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The Nord Stream pipeline sabotage, explained

The undersea explosions in two gas pipelines from Russia exposed Europe’s vulnerabilities — just as the continent faces a looming energy crisis.

What the Electoral Count Reform Act can prevent in the next election — and what it can’t

Mitch McConnell has now come out in favor of a few election law fixes that could protect democracy in 2024.

Chips are the new oil. There are no reserves.

Computer chips are ubiquitous, but they’re only made in a few places.

Democrats’ effort to stop lawmakers from stock trading has a potential loophole

A new bill aims to curb conflicts of interest in Congress — but lawmakers could help themselves get around it.

What do true crime series like Dahmer owe the victims?

True crime has made huge strides in centering the victim. But we keep getting series like the Netflix docudrama.

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Practical questions for creating community, according to Priya Parker.

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Europe’s looming energy crisis

Pipelines are leaking, winter is coming, and concerns over an energy crisis in Europe are growing. Vox’s Jen Kirby heads to Oktoberfest to find out more.

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