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Facebook may have too many users for its cryptocurrency to fail — even if you don’t trust it

Libra, Facebook’s new virtual coin, is the most consequential cryptocurrency effort undertaken in several years.

The enduring legacy and fantasy of Captain America’s beard, explained

How Captain America’s beard became an honorary Avenger.

The Kyle Kashuv-Harvard controversy, explained

A teen conservative activist got in trouble for past racist comments. Then he lost his Harvard admission over it — and ignited a national controversy.

Sobriety is having a moment. Here come the influencers.

Instagram has seen a rise in #SoberIsSexy influencers. But are they good for the sober movement?

Black trans women want the media to show them living, not just dying

If the crisis of violence against black trans people is new to you, you haven’t been paying attention.

Kyle Kashuv on his Harvard crisis: “I wish I could take it back. I can’t.”

I talked to Kashuv about getting his Harvard admission rescinded over using racial slurs.

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Sudanese protesters pulled off the impossible: ousting dictator Omar al-Bashir. Now, the protestors face a new adversary: al-Bashir's military. Reem Abbas reports on the latest from Khartoum.

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A new report claims bitcoin is mostly powered by renewable energy. Really?


Astronauts left poop on the moon. We should go get it.

Gloria Vanderbilt’s fashion legacy, explained

Recode Daily: Huawei gets ready for a bad year

He lost his ROTC scholarship when he came out. Decades later, he’s still paying back student debt.

Vox Sentences: Iran’s high-risk threat

Trump’s new health care plan, health reimbursement arrangements, explained

BuzzFeed journalists just walked off the job in 4 cities. Here’s why.

Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down” wants to be a queer anthem. It also wants to sell you something.

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Trump’s interview with George Stephanopoulos, explained

A new poll shows how sexism and electability collide in 2020

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi dies after collapsing in courtroom

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 many 2020 polls are telling a pretty clear story

9 questions about the US-Iran standoff you were too embarrassed to ask

Young voters of color are supporting Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. But many want a different candidate.

Blackout leaves tens of millions in the dark in Argentina and Uruguay

An annotated guide to Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down” video


How the filibuster broke the US Senate

Trump accidentally undercuts his own “deep state” FBI conspiracy theory 

Cat-astrophe: Pakistani politician’s event streamed on Facebook with cat filter on

Rocketman’s music director explains why you shouldn’t compare it to Bohemian Rhapsody

While some states try to ban abortion, these states are expanding access

Iran just made one of its riskiest announcements in years

Recode Daily: Hong Kong protesters are setting precedents in the age of AI-powered mass surveillance

Democrats don’t need to tack right on immigration to win

Wish, the super popular, ultra-cheap shopping app, explained

House Democrats’ internal feud over prescription drug prices, explained

How elite colleges fail half of the poor students they admit

Pete Buttigieg calls Israel a “strong ally” and says he’d keep the US embassy in Jerusalem


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Why women in tech are being Photoshopped in instead of hired

Big Little Lies season 2, episode 2: “Tell-Tale Hearts” asks if families can survive their own secrets

Black voters want 2020 candidates to talk about the economy. At the Black Economic Alliance Forum, they did just that.

Benjamin Netanyahu just unveiled Israel’s newest town: “Trump Heights”

Trump says he didn’t fire Mueller because he saw what happened to Nixon

The Bold Type’s giant shock: finally showing what it’s like to work in media

Huge Hong Kong protests continue after the government postpones controversial bill

Elizabeth Warren wants to level the playing field for entrepreneurs of color

Andrew Yang, the 2020 long-shot candidate running on a universal basic income, explained