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The case against solitary confinement

On any given day, some 61,000 people are in solitary confinement in US prisons. It’s time to abolish the practice.

The last-minute drama about the Mueller report’s release, explained

We learned that William Barr will give a pre-report press conference — and that DOJ has briefed the White House.

Scientists: We kept pig brains alive 10 hours after death. Bioethicists: “Holy shit.”

Scientists hooked up 32 dead pig brains to a machine to revive them. And it worked.

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The Jeffrey Epstein scandal isn't over

A Florida millionaire created a system to sexually abuse around 80 young girls. The sitting Secretary of Labor who let him off easy might now be held accountable.

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Billie Ellish, the neo-goth, chart-topping 17-year-old pop star, explained

Vox Sentences: Another Trump veto

Native American activists: The fire at Notre Dame is devastating. So is the destruction of our sacred lands.

Black churches in Louisiana see $1.3 million surge in donations after fire at Notre Dame Cathedral

As extreme diets have become mainstream, Beyoncé swears she’ll never do hers again

Suspect found in Denver-area hunt for potential threat to schools: what we know

Why the Notre Dame fire was so destructive, according to fire experts

Beyoncé’s new documentary shows exactly how much work it takes to be queen

These immigrants contribute $4.6 billion in taxes. Trump’s trying to strip their legal status.

How airport scanners discriminate against passengers of color

Puerto Rico is targeting 100% renewable energy. The Trump administration has other ideas.

Tim Burton has built his career around an iconic visual aesthetic. Here’s how it evolved.

Game of Thrones’ Tyrion was the game’s sharpest player. Now he’s in trouble.

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After Columbine, martyrdom became a powerful fantasy for Christian teenagers

What the Constitution Means to Me lets teen girls inject hope into democracy. It’s great.

BTS, the band that changed K-pop, explained

Attorney General Barr just handed ICE more power to keep asylum seekers in detention

Democrats don’t have to wait for Trump to leave office to cut child poverty

More affluent neighborhoods are creating their own school districts

Unplanned, the anti-abortion movie that’s getting mainstream attention, explained

Beyoncé made her iconic Coachella performance into a live album. You can stream it right now.

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How Game of Thrones’ final season premiere mirrors its first

Flight attendants know the real job killer isn’t the Green New Deal. It’s climate change.

There’s nothing funny about Kim Kardashian studying to pass the bar

Trump vetoes Congress’s directive to end US involvement in bloody Saudi-led war in Yemen

Why the world’s leading AI charity decided to take billions from investors

How Harry Potter and emoji became part of Passover

Game of Thrones is more interested in payoffs than actual storytelling

Why the dragons on Game of Thrones aren’t akin to nukes

Women suffer needless pain because almost everything is designed for men

Vox Sentences: One man, 39 measles cases

An art historian explains the tough decisions in rebuilding Notre Dame

Facebook’s data-sharing practices are called into question, again

Israel is deporting a human rights activist over his BDS support

82-year-old Glenda Jackson’s King Lear is towering. But she can’t rescue a bungled show.

Hospitals keep ER fees secret. We’re uncovering them.

Reporter Sarah Kliff is collecting emergency room bills as part of a year-long project focused on American health care prices.

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Small donors rally to Ilhan Omar after Trump’s attacks

Notre Dame has always been the people’s cathedral

After Vox stories, Zuckerberg Hospital is overhauling its aggressive billing tactics