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The complicated relief of the Chauvin verdict

Americans cried, hugged, and gathered in the streets after jurors convicted the former police officer of murdering George Floyd.

Biden urges Congress to not look away from George Floyd

Biden promised George Floyd’s family to fight for policing reforms. He needs Congress to act.

Amazon will let you pay with your palm in some Whole Foods stores

And, it hopes, at other retailers’ stores in the future.

Germany contained Covid-19. Politics brought it back.

Germany was returning to normal last summer. Then Covid-19 surged.

Alexei Navalny, the Russian dissident on hunger strike, explained

Russian President Vladimir Putin imprisoned Navalny to silence him. The hunger strike has kept the pro-democracy leader in the headlines.

This stunning timelapse shows the megadrought’s toll on the West’s largest reservoir

Lake Mead’s levels have dropped significantly since 1985, a bad omen for the regions that depend on it.

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The case for climate optimism

In 2019, David Wallace-Wells wrote a book called The Uninhabitable Earth. Just two years later, he’s feeling hopeful — thanks to the world’s biggest polluters.

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Vox’s audience support program, explained

“It’s deep. It’s dark. It’s elusive.” The ocean’s twilight zone is full of wonders.

Soccer fans destroyed the Super League

What Maxine Waters actually said about the Chauvin trial

“We are shook, again”: Sikh Americans recall targeted violence they’ve faced

Apple will let podcasters sell subscriptions and keep a cut for itself

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The tax code helps white people get richer

The very cute, totally disturbing tale of the American “it” dog

How the quest to own the tiniest, most Instagram-worthy and low-maintenance pup has bred a world of problems.

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The shadow orphan crisis of Covid-19

A pro-democracy activist on Hong Kong’s year of turmoil: “The city itself is dying”

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Marijuana legalization has won

On Nomadland, the Oscars, and that Amazon question

How to listen to all of Vox’s Earth Month podcasts

4/20, the marijuana holiday, explained

How a pop-punk girl group became the most hated band on TikTok

How men’s thighs became the new abs

The First Amendment has a Facebook problem

HIPAA, the health privacy law that’s more limited than you think, explained


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The pandemic playbook

Vox's Dylan Scott joins Matt and Dara to talk about South Korea's response to Covid-19

Mark Zuckerberg says he’s standing up for you. Yes, you.

Half of US adults will soon be fully vaccinated. Convincing everyone else will be more difficult.

We have enough proof

Amy Klobuchar takes aim at 12 vaccine misinformation influencers

Facebook plans to go after Clubhouse — and podcasts — with a suite of new audio products

Watch NASA’s new autonomous helicopter take flight on Mars


Why South Africa is still so segregated

Stoners just don’t need this much stuff

Biden’s climate leadership will be tested at the Earth Day summit

One Good Thing: Starz series P-Valley has one of the best TV pilots in recent memory

Breaking down the 2021 Best Picture nominees

Don’t sleep on seeing The Father, one of our favorite Best Picture nominees

How one company and way too many pigs destroyed America’s heartland

Iowa’s largest hog producer courted power and turned farming into a numbers game. Businesses like it are increasingly the norm.

Welcome to the Animals Issue of The Highlight

The next big voting rights fight is in Texas

The Pandemic Playbook

Vox explores the successes — and setbacks — in six nations as they fought Covid-19.

South Korea’s Covid-19 success story started with failure

The inside account of how one country built a system to defeat the pandemic.

Pelosi renews call for Congress to investigate the Capitol insurrection

India is dealing with a vaccine shortage during a new wave of Covid-19

Citizen science is booming during the pandemic