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Giving black moms health insurance may save their babies’ lives

States that expanded Medicaid saw their black infant health outcomes improve, a study found.

White identity politics is about more than racism

A political scientist on the rise of white identity politics in America.

People buy millions of unsafe products every year. Here’s why recalls are harder than they should be.

How products like Ikea dressers and the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play baby sleepers get recalled.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to cancel your college debt. To pay for it, she wants to tax the ultra-rich and take more than just their income.

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US conservatives aren’t coming to help on climate change anytime soon

Young people, women, voters in cities: how Democrats won in 2018, by the numbers

Why so many women see themselves in Daenerys Targaryen

Trump administration’s “domestic gag rule” blocked by judge

Why Daenerys Targaryen could be Game of Thrones’ ultimate villain

Most Americans want drug companies held accountable for the opioid epidemic

Why Joe Biden’s foreign policy experience is both a weakness and a strength in 2020

Vox Sentences: A prisoner for a prisoner

Tennessee state senators passed a bill that could make it harder to register voters

Vox’s guide to where 2020 Democrats stand on policy

Keep up with the policy debates that will shape the Democratic 2020 primary.

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Wholesale coffee is cheaper than it’s been in years. That’s not good news.

Another dangerous tropical cyclone just hit Mozambique

Game of Thrones’ White Walker battle is here. But is Winterfell ready?

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Beyond Meat is going public. Investors are betting on a new future for food.

Soon your driver’s license might not get you through airport security

Joe Biden is the Hillary Clinton of 2020

Prominent women of color are putting 2020 candidates on the spot. Warren and Harris shined.

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A rosé by literally every other name

Why Trump’s tweets about Don McGahn and the Mueller report could backfire

Can we trust the people who got us hooked on the internet to save us from it?

Joe Biden’s long record supporting the war on drugs and mass incarceration, explained

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Trump’s acting defense secretary has been cleared of an ethics violation

No one knows what Joe Biden thinks about health care

Florida passed a historic expansion of voting rights. Now Republicans want to hobble it.

Avengers: Endgame doesn’t have a post-credits scene. It doesn’t need one.

The one big takeaway from every 2020 Democratic primary poll so far

Geek culture may never again be as all-consuming as it is right now

The most prescient science fiction author you aren’t reading

The Joe Biden culture war

What Donald Trump actually did in 2016, according to the Mueller report

Why the climate protests disrupting London are different

The myth of rational thinking

The best $16 I ever spent: Old Navy pajamas after my husband left

Trump’s high-stakes subpoena battle with House Democrats, explained

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We’re investigating how insurance gaps endanger mothers. This is why.

What happens when new mothers don’t have insurance? Help us find out.