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The recent Republican blowback to Trump judicial nominees, explained

Social conservatives in the Senate sunk a district court nominee, a rare show of opposition.

The Green New Deal is fracturing a critical base for Democrats: unions

National labor leaders oppose the Green New Deal but some state unions endorse it. That’s a challenge for presidential contenders.

Trump’s 2020 message: “Depraved” Democrats “want to destroy you”

Trump’s polling isn’t great. So he’s using the one play he knows.

The summer solstice is coming: 9 things to know about the longest day of the year

Why do we have a summer solstice, anyway?

Patrick Shanahan withdraws from consideration as Trump’s secretary of defense

The president said Army Secretary Mark Esper will now serve as acting Pentagon chief.

The global transition to clean energy, explained in 12 charts

Despite all the progress, we’re still struggling to hit the climate emergency brake.

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Recode Daily: The hired guns of Instagram

The fantasy at the core of Trump’s tariffs

The 2020 Democratic primary debate over reparations, explained

TV is having an identity crisis. Here’s how to fix it.

Netflix’s The Edge of Democracy charts the slippery slope from democracy to authoritarian rule

The Handmaid’s Tale season 3 makes a big move and gets the show on track

He co-founded Skype. Now he’s spending his fortune on stopping dangerous AI.

Dead people leave billions in their wills. How long do we have to listen to them?

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Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders had 2 very different answers to Trump’s official 2020 campaign launch

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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Trump’s 2020 kickoff made it seem as though he’s still running against Hillary Clinton

Why Trump is launching his reelection bid in Florida

Trump still refuses to admit he was wrong about the Central Park 5

Gender stereotypes have been banned from British ads. What does that mean?

Are Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders the same? The debate, explained.

The race to be the next British prime minister, briefly explained

Here’s the lineup for each night of the first Democratic debate

Hong Kong’s leader apologizes again but won’t pull controversial extradition bill

2020 Democrats share plans to fight poverty at presidential forum

Trump blindsides ICE with mass deportation announcement on eve of reelection rally

New York lawmakers are making a last-minute push to legalize marijuana

The high-stakes battle between Uber executives and drivers in California, explained

How to watch Trump’s reelection rally in Orlando

Elizabeth Warren just introduced her child care plan in Congress

The 24 Democrats running for president, debate lineups, and everything else you should know about 2020

Bitcoin is an energy hog. Where is all that electricity coming from?


Astronauts left poop on the moon. We should go get it.


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Gloria Vanderbilt’s fashion legacy, explained

The enduring legacy and fantasy of Captain America’s beard, explained

The US is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East to counter Iran

Recode Daily: Huawei gets ready for a bad year

Kyle Kashuv on his Harvard crisis: “I wish I could take it back. I can’t.”

Sobriety is having a moment. Here come the influencers.

He lost his ROTC scholarship when he came out. Decades later, he’s still paying back student debt.

Black trans women want the media to show them living, not just dying

Facebook may have too many users for its cryptocurrency to fail — even if you don’t trust it

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