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Joe Manchin’s sweeping new voting rights proposal, explained

The pivotal senator has released a potentially transformative plan to promote fair elections.

What Obamacare achieved — and didn’t

The Affordable Care Act is now a durable part of the American social safety net. Its successes and flaws have never been more apparent.

Juneteenth, explained

The holiday’s 156-year history holds a lot of meaning in the fight for Black liberation today.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand wants to create a new agency to deal with data privacy

The FTC currently enforces federal privacy laws. Gillibrand doesn’t think it’s enough.

The public option is now a reality in 3 states

We’re about to learn a lot about how a public health insurance option actually works in the US.

The Handmaid’s Tale invites its viewers to Joe Biden’s Gilead

Season four was more accidentally timely than ever.

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Once more unto the Brexit

The Atlantic’s Tom McTague provides a halftime report on Brexit. It appears it’s going very well for Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

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Vox’s audience support program, explained

How Northern Ireland is complicating Biden’s European agenda

The problem with Facebook’s attempt to be more like Nextdoor

Biden’s big Putin bet

Biden says Putin “knows there are consequences” if cyberattacks continue


Why so many Covid-19 variants are showing up now

Take a mental break with the newest Vox crossword

The hidden politics of New York City’s new ranked-choice voting system

How free trials trick you into thinking you’ll get something for nothing

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Poll: A majority of voters support the PRO Act and union protections

What’s with these invasive “crazy” worms and why can’t we get rid of them?

The World Health Organization broke its own rules to spend millions on BCG consultants

The West has all the ingredients for another terrible wildfire season

Naomi Osaka and tennis journalism’s ugly history of demeaning its players

Trump’s lies about the 2020 election are endangering America’s election workers

How the vaccine changed bartending, according to a bartender

GameStop. Dogecoin. Now AMC. Do meme traders need to be protected from themselves?

Is a pro-democracy coalition to defeat Trumpism possible?

The backlash against In the Heights, explained

What we know about the police killing of Winston Smith and the death of protester Deona Knajdek


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What's the deal with that new Alzheimer's drug?

Vox's Dylan Scott joins Matt and Dara to explain — as well as pronounce — the controversial and recently-FDA-approved drug for treating Alzheimer's disease

Lina Khan will be chair of the Federal Trade Commission

The Putin summit may backfire on Biden

MacKenzie Scott gives away billions, again

Sotheby’s is selling a piece of web history, signed by its creator

Call it authoritarianism

Travelers have gotten rowdy. This Instagram account aims to keep them in line.

“Back to normal” puts us back on the path to climate catastrophe

Free the wrinkle

The pandemic could help Americans finally embrace aging skin.

Hate crime laws won’t actually prevent anti-Asian hate crimes

Amazon’s Black employees say the company’s HR department is failing them

Chrissy Teigen’s fall from grace

What the Novavax vaccine means for the global fight against Covid-19

How Apple helped Trump’s DOJ seize lawmakers’ data without realizing it

Elon Musk says Tesla will once again accept bitcoin

The Asian American wealth gap, explained in a comic

Money Talks: The mother and the college student who shared stimulus checks

One Good Thing: A very funny show about girlboss feminism

The DOJ has a plan to protect voting rights. It might not be enough.

The fall of “King Bibi”

The richest colleges didn’t need to cut their budgets in the pandemic — but they did