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Pay attention to the growing wave of climate change lawsuits

Kids, farmers, fishermen, cities, and states are suing the fossil fuel industry and governments. Could they win?

Almost every Best Picture nominee has a real chance of winning. Here’s the case for each one.

This year’s race just might feature the most unpredictable Best Picture category ever.

Banks made record profits last year thanks to the Republican tax cuts

The GOP tax cut bill delivered $28.8 billion to banks in 2018.

The Trump administration is finalizing plans to strip funding from Planned Parenthood

A rule released Friday will make it harder for abortion providers to offer birth control.

Elizabeth Warren’s universal child care plan, explained

She’s the first 2020 candidate out with a plan to make day care and preschool affordable.

R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse

The charges may involve a tape that appears to show Kelly engaging in sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl.

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Californians were promised high-speed rail. Eleven years and billions of dollars later, all they have is a fight with President Trump. Vox’s Matthew Yglesias laments a train in vain.

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Sexual misconduct allegations against R. Kelly spanning 25 years, in one timeline

Are Uggs kosher? Rabbis say the boots might violate Jewish law.

A guide to this year’s exceptionally good Oscar-nominated documentaries

How Soviet hockey ruled the world — and then fell apart

The complicated case of A Star Is Born and its Best Picture dreams

Empire will cut Jussie Smollett’s scenes from the rest of the season

The House will vote Tuesday on blocking Trump’s national emergency

Trump just reversed his decision to pull all US troops out of Syria

How #$@!% became shorthand for cursing

American sunscreen isn’t good enough. Can new regulations help?

Jussie Smollett arrested and charged over alleged hate crime attack hoax

Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted sex offender who is friends with Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, explained

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

It is absolutely time to panic about climate change

Democrats welcome an increasingly diverse America; Republicans aren’t so sure

Is lab-grown meat actually worse for the environment?

How Vice’s makeup designer turned Christian Bale into Dick Cheney

Steve Irwin said, “My mission ... is to save wildlife.” He did.

Have smartphones really destroyed a generation? We don’t know.

Vox Sentences: The 2018 midterms still aren’t over

“All the Stars” is up for an Oscar, but Kendrick Lamar and SZA won’t perform it during the show

How the Jussie Smollett case became part of a larger controversy around believing survivors

These volunteers get malaria on purpose so we’ll know how to fight it

Judge issues gag order in Roger Stone case after Instagram post controversy

How to make more Vox Video happen

Why safe playgrounds aren’t great for kids

North Carolina elections board orders new House election after ballot tampering scandal

The bizarre election fraud hearings that could lead to a new House election, explained

Trump’s tweets saying he’s already building the border wall, briefly explained

Hundreds of families are still being separated at the border

Vox Borders’ next stop: India

Robert Mueller’s “collusion” case so far, explained

Thousands of Oakland teachers just went on strike. They want more than a pay raise.

It’s clearer than ever that the US’s North Korea policy is in total chaos

Isn’t It Romantic is set in a stereotypical rom-com universe. Here’s how it came to life.

A Coast Guard officer’s arrest is the latest example of the rising problem of right-wing terrorism in America

Why Bohemian Rhapsody should not win Best Picture

Playing hooky to save the climate: why students are going on strike

How to win an Oscar

The campaign trail for the Academy Awards is expensive, exhausting, and not really about the movie.

Jussie Smollett’s arrest doesn’t diminish the reality of hate crimes