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How much control should Apple have over your iPhone?

Some say Apple’s App Store is a monopoly. Apple says it’s just giving customers what they want.

The Supreme Court appears really eager to force taxpayers to fund religious education

Carson v. Makin appears likely to end in another transformative victory for the religious right.

Why the Senate is making a one-time exception to the filibuster 

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Facebook still won’t give up Instagram for Kids

Even under serious political pressure, the company insists its products aren’t inherently harmful for young users.

Wait, is Russia going to invade Ukraine?

A Russian troop buildup at Ukraine’s border threatens to intensify a long-running conflict.

The books that made us think and act differently this year

These book recommendations from the Vox staff will make you laugh, cry, and really think.

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The ocean’s rarest mammal has a few final lessons to teach us

A tiny porpoise called the vaquita has polarized a Mexican fishing town. The species is fighting for its life.

Elon Musk’s imaginary world

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The US needs a clear Covid-19 goal now more than ever

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Learning to love rent control

Does rent control actually control rent?

Antarctica was once a rainforest. Could it be again?

Israeli spyware was used against US diplomats in Uganda

One Good Thing: Money Heist, a joyful TV series about fighting the system

Biden’s bewildering decision to expand a Trump-era immigration policy

There need to be consequences for Rep. Lauren Boebert’s Islamophobic comments

Long hours make bad neighbors

NASA gave Jeff Bezos money to build his office park in space

Biden’s winter Covid plan is what a new normal might look like

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How to know if omicron is as scary as it seems

This legendary 92-year-old biologist has some advice for saving Earth


Why the pope dresses like that

Why the government is constantly on the verge of shutting down

I changed my mind on rent control

Real estate has gone meta

The futuristic plan to fix America’s power grid

The religious right wants states’ tax dollars, and the Supreme Court is likely to agree

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The escalating costs of being single in America

Why is life in this country so hostile to single people?

In Flee, one Afghan refugee’s story comes to vibrant, animated life

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