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Hit by a city bus — and hit with a $27,660 city hospital bill

As Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital promises better billing practices, more patients come forward to share their stories.

American segregation, mapped at day and night

The racial makeup of neighborhoods changes during the workday. See how yours changes.

Depictions of mental illness can save lives. But A Star Is Born gets one thing very wrong.

The ending of the movie plays into dangerous myths.

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Nearly a dozen candidates have announced their run for the presidency and 2019 has only just begun. John Dickerson of Slate’s Political Gabfest explains the endless American tradition.

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“I tried ketamine to treat my depression. Within a day, I felt relief.”

The biggest questions about the 2020 Democratic primary, answered

We asked 11 Senate Republicans if they support giving federal contractors back pay

WhatsApp is at risk in India. So are free speech and encryption.

North Carolina investigators describe “unlawful” ballot tampering scheme in House election

The Oscars gift bags are full of THC, CBD, and therapy to calm stressed-out celebs

Teachers are leading a national workers’ revolt. Oakland may be next.

Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe vs. President Trump, explained

We have a new global tally of the insect apocalypse. It’s alarming.

There’s good news about the flu vaccine this year, especially for kids

Trump’s pick for UN ambassador withdrew her name over an immigration controversy

Japan may have nominated Trump for the Nobel Prize — at America’s request

The US wants to set up a liaison office in North Korea

The deadly race to the South Pole

A Florida boy was arrested after refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in class

Hate crime or hoax? The drama behind the Jussie Smollett case, explained.

Speaking in Europe, Mike Pence is received with total silence — repeatedly

Payless is closing all its US stores

Measles is back because states give parents too many ways to avoid vaccines

The 25th Amendment, explained: how a president can be declared unfit to serve

North Carolina’s election fraud scandal is heading toward a dramatic resolution

The big divide among 2020 Democrats over trade — and why it matters

How Abraham Lincoln’s foreign policy helped win the Civil War

How to make more Vox Video happen

Brexit’s Irish border problem, explained

How to dress for cold weather, explained by an arctic researcher 

5 years in, HBO’s Last Week Tonight is a lot more than “just comedy”

Standup comedy’s debate over political correctness, explained by HBO’s Crashing

The acting Pentagon chief has yet to say whether Trump’s border wall is militarily necessary

Biologists are trying to make bird flu easier to spread. Can we not?

SNL thinks Trump’s border wall makes perfect sense — if you’re “not that smart”

The complicated, always racist history of blackface

The chaotic road to the 2019 Oscars ceremony, explained

The Aurora shooter had a history of domestic violence and assault. He never should have had a gun.

The House inquiries into the secret Trump-Putin talks are (slowly) taking shape

Why Netflix’s Russian Doll keeps referencing Emily of New Moon

An ex-cardinal has been defrocked for sex abuse. This has likely never happened before.

How capitalism reduced diversity to a brand

Bill and Melinda Gates and the problem of the “good billionaire”

The Democratic National Committee has voted down a ban on corporate PAC donations