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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."

Christine Blasey Ford wants an FBI investigation before she’ll testify about Kavanaugh

The question is whether Senate Republicans will agree to Ford’s request.

How close are we to another financial crisis? 8 experts weigh in.

It’s been 10 years since Lehman Brothers collapsed, setting off a recession that cost billions of dollars and millions of homes and jobs.

Race was the biggest factor in 2016 — but economics is still Democrats’ winning message

A new study argues that Democrats don’t have to choose between voters of color and the white working class.

Women accuse Facebook of illegally posting job ads that only men can see

The company’s business model raises civil rights issues.

Florence dropped so much rain that hog waste is spilling out of lagoons

What hurricanes reveal about our neglected, time-bomb toxic waste sites.

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Now’s a great time to commit some white-collar crime

The Mueller investigation has revealed how easy it is to get away with white-collar crime in the United States. ProPublica’s Jesse Eisinger explains how we got here.

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Vox Sentences: Florence’s flooding continues

The Hunt for the Trump Tapes With Tom Arnold, explained

3 things we learned from the Captain Marvel trailer

Mark Judge, Kavanaugh’s classmate, says he won’t testify on sexual assault allegations

599 alumnae from Christine Blasey Ford’s high school sign letter saying they support her

We asked 5 senators what they’re looking for in Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony

Why is Marco Rubio tweeting about Salt Bae?

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Mark Judge, the other man named in Christine Ford’s Brett Kavanaugh allegations, explained

The Botham Jean shooting exposes a major problem with discussions of police and black victims

Poland’s president wants Trump to open a US base in his country — and name it “Fort Trump”

Trump on Kavanaugh allegations: “I feel terribly for him”

I’m a bartender. I depend on tips. It’s a terrible way to make a living.

Susan Collins thinks lawyers should be able to cross-examine Kavanaugh and Ford on sexual assault allegations

Don’t blame the scooters. Blame the streets.

I’ve studied false rape claims. The accusation against Kavanaugh doesn’t fit the profile.

Anita Hill: “There is no way to redo 1991, but there are ways to do better”

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Why Nintendo’s Toad is in the news, and why he doesn’t deserve this

5 powerful images from Kim Jong Un’s historic meeting with South Korea’s president

Two-thirds of US smokers say they want to quit. This company has a new idea for helping them.

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Elon Musk’s first moon tourist, explained

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Donald Trump Jr.’s Anderson Cooper hurricane conspiracy theory, explained

Photos: what Hurricane Florence’s destruction looks like on the ground

J.K. Rowling’s latest Robert Galbraith novel is addictive, murderous fun

The 10 most important Senate elections, briefly explained

Women who work at McDonald’s plan walkout Tuesday over sexual harassment

Captain Marvel and the future of the Avengers, explained

If Beale Street Could Talk adapts James Baldwin’s novel into a haunting, gorgeous film

President Trump just seriously escalated his efforts to interfere with Mueller’s probe

The Kavanaugh assault allegations are a reminder that Democrats were smart to push out Al Franken

Watch: Elon Musk reveals Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire, will fly to the moon

Trump slashed refugee levels this year. For 2019, he’s slashing them even further.

Australia is trying to figure out who’s sticking needles in strawberries

2,000 US kids go to the emergency room every year because of baby walkers

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Captain Marvel’s first trailer sees Carol Danvers going higher, farther, faster (and punching old ladies in the face)

Glenn Weiss’s Emmys proposal to his girlfriend: your questions, answered

A feminist makes the case against feminism

The Emmys fashion worth talking about, from Tiffany Haddish to the Fab Five

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Michael Che and Colin Jost open the 2018 Emmys to lukewarm laughs

The Emmys’ opening musical number was a wry nod to Hollywood’s (lack of) diversity