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The science of regrettable decisions

A doctor explains how our brains can trick us into making bad choices — and how to fight back.

The surprising thing about older voters: they’re moving more to the left

The question is just how far.

How “Medicare Extra” gets to universal coverage without single-payer

An analysis of the Center for American Progress’s plan finds it covers everyone, cuts costs by $300 billion, and keeps (some) private insurance.

New York just became the first state to ban cat declawing

Animal advocates call it a win — but others argue it’ll make things worse for cats.

Where your delivery app tips really go, explained

Companies like DoorDash and Amazon have been accused of dipping into the tip jar. Here’s how it really works.

Joe Biden’s criminal justice reform plan, explained

Joe Biden’s new criminal justice reform plan reverses some of the policies he helped make law.

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Five years after Eric Garner

After five years, a decision on the death of Eric Garner, who was put in a chokehold by an NYPD officer, creates further questions. The Washington Post's Wesley Lowery tries to answer them.

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Trump sues to block Democrats from getting New York tax returns they haven’t asked for

North Korea just revealed one of its most potentially dangerous weapons yet

The Senate just extended the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund through 2090

The Amazon dilemma: how a tech powerhouse that fulfills our every consumer need still lets us down

Mueller’s longtime aide Aaron Zebley will appear alongside him for House Judiciary testimony

Thor 4 brings back Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster as Thor. The comics did it first.

Walmart and CVS are among the retailers being sued for aiding the spread of opioids

A question for conservatives: what if the left was right on race?

Study: the US could have averted about 15,600 deaths if every state expanded Medicaid

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Mark Esper was just confirmed as the next defense secretary

Meatless meat is having a moment. Will eggless eggs be next?

How Warped Tour led the consumerist music festival revolution

Amy Wax, “national conservatism,” and the dark dream of a whiter America

The best $42.92 I ever spent: a handful of junky Forever 21 jewelry

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Boris Johnson is set to be the UK’s new prime minister

“Likability” ratings in a recent New Hampshire poll show just how tough female candidates have it

Kamala Harris introduces a bill to decriminalize marijuana

Vox Sentences: Hawaiians fight for their sacred land

Democrats and the White House strike a budget and debt ceiling deal

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As Hong Kong protests continue, mob violence against demonstrators casts a shadow

Every episode of Veronica Mars, ranked

Arkansas is the latest state to ban calling veggie burgers “veggie burgers”

Al Franken needs to stop comparing his resignation to death

Trump talked about Mueller’s testimony for around 90 seconds. He packed in 6 lies.

Ai Weiwei on the global refugee crisis, the Chinese movie industry, and his new film

A new reason to worry about Huawei: It’s been building North Korea’s wireless networks

Who should get the HPV vaccine? The recommendations keep changing.

Microsoft wants to build artificial general intelligence: an AI better than humans at everything

Delivery workers are being cheated out of tips by their own companies. This isn’t new.

Trump says he could wipe Afghanistan off face of the earth in 10 days

The composure and civility of “the Squad” against Trump’s attacks

Al Franken did the right thing by resigning

India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission blasts off for the moon

Puerto Rico’s week of massive protests, explained

Iran says it arrested 17 people spying for the CIA. The US says it’s fake news.

Live Nation admits to helping artists scalp their own tickets to make more money

Watch: the biggest movie and TV trailers released at Comic-Con

Avengers: Endgame finally beats Avatar to become the biggest movie of all time