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Black voter turnout was down in 2016. This time looks to be different.

For many Black Americans, the best way to fight a pandemic and systemic racism is to vote.

Contact tracing is key to fighting Covid-19. Many Americans refuse to participate.

A new Pew survey found 41 percent of people said they were not very likely to talk to a public health official about the coronavirus.

Facebook glitch blocks certain political ads, raising new questions about transparency

The company says it has mostly fixed the "technical problems" that prevented some Biden and Trump ads from running.

If the Supreme Court decides the election, it will likely all come down to Brett Kavanaugh

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9 questions about 2020’s record-breaking early vote, answered

How many people have already voted? And what does that tell us about the election?

The economy could lose a generation of working mothers

Hundreds of thousands of women have been pushed out of work during the pandemic. It’s a catastrophe that could set them — and America — back years.

Exclusive: Rashida Tlaib and AOC have a proposal for a fairer financial system — public banking

Rashida Tlaib and AOC are rolling out a plan to help create public banks across the country.

Watching It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with a 5-year-old

Our critic-at-large (39) and critic-at-small (5) discuss the most iconic Halloween special of them all.

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The Trump Years: Health of the nation

In the fourth of our five-part series, Vox’s Dylan Scott explains how a president with no plan on health care evolved into a president with no plan for the pandemic.

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89,000 new Covid-19 cases per day. And the worst may be yet to come.

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Lean into uncertainty with Trust Exercise, the Vox Book Club’s November pick

More people have already voted in Texas than did in 2016

Beauty businesses are struggling without us

Trump may try to steal the election. Americans may have to take to the streets.

What the public is getting right — and wrong — about police abolition

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As Covid-19 surges, the world’s biggest tech companies report staggering profits

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Silicon Valley is spending way more on the 2020 election than it did on 2016

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Support for Trump is tearing apart Vietnamese American families

Europe’s second wave of Covid-19 doesn’t excuse Trump’s failures

The 3 biggest governor races to watch in 2020

Nate Silver on why 2020 isn’t 2016

One Good Thing: A nonfiction portrait of witchcraft that becomes a spiritual quest

One of Barrett’s first cases asks if religion is a license to discriminate against LGBTQ people


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Lessons learned from Trump’s first term

Ezra and Matt look back on what’s surprised them.

How do you put on a comedy show when laughter is a risk?

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If Biden wins, here’s how he could undo Trump’s deregulation agenda

A guide to the Trump administration’s biggest scandals, accomplishments, and policies 

How the press calls elections, explained

A terror attack in Nice threatens to turbocharge France’s debate on free speech and Islam

Polls show Trump is losing ground where the coronavirus is surging

FBI warns that hackers are targeting hospitals while coronavirus admissions surge

Is this the end of American optimism?

The invisible struggle of the Asian American small-business owner

3 small-business owners on life after shutting down

Cars too dangerous and dirty for rich countries are being sold to poor ones


Why LGBTQ rights hinge on the definition of “sex”

One Good Thing: Kiki’s Delivery Service is the sweetest, most wistful witch movie ever

Young Latinx voters could be the ones who finally flip Arizona 

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Georgia’s two super-competitive Senate races, explained

“I am humbled by what we’ve been able to create”: Small-business owners on when they knew they’d made it

Retailers are pushing sales before the election

How Trump could win the 2020 election through the Electoral College

Exclusive: Biden leads Trump by 12 points in a national UT Dallas poll 

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