clock menu more-arrow no yes

Top Stories

Theresa May gets cabinet approval for her draft Brexit deal

It’s a major breakthrough, but she could face broader resistance to the plan she called "the best agreement that could be negotiated."

Mitch McConnell says sexual harassment legislation could still get through Congress this year

It’s been nearly a year since Congress started working on sexual harassment legislation. It could finally become law.

Kevin McCarthy finally gets to be the top House Republican — but in the minority

Kevin McCarthy is both establishment and Trumpy. Now he’s minority leader.

Climate activists to Nancy Pelosi: go big or we won’t go home

The struggle is on for control of the long-term Democratic climate agenda.

A white professor called police on a black student for putting her feet up in class

911 calls about black students are calling new attention to racism on college campuses.

The FDA may soon crack down on flavored vapes and menthol cigarettes

Vaping device use has increased 75 percent since 2017.

Daily Podcast

Today, Explained

Subscribe

Latest Episode

The citizenship question

The Trump administration would very much like to know if you’re a citizen come the 2020 census. NPR’s Hansi Lo Wang explains how that might break the census.

The Latest

We read all 25 National Book Award finalists for 2018. Here’s what we thought. 

Facebook reportedly used anti-Semitic attacks to discredit its critics

The 2018 midterm races that still aren’t over

Vox Sentences: El Chapo’s trial is underway

White House argues Trump has “broad discretion” to ban reporters

Why airlines are allowed to overbook their flights

Elon Musk’s “Teslaquila” hits a speed bump

Republican group runs “protect Mueller” ad on Trump’s favorite show

Trump’s latest make-believe about voter fraud: Dems change shirts and vote twice

Mattis: military deployment to the US-Mexico border is “necessary”

Bad product photos can hinder a small business. This company is trying to help.

Even Trump’s favorite TV network supports CNN’s lawsuit against the White House

Marijuana legalization, explained

More states and countries are legalizing marijuana. Here’s what you need to know.

View All Stories

Police shootings and brutality in the US: 9 things you should know

Racial disparities in American policing are under heightened scrutiny. Here’s what you need to know.

View All Stories

Transgender people: 10 common myths

As transgender issues get more attention, pernicious myths remain. Here’s what you should know.

View All Stories

Why racist politics appeals to white women, explained by American history

Democrats’ very limited options for stopping Mitch McConnell’s judicial onslaught

The Property Brothers’ empire, explained

The world is about to redefine the kilogram

House Republicans have a new messenger: Liz Cheney

House Democrats have a sweeping plan to protect millions of workers’ legal rights

Donald Trump left out Hindus when tweeting about a mainly Hindu holiday 

From Vox Media

We're building great things, and we need your talent.

What the 2018 results tell us about 2020

Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell hang on to their Senate leadership roles

Hillary Clinton’s press secretary on why beating Trump in 2020 is harder than you think

Why history will have trouble remembering Marvel's Stan Lee as a good guy

Why the political fight in Georgia is far from over

California’s wildfires are hardly “natural” — humans made them worse at every step

Why the Camp Fire in Northern California is so severe

The many scandals of Trump’s new acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, explained

12 years after mocking Al Gore’s fight against climate change, South Park reconsiders

Jim Acosta vs. the Trump White House, explained

How to be a better carnivore

Israel and Gaza just saw their worst violence in years. It could get worse.

How corporate cash bought higher education

How Willem Dafoe learned to paint like Vincent Van Gogh

China’s military power could match America’s by 2050

Peloton’s $2,000 stationary bike has totally disrupted working out at home

House Republicans are trying to block a vote on the Yemen War