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How white women’s “investment” in slavery has shaped America today

White women are sometimes seen as bystanders to slavery. A historian explains why that’s wrong.

The US government’s battle with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, explained

The US has long expressed concerns about Huawei and its ties to the Chinese government.

Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer involved in Eric Garner’s death, has been fired

The decision comes more than five years after Garner’s death drew national attention and galvanized racial justice activists.

What HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones gets right about evangelicals

Danny McBride’s new show satirizes — and sympathizes with — a family of televangelists.

I was skeptical of unions. Then I joined one.

A union isn’t just right for Vox Media, but for everyone.

Planned Parenthood leaves federal funding program thanks to Trump administration rule

The group is leaving the Title X program rather than follow the Trump administration’s "domestic gag rule." Patients could suffer.

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Reporter Barbara Bradley Hagerty set out to investigate why police across the country often fail to catch serial rapists.

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Bernie Sanders wants to ban police use of facial recognition tech

Apple’s The Morning Show, starring Jennifer Aniston, looks dour and joyless in its first trailer

The Archive of Our Own just won a Hugo. That’s huge for fanfiction.

“This is 2019 and not 1819”: mounted police leading a black man by a rope sparks outrage

Why cashier’s checks are part of so many online scams

5 winners and 5 losers from Succession season 2, episode 2, “Vaulter”

Trump advisers are scrambling to sell the idea that a recession isn’t going to happen

The deadliest attack of the year in Kabul bodes poorly for the US-Taliban deal

This one scene explains what makes Netflix’s Mindhunter so scary

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Hong Kong protesters show no sign of backing down in the face of countless threats

This country gave all its rivers their own legal rights

Ahead of a far-right rally in Portland, Trump tweets a warning to antifa

Trump’s obsession with crowd sizes, explained

Trump calls Rashida Tlaib’s reversal on visiting Israel “a complete setup”

Meet the medieval Welsh poet who wrote odes to her vagina

Vox Sentences: Hope for a US-Taliban peace deal

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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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What’s up with the yield curve?

How the Hong Kong protests created the #BoycottMulan campaign

Where’d You Go, Bernadette is a plodding, baffling misfire

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The best movies out this weekend

13 great films now in theaters.

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Teen TV needs more stories about boys of color. David Makes Man is a good start.

Good Boys is a very funny reminder of how great it is to not be a tween anymore

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Where every 2020 candidate stands on guns

Danny McBride and John Goodman on God, capitalism, and wearing cool pinkie rings

The controversy surrounding Jay-Z’s new partnership with the NFL, explained

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s on-again, off-again visit to Israel, explained

The Trump Justice Department has declared war on progressive prosecutors

What Jeffrey Epstein’s case says (and doesn’t say) about human trafficking in America

The $15 minimum wage bill has all but died in the Senate

Why is Halloween starting in the summer?

With “Lover,” Taylor Swift shows she can still write a perfect love song

Route 66

Why Route 66 became America’s most famous road

What happens next in the legal cases involving Jeffrey Epstein

Trump’s plan to buy Greenland, explained

The White House has a plan to let employers discriminate against LGBTQ workers

Fracking may be a bigger climate problem than we thought

The case against summer camp