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How elite colleges fail half of the poor students they admit

"Access isn’t the same as acceptance." —Anthony Abraham Jack

Black voters want 2020 candidates to talk about the economy. At the Black Economic Alliance Forum, they did just that.

Four presidential candidates shared their plans to close the racial wealth gap during the South Carolina event.

Elizabeth Warren wants to level the playing field for entrepreneurs of color

Warren’s newest plan would provide $7 billion in grants to minority-owned businesses.

Democrats don’t need to tack right on immigration to win

Pundits like David Frum and Andrew Sullivan want Democrats to move right on immigration. They’re wrong.

Trump says he didn’t fire Mueller because he saw what happened to Nixon

Trump said, "I watched Richard Nixon go around firing everybody, and that didn’t work out too well."

Mexico releases the full text of Trump’s immigration “deal”

It is less a deal and more an agreement to discuss a future agreement.

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California is the most populous state in the country, but people increasingly can’t afford to live there. Single family zoning is partly to blame, but state legislators haven’t been able to dump the housing policy. Minneapolis has.

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Recode Daily: Hong Kong protesters are setting precedents in the age of AI-powered mass surveillance

Wish, the super popular, ultra-cheap shopping app, explained

Pete Buttigieg calls Israel a “strong ally” and says he’d keep the US embassy in Jerusalem

Why women in tech are being Photoshopped in instead of hired

Big Little Lies season 2, episode 2: “Tell-Tale Hearts” asks if families can survive their own secrets

The Bold Type’s giant shock: finally showing what it’s like to work in media

Huge Hong Kong protests continue after the government postpones controversial bill

Andrew Yang, the 2020 long-shot candidate running on a universal basic income, explained

Hong Kong’s leader suspends China extradition bill following mass protests

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Hyped-up science is a problem. One clever Twitter account is pushing back.

Why billions of baby chickens are killed every year

Reading Amelia Bedelia as a parable on domestic labor

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Vox’s guide to where 2020 Democrats stand on policy

Keep up with the policy debates that will shape the Democratic 2020 primary.

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Vox Sentences: Switzerland’s women are on strike

Big Tech needs regulation, but DC must go to school before it goes to work

Thousands of Swiss women walked out of their jobs to protest inequality

Is it actually illegal to accept “campaign dirt” from foreigners?

The unemployment rate for former inmates is incredibly high. Kim Kardashian wants to change that.

The summer solstice is coming: 9 things to know about the longest day of the year

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13 great films now in theaters.

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Amazon is being sued for recording children’s voices with Alexa

4 maps that show who’s being left behind in America’s wind-power boom

7 winners and 8 losers of the 2020 Democratic debate lottery

NIH Director Francis Collins: I won’t go on another all-male panel

The hasty plan to get Americans back on the moon by 2024, explained

The second-largest Ebola outbreak is spreading. The WHO says it’s not yet a global emergency.

The lineup for each night of the first Democratic debate was just announced

Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s story counters misconceptions about who gets abortions

How “soccer girl” became the indisputably coolest look

Elizabeth Warren isn’t Hillary Clinton

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How the Trump administration is using 9/11 to build a case for war with Iran

The UK has now committed to the most aggressive climate target in the world

US releases video that it says shows Iran’s involvement in oil tanker attacks

Taylor Swift’s new single “You Need to Calm Down” is exhausting

Netflix’s Murder Mystery is a surprisingly fun romp starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston

Federal watchdog agency says Kellyanne Conway should be fired after violating the Hatch Act

Netflix’s Hilda is a gorgeous, melancholy kids’ show about emotional maturity

More and more workplace discrimination cases are being closed before they’re even investigated