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Hong Kong protesters show no sign of backing down in the face of countless threats

Hundreds of thousands of Hongkongers took to the streets Sunday to demand governmental reforms amid military threats from Beijing, the specter of mob violence, and increasing pressure from local police.

The deadliest attack of the year in Kabul bodes poorly for the US-Taliban deal

US-Taliban peace talks are nearing their conclusion, but a terror attack in Afghanistan’s capital that killed at least 63 people gives credence to critics who claim the deal will be a disaster for Afghans.

Trump’s obsession with crowd sizes, explained

Trump’s latest tweets about his New Hampshire rally continue his obsessions with crowd size and with bolstering his image as a popular politician.

Ahead of a far-right rally in Portland, Trump tweets a warning to antifa

Trump did not address members of the alt-right gathering for a Portland rally, but did say he’s considering designating antifa an "organization of terror."

Trump calls Rashida Tlaib’s reversal on visiting Israel “a complete setup”

Donald Trump criticized Tlaib’s refusal to visit Israel after officials said she could come if she didn’t protest, as Nancy Pelosi worked to move on.

This country gave all its rivers their own legal rights

It’s part of a nascent "rights of nature" movement that’s inspiring many — but encountering problems when it comes to enforcement.

How slavery became America’s first big business

Historian and author Edward E. Baptist explains how slavery helped the US go from a "colonial economy to the second biggest industrial power in the world."

What happens next in the legal cases involving Jeffrey Epstein

His accusers can still take their case to court, even after his death.

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Reporter Barbara Bradley Hagerty set out to investigate why police across the country often fail to catch serial rapists.

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Meet the medieval Welsh poet who wrote odes to her vagina

Vox Sentences: Hope for a US-Taliban peace deal

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How the Hong Kong protests created the #BoycottMulan campaign

Where’d You Go, Bernadette is a plodding, baffling misfire

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The best movies out this weekend

13 great films now in theaters.

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Teen TV needs more stories about boys of color. David Makes Man is a good start.

Good Boys is a very funny reminder of how great it is to not be a tween anymore

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Where every 2020 candidate stands on guns

Danny McBride and John Goodman on God, capitalism, and wearing cool pinkie rings

The controversy surrounding Jay-Z’s new partnership with the NFL, explained

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s on-again, off-again visit to Israel, explained

The Trump Justice Department has declared war on progressive prosecutors

What Jeffrey Epstein’s case says (and doesn’t say) about human trafficking in America

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Vox’s guide to where 2020 Democrats stand on policy

Keep up with the policy debates that will shape the Democratic 2020 primary.

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The $15 minimum wage bill has all but died in the Senate

Why is Halloween starting in the summer?

With “Lover,” Taylor Swift shows she can still write a perfect love song

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Why Route 66 became America’s most famous road

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Trump’s plan to buy Greenland, explained

The White House has a plan to let employers discriminate against LGBTQ workers

Fracking may be a bigger climate problem than we thought

The case against summer camp

Cory Booker on why Democrats should go bolder on gun control

Trump’s trade policy is a disaster. Here’s what the next president should do.

What does it even mean to be a tech company in 2019?

Vox Sentences: Israel bars doors to 2 critics in Congress

North Korea continues to test weapons. Trump continues not to care.


What the US gets wrong about the minimum wage

Netanyahu blocks Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from visiting Israel

Trump’s baffling, self-defeating attack on the New York Times

Barack Obama’s 2019 summer reading list celebrates a diverse group of authors

“A shameful, unprecedented move”: Democrats react to Israel blocking Omar and Tlaib’s trip

Trump’s transparent attempt to manipulate American Jews

The director of one of the year’s weirdest documentaries doesn’t really care if you like his movie

The US isn’t the only major economy facing a possible recession

Cardi B and Bernie Sanders’s video, and her longstanding interest in politics, explained