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Putting a dollar value on one of oil’s biggest subsidies: military protection

Defending the oil supply costs a lot of money.

Ford will testify on Kavanaugh sexual assault allegations in front of Senate on Thursday

Her attorneys are still negotiating the specifics, and the hearing will take place at 10 am.

Why movie theaters are trading popcorn and soda for chimichangas and custom cocktails

"Dinner and a movie" is taking on a whole new meaning.

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Alyssa Milano: I was sexually assaulted as a teen. Here’s why I didn’t report.

It took me 30 years to tell anyone. And I’m far from alone.

Don’t sleep on Sorry for Your Loss, a terrific new half-hour drama airing on Facebook

The new series charts a young widow’s grief and gives Elizabeth Olsen a part worthy of her talent.

6 siblings of an Arizona congressman endorse his opponent in attack ads

Rep. Paul Gosar’s brothers and sisters are featured in ads for his opponent, David Brill.

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Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke shot Laquan McDonald 16 times. His murder trial began this week, four years after Laquan was killed. WBEZ's Shannon Hefferman explains how this shooting has changed Chicago.

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The Times’s big new Rod Rosenstein story has major implications for Mueller’s probe

Support for Brett Kavanaugh is dwindling among voters amid sexual assault allegations

Americans have a longstanding love of magical thinking

Netflix’s Maniac, with Jonah Hill and Emma Stone, is either too weird or not weird enough

Life Itself is a disaster of a movie, caught in a web of its own privilege

A rare brazen terrorist attack in Iran leaves at least 25 dead

Conservatives are skeptical of the New York Times’ Rod Rosenstein story

The emotional response to Kylie Jenner’s cereal, explained

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Jon Batiste walks us through a day in the life of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Hannity’s surprising advice to Trump on Rosenstein: “Under zero circumstances should the president fire anybody”

The fall equinox is Saturday: 8 things to know about the first day of autumn

Ryan Zinke to the oil and gas industry: “Our government should work for you”

Roald Dahl illustrator Quentin Blake imagines Matilda at 30

How much would the iPhone cost if it were made in America?

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Hurricane Florence’s “1,000-year” rainfall, explained

Ford requests more time to decide on testifying on her sexual assault accusation against Kavanaugh

3 key themes in Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke’s first face-off

Vox Sentences: Rod Rosenstein’s high-wire act

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is at the center of a political firestorm again

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The Trump administration says global slavery and child labor are bad — for American businesses

Why Yeezys, a brand based on exclusivity, are suddenly so easy to buy

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Hog manure is spilling out of lagoons because of Hurricane Florence’s floods

Where Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation process stands

Do you remember the very best meme of September?

Meet Noel Francisco, the man who will oversee the Mueller probe if Trump fires Rosenstein

The 25th Amendment, explained: how a president can be declared unfit to serve

The problem with Jeff Bezos’s $2 billion gift to charity

9 times Mister Rogers said exactly the right thing

Rosenstein is the only person between Trump and Mueller. He may soon be gone.

#WhyIDidntReport is a sad, but necessary, rebuke to Trump

Pockets are important to women, and high-fashion designers are recognizing that

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Why Disney is pulling back on its Star Wars release schedule, according to CEO Bob Iger

The bipartisan plan to end surprise ER bills, explained

This is what happens to your body when an airplane cabin isn’t pressurized

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Finding homes for immigrant kids is hard. Trump’s making it harder — by arresting their relatives.

Is there a humane way to boil lobsters alive? One woman thinks it’s by getting them high.

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Needles in strawberries, cyanide in Tylenol: the long history of product tampering

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Beto O’Rourke could lead a blue wave in Texas — even if he loses his Senate race

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has been ordered to take a psychiatric exam