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Democrats in Congress are getting things done. Trump and Republicans are just ignoring them.

House Democrats are passing bills at a rapid pace, while Trump complains they’re "getting nothing done."

Trump is sending 1,500 troops to the Middle East as the standoff with Iran continues

"Talented people are going to the Middle East now and ... we’ll see what happens," the president said Friday.

One House Republican is holding up $19 billion in disaster aid funding

He said the process for voting on it had been too "swampy."

The fraught cultural politics of Disney’s new Aladdin remake

The new live-action Aladdin can’t fully overcome the tale’s complicated history.

A fake viral video makes Nancy Pelosi look drunk. Facebook won’t take it down.

Turns out on Facebook, just because something isn’t real doesn’t mean it’s against the rules.

The alarming trend of beached whales filled with plastic, explained

The sperm whale that just washed ashore in Italy is just the tip of the iceberg.

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A federal judge temporarily blocks Mississippi’s “heartbeat” abortion law

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The “heartbeat” bills that could ban almost all abortions, explained

One of the largest environmental protests ever is underway. It’s led by children.

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Black people are still suffering from police violence. Is America still listening?

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Trump’s interest in pardoning troops accused of war crimes, explained

Trump campaigned on being an LGBTQ ally. He hasn’t governed like one.

Missouri governor signs 8-week abortion ban

The US may use a loophole to sell billions in weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE

11 questions about sunscreen you should ask before going outside

Wow Air’s collapse has seriously affected Iceland’s economy

Lyme, the tick-borne disease that’s spreading fast, explained

The absurdly high cost of insulin, explained

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Alabama’s abortion ban challenged in court by the ACLU and Planned Parenthood

The controversy over WeWork’s $47 billion valuation and impending IPO, explained

12 excuses for climate inaction and how to refute them

Two days with Curvy Wife Guy, the most controversial man in body positivity

He’s just released a music video called "Chubby Sexy." Will it silence his internet haters?

Twitter co-founder Ev Williams says social media will get better ... eventually

This is what it was like to perform abortions before Roe

Don’t break up Facebook — replace Mark Zuckerberg, says former security boss Alex Stamos

Brexit has finally brought down Theresa May

Vox Sentences: The end of the road for Theresa May

Trump wants everyone to know he is extremely calm and Pelosi is the “crazy” one

Audience reviews on Rotten Tomatoes are easily manipulated. That’s about to change.

Lil Nas X and Wrangler collaborated on a clothing line. Some Wrangler customers aren't having it.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is Tarantino’s fun, haunting homage to the summer of ’69

We asked all the 2020 Democrats how they’d fix child care. Here’s what they said.