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The Trump administration is finalizing plans to strip funding from Planned Parenthood

A rule released Friday will make it harder for abortion providers to offer birth control.

Google employees fought for their right to sue the company — and won

Here’s why that matters.

Almost every Best Picture nominee has a real chance of winning. Here’s the case for each one.

This year’s Oscars race just might feature the most unpredictable Best Picture category ever.

Pay attention to the growing wave of climate change lawsuits

Kids, farmers, fishermen, cities, and states are suing the fossil fuel industry and governments. Could they win?

This clothing brand proudly uses prison labor. Critics say it’s exploiting workers.

Can a brand like Carcel ever rely on truly ethical prison labor?

R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse

The charges may involve a tape that appears to show Kelly engaging in sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl.

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3 big things to know about Nigeria’s presidential elections

A new Uniqlo outfit looks like a Mao suit. The company says it’s a coincidence.

One video refutes Sarah Sanders’s claim that Trump has never encouraged violence

The real story of the Green Book, the guide that changed how black people traveled in America

Trump just reversed his decision to pull all US troops out of Syria

The fight over whether ISIS recruit Hoda Muthana is a US citizen, explained

Silicon Valley loves Cory Booker. That could be a problem for him.

Sexual misconduct allegations against R. Kelly spanning 25 years, in one timeline

Are Uggs kosher? Rabbis say the boots might violate Jewish law.

A guide to this year’s exceptionally good Oscar-nominated documentaries

How Soviet hockey ruled the world — and then fell apart

The complicated case of A Star Is Born and its Best Picture dreams

President Maduro’s forces clash with Venezuelans in aid showdown

Empire will cut Jussie Smollett’s scenes from the rest of the season

The House will vote Tuesday on blocking Trump’s national emergency

How #$@!% became shorthand for cursing

American sunscreen isn’t good enough. Can new regulations help?

Jussie Smollett arrested and charged over alleged hate crime attack hoax

Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted sex offender who is friends with Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, explained

Banks made record profits last year thanks to the Republican tax cuts

Measles is back because states give parents too many ways to avoid vaccines

9 questions about the Mueller report you were too embarrassed to ask

Elizabeth Warren’s universal child care plan, explained

It is absolutely time to panic about climate change

Democrats welcome an increasingly diverse America; Republicans aren’t so sure

Is lab-grown meat actually worse for the environment?

How to make more Vox Video happen

How Vice’s makeup designer turned Christian Bale into Dick Cheney

Steve Irwin said, “My mission ... is to save wildlife.” He did.

Have smartphones really destroyed a generation? We don’t know.

“All the Stars” is up for an Oscar, but Kendrick Lamar and SZA won’t perform it during the show

How the Jussie Smollett case became part of a larger controversy around believing survivors

These volunteers get malaria on purpose so we’ll know how to fight it

Judge issues gag order in Roger Stone case after Instagram post controversy

North Carolina elections board orders new House election after ballot tampering scandal

The bizarre election fraud hearings that could lead to a new House election, explained

Trump’s tweets saying he’s already building the border wall, briefly explained

Hundreds of families are still being separated at the border

Vox Borders’ next stop: India

Robert Mueller’s “collusion” case so far, explained