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Trump’s obsession with crowd sizes, explained

Trump’s latest tweets about his New Hampshire rally continue his obsessions with crowd size and with bolstering his image as a popular politician.

How slavery became America’s first big business

Historian and author Edward E. Baptist explains how slavery helped the US go from a "colonial economy to the second biggest industrial power in the world."

The $15 minimum wage bill has all but died in the Senate

Republicans in the Senate won’t consider any wage increases.

Keanu Reeves, explained

Keanu is having a really great year — and personifying what celebrity means in 2019.

How the Hong Kong protests created the #BoycottMulan campaign

Months away from release, Disney’s live-action Mulan is facing political backlash.

What Jeffrey Epstein’s case says (and doesn’t say) about human trafficking in America

Most trafficking cases don’t look like Jeffrey Epstein’s. Here are the facts.

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Reporter Barbara Bradley Hagerty set out to investigate why police across the country often fail to catch serial rapists.

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette is a plodding, baffling misfire

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The best movies out this weekend

13 great films now in theaters.

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Teen TV needs more stories about boys of color. David Makes Man is a good start.

Good Boys is a very funny reminder of how great it is to not be a tween anymore

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Where every 2020 candidate stands on guns

Danny McBride and John Goodman on God, capitalism, and wearing cool pinkie rings

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The controversy surrounding Jay-Z’s new partnership with the NFL, explained

The Trump Justice Department has declared war on progressive prosecutors

Why is Halloween starting in the summer?

With “Lover,” Taylor Swift shows she can still write a perfect love song

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Vox’s guide to where 2020 Democrats stand on policy

Keep up with the policy debates that will shape the Democratic 2020 primary.

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Trump’s plan to buy Greenland, explained

The White House has a plan to let employers discriminate against LGBTQ workers

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The case against summer camp

Cory Booker on why Democrats should go bolder on gun control

Trump’s trade policy is a disaster. Here’s what the next president should do.

What does it even mean to be a tech company in 2019?

Vox Sentences: Israel bars doors to 2 critics in Congress

North Korea continues to test weapons. Trump continues not to care.

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What the US gets wrong about the minimum wage

Netanyahu blocks Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from visiting Israel

Trump’s baffling, self-defeating attack on the New York Times

Barack Obama’s 2019 summer reading list celebrates a diverse group of authors

“A shameful, unprecedented move”: Democrats react to Israel blocking Omar and Tlaib’s trip

Trump’s transparent attempt to manipulate American Jews

The director of one of the year’s weirdest documentaries doesn’t really care if you like his movie

The US isn’t the only major economy facing a possible recession

Cardi B and Bernie Sanders’s video, and her longstanding interest in politics, explained

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is the latest Democrat to drop out of the presidential race

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’s many, many controversies, explained

Why everybody’s worried about a recession again

The algorithms that detect hate speech online are biased against black people

You have a better chance of achieving “the American dream” in Canada than in America