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Donald Trump’s professions of ignorance about Julian Assange are very hard to believe

He cited WikiLeaks about five times a day in the final month of the 2016 campaign.

Ralph Breaks the Internet is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but for the internet

The sequel to 2012’s excellent Wreck-It Ralph is a moving tale of an online world spinning out of control.

Don’t eat romaine lettuce. If you have any, throw it away.

32 people have been sickened with E. coli infections. Romaine lettuce is to blame.

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Salt Fat Acid Heat host Samin Nosrat’s surefire secret to a successful Thanksgiving

The human costs of Black Friday, explained by a former Amazon warehouse manager

There’s nothing “America First” about Trump’s Saudi policy

The Favourite is a deliciously wicked tale of sex, women, and power plays

Creed II is no Creed. But it’s a pretty good Rocky sequel.

All the Democrats running for top spots in the House

Reckoning with Twilight, 10 years later

Trump thanks Saudi Arabia for low oil prices after letting it off the hook for Khashoggi murder

Ryan Zinke blamed environmentalists for California’s massive wildfires. Again.

All the House seats Democrats have flipped in the 2018 elections

Democrats won 6 more state governments. New Jersey shows what they can do.

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How the baby boomers, not millennials, screwed America

The true story behind Arlo Guthrie’s Thanksgiving staple, “Alice’s Restaurant”

How to save a species (if you really want to)

The time Nancy Pelosi saved Social Security

The strongest case for — and against — Matthew Whitaker’s appointment

Mark Zuckerberg is essentially untouchable at Facebook

Working at the mall on Black Friday doesn’t have to be a nightmare

A historian on our broken election system: “it’s run by people with stake in the outcome”

Why House progressives have Nancy Pelosi’s back

A family of Black Friday super-shoppers explain the holiday’s appeal

Ohio Democrat Marcia Fudge will not challenge Nancy Pelosi

Vox Sentences: The world is a very dangerous place!

Trump reportedly tried to order the Justice Department to prosecute Clinton and Comey

The US may name Venezuela as a state sponsor of terrorism. Here’s why that could backfire.

Trump lawyers say he has submitted written answers to some Mueller questions

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn’t rich. There’s no reason to talk about it.

Trump says selling weapons to Saudi Arabia will create a lot of jobs. That’s not true.

What made solar panels so cheap? Thank government policy.

The best movies out this weekend

13 great films now in theaters and on streaming.

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Why the US won’t break up with Saudi Arabia over Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

My Brilliant Friend pulls back the curtain on women’s lives. What it reveals is dark and violent.

Black Friday is longer, and tamer, than ever

Trump’s Khashoggi statement is a green light for murder

The decline of David’s Bridal says a lot about millennial attitudes toward weddings

Why do so many animated films have great stories? One secret: storyboarding.

Several white evangelical leaders reject anti-immigrant rhetoric. Why do their flocks embrace it?

Read Trump’s bizarre statement on Saudi Arabia and Jamal Khashoggi

Bernie Sanders’s new plan to bring down drug prices, briefly explained