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How California went from a coronavirus success story to a worrying new hot spot

California took early action against the coronavirus pandemic. Now things have taken a turn for the worse.

Camping has become the social distancing activity of the summer

After months indoors, people are renting RVs, cabins, and fancy tents to spend time in nature.

How can we ban facial recognition when it’s already everywhere?

A growing number of gadgets are scanning your face.

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How to be alone

Solitude is a skill. You can get better at it with practice.

The radicalism of the American Revolution — and its lessons for today

Harvard political theorist Danielle Allen discusses the US’s founding, prison abolition, and the future of democracy.

The Supreme Court just handed down some truly awful news for voting rights

Voting rights during the pandemic are in deep trouble thanks to this Supreme Court.

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How AI makes policing more racist

Turns out it’s just as biased as people are.

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The Senate goes home for July Fourth recess as states wait on coronavirus stimulus

The QAnon supporters winning congressional primaries, explained

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Russia has paved the way for Putin to be president for life

Hong Kong’s future under China’s new security law, explained

One of the Democratic Party’s biggest donors is exploring a new anti-Trump boycott

What Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest could mean for the Epstein case

How superspreading is fueling the pandemic — and how we can stop it

The Trump administration is targeting homeless trans people in the middle of a pandemic

A likely culprit in Covid-19 surges: People hell-bent on ignoring social distancing orders

Breonna Taylor was killed by police in March. The officers involved have not been arrested.

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We got comfortable with Hamilton. The new film reminds us how risky it is.

How to go out and not spread coronavirus this summer

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Trump’s surprising resilience with Hispanic voters, explained

Midsommar has a deeply trans narrative hiding in plain sight

The violent end of the Capitol Hill Organized Protest, explained

How Black Lives Matter fits into the long history of American radicalism

5 first-time protesters on why they showed up for Black lives now

Who voters want to be Joe Biden’s vice president, according to the polls

5 restaurant workers share their fears about going back to work

China’s new national security law is already chilling free speech in Hong Kong

Why it’s so damn hot in the Arctic right now

Exclusive: Senate Democrats press AG Barr for answers about poll closures on Native American reservations

The “Godzilla” Saharan dust cloud over the US, explained

What President Joe Biden would do to stop Covid-19

Networks of self-driving trucks are becoming a reality in the US

USMCA, Trump’s new trade deal, explained in 600 words

Just 2 states meet these basic criteria to reopen and stay safe

This July, the Vox Book Club is reading Curtis Sittenfeld’s Rodham

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Social conservatives feel betrayed by the Supreme Court — and the GOP that appointed it

Yes, you can travel this summer. But should you?