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Illinois and New Jersey passed a $15 minimum wage. That means 1.8 million workers get a raise.

Fast-food workers organized dozens of strikes, rallies, and protests to make this happen.

How one scientist coped when AI beat him at his life’s work

A Harvard biologist on his journey from melancholy to acceptance.

One of film’s greatest epics is a 7-hour adaptation of War and Peace. Really.

The biggest blockbuster in Soviet history is returning to movie screens in 2019. It’s compulsively watchable — and absolutely worth seeing.

Ralph Northam wants forgiveness. Virginia’s black activists want him to work for it.

The embattled governor’s fight for redemption is just beginning.

“Patient influencers” are the latest Instagram trend, and they want to sell you drugs and devices

Big pharma is partnering with influencers to sell new drugs and medical devices.

The census lawsuit headed straight to the Supreme Court, explained

The Trump administration is rushing the case through the courts to get the citizenship question reinstated in time for the census.

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Why Mueller said Roger Stone’s case is “related” to his Russian hacker indictment

Netflix’s Siempre Bruja centers a powerful black witch, for once

Who actually pays for your credit card rewards?

Trump just tweeted a video of Democrats looking sad set to REM’s “Everybody Hurts.” Really.

Trump just signed a border security deal and declared a national emergency

Meet Annie Turnbo Malone, the hair care entrepreneur Trump shouted out in his Black History Month proclamation

Trump suggests he’s privy to secret stats proving immigrants are violent criminals

Trump’s wall won’t do anything about drugs

Trump has divided conservatives with the border security deal and national emergency declaration

Netflix’s Umbrella Academy is as good as it is weird. It’s very weird.

Amazon’s grave HQ2 mistake: The political landscape changed but the company’s playbook didn’t

“This is a constitutional crisis”: a legal expert on Trump’s emergency declaration

Mudslides, snow, and flash floods: an atmospheric river has soaked California

Why Trump thinks a national emergency will get him his border wall

Trump declared a national emergency at the border. I asked 11 experts if it’s legal.

Trump just declared a national emergency at the border

Trump keeps highlighting “angel moms” to make the case for his immigration agenda

4 winners and 4 losers from the funding bill and emergency declaration

Walmart just got hit with a major gender discrimination lawsuit

Trump just declared a national emergency without a confirmed defense secretary in place

The real national emergency is Trump’s incompetence

The ongoing saga of Jeff Bezos’s sexts, explained

Trump just got his first 2020 Republican challenger

How to make more Vox Video happen

The fight between Ilhan Omar and Elliott Abrams, Trump’s Venezuela envoy, explained

California high-speed rail and the American infrastructure tragedy, explained

North Carolina’s election fraud scandal is heading toward a dramatic resolution

California has 149 million dead trees ready to ignite like a matchbook

No, the Green New Deal won’t threaten the grid

The US held a global summit to isolate Iran. America isolated itself instead.

A California coalition is tackling one of the hardest, unsexiest parts of climate policy

The disturbing hypothesis for the sudden uptick in chronic kidney disease

Mitch McConnell’s dark secret: he used to support campaign finance reform

Congress just passed a border security deal

R. Kelly may be facing indictment on child pornography charges. Again.

2 women were detained solely for speaking Spanish. Now they’re suing the Border Patrol.

Trump wants the military to build the border wall. It might not be legal.

Trump in 2014: The president shouldn’t act unilaterally just “because he is unable to negotiate”

What the all-white, all-male MSNBC graphic actually teaches us about the 2020 race

Pelosi says Trump’s national emergency sets a new precedent for Democrats