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The fight between Ilhan Omar and Elliott Abrams, Trump’s Venezuela envoy, explained

It revealed the real divides in American foreign policy.

The ongoing saga of Jeff Bezos’s sexts, explained

The story pits the richest man in the world against some of President Trump’s closest media allies.

“Patient influencers” are the latest Instagram trend, and they want to sell you drugs and devices

Big pharma is partnering with influencers to sell new drugs and medical devices.

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Remember the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau? It’s not doing so well. Enforcement is down by 75 percent, employees are leaving in droves, and now regulations are being rolled back.

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Trump suggests he’s privy to secret stats proving immigrants are violent criminals

One of film’s greatest epics is a 7-hour adaptation of War and Peace. Really.

Trump’s wall won’t do anything about drugs

Trump has divided conservatives with the border security deal and national emergency declaration

“This is a constitutional crisis”: a legal expert on Trump’s emergency declaration

Mudslides, snow, and flash floods: an atmospheric river has soaked California

Why Trump thinks a national emergency will get him his border wall

Trump just declared a national emergency at the border

Trump keeps highlighting “angel moms” to make the case for his immigration agenda

Trump just declared a national emergency without a confirmed defense secretary in place

Netflix’s Umbrella Academy is as good as it is weird. It’s very weird.

The real national emergency is Trump’s incompetence

Trump just got his first 2020 Republican challenger

California high-speed rail and the American infrastructure tragedy, explained

North Carolina’s election fraud scandal is heading toward a dramatic resolution

California has 149 million dead trees ready to ignite like a matchbook

No, the Green New Deal won’t threaten the grid

The US held a global summit to isolate Iran. America isolated itself instead.

The disturbing hypothesis for the sudden uptick in chronic kidney disease

Mitch McConnell’s dark secret: he used to support campaign finance reform

Congress just passed a border security deal

R. Kelly may be facing indictment on child pornography charges. Again.

How to make more Vox Video happen

2 women were detained solely for speaking Spanish. Now they’re suing the Border Patrol.

Facebook may be facing a “multibillion-dollar” fine from the FTC. Here’s why.

Trump wants the military to build the border wall. It might not be legal.

Trump in 2014: The president shouldn’t act unilaterally just “because he is unable to negotiate”

What the all-white, all-male MSNBC graphic actually teaches us about the 2020 race

Pelosi says Trump’s national emergency sets a new precedent for Democrats

Trump’s second presidential physical exam, explained

Brexit chaos: Theresa May loses yet another vote

Help Vox’s reporting: what questions do you have about Brexit?

Why Trump is signing a border security deal and declaring a national emergency at the same time

The DNC just said how it will pick candidates to be in presidential debates

Why yearbooks keep revealing skeletons in politicians’ closets

Watch Grassley get angry when McConnell interrupts him to announce Trump’s emergency declaration

New York is better off without Amazon’s HQ2

Multiple women, including Mandy Moore, have accused musician Ryan Adams of emotional abuse

Ex-FBI official Andrew McCabe: DOJ discussed using 25th Amendment to remove Trump

Amazon won’t build HQ2 in New York City after all