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Donald Trump's failed plan to buy Greenland, explained

He’s not even the first president who’s tried, but the island is not for sale.

How bad would a recession be for Trump in 2020? 8 experts weigh in.

An economic slowdown could hurt Trump’s reelection chances, but partisanship might soften its impact.

The growing list of primary challenges to top House Democrats, explained

Progressive candidates are lining up in the hope of becoming the next AOC.

Welcome to the August issue of Vox’s The Highlight

Inside the growing home health aide industry, revisiting Woodstock, how the mosquito shaped humankind, and more.

Julián Castro released an animal welfare plan. It’s good policy — and smart politics.

"This groundbreaking plan will undo Donald Trump’s damage," the Democratic candidate said.

People are buying boxes of unknown stuff from Etsy and eBay sellers

Personalized "mystery boxes" are a popular search on online marketplaces.

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Trump says his mileage rules make cars safer. His EPA was worried they will kill more people.

Trump cancels his state visit to Denmark over Greenland

Trump’s fake tax cuts are back

Work is going global. American Factory’s directors explain how they captured its challenges.

What happens next in the legal cases involving Jeffrey Epstein

Trump and the fragile belonging of American Jews

America has half a million fewer jobs than we thought

Trump says American Jewish Democrats are disloyal, claims “king of Israel” title

Ready or Not is a dark horror comedy with the obliviously rich in its crosshairs

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Wildfires are burning around the world. The most alarming is in the Amazon rainforest.

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Home health aides are underpaid, overworked, and underprotected.

Amazon’s tiny profits, explained

Trump’s potential recession playbook: conspiracies, lies, and scapegoats

Trump’s feud with Anthony Scaramucci, explained

Woodstock was a beautiful, idealistic mess. The Woodstock Generation was the letdown.

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Mosquitoes might be humanity’s greatest foe. Should we get rid of them?

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There’s no conflict between human and animal rights

Bernie Sanders’s call to ban facial recognition tech for policing, explained

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How did “sexy milkmaid” become a popular look?

DoorDash is still pocketing workers’ tips, almost a month after it promised to stop

Italy’s prime minister just resigned. What the heck comes next?

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The Matrix 4 is happening. Keanu Reeves, Carrie Ann Moss, and Lana Wachowski will all return.

More than half of House Democrats now support opening an impeachment inquiry against Trump

The New York Times 1619 Project is reshaping the conversation on slavery. Conservatives hate it.

Report: Spider-Man will leave MCU, as Marvel and Sony end their partnership

Poll: voters who reject racism are more energized for 2020 than they were in 2016

Frats are throwing parties with Tinder and Bumble. This isn’t exactly new.

The artistry of the late Richard Williams, from Roger Rabbit to the Pink Panther

Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders’s fight on health care is really about the wealthy

1619 and the cult of American innocence

We asked 3 prisoners about the movement to give them voting rights

American Factory, the first film in the Obamas’ Netflix slate, is one of the year’s best docs

How China used Facebook and Twitter to spread disinformation about the Hong Kong protests

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Where Sicko Mode’s weirdest moments came from

Scientists weighed all the mass in the Milky Way galaxy. It’s mind-boggling.