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The Supreme Court’s new death penalty order should make your skin crawl

The Court’s new death penalty order is almost too cruel to be believed.

Spend February reading Louise Erdrich’s pandemic novel of grief and ghosts

Erdrich, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2021, is the Vox Book Club’s latest guest.

Your gas stove is always polluting, even when it’s turned off

Scientists may have just found a source of missing methane in cities.

The extraordinary success of Covid-19 vaccines, in two charts

Deaths tell one story of the pandemic. The lives saved tell another.

Parasites that thrive in a warming planet are killing Minnesota’s moose

Brainworms and ticks are decimating an animal sacred to the region’s original inhabitants.

It’s going to take a lot more than Neil Young to change Spotify’s mind about Joe Rogan

Other musicians aren’t boycotting the music service. Will you?

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Ukraine’s pipeline problem

The US is negotiating to stop Russia from invading Ukraine, but a Germany-backed natural gas project complicates things.

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How trauma became the word of the decade

The very real psychiatric term has become so omnipresent in pop culture that some experts worry it’s losing its meaning.

Biden is defending key Trump immigration policies in court

American democracy is under threat. But what is that threat, exactly?

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The Supreme Court will hear two cases that are likely to end affirmative action

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The school shooting generation grows up

An early wave of survivors came of age in a wholly unprepared world. Now they’re in their 30s and 40s, grappling with the present.

Peloton’s big whoops

Democrats have had enough of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s obstruction

Biden promised a harder line on Saudi Arabia. Why can’t he deliver?

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US policy is fueling Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis