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Why Brett Kavanaugh’s yearbook page matters

The "Renate Alumni" jokes reveal so much about American misogyny.

“Life as I knew it came to an abrupt halt”: Andrea Constand on aftermath of Cosby assault

Constand’s victim impact statement was released hours before Bill Cosby’s sentencing for the 2004 incident.

Michael Kors acquiring Versace explains how modern fashion is about consolidating power

Two French conglomerates control much of the fashion industry. America is trying to catch up.

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Trump’s UN speech: America First with a side of patriotic word salad

"We will find new purpose, new resolve, and new spirit flourishing all around us," Trump said.

Solving America’s painkiller paradox

Here’s how to fix America’s painkiller problem — without leaving pain patients behind.

Robert Redford bids farewell to the silver screen in the pitch-perfect The Old Man & the Gun

In David Lowery’s homage to an American archetype, Redford ends his career as he started it: playing a celebrity thief.

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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is facing more accusations of sexual misconduct.

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Why “Zendaya Is Meechee” became the feel-good pop meme of the moment

Read Trump’s speech to the UN General Assembly

The very simple reason Republicans are fighting so hard for Brett Kavanaugh

UN audience literally bursts out laughing at Trump’s speech

Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Kavanaugh: this is about whether we should believe victims of sexual assault

Trump attacks Kavanaugh’s second accuser, saying she was “totally drunk”

If Republicans sour on Kavanaugh, here are 4 alternatives waiting in the wings

Mark Judge, the man whose name keeps popping up in the Brett Kavanaugh allegations, explained

Instagram’s co-founders just quit. That could be bad news for Facebook.

What does Michael Avenatti have on Brett Kavanaugh? What we know so far.

Why the Kavanaugh accusations matter so much to teen girls like me

The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation fight is also about the future of the economy

How to watch Trump’s speech at the UN General Assembly

The 9 most important state legislature elections in 2018, explained

Income inequality is changing how we think, live, and die

4 new TV shows to check out this week, from Australian hitmen to beleaguered doctors

Why we get so angry over $500 faux-distressed clothes

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Gray hair is still taboo for women. This popular Instagram account celebrates it.

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First Man’s screenwriter thinks Neil Armstrong would be disappointed by the flag controversy

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American Apparel’s rebrand says a lot about life after bankruptcy

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In 1991, Virginia Thomas defended her husband. Now Brett Kavanaugh’s wife is doing the same.

Kavanaugh’s Fox News interview, explained in 5 phrases

Progressive activists think they have a shot at stopping Brett Kavanaugh

Vox Sentences: Christine Blasey Ford is not alone

One GOP senator’s revealing explanation of the party stance on Kavanaugh

How 3.4 million chickens drowned in Hurricane Florence

There is no fall TV season anymore

Carol Anderson recommends 4 books on America’s broken political system

Kellyanne Conway: at least Kavanaugh’s better than Harvey Weinstein

Peter Brimelow and VDare, the white nationalist website with close ties to the right, explained

Half of 2018’s Democratic campaign ads are about health care

Meet Noel Francisco, the man who could oversee the Mueller probe after Rosenstein

Puerto Rico’s push for statehood, explained

Many banned books were made into movies. Where the Wild Things Are may be the greatest.

Why do brands care if you vote?

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As “dieting” becomes more taboo, Weight Watchers is changing its name

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Trump’s latest rant about Puerto Rico’s death toll makes no sense

Is Rod Rosenstein fired, resigning, or staying?