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Marijuana legalization has won

Marijuana legalization is sweeping states from Connecticut to New Mexico. The writing is on the wall.

Everyone’s thirsty for friends

People are turning to TikTok to connect IRL, and FOMO is back, baby!

The predetermined defeat of Democrats’ big voting rights bill

So long as Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin oppose filibuster reform, Democrats have no clear path forward.

The hidden politics of New York City’s new ranked-choice voting system

Reformers hope it can transform campaigns. Are they right?

One Good Thing: A podcast that proves all heists are a little bit gay

Hot White Heist tells a story of found family wrapped around a raunchy caper.

Most college athletes can’t accept brand sponsorships or deals. That could soon change.

A pending NCAA rule would allow athletes to profit from their personal brands.

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The delta variant

The fast-spreading coronavirus variant first detected in India is coming for the rest of the world.

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Vox’s audience support program, explained

New York City’s tragic election circus

How your power company can remotely control your smart thermostat

The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision on paying NCAA student-athletes, explained

Democrats’ voting rights bill is a big test for Biden’s global democracy agenda

The soothing, slightly sinister world of productivity hacks

Take a mental break with the newest Vox crossword

This progressive police reform bill is pretty popular 

We admire these do-gooders. We just don’t want to date them.

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Salon workers are holding on to their masks, and not just because of Covid-19

One Good Thing: These dark detective novels are really about ethics and hope

Abortion rights, Joe Biden, and communion: The controversy, explained

People keep finding late loved ones on Google Maps

Iran has a new president. He could end up being much more than that.

Lockdown was not a sabbatical

The biggest problem with eating insects isn’t the “ew” factor

Without Rose Byrne, the ’80s aerobics drama Physical would be unwatchable

In the Heights exemplified the ugly colorism I’ve experienced in Latinx communities

Luca is a Pixar fable about sea monsters, friendship, and pasta

UFOs are real. That’s the easy part. Now here’s the hard part.

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What's the deal with that new Alzheimer's drug?

Vox's Dylan Scott joins Matt and Dara to explain — as well as pronounce — the controversial and recently-FDA-approved drug for treating Alzheimer's disease

America’s largest evangelical denomination is at war with itself

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s cancel culture screed is a dangerous distraction

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What tennis pros look at when they choose a ball

US investment alone won’t solve Central America’s migrant crisis

Big Tech has a battle ahead over antitrust regulation — and it’s going to get messy

Juneteenth, explained

Naomi Osaka and tennis journalism’s ugly history of demeaning its players

Salamanders have a secret to surviving climate change

An epic Supreme Court showdown over religion and LGBTQ rights ends in a whimper

Ibram X. Kendi on anti-racism, Juneteenth, and the reckoning that wasn’t

What Obamacare achieved — and didn’t

The Supreme Court shut down an attack on Obamacare in the most dismissive way possible

The Handmaid’s Tale invites its viewers to Joe Biden’s Gilead

Joe Manchin’s sweeping new voting rights proposal, explained

How Northern Ireland is complicating Biden’s European agenda

The public option is now a reality in 3 states

Biden administration to Congress: Build more apartments and houses!

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand wants to create a new agency to deal with data privacy

The problem with Facebook’s attempt to be more like Nextdoor

Biden’s big Putin bet