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Hosting the Olympics comes at a massive cost

The Tokyo Olympics could cost four times as much as expected.

Is Robinhood the next meme stock?

Robinhood is setting out to capitalize on the day-trading boom it helped create.

Feds are seizing cryptocurrency from criminals. Now they have to figure out what to do with it.

The US government has hired a cryptocurrency company to store all the bitcoin it’s seizing.

Trump’s aggressive efforts to overturn election results come to light

A hand-written document released by the DOJ has the former president’s actions catching up with him.

Here’s how police can get your data — even if you aren’t suspected of a crime

And you may never know they did it.

Biden’s fight to de-Trumpify the courts, explained

Biden is the president liberal court watchers have been waiting for, but he may be five years too late.

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The spike in gun violence (Part II)

A Philadelphia election tested progressive ideas on how to reduce shootings in America. ProPublica’s Alec MacGillis explains.

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“Progressive prosecutors” are working within the system to change it. How is that going?

The Green Knight is glorious and a little baffling. Let’s untangle it.

How much worse can the coronavirus get?

Is it a HIPAA violation for your employer to require vaccines?

America’s mental health moment is finally here

Vox’s audience support program, explained

Why school lunches feel like they’re frozen in time

Homeownership can bring out the worst in you

Take a mental break with the newest Vox crossword

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Yes, Covid-19 vaccine mandates are legal

The Great Regression

What’s in the new infrastructure bill — and why it’s a big deal

Is Merrick Garland letting Trump’s people off the hook?

The 4 main fault lines that divide the vaccinated and the unvaccinated

Beetles, drought, and fires are a ticking time bomb in the West

Medical debt was cut nearly in half in states that expanded Medicaid

The new Pursuit of Love TV show means it’s time to remember the Mitfords

The magic, sex, and violence of the 14th-century poem behind The Green Knight

Biden is turning back Haitian migrants at sea, echoing a shameful chapter in US history

LA’s favorite flea market is a teen fashion paradise


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Getting power to the people

Matt is joined by Liza Reed of the Niskanen Center to talk about energy policy, electricity transmission, and America's complex power delivery system

How to make the child tax credit more accessible

The worst money we’ve ever spent

For hackers, space is the final frontier

Google and Facebook lead the way with Covid-19 vaccine mandates. Will corporate America follow?

Why Simone Biles withdrew from the Olympic gymnastic women’s team finals

Democracy’s big threat isn’t coming from China. It’s coming from within.

Don’t dwell on the US life expectancy drop. Worry about the long-term trend.


Do I want kids?

Why Newsmax is failing

The long road to a reckoning on racist team names

The endless expansion of the American beverage aisle

Mandate the vaccine, not masks

Cops at the schoolyard gate

The political crisis in Tunisia, explained by an expert

The first January 6 hearing was a harrowing indictment of the GOP

The courts are destroying America’s ability to fight pandemics

Reckoning with the theft of Native American children

Olympics TikTok is one of the best parts of the Games

The best four years of your life?

Dropping out helped me see the lies we’re sold about the college experience.


Why the 400m hurdles is one of the hardest Olympic races