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“I needed to do this movie”: Awkwafina on her star-making role in The Farewell

The actress talks about death, humor, and learning Chinese for her new movie.

Bernie Sanders’s long feud with Goldman Sachs’s former CEO is now part of his campaign

It’s Bernie vs. Blankfein.

Privacy concerns over viral photo apps are totally valid. But they’re also often overblown.

The panic about FaceApp’s old-person filter isn’t wrong, exactly. It’s just tinged with xenophobia and devoid of context.

Scientists are grappling with our biggest limitation in spaceflight: our own bodies

We’ve sent people to space for decades — but we’re only beginning to learn what that means for human health.

George Will makes the conservative case against democracy

Where George Will thinks America went wrong.

Royal baby Archie will have a huge impact on Britain’s economy

Meghan Markle has had a big effect on the fashion economy — and her infant son is poised to do the same.

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How to solve the asylum crisis

On Tuesday, the Trump administration dramatically changed the rules governing asylum. A scholar who has helped shape US immigration policy since the 1980s explains why the rule change won't solve the crisis.

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The House just passed a $15 minimum wage. It would be the first increase in a decade.

Money Talks: One friend got married, the other was her maid of honor

Jeffrey Epstein wanted to await trial in his Manhattan mansion. A judge just said no.

Recode Daily: Big Tech told Congress it has plenty of competitors. But does it really?

Trump’s racist tirades against “the Squad,” explained

“Send her back!”: Trump’s attacks on Ilhan Omar — and the response — represent a new low

Jeffrey Epstein’s connections to Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, explained

Vox Sentences: A global health emergency in the DRC

Bernie Sanders made Medicare-for-all mainstream. Now he’s trying to reclaim it.

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House votes to hold AG Barr and Commerce Secretary Ross in contempt of Congress

The DNC just announced the roster for the second Democratic debate

Effort to force Trump impeachment vote fails in House of Representatives

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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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Presidential candidate Michael Bennet is way behind in the polls. But he believes he can win the nomination — and beat Trump.

Microsoft says it notified nearly 10,000 customers that they were cyberattack victims

Netflix thought it would have 5 million new subscribers this quarter. Instead it added 2.7 million.

Despite boycotts and protests, Amazon Prime Day was bigger than ever

The battle over extending the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, explained

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Big Tech told Congress it has plenty of competitors. It’s crushing them all.

How to address the causes of the migration crisis, according to experts

The evidence on travel bans for diseases like Ebola is clear: they don't work

Elon Musk reveals his plan to link your brain to your smartphone

New data shows drug overdose deaths fell in 2018. But there’s a big catch.

The Sacklers made billions off the opioid crisis. The Louvre is taking their name off its walls.

Why the House plans to pass a bipartisan bill repealing a controversial Obamacare tax

“Everybody can be a sucker”: Marc Maron and Lynn Shelton on how conspiracy theories flourish

How 4 congresswomen came to be called “the Squad”

San Francisco pulls the controversial “IPO tax” because it wasn’t simply an IPO tax

The WHO finally declared a public health emergency over Ebola

9 terrific movies about landing on the moon, from the sublime to the ridiculous


India’s trucks are works of art

Recode Daily: Trump is turning his ire to tech companies

New polling indicates Republicans actually like Trump more following racist tweet controversy

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The best movies out this weekend

13 great films now in theaters.

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Trump and the dead end of conservative nationalism

Lion King 2019 vs. the original: what’s better and worse about the remake

One of John Paul Stevens’s last big ideas: repealing the 2nd Amendment

Why Sotheby’s first fancy sneaker auction makes sense — and why it doesn’t

Meet Margaret Hamilton, the badass '60s programmer who saved the moon landing