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Why Instagram’s anti-vaccine problem isn’t surprising

The image-based platform has for years been a gold mine for hucksters selling medical misinformation or outright lies.

Fox News has normalized a lie about the origins of the Russia investigation

They want you to believe it began with the Steele dossier. It didn’t.

Mark your calendars: the new Brexit deadline is April 12

The EU granted Prime Minister Theresa May a short extension — but the UK needs to pass her Brexit deal, come up with a new plan, or risk crashing out of the bloc.

Chick-fil-A’s charitable foundation kept donating to anti-LGBTQ groups

In 2012, the company claimed it would "leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government."

A court just blocked Wisconsin Republicans’ lame-duck power grab

It’s a big — temporary — win for Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

Toy unboxing videos have taken over YouTube. Some experts say they exploit kids.

Does YouTube’s toy unboxing industry need better regulation to shield children from advertisers?

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The New York City school controversy shows why standardized testing is broken

800 scientists say it’s time to abandon “statistical significance”

How Fox News evolved into a propaganda operation

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Beto O’Rourke standing on countertops, explained

Inside the fight to make the European Parliament take sexual harassment seriously

How YouTube is changing toys

Kids are obsessed with YouTube unboxing videos. The toy industry is taking notice.

The unlikely partnership that might decide the future of meat

Kirsten Gillibrand is making paid family leave a defining issue in her 2020 run

Vox Sentences: Should Harvard profit from photos of slavery?

Trump just made a highly controversial decision about Israel — again

Trump’s free speech executive order isn’t about free speech

Theresa May to UK: I know you’re tired of Brexit, but blame Parliament

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Facebook allowed companies to post job ads only men could see. Now that’s changing.

Bernie Sanders’s reparations comments cause rift over DSA endorsement

Trump’s new executive order on campus free speech is more symbolism than substance

John Wick: Chapter 3’s new trailer is big, silly, and perfect

New survey shows Americans are unhappier than they’ve been in years

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro just escalated his standoff with Juan Guaidó

Captain Marvel’s Monica Rambeau tease, explained

“Listen, man, we’re used to working”: Andrew Gillum on why O’Rourke is running for president and he’s not

Why the US and China are sparring over 5G in Europe

Why this climate change data is on flip-flops, leggings, and cars

It took one mass shooting for New Zealand to ban assault weapons

Baby Shark (doo doo do doo do doo), explained

Trump’s untruths about Veterans Choice illustrate the sheer audaciousness of his lies

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on the filibuster, 2020, and Medicare-for-all

The case for making 2020 the real Year of the Woman

Google’s first AI-powered Doodle lets you make music like Bach

CNN’s “Badass Woman” puff piece about Kellyanne Conway completely misses the point