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Why the US won’t break up with Saudi Arabia over Jamal Khashoggi’s likely murder

An expert explains the history of the US-Saudi alliance.

Exxon is lobbying for a carbon tax. There is, obviously, a catch.

The oil giant wants immunity from lawsuits that would make it pay for the damages of climate change.

How blockchain will allow for fewer counterfeit goods and faster product recalls

The technology behind bitcoin is coming for retail, and you probably won’t even notice.

Making a Murderer is coming back. Here’s all that’s happened since the first season.

The first season was a huge hit, and quite a bit has happened since it premiered.

How meditation and psychedelic drugs could fix tribalism

Yes, seriously.

A leaked email reveals why you can’t always trust Sephora product reviews

Skin care brand Sunday Riley got caught encouraging employees to review its products, highlighting a bigger problem.

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Steve King endorses a bona fide white supremacist for Toronto mayor

The biggest lie Trump tells is that he’s kept his promises

Cosmologist Martin Rees gives humanity a 50-50 chance of surviving the 21st century

When Twitter users hear out the other side, they become more polarized

Stormy Daniels’s response to Trump shows how she turns Twitter insults into power

Vox Sentences: A mysterious, paralyzing disease hits the US

The weird hegemony of “birthday cake” flavor

Lady Gaga pegged her powerful Women in Hollywood speech to her suit. She didn’t need to.

Why Google wants to sell its gadgets in Goop stores

How Ikea mastered the Gruen effect

Prominent evangelical leader on Khashoggi crisis: let’s not risk “$100 billion worth of arms sales”

The migrant caravan that has Trump threatening to cut Central American aid, explained

Trump says selling weapons to Saudi Arabia will create a lot of jobs. That’s not true.

California and Florida voters could change the lives of millions of animals

Judge bars Paul Manafort from wearing a suit at court hearings

The criminalization of blackness isn’t just about adults. It affects black kids too.

Will Mueller show his cards soon after the election? Here are 3 scenarios.

Nearly everything Meghan Markle has worn since her pregnancy announcement has sold out

Pat Cipollone is Trump’s new White House counsel

Fighting climate change won’t destroy the economy

The past 24 hours in Jamal Khashoggi news, explained

Republicans are ramming through more judges — by holding hearings when everyone is out of town

Why scientists are so worried by the huge, sudden loss of insects

How to make the economy great again: raise pay

An outbreak of acute flaccid myelitis, the polio-like illness, is affecting kids

The Conners killed off Roseanne via opioid overdose. The real Roseanne Barr is not happy.

Breast cancer awareness products profit off survivors’ suffering 

Toronto police to Canadians: stop snitching on your neighbors about marijuana

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The Eastern Orthodox Churches may split. It’s the biggest crisis for these churches in centuries.

How the Roseanne revival evolved into The Conners — and became a better show in the process

Netflix bet on the long-ignored romantic comedy this summer. It paid off.

The deficit is rising, so Republicans want to cut Social Security and Medicare

These consumer advocates successfully boycotted Ivanka Trump. Now they’re turning to the ballot.

Marijuana is now for sale (legally) in Canada

Trump only wants to take credit for Republicans’ midterm outcomes if they win

Britain’s roiling Brexit crisis, explained

“You’re guilty until proven innocent”: Trump compares Saudi Arabia’s denials to Brett Kavanaugh

23 charts and maps that show the world is getting much, much better

One in 10 potential Florida voters can’t legally vote. Amendment 4 could change that.