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How America gave up on fighting the pandemic and saving the economy

The foundation of a healthy economy is a healthy workforce, and right now, America doesn’t have either.

The US is plagued by long voting lines. Here’s how other countries do it better.

Canada, Australia, and even Estonia may provide lessons for the US on how to improve elections.

Democrats want to rebuild the State Department. They’re deeply divided over how.

A new report by the Center for American Progress aims to provide a blueprint for Democrats and the next administration.

Report: Massachusetts rarely fires state troopers, “no matter what they have done”

A Massachusetts state trooper confessed to running background checks for drug dealers. He’s still on the force.

Nancy Pelosi sets a deadline this week for getting a stimulus deal before the election

Pelosi is still negotiating with the White House while Senate Republicans push their own stimulus bill.

Hybrid school might be the worst of both worlds

Part-time school during the pandemic might create as many problems as it solves.

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The Trump Years: America First

In the second of our five-part series, Vox’s Nicole Narea and Jenn Williams explain how President Trump has fundamentally changed the perception of the United States at home and abroad.

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Vox’s audience support program, explained

A gruesome murder in France rekindles the country’s debate on free speech and Islam

Colorado is fighting its largest wildfire in history

The great hypocrisy of California using Indigenous practices to curb wildfires

One Good Thing: This animated miniseries perfectly captures the loneliness of autumn

Fitness studios moved outside to stay afloat. Now winter is coming.

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John Cornyn becomes the latest Senate Republican to ramp up criticism of Trump

Trump keeps on holding rallies even as Covid-19 cases surge

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Sen. David Perdue’s racist treatment of Sen. Kamala Harris’s name was all too familiar 

The return of “lock her up”: Trump won’t stop attacking Gretchen Whitmer

SNL takes on dueling Trump and Biden town halls in its cold open

Polls: Senate races in Alaska and South Carolina are surprisingly competitive for Democrats

In 2017, women marched against Trump. Now they’re marching to get rid of him.

Thailand’s protest movement gains momentum amid a government crackdown

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wins historic reelection

Why Trump flip-flopped on California disaster relief

A new study shows malaria’s often neglected toll on a vulnerable population: Pregnant women

A guide to the Trump administration’s biggest scandals, accomplishments, and policies 


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Go For Broke: Inside the Dot-Com Bubble

Go For Broke is a new narrative series from Epic Magazine and the Vox Media Podcast Network exploring the 2000 dot-com bubble... and what happened when the bubble popped. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.

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Presidents hate to look sick. Trump has never needed to appear strong more.

What the FCC can and can’t do to Section 230

“There should be zero discrimination”: Joe Biden spoke in defense of transgender rights at Thursday’s town hall 

The EU and the UK still haven’t reached a post-Brexit agreement. What’s next?

Gothic novels are obsessed with borders. Mexican Gothic takes full advantage.

The many ways we know 2020 will be a banner year for voting

Which charities do the most good? Charity Navigator joins the effort to answer this crucial question.

Poll: College students are ready to call out people who don’t vote

Trump’s fake news crisis, illustrated by two episodes over the last 24 hours

Joni Ernst didn’t know the price of soybeans. Here’s why that could cost her.

What’s causing climate change, in 10 charts

2020’s marijuana legalization ballot measures, explained

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The surprisingly close Michigan Senate race, explained

The Great Barrington Declaration is an ethical nightmare

Why the Trump campaign is complaining so much about NBC’s Savannah Guthrie

In Netflix’s The Trial of the Chicago 7, Aaron Sorkin tackles an all-too-relevant court case

10 psychological haunted-house movies — for when the ghost might be you

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A definitive case against the Electoral College

America’s newest wave of Covid-19 cases, explained