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By the numbers: how 2 years of Trump’s policies have affected immigrants

The people directly harmed can be counted. The indirect effects can’t be.

White students in MAGA gear crashed the Indigenous Peoples March and harassed participants

In a viral video, teens appear to be shouting, "Build that wall, build that wall."

Exploratory committees, the weird opening act of the 2020 campaign, explained

Kirsten Gillibrand is the latest Democrat to launch a presidential exploratory committee.

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The partial government shutdown is now officially a record-breaking, trip-cancelling, State of the Union-postponing, Cardi B-angering hot mess.

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Roe v. Wade is at risk, but abortion rights groups see surprising opportunities for gains

Prices at Zuckerberg hospital’s emergency room are higher than anywhere else in San Francisco

Brandon Truaxe, the controversial founder of the skin care company Deciem, has died

Kamala Harris has been criticized for her criminal justice record. She’s just begun to offer a response.

The sanctification — and sanitization — of Martin Luther King Jr.

LeBron James, the most important athlete in America, explained

For Bachelor contestants, every outfit is an opportunity for #sponcon

Lunar eclipse 2019: how to watch this “supermoon” turn blood-red tonight

Immigration hardliners outraged over Trump’s proposed shutdown deal

Star Trek: Discovery and the problem of charting a new future for a franchise with so much past

Rudy Giuliani just muddied the waters even more about the 2016 Trump Tower Moscow talks

Why these young tech workers spent their Friday night planning a rebellion against companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook

SNL tests Trump’s negotiating prowess in ‘Deal or No Deal’: Government Shutdown Edition

The 2019 Women’s March battled controversy. These women turned out anyway.

9 key questions about the longest government shutdown in history, answered

Vox 2019 Audience Survey: help us serve you better

Why Trump and Pelosi are caught in a bitter, petty game of one-upmanship

What’s open — and closed — during a partial government shutdown

Trump reportedly has a new proposal to end the shutdown

The shutdown’s effect on the US economy, explained

Trump is looking for a new way to cut Medicaid — without Congress

Doctors are frightened by climate change. Their industry is a big part of the problem.

The Ebola outbreak in Eastern Congo is moving toward a major city. That’s not good.

How Stephen King saved regional book reviews in Maine’s biggest daily paper

Mueller’s office disputes BuzzFeed News report that Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress

Vox Sentences: Who’s at the top of Moscow Tower?

How Rihanna became one of the most influential people in fashion

How to make more Vox Video happen

Former officer Jason Van Dyke sentenced to 6 years for Laquan McDonald shooting

The philosophical problem of killing baby Hitler, explained

9 experts on Theresa May’s “plan B” and what’s next for Brexit

Supporters of Confederate monuments had a very bad week

Where are The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s children?

R. Kelly’s music label has reportedly dropped him

Trump’s unfounded tweet stoking fears about Muslim “prayer rugs,” explained

The best 10-Year Challenge yet belongs to humanity

Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” and the vicarious thrill of spending money we’ll never have

Government watchdog to State Department: quit ignoring climate change

It’s official: Trump and Kim Jong Un will have a second summit

There are no “feel-good” government shutdown stories