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America’s crisis of trust and the one candidate who gets it

Rebuilding social and political trust requires procedural reforms that don’t excite voters.

The best argument for each of the 2020 Democratic frontrunners

The strongest arguments for Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg, and Amy Klobuchar.

Can you really negate your carbon emissions? Carbon offsets, explained.

Offsets have become a wildly popular — and controversial — way to fight climate change.

Becoming a “mindful drinker” changed my life

The controversial term may be new, but the goal is the same: Drink less. And I do.

Facebook is suing a company that improperly harvested user data

The social media giant is suing OneAudience, which allegedly paid third-party developers to track users who used the "login with Facebook" feature.

The siren song of Starbucks

As the coffee giant approaches its 50th birthday and 32,000th store, what exactly does Starbucks even mean anymore?

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Covid-19 may be on the brink of becoming a pandemic. Vox’s Julia Belluz explains what that p-word means and Brian Resnick breaks down what an outbreak response might look like in the United States.

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The Supreme Court will decide if Trump can fire the head of the CFPB. The implications are enormous.

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2020’s political meme wars

The New York Times' Taylor Lorenz explains Mike Bloomberg's Dank Meme Cash. Featuring @TaylorLorenz Links to resources discussed: Michael Bloomberg’s Campaign Suddenly Drops Memes Everywhere Host: Allegra Frank, associate culture editor at Vox.com @LegsFrank About Recode by Vox: Recode by Vox helps you understand how tech is changing the world — and changing us. Follow Us: Newsletter: Recode Daily  Twitter: @Recode

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If the coronavirus hits America, who’s responsible for protecting you?

The case against smart baby tech

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Apple, Facebook, and Google stocks are falling after surge in coronavirus cases

Clearview AI, the world’s scariest facial recognition company, can’t even keep its own data secure

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Bernie Sanders’s new favorite Medicare-for-all study, explained

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The politically turbulent 1960s, a singular painting, and Rockwell’s unlikely change of heart.

Why Iran’s coronavirus outbreak may be worse than you think

The Supreme Court case that could end Roe v. Wade, explained

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