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An ex-cardinal has been defrocked for sex abuse. This has likely never happened before.

The Catholic Church found Theodore McCarrick guilty of sexually abusing minors and adult seminarians over decades.

Why Netflix’s Russian Doll keeps referencing Emily of New Moon

Emily of New Moon is like a gothed-up Anne of Green Gables. She’s perfect for Russian Doll.

Ralph Northam wants forgiveness. Virginia’s black activists want him to work for it.

The embattled governor’s fight for redemption is just beginning.

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President Donald Trump declared a national state of emergency today. It’s the latest installment in his controversial “Build the wall!” series.

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Trump just tweeted a video of Democrats looking sad set to REM’s “Everybody Hurts.” Really.

Trump just signed a border security deal and declared a national emergency

Meet Annie Turnbo Malone, the hair care entrepreneur Trump shouted out in his Black History Month proclamation

Trump suggests he’s privy to secret stats proving immigrants are violent criminals

One of film’s greatest epics is a 7-hour adaptation of War and Peace. Really.

Trump’s wall won’t do anything about drugs

How to make more Vox Video happen

Trump has divided conservatives with the border security deal and national emergency declaration

“This is a constitutional crisis”: a legal expert on Trump’s emergency declaration

Mudslides, snow, and flash floods: an atmospheric river has soaked California

Why Trump thinks a national emergency will get him his border wall

Trump declared a national emergency at the border. I asked 11 experts if it’s legal.

Trump just declared a national emergency at the border

Trump keeps highlighting “angel moms” to make the case for his immigration agenda

4 winners and 4 losers from the funding bill and emergency declaration

Walmart just got hit with a major gender discrimination lawsuit

Trump just declared a national emergency without a confirmed defense secretary in place

The real national emergency is Trump’s incompetence

The ongoing saga of Jeff Bezos’s sexts, explained

Trump just got his first 2020 Republican challenger

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California high-speed rail and the American infrastructure tragedy, explained

North Carolina’s election fraud scandal is heading toward a dramatic resolution