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The science of regrettable decisions

A doctor explains how our brains can trick us into making bad choices — and how to fight back.

Amy Wax, “national conservatism,” and the dark dream of a whiter America

What the controversial Penn law professor really said about immigration — and why it matters.

How “Medicare Extra” gets to universal coverage without single-payer

An analysis of the Center for American Progress’s plan finds it covers everyone, cuts costs by $300 billion, and keeps (some) private insurance.

Kamala Harris introduces a bill to decriminalize marijuana

She’s also proposing a federal tax that would generate revenue to help people convicted of marijuana possession in the past.

“Likability” ratings in a recent New Hampshire poll show just how tough female candidates have it

The complicated gender politics behind "likability," explained.

Mark Esper was just confirmed as the next defense secretary

Finally, Trump has a replacement for Jim Mattis.

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Five years after Eric Garner

After five years, a decision on the death of Eric Garner, who was put in a chokehold by an NYPD officer, creates further questions. The Washington Post's Wesley Lowery tries to answer them.

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A question for conservatives: what if the left was right on race?

Joe Biden’s criminal justice reform plan, explained

Study: the US could have averted about 15,600 deaths if every state expanded Medicaid

New York just became the first state to ban cat declawing

Meatless meat is having a moment. Will eggless eggs be next?

How Warped Tour led the consumerist music festival revolution

The best $42.92 I ever spent: a handful of junky Forever 21 jewelry

Boris Johnson is set to be the UK’s new prime minister

Vox Sentences: Hawaiians fight for their sacred land

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Democrats and the White House strike a budget and debt ceiling deal

As Hong Kong protests continue, mob violence against demonstrators casts a shadow

Every episode of Veronica Mars, ranked

Arkansas is the latest state to ban calling veggie burgers “veggie burgers”

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Al Franken needs to stop comparing his resignation to death

Trump talked about Mueller’s testimony for around 90 seconds. He packed in 6 lies.

Ai Weiwei on the global refugee crisis, the Chinese movie industry, and his new film

A new reason to worry about Huawei: It’s been building North Korea’s wireless networks

Who should get the HPV vaccine? The recommendations keep changing.

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Microsoft wants to build artificial general intelligence: an AI better than humans at everything

Delivery workers are being cheated out of tips by their own companies. This isn’t new.

Trump says he could wipe Afghanistan off face of the earth in 10 days

The composure and civility of “the Squad” against Trump’s attacks

Al Franken did the right thing by resigning

India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission blasts off for the moon

Puerto Rico’s week of massive protests, explained

Iran says it arrested 17 people spying for the CIA. The US says it’s fake news.

Live Nation admits to helping artists scalp their own tickets to make more money

Watch: the biggest movie and TV trailers released at Comic-Con

Avengers: Endgame finally beats Avatar to become the biggest movie of all time

Trump now: Criticizing America is unpatriotic. Trump then: America “is going to HELL.”

Why the ending of the Veronica Mars revival was so shocking

Watch Tom Hanks become Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’s first trailer

Mark Kleiman, who changed the way we think about crime and drugs, has died at 68

Elizabeth Warren sees “serious warning signs” of an economic crash

The Amazon dilemma: how a tech powerhouse that fulfills our every consumer need still lets us down

Laboratories of democracy: what Seattle learned from having the highest minimum wage in the nation

New York just passed the most ambitious climate target in the country

Immigrants are skipping reproductive health care because they’re afraid of being deported