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Extinction Rebellion, the climate protesters disrupting London, explained

Activists want the UK to commit to zero net emissions by 2025. Is that possible?

Want to save Social Security? Let in more immigrants.

The latest Social Security trustees report shows how immigration is keeping the program afloat.

After Vox reporting, California moves forward on plan to end surprise ER bills

A new bill would outlaw the big, surprise bills that Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital has sent to hundreds of patients.

Pikachu, Lion King, and snake handlers: summer movies to watch for

Whether you love horror or action thrillers, buddy comedies or documentaries, there’s something for everyone at the movies this summer.

What’s up with Twitter’s follower counts, explained for everyone — including Trump

It’s part of Twitter’s efforts to make its platform less bad.

Some delivery apps pocket their workers’ tips. A new bill aims to expose the practice.

Companies like DoorDash, Instacart, and Amazon Flex have been accused of "tip theft."

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Google’s Wing has landed the FAA’s first approval for drone delivery

Bookstores band together for Independent Bookstore Day

Trump’s tweets are getting more unhinged

Amazon created the expectation of 2-day shipping. Now it needs to scale back.

The Democratic establishment should chill out about Bernie Sanders

Kamala Harris needs to unlock the power of African American women voters

Democrats want to challenge Trump’s foreign policy in 2020. They’re still working out how.

Dentists woo patients with Netflix, aromatherapy, and cake

Why the US bears the most responsibility for climate change, in one chart

Vox Sentences: “Is this person a citizen of the United States?”

Avengers: Endgame is a Marvel miracle

Jared Kushner conveniently rewrites history of Russian interference

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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Tesla’s 2020 self-driving car promise sounds too good to be true because it is

A Novocaine shortage in the UK is affecting an unexpected group: farm animals

The killing of a journalist in Northern Ireland revives fears of the Troubles

Google employees say the company is punishing them for their activism

Bill Gates is committed to giving away his fortune — but he keeps getting richer

The robot is the most human character in Ian McEwan’s so-so new novel

Games of Thrones season 8

The show is finally back. Here’s what you need to know.

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Battle scenes are very boring

The goose that conquered America

For the first time, the feds criminally charged a pharma distributor for the opioid epidemic

The controversy around one Sarah Sanders lie in the Mueller report, explained

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Why Arya’s Game of Thrones sex scene was a perfect character evolution

Will Arya steal the face of a White Walker?

Polling shows Fox News has been amazingly effective at shaping opinion on the Mueller report

Having a kid won’t kill your marriage, and other parenting “truths” debunked

Americans love clean energy. Do they care if it includes nuclear?

Music’s biggest stars are women. Music festivals would make you think otherwise.

Sri Lanka Easter Sunday attacks: what we know

“You’re Doing It Wrong”: the century-old roots of mom-shaming

Beyoncé’s Lemonade is now available to stream on all major services

Democrats’ impeachment dilemma, explained

Kate Manne on why female candidates get ruled “unelectable” so quickly

The Supreme Court case over adding a citizenship question to the census, explained

Our incel problem

Quebec figured out a simple way to get people to donate more to charity

3 winners and 3 losers from CNN’s marathon Democratic presidential town hall