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Why DNA test results are actually pretty fuzzy

A geneticist explains why DNA testing kits can’t reveal anyone’s complete ancestral history.

80,000 Americans died of the flu last winter. Get your flu shot.

That’s more than the number killed in traffic collisions, from gun violence, or from opioid overdoses.

A lawsuit against Harvard could change affirmative action in college admissions

Harvard is on trial for allegedly discriminating against Asian-American applicants.

A Star Is Born is built on a rock vs. pop music binary. Does one side win?

How a music criticism debate from the early 2000s came to drive the narrative around A Star Is Born.

Trump praises a Montana Congress member for body-slamming a reporter

"Any guy who can do a body-slam ... he’s my guy."

An American campaign tee is trendy in Asia. Its popularity has nothing to do with the US.

The process of globalization and cultural exchange is sometimes clearer in the most outlandish examples.

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It is now almost certain that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered at the hands of the Saudi government. As more and more gruesome details emerge, things get worse and worse for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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The DOJ is investigating clerical child sex abuse in Pennsylvania. Such an inquiry is unprecedented.

Farts: which animals do, which don’t, and why

The Hate U Give is equal parts coming-of-age drama and Black Lives Matter primer. It’s terrific.

Kristen Bell has some doubts about Snow White and consent. She’s part of a long tradition.

Making a Murderer is back. Here’s all that’s happened since the first season.

A guide to the 2018 midterm elections

The 2018 midterms could be pivotal for the future of the Trump administration. Here’s everything you need to know about who’s running, what to watch, and why it matters.

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Making a Murderer Part 2 is more entertainment than investigation. It feels a little gross.

Salt Fat Acid Heat host Samin Nosrat’s surefire secret to a successful Thanksgiving

Jared Kushner reportedly wants Trump to back Saudi crown prince

The Good Place is finally back on track

Vox Sentences: The Catholic sex abuse reckoning continues in Pennsylvania

Trump just tweeted out a cryptic video of people getting money in Spanish

NBA players keep getting tattoos of corporate logos. Now the league is forcing them to cover up.

Tech employees are pushing Silicon Valley to put ethics before profit

The GOP’s real record on preexisting conditions: trying to roll back protections

How one woman is trying to end period stigma and the “tampon tax”

“Real people — not paid actors”: why companies love “authentic” advertising

Twitter users are turning to clickbait to get out the vote

Why gamers use WASD to move

Trump’s “caravan” tantrum could put migrants in danger. It’s happened before.

eBay is suing Amazon over an alleged “scheme” to steal its top sellers

In Stormy Daniels, Trump may have met his match

I support affirmative action. But Harvard really is hurting Asian Americans.

The US just punished Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi — in a very small way

Richard E. Grant on playing a “Labrador” to Melissa McCarthy’s “porcupine” in their new movie

Mitch McConnell: if Republicans do well in the midterms, we’ll try to repeal Obamacare

What the superrich want for the holidays: mummies, jaguar fur, and rose-gold airplanes

All the candy that’s sold during Halloween week, in one massive pumpkin

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Trump’s latest tweets about the migrant caravan, explained (and debunked)

Trump just threatened to send the military to the US-Mexico border — again

The 5 most important questions about carbon taxes, answered

10 ways the world is most likely to end, explained by scientists

Why we hate hearing about other people’s vacations

The migrant caravan that’s spurring Trump’s latest temper tantrum, explained

Pat Cipollone is Trump’s new White House counsel

The 9 most important state legislature elections in 2018, explained

Social Security, food stamps, and other programs kept 44 million people out of poverty last year

Bednets are one of our best tools against malaria

The 10 most important Senate elections, briefly explained