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How YouTube is changing toys

Kids are obsessed with YouTube unboxing videos. The toy industry is taking notice.

Facebook allowed companies to post job ads only men could see. Now that’s changing.

The network will overhaul its advertising tool as part of a legal settlement with civil rights groups.

Jordan Peele’s Us — and its ending — explained. Sort of.

The new movie’s conclusion is one elastic metaphor after another. That’s what makes it frustrating. And brilliant.

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Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg are calling to abolish the Electoral College and a dozen states have signed on to a plan that would subvert it.

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Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube are cracking down on fake vaccine news

Inside the fight to make the European Parliament take sexual harassment seriously

Toy unboxing videos have taken over YouTube. Some experts say they exploit kids.

Vox Sentences: Should Harvard profit from photos of slavery?

Trump’s free speech executive order isn’t about free speech

Theresa May to UK: I know you’re tired of Brexit, but blame Parliament

Bernie Sanders’s reparations comments cause rift over DSA endorsement

Trump’s new executive order on campus free speech is more symbolism than substance

John Wick: Chapter 3’s new trailer is big, silly, and perfect

New survey shows Americans are unhappier than they’ve been in years

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro just escalated his standoff with Juan Guaidó

Chick-fil-A’s charitable foundation kept donating to anti-LGBTQ groups

Captain Marvel’s Monica Rambeau tease, explained

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“Listen, man, we’re used to working”: Andrew Gillum on why O’Rourke is running for president and he’s not

Why the US and China are sparring over 5G in Europe

Why this climate change data is on flip-flops, leggings, and cars

It took one mass shooting for New Zealand to ban assault weapons

Baby Shark (doo doo do doo do doo), explained

Trump’s untruths about Veterans Choice illustrate the sheer audaciousness of his lies

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on the filibuster, 2020, and Medicare-for-all

The case for making 2020 the real Year of the Woman

Google’s first AI-powered Doodle lets you make music like Bach

How to make more Vox Video happen

CNN’s “Badass Woman” puff piece about Kellyanne Conway completely misses the point

What Chuck Schumer can learn from Nancy Pelosi

This mom is pushing to use campaign funds for child care. It could help parents around the country.

The Instagram-famous plant that used to be impossible to find

John Hickenlooper: how come we’re not asking women whether they’re willing to put a man on the ticket?

3 key takeaways from John Hickenlooper’s CNN town hall

Vox Sentences: The $34,000 drug that helps new mothers

Us is Jordan Peele’s thrilling, blood-curdling allegory about a self-destructing America

There’s finally a drug for postpartum depression. Too bad it’s $34,000.

The Brexit extension drama, explained as much as possible

Trump’s top Pentagon official is now under an ethics investigation

Trump’s strange rant about John McCain’s funeral, decoded

Companies often mislabel employees as “freelancers” to cut costs. Workers are fighting back.

What the college admissions scandal says about racial inequality

Trump’s feud with Kellyanne Conway’s husband, explained

Why a cat always lands on its feet

Christchurch helped turn my mosque from a place of worship into a place of fear