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Game of Thrones crushed the competition in Emmy nominations

With 137 nominations — and 32 for Game of Thrones alone — HBO rules the Emmy roost.

“They have let us down”: Eric Garner’s family criticizes decision not to indict NYPD officer

The Department of Justice investigated Garner’s death for years.

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Joe Biden’s health care plan, explained

It’s not Medicare-for-all, but if it happened it would be a big, um, deal.

Who gets to mourn a miscarriage?

Partners and family members feel the loss too.

Planned Parenthood removes Leana Wen as president

The news comes after rumors that Wen wanted to take the group in a less political direction.

Scarlett Johansson defends her desire to play any person, any race, or “any tree” she wants

The Avenger blamed the criticism she received for playing marginalized people on "political correctness."

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Vox Sentences: The long silence after “I can’t breathe”

Of course Mitch McConnell didn’t condemn Trump’s racist tweets

Donors love a winner — which is why Silicon Valley is chucking money only at the top 2020 candidates

Kamala Harris’s plan to reduce prescription drug costs, explained

Game of Thrones caps off its final season by breaking an Emmy record

The New Hampshire primary will make or break Bernie Sanders’s chances

“What’s your ethnicity?”: Kellyanne Conway’s defense of Trump’s racism isn’t helping

Elizabeth Warren grills defense secretary nominee Mark Esper over Raytheon lobbying

“I benefit from a system that my ancestors built”: Beto O’Rourke says his ancestors owned slaves

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Trump’s plan to take wolves off the endangered species list is deeply flawed

Password sharing could be a good thing for Netflix and Hulu

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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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India and Sri Lanka’s violent fight over fish

Netflix edits out 13 Reasons Why’s graphic suicide scene, 2 years after the show’s debut

Here’s why some activists and shoppers are calling for Amazon Prime Day boycotts

Here’s the complete list of 2019 Emmy nominations

Trump’s threat to investigate Google isn’t based on evidence. It’s based on Fox News.

Neo-Nazi who drove car into Charlottesville crowd given second life sentence

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How Chicago built house music from the ashes of disco

Joe Biden’s record on school desegregation busing, explained

Mark Esper, President Trump’s pick for defense secretary, explained

Trump vs. “the Squad”

How Spider-Man: Far From Home’s post-credits reveal could shape the future of the MCU

Recode Daily: More homes will have surveillance devices after this Amazon Prime Day

Study: Volkswagen cheated on emissions standards — and made thousands of kids sick

Cory Booker’s latest criminal justice reform bill takes aim at life imprisonment

Flight attendants keep getting sick. It’s likely because of their uniforms.

Apollo 11 memorabilia sells for a high price — but who should really own NASA history?

The Farewell director Lulu Wang on challenging “what Americanness means”

Why Bill de Blasio is so hated, explained

Why Barry dropped much less rain on the Gulf coast than forecasters expected

Amazon Prime Day could usher in a new wave of fear-based social media usage

The racism in Trump’s attacks should be impossible to deny

Vox Sentences: Raising the bar for asylum

Amazon workers are celebrating Prime Day with a protest

The Trump administration is dramatically restricting who can seek asylum

House Democrats will vote to condemn Trump’s racist tweet about 4 progressive lawmakers

Lashana Lynch will reportedly be the new 007. But she probably won’t be the next James Bond.

Kamala Harris just introduced a bill to give housekeepers overtime pay and meal breaks