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Amy Klobuchar can win where Democrats need to win in 2020

The sixth in a Vox series making the best case for each of the top Democratic contenders.

She’s Pete Buttigieg’s top fundraiser. He’s the founder of Nest. And they’re Silicon Valley’s new power couple.

Swati Mylavarapu and Matt Rogers plan to spend $2 million to beat Trump and others.

Gender-neutral baby clothes: a quietly radical movement

A century ago, we swaddled infants in gender neutral outfits. So why is it so hard now?

America’s failure in Afghanistan, explained by one village

18 years after the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, the capital city of Kabul is prospering. In rural areas, it’s a different story entirely.

Trump is making a mockery of Bill Barr

Barr asked Trump to stop tweeting about DOJ cases. Trump responded by posting a bunch of tweets about DOJ cases.

Google’s education tech has a privacy problem

New Mexico’s attorney general sued the company, claiming its school tools continue to track kids after the final bell.

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The sixth sense (the real one)

A study at the National Institutes of Health offers a window into some of science’s biggest mysteries, from the origins of pain to how consciousness works.

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The Harvey Weinstein jury deliberations so far, explained

Bloomberg says his company will release 3 women from nondisclosure agreements

Amazon’s Hunters, starring Al Pacino, is an exploitative Holocaust vengeance fantasy


America’s presidential primaries, explained

Sudan just took a step backward on its path to democracy

BTS, the band that changed K-pop, explained

Emma’s Anya Taylor-Joy on slapstick, set life, and playing Jane Austen’s iconic character

Some development aid gets misdirected. Did the World Bank try to suppress a paper saying so?

I was sexually abused as a Boy Scout. Thousands like me deserve a reckoning.

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The president has opinions about Parasite

The US and the Taliban are inching closer to a peace deal. It could all still fall apart.

No writer does “weirdly specific yet relatable” better than Daniel Mallory Ortberg

The best argument for each of the 2020 Democratic frontrunners

Trump’s expanded travel ban just went into effect for 6 new countries

Trump’s Colorado rally featured an extended meltdown over 30 seconds of critical Fox News coverage

How the good economy is benefiting workers with disabilities

11 questions about the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, answered

Mike Bloomberg’s stop-and-frisk problem, explained

Alexa records you more often than you think

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Bezos’ $10 billion climate change pledge

Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, is donating $10 billion to stop climate change. But is this the best way to spend his money if he wants to tackle climate change?

How does the new coronavirus spread? These new studies offer clues.

Twitter is considering warning users when politicians post misleading tweets

The rise of meatless meat, explained

Mike Bloomberg tweeted a doctored debate video. Is it political spin or disinformation?

Why the US ambassador to Germany is now also the new acting head of US intelligence

Burnt radio stations and 18-month newsprint blockades: Inside the slow culling of Nicaragua’s free press

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2020 Democrats’ campaign finance pledges, explained

The false promise of “renewable natural gas”

Democratic hopes for climate policy may come down to this one weird Senate trick

Coronavirus is starting to hit Big Tech’s bottom line 

Awful online coronavirus hoaxes keep popping up

Roger Stone was just sentenced to 40 months in prison

The new Emma adaptation gets Jane Austen’s balance of satire and romance just right

Apple and Google are reportedly mulling big changes amid antitrust scrutiny. Is Amazon next?

“I’d like to do that piece of meat”: The sexism allegations against Bloomberg, explained

What the mass shooting in Germany tells us about its far-right extremism problem

“Lock her up!” In Phoenix, the signature Trump rally chant was especially ironic.

The debate over subtitles, explained

Watch: Elizabeth Warren grills Mike Bloomberg over allegations of sexism and nondisclosure agreements

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders raked in grassroots fundraising after the debate