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Theresa May gets cabinet approval for her draft Brexit deal

It’s a major breakthrough, but she could face broader resistance to the plan she called "the best agreement that could be negotiated."

All the Democrats running for top spots in the House

House leadership isn’t just about the speaker’s race. Here’s who else is running.

Who does Facebook fire after a bombshell New York Times investigation?

The news leader published a damning story about the social media giant’s handling of recent scandals, so who gets the blame? If anyone.

How the media should respond to Trump’s lies

A linguist explains how Trump uses lies to divert attention from the "big truths."

Jeff Flake says he’ll block judicial nominees until a Mueller protection bill gets a vote

This isn’t the first time he’s made this kind of threat.

We read all 25 National Book Award finalists for 2018. Here’s what we thought. 

The Vox staff reviews all the finalists in each of five categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated literature, and young people’s literature.

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The citizenship question

The Trump administration would very much like to know if you’re a citizen come the 2020 census. NPR’s Hansi Lo Wang explains how that might break the census.

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This startup is selling bags from Prada and Gucci factories — without the labels

The FDA may soon crack down on flavored vapes and menthol cigarettes

All the House seats Democrats have flipped in the 2018 elections

Ousted House Republican: Trump will make it almost impossible to win back the House

The world is about to redefine the kilogram

Walmart is using virtual reality to train its workforce for Black Friday

Facebook reportedly used anti-Semitic attacks to discredit its critics

Vox Sentences: El Chapo’s trial is underway

White House argues Trump has “broad discretion” to ban reporters

Why airlines are allowed to overbook their flights

Elon Musk’s “Teslaquila” hits a speed bump

A white professor called police on a black student for putting her feet up in class

Mitch McConnell says sexual harassment legislation could still get through Congress this year

Republican group runs “protect Mueller” ad on Trump’s favorite show

Trump’s latest make-believe about voter fraud: Dems change shirts and vote twice

Mattis: military deployment to the US-Mexico border is “necessary”

Bad product photos can hinder a small business. This company is trying to help.

Even Trump’s favorite TV network supports CNN’s lawsuit against the White House

Marijuana legalization, explained

More states and countries are legalizing marijuana. Here’s what you need to know.

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Police shootings and brutality in the US: 9 things you should know

Racial disparities in American policing are under heightened scrutiny. Here’s what you need to know.

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Climate activists to Nancy Pelosi: go big or we won’t go home

Transgender people: 10 common myths

As transgender issues get more attention, pernicious myths remain. Here’s what you should know.

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Why racist politics appeals to white women, explained by American history

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Democrats’ very limited options for stopping Mitch McConnell’s judicial onslaught

The Property Brothers’ empire, explained

Kevin McCarthy finally gets to be the top House Republican — but in the minority

House Republicans have a new messenger: Liz Cheney

House Democrats have a sweeping plan to protect millions of workers’ legal rights

Donald Trump left out Hindus when tweeting about a mainly Hindu holiday 

What the 2018 results tell us about 2020

Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell hang on to their Senate leadership roles

Hillary Clinton’s press secretary on why beating Trump in 2020 is harder than you think

Why history will have trouble remembering Marvel's Stan Lee as a good guy

Why the political fight in Georgia is far from over

California’s wildfires are hardly “natural” — humans made them worse at every step

Why the Camp Fire in Northern California is so severe

The many scandals of Trump’s new acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, explained

12 years after mocking Al Gore’s fight against climate change, South Park reconsiders

Jim Acosta vs. the Trump White House, explained