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Are Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders the same? The debate, explained.

Sanders and Warren: two candidates with similar policies and fundamentally different politics.

The US is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East to counter Iran

Neither side is stopping the tit-for-tat escalation.

Hong Kong’s leader apologizes again but won’t pull controversial extradition bill

After days of mass protests, critics see the apology as insufficient — and want the bill withdrawn entirely.

Sobriety is having a moment. Here come the influencers.

Instagram has seen a rise in #SoberIsSexy influencers. But are they good for the sober movement?

Gender stereotypes have been banned from British ads. What does that mean?

The UK’s advertising regulator gave agencies six months to eliminate stereotypes "likely to cause harm, or serious or widespread offense."

The race to be the next British prime minister, briefly explained

Boris Johnson commanded first place once again in the second round of voting to be the next Conservative leader.

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Sudanese protesters pulled off the impossible: ousting dictator Omar al-Bashir. Now, the protestors face a new adversary: al-Bashir's military. Reem Abbas reports on the latest from Khartoum.

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Here’s the lineup for each night of the first Democratic debate

2020 Democrats share plans to fight poverty at presidential forum

Trump blindsides ICE with mass deportation announcement on eve of reelection rally

New York lawmakers are making a last-minute push to legalize marijuana

The high-stakes battle between Uber executives and drivers in California, explained

Patrick Shanahan withdraws from consideration as Trump’s secretary of defense

How to watch Trump’s reelection rally in Orlando

Elizabeth Warren just introduced her child care plan in Congress

The 24 Democrats running for president, debate lineups, and everything else you should know about 2020

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Bitcoin is an energy hog. Where is all that electricity coming from?


Astronauts left poop on the moon. We should go get it.

Gloria Vanderbilt’s fashion legacy, explained

Vox’s guide to where 2020 Democrats stand on policy

Keep up with the policy debates that will shape the Democratic 2020 primary.

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The enduring legacy and fantasy of Captain America’s beard, explained

Recode Daily: Huawei gets ready for a bad year

Kyle Kashuv on his Harvard crisis: “I wish I could take it back. I can’t.”

He lost his ROTC scholarship when he came out. Decades later, he’s still paying back student debt.

Black trans women want the media to show them living, not just dying

Vox Sentences: Iran’s high-risk threat

The Kyle Kashuv-Harvard controversy, explained

Trump’s new health care plan, health reimbursement arrangements, explained

BuzzFeed journalists just walked off the job in 4 cities. Here’s why.

Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down” wants to be a queer anthem. It also wants to sell you something.

Trump’s interview with George Stephanopoulos, explained

A new poll shows how sexism and electability collide in 2020

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi dies after collapsing in courtroom

The many 2020 polls are telling a pretty clear story

9 questions about the US-Iran standoff you were too embarrassed to ask

Young voters of color are supporting Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. But many want a different candidate.

Blackout leaves tens of millions in the dark in Argentina and Uruguay


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An annotated guide to Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down” video


How the filibuster broke the US Senate

Trump accidentally undercuts his own “deep state” FBI conspiracy theory 

Cat-astrophe: Pakistani politician’s event streamed on Facebook with cat filter on

Rocketman’s music director explains why you shouldn’t compare it to Bohemian Rhapsody

While some states try to ban abortion, these states are expanding access

Iran just made one of its riskiest announcements in years

Recode Daily: Hong Kong protesters are setting precedents in the age of AI-powered mass surveillance

Democrats don’t need to tack right on immigration to win