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The Turkish chef’s dinner for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, explained.

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Serial’s season 3 debut: high stakes, Shakespearean bar fights, and a return to form

So far, the show’s new season is a knockout.

A tiny, beleaguered government agency seeks an energy holy grail: long-term energy storage

ARPA-E, having survived Trump so far, continues exploring the cutting edge.

At long last, Twitter brought back chronological timelines. Here’s why they’re so beloved.

Users are rejoicing because they can once again see the most recent tweets first.

Lingerie marketing is dominated by the male gaze. A new book aims to change that.

Cora Harrington’s In Intimate Detail wants to shift how we think about underpinnings.

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Why this economist thinks public education is mostly pointless

Spoiler alert: We disagree.

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China has a secret that’s slowly slipping out: roughly a million Uighurs are being held in “reeducation camps”. Gulchehra Hoja, a Uighur journalist, explains how reporting on China’s human rights abuses against Muslims led to the disappearance of 23 of her relatives.

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Measles cases have hit a record high in Europe. Blame austerity.

What’s wrong with the “just a teen” Kavanaugh defense, according to a psychologist

Products mocked as “lazy” or “useless” are often important tools for people with disabilities

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Why movie theaters are trading popcorn and soda for chimichangas and custom cocktails

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The fall equinox is Saturday: 8 things to know about the first day of autumn

Where Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation process stands

Vox Sentences: Will Texans bet on Beto?

Cody Wilson, 3D-printed gun creator, is accused of sexually assaulting a minor

Is there a humane way to boil lobsters alive? One woman thinks it’s by getting them high.

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Mixing ketchup and mayonnaise isn’t new. Here’s why Heinz is trying to cash in on it now.

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Americans’ approval of Pope Francis drops to 53% amid more church sex abuse revelations

Essays from disgraced men aren’t provocative and new. They reinforce the status quo.

The fight over Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie as a gay couple, explained

How the Canadian cannabis company Tilray became worth more than American Airlines

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Why didn’t Kavanaugh’s accuser come forward earlier? Police often ignore sexual assault allegations.

A top Cornell food researcher has had 13 studies retracted

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Lorde’s Adidas sneakers, Marilyn Manson’s absinthe, and other things celebrities compelled us to buy

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The striking parallels between Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas

Democrats should worry about all their close special election losses

What Kavanaugh is accused of isn’t “horseplay”

Senate Republicans are playing straight into Democrats’ message about Brett Kavanaugh allegations

Instagrammable pop-ups are everywhere. What does that mean for art?

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John C. Reilly explains how to properly fit a men’s hat

Fox News won’t say Kavanaugh’s accuser is lying. They say she’s misremembering.

North and South Korea just signed a major agreement. It may be bad news for Trump.

“She’s afraid of being trapped”: Ford’s friend on the aftermath of Kavanaugh’s alleged assault

Hog manure is spilling out of lagoons because of Hurricane Florence’s floods

The battle for state legislatures

An engineer explains the emotion-driven evolution of car design

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A disgraced evangelical leader returns to ministry after #MeToo. He won’t be the last.

Trump’s China strategy is the most radical in decades — and it’s failing

"The administration diagnosed the right problem, but it came up with the wrong remedy."

The gleeful maximalism of fashion legend Bill Cunningham, explained in 8 hats

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The banking industry is spending big on red-state Democrats in 2018

Hurricane Florence’s floods caused severe property damage. Here’s a solution.

9 experts warn that Latino dislike of Trump may not translate into midterm turnout

Elon Musk is now facing a Justice Department probe over his privatization tweet

More than ever, our clothes are made of plastic. Just washing them can pollute the oceans.

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What’s next for #MeToo? The McDonald’s strikes have an answer.