennet is way behind in the polls. But he believes he can win the nomination — and beat Trump.

Netflix thought it would have 5 million new subscribers this quarter. Instead it added 2.7 million.

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Despite boycotts and protests, Amazon Prime Day was bigger than ever

The battle over extending the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, explained

Big Tech told Congress it has plenty of competitors. It’s crushing them all.

How to address the causes of the migration crisis, according to experts

The evidence on travel bans for diseases like Ebola is clear: they don't work

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New data shows drug overdose deaths fell in 2018. But there’s a big catch.

The Sacklers made billions off the opioid crisis. The Louvre is taking their name off its walls.

Why the House plans to pass a bipartisan bill repealing a controversial Obamacare tax

“Everybody can be a sucker”: Marc Maron and Lynn Shelton on how conspiracy theories flourish

How 4 congresswomen came to be called “the Squad”

San Francisco pulls the controversial “IPO tax” because it wasn’t simply an IPO tax

The WHO finally declared a public health emergency over Ebola

9 terrific movies about landing on the moon, from the sublime to the ridiculous


India’s trucks are works of art

Recode Daily: Trump is turning his ire to tech companies

New polling indicates Republicans actually like Trump more following racist tweet controversy

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The best movies out this weekend

13 great films now in theaters.

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Trump and the dead end of conservative nationalism

Lion King 2019 vs. the original: what’s better and worse about the remake

One of John Paul Stevens’s last big ideas: repealing the 2nd Amendment

Why Sotheby’s first fancy sneaker auction makes sense — and why it doesn’t

Meet Margaret Hamilton, the badass '60s programmer who saved the moon landing

Planned Parenthood removes Leana Wen as president

The LGBTQ civil rights fight is far from over

Inside the calculated race to create the next drink of summer

The Handmaid’s Tale ends a terrible story arc with an episode that’s kind of okay