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Trump signed a good law this week. Yes, really.

PEPFAR, America’s hugely effective anti-AIDS program, is getting extended.

The no-confidence vote against Theresa May, explained

May’s decision to postpone the Brexit deal vote has triggered a rebellion within her Conservative Party.

Mary Poppins Returns — with a sadder story and forgettable songs

The new sequel tries hard to recapture the magic of the 1964 version. It doesn’t offend. But it doesn’t sparkle, either.

Everyone warns of China’s rise. But its decline could be even worse.

"It’s frightening to think about," a prominent scholar said.

Searching for the perfect lipstick could change your life

Beauty lovers searching for their "holy grail" find community as well.

Ivanka Trump reportedly advocated for a tax break she and Jared Kushner could profit from

The couple pushed for a program that gives tax advantages to investors and developers in low-income areas.

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One man in North Carolina may have swung an election by defrauding voters. But North Carolina is interested in stopping a different type of voter fraud.

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Tyler Perry paid off 1,500 Walmart layaway accounts, but the service can be risky for low-income shoppers

The “Trump effect” threatens the future of the Paris climate agreement

Michael Cohen’s joke about Hillary Clinton going to prison seems awfully ironic now

Trump keeps complaining about the Fed while appointing people who don’t agree with his complaints

Obamacare enrollment is almost over and sign-ups are lagging

Why advertisers are tracking your emojis

Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation, explained

Everything you need to know about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s contact with Russia.

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Michael Cohen was just sentenced to 3 years in prison

Gillette owner Procter & Gamble is acquiring one of its razor startup competitors

I’ve never had a student ask for a safe space. Here’s what they have asked for.

The Geminid meteor shower — one of the best of the year — peaks Thursday and Friday

How Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer got Trump to own a government shutdown

Adélie penguins poop pink guano. It’s so bright, you can see it from space.

“You can make anything a crime”: Republicans shrug at Trump being implicated in felonies

“In stepping forward, you took a huge risk”: Christine Blasey Ford honors Rachael Denhollander, who spoke up about Larry Nassar

North Carolina GOP admits a new House election is probably needed after election fraud scandal

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California’s cap-and-trade system may be too weak to do its job

There are lots of reasons to worry about Google. Congress just picked the wrong one.

Wild Thing, one of 2018’s most delightful new podcasts, dares to take Bigfoot seriously

It’s ridiculous that it’s unconstitutional for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to run for president

Why women have better sex under socialism, according to an anthropologist

How Trump made the North Korea crisis worse

What I learned go-karting around Tokyo dressed as Spider-Man

Inside Venezuela’s YouTube prank economy

When the “best” busts: the spectacular rise and fall of smart luggage startup Raden

I used all the best stuff for a week and it nearly broke me

Republicans’ civil war over criminal justice reform, explained

The best doesn’t exist. A psychologist explains why we can’t stop searching.

Japan plans to purchase nearly 150 F-35 fighter jets from the US

Vox Sentences: Trump is still remaking the judiciary

Video of police ripping a black child from his mom has sparked debate over NYPD practices

Theresa May is seeking a lifeline from the EU after Brexit deal chaos

Why Trump wants to repeal an Obama-era clean water rule

CNN urges people to ignore climate change deniers they regularly feature on TV

Delta is now restricting emotional support animals on flights. This could be a good thing.

House Republicans don’t agree on why they lost the 2018 midterms

The hypocrisy of Trump’s immigration agenda is getting harder to ignore

Google CEO Sundar Pichai refused to rule out launching a censored search engine in China