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Why some of the most liberal Democrats in Congress want to bring back a tax break for the rich

Democrats want to raise taxes. So why are they debating cutting them for some well-off taxpayers?

“It is not a blockade”: US says Saudi Arabia isn’t to blame for Yemen’s fuel shortage

Is there a fuel blockade in Yemen? It’s complicated.

It’s not just Big Oil. Big Meat also spends millions to crush good climate policy.

A new study reveals how the companies you buy meat from block climate action.

Fast food over fine dining: What spending data tells us about the pandemic recovery

Five charts that show how dramatically the pandemic affected our spending.

Violent crime is up. Newsmax and OANN viewers are most likely to say so.

People are bad at judging crime trends.

Tech billionaires are staying “very, very quiet” on proposals to tax their wealth

It is relatively easy for a billionaire to say they support higher taxes. More is on the line if they are asked to do something about it.

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The US government is calling for an immediate pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccinations after six recipients (out of millions) developed blood clots.

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What Netflix’s Seaspiracy gets wrong about fishing, explained by a marine biologist

From beans and rice to BBQ: Muslim Americans’ Ramadan cuisine reflects their diversity

What the Supreme Court got wrong about homicides committed by cops

A Black Army lieutenant is suing Virginia police after being held at gunpoint

Israel’s suspected attack on an Iranian nuclear site complicates US-Iran talks

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Matt, Dara, and Vox's Umair Irfan take on a trio of white papers on the cutting edge of climate change research

Marijuana legalization has won

New Mexico just legalized marijuana

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Why the US egg industry is still killing 300 million chicks a year

Hatcheries promised to stop killing male chicks by 2020. What’s taking so long?

Larry Ellison bought an $80 million mansion in Florida — but he’s tearing it down

After Georgia, companies are banding together to condemn restrictive voting laws

The Christian right is racking up huge victories in the Supreme Court, thanks to Amy Coney Barrett

Breaking down the 2021 Best Picture nominees

Our mixed feelings about The Trial of the Chicago 7, explained

The “natural-born citizen” ceiling

The bizarre push to kill more of Montana’s wolves, explained

70 years of cop shows taught us to valorize the police

What Biden’s plan to tackle housing prices is missing

Why the Chauvin trial feels so momentous

The hottest number in conservation is rooted more in politics than science

Maryland just repealed its police bill of rights. Here’s what it means for reform.

Trump’s irate, lie-filled RNC speech shows tensions in GOP

SNL’s cold open pokes fun at white Americans’ optimism about Chauvin trial outcome

Michigan’s governor wants voluntary efforts to curb severe coronavirus outbreak

Northern Ireland is in the midst of its heaviest unrest in years. Here’s why.

Top court rules against Covid-19 restrictions on grounds of religious liberty