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10 lessons for Disney, Apple, and all the new streaming companies trying to take down Netflix

Advice from two veterans of Amazon and Hulu.

Loss, trauma, and injustice: On being Black and dying from a broken heart

The father of Atatiana Jefferson is one of too many lost to grief, trauma, and injustice.

Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook families sue gun maker Remington Arms

The lawsuit could send a message to the gun industry.

Why old people will always complain about young people

Prediction: Today’s "OK boomer" Gen Z will complain about the youth one day. Blame human memory.

Disney says its new Disney+ streaming service is so popular you can’t stream it

"The consumer demand for Disney+ has exceeded our highest expectations." Translation: Whoops.

A Republican memo details the party’s impeachment inquiry defenses. They aren’t very strong.

Republicans have four defenses they hope will protect the president during public impeachment inquiry hearings.

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Today the Supreme Court heard the case about a border patrol agent who shot and killed a 15-year-old boy. Ian Millhiser explains why it could make holding federal agents accountable a lot harder.

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Disney+’s Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, is a triumph of atmosphere — and little else

Trump just claimed Ivanka created 14 million jobs. The entire economy added 6 million.

The real reasons Democrats want open impeachment hearings

Stephen Miller promoted white supremacist, anti-immigrant articles in private emails to Breitbart

Noelle, starring Anna Kendrick, doesn’t bode well for Disney+’s holly jolly future

Pixar’s touching animated short Float is one of the best new things on Disney+

Pop culture unites us as Americans. Will streaming services change that?

Disney+ is a treasure chest of forgotten films and TV. Here are 6 gems to revisit.

Roger Stone trial testimony casts doubt on Trump’s answers to Mueller

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The best case for and against a fracking ban

Why is SMS texting a mess? Fixing it is harder than you think.

Impeachment, explained

Trump’s attempt to smear DACA recipients as “hardened criminals” is untethered from reality

The new Sonic the Hedgehog trailer gives Sonic a much-needed glow-up


How Mars photos inspired the first CGI

Climate change lawsuits are not going away

How should billionaires spend their money to fight climate change? I asked 9 experts.

If you are a unionized journalist, this labor ruling should worry you

Fare evasion costs cities millions. But will cracking down on it solve anything?

The Supreme Court will hear my case today. Trump will not win on DACA.

Vox Sentences: The bad E in e-cigarettes

How Heroes of the Fourth Turning, about Catholic intellectuals, became one of fall’s buzziest plays

Why alt-right trolls shouted down Donald Trump Jr.

The Seattle politician Amazon tried to oust has declared victory

The one big policy change 2020 Democrats want to make for veterans, explained

Trump’s big veterans health care plan has hit a snag

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The 2020 election calendar


China’s fight with the NBA, explained

WeWork is reportedly in talks to hire a new CEO, and he’s a character

Martin Scorsese’s fight against Marvel isn’t really about Marvel movies

Trump’s lie about impeachment transcripts is one of his laziest yet

Singles Day is China’s biggest shopping holiday. Why hasn’t America caught on?

A demonstrator was shot and a man set on fire in Hong Kong’s protests

The number of migrants apprehended at the southern border has plummeted 75% since May

Peter King is the 20th House Republican to announce their retirement

Bloomberg’s Matt Levine explains Wall Street, WeWork, and how to leave Goldman Sachs for a much lower-paying job

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Clean energy technologies threaten to overwhelm the grid. Here’s how it can adapt.

The centralized, top-down power grid is outdated. Time for a bottom-up redesign.

How Burning Cane’s 19-year-old director made his haunting tale of religion in the South

Vitamin E acetate is a key culprit in the vaping illness outbreak