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How cauliflower took over your pizza, your kitchen, and the world

How does a food become a trend? Ask cauliflower.

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Christine Blasey Ford wants an FBI investigation before she’ll testify about Kavanaugh

The question is whether Senate Republicans will agree to Ford’s request.

The banking industry is spending big on red-state Democrats in 2018

In 2016, the banks gave most to Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey. This year, it’s Jon Tester and Heidi Heitkamp.

More than ever, our clothes are made of plastic. Just washing them can pollute the oceans.

How much plastic is your washing machine sending out to sea?

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A disgraced evangelical leader returns to ministry after #MeToo. He won’t be the last.

Paige Patterson gave a sermon about a false rape accusation.

Dating apps like Tinder and Bumble are free. But people say paying for them is worth the money.

Even though they might not get you any closer to a relationship.

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China's concentration camps

China has a secret that’s slowly slipping out: roughly a million Uighurs are being held in “reeducation camps”. Gulchehra Hoja, a Uighur journalist, explains how reporting on China’s human rights abuses against Muslims led to the disappearance of 23 of her relatives.

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Hog manure is spilling out of lagoons because of Hurricane Florence’s floods

The battle for state legislatures

Where Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation process stands

An engineer explains the emotion-driven evolution of car design

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Trump’s China strategy is the most radical in decades — and it’s failing

"The administration diagnosed the right problem, but it came up with the wrong remedy."

The gleeful maximalism of fashion legend Bill Cunningham, explained in 8 hats

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Hurricane Florence’s floods caused severe property damage. Here’s a solution.

Elon Musk is now facing a Justice Department probe over his privatization tweet

What’s next for #MeToo? The McDonald’s strikes have an answer.

Democrats should worry about all their close special election losses

Every known human culture has had its own music

Vox Sentences: Florence’s flooding continues

The Hunt for the Trump Tapes With Tom Arnold, explained

3 things we learned from the Captain Marvel trailer

Mark Judge, Kavanaugh’s classmate, says he won’t testify on sexual assault allegations

New UN report documents evidence of mass atrocities in Myanmar against the Rohingya

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599 alumnae from Christine Blasey Ford’s high school sign letter saying they support her

We asked 5 senators what they’re looking for in Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony

Why is Marco Rubio tweeting about Salt Bae?

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Mark Judge, the other man named in Christine Ford’s Brett Kavanaugh allegations, explained

The Botham Jean shooting exposes a major problem with discussions of police and black victims

Poland’s president wants Trump to open a US base in his country — and name it “Fort Trump”

Trump on Kavanaugh allegations: “I feel terribly for him”

I’m a bartender. I depend on tips. It’s a terrible way to make a living.

Susan Collins thinks lawyers should be able to cross-examine Kavanaugh and Ford on sexual assault allegations

Women accuse Facebook of illegally posting job ads that only men can see

Don’t blame the scooters. Blame the streets.

I’ve studied false rape claims. The accusation against Kavanaugh doesn’t fit the profile.

Race was the biggest factor in 2016 — but economics is still Democrats’ winning message

How close are we to another financial crisis? 8 experts weigh in.

Anita Hill: “There is no way to redo 1991, but there are ways to do better”

Why Nintendo’s Toad is in the news, and why he doesn’t deserve this

5 powerful images from Kim Jong Un’s historic meeting with South Korea’s president

Two-thirds of US smokers say they want to quit. This company has a new idea for helping them.

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Elon Musk’s first moon tourist, explained

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Donald Trump Jr.’s Anderson Cooper hurricane conspiracy theory, explained

Photos: what Hurricane Florence’s destruction looks like on the ground

J.K. Rowling’s latest Robert Galbraith novel is addictive, murderous fun

The 10 most important Senate elections, briefly explained