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

Despite increasing criticism, Amazon refuses to acknowledge many of the unintended consequences its rise to dominance has spawned.

Trump now: Criticizing America is unpatriotic. Trump then: America “is going to HELL.”

Life comes at you fast.

Laboratories of democracy: what Seattle learned from having the highest minimum wage in the nation

The city adopted a $15 minimum wage four years ago. Here’s what happened.

Immigrants are skipping reproductive health care because they’re afraid of being deported

In the Trump era, news of ICE raids and family separation are shaping people’s reproductive lives.

Why the ending of the Veronica Mars revival was so shocking

To understand the Veronica Mars finale, you have to understand the Veronica Mars fandom.

Mark Kleiman, who changed the way we think about crime and drugs, has died at 68

RIP Mark Kleiman, one of our best criminal justice scholars and my friend.

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On the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, Vox’s Brian Resnick says astronauts left something up there that could unlock the origins of life itself.

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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

Democrats and the White House are close to striking a budget and debt ceiling deal

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

Watch Tom Hanks become Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’s first trailer

Elizabeth Warren sees “serious warning signs” of an economic crash

Who pays for Amazon’s “customer obsession”? The service reps who pick up the phones.

“We’re not ready” for foreign election interference in 2020, says Rep. Adam Schiff

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Big Little Lies’ season 2 finale ends on a lackluster, disappointing note

Extradition and independence: What’s behind the continued protests in Hong Kong

Ocasio-Cortez calls for an independent investigation into child separation policies

CNN’s debate draft special shows cable news has learned nothing from 2016

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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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Marvel announces 10 Phase 4 projects for 2020 and 2021

Donald Trump has joined the campaign to free A$AP Rocky from a Swedish jail

Puerto Rico’s week of massive protests, explained

Trump met with refugees and seemed to learn about major humanitarian crises for the first time

Why the ending of Game of Thrones elevated the worst of fan culture

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The Ice Bucket Challenge and the promise — and the pitfalls — of viral charity

The controversy over Bernie Sanders’s low-paid field staffers, explained

Buzz Aldrin carried a tiny book with him to the moon

Breakups really suck, even if you’re a fish

Mark Sanford is willing to run against Trump for president if people start talking about the debt

Hulu’s Veronica Mars revival ends on a dark and shocking note

The worst part of a heat wave is when it doesn’t cool off at night

Vox Sentences: The fight for $15 in Congress

Recode Daily: RIP Instagram influencers?

Police posted thousands of offensive memes on Facebook. Now some of them are being fired.

Why are the cats sexy? And other Cats questions you were too embarrassed to ask.

Exploring TV’s weird role in the moon landing — and moon landing conspiracy theories

Astronaut ice cream is a lie.

Astronaut ice cream is a lie

Why 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang doesn’t want to break up Google

Elizabeth Warren’s latest Wall Street enemy: private equity

A plan to fix inequality would target CEOs who make 100 times more than their employees

Hulu’s terrific Veronica Mars revival is a moody repudiation of nostalgia

What would alien life mean for Catholicism? The Vatican’s chief astronomer explains.

“Incredible patriots” is the new “very fine people”: Trump defends racist chants

TV doesn’t always do right by sisters. Starz’s Vida finds a way.