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How white women’s “investment” in slavery has shaped America today

White women are sometimes seen as bystanders to slavery. A historian explains why that’s wrong.

Planned Parenthood leaves federal funding program thanks to Trump administration rule

The group is leaving the Title X program rather than follow the Trump administration’s "domestic gag rule." Patients could suffer.

The US government’s battle with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, explained

The US has long expressed concerns about Huawei and its ties to the Chinese government.

Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer involved in Eric Garner’s death, has been fired

The decision comes more than five years after Garner’s death drew national attention and galvanized racial justice activists.

What HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones gets right about evangelicals

Danny McBride’s new show satirizes — and sympathizes with — a family of televangelists.

Vox Sentences: Planned Parenthood loses funding

Planned Parenthood withdraws from Title X funding to protect its ability to refer patients to abortions; a deadly terrorist attack in Afghanistan leaves some worried of a rise in violence if the US withdraws troops.

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The New York Times 1619 Project is reshaping the conversation on slavery. Conservatives hate it.

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The Terror: Infamy turns America’s WWII internment camps into a bleak ghost story

Sudan signs power-sharing deal as its former dictator goes to trial

Bernie Sanders wants to ban police use of facial recognition tech

Apple’s The Morning Show, starring Jennifer Aniston, looks dour and joyless in its first trailer

The Archive of Our Own just won a Hugo. That’s huge for fanfiction.

“This is 2019 and not 1819”: mounted police leading a black man by a rope sparks outrage

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Why cashier’s checks are part of so many online scams

5 winners and 5 losers from Succession season 2, episode 2, “Vaulter”

Trump advisers are scrambling to sell the idea that a recession isn’t going to happen

The deadliest attack of the year in Kabul bodes poorly for the US-Taliban deal

This one scene explains what makes Netflix’s Mindhunter so scary

Hong Kong protesters show no sign of backing down in the face of countless threats

This country gave all its rivers their own legal rights

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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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Ahead of a far-right rally in Portland, Trump tweets a warning to antifa

Trump’s obsession with crowd sizes, explained

Trump calls Rashida Tlaib’s reversal on visiting Israel “a complete setup”

Meet the medieval Welsh poet who wrote odes to her vagina

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How the Hong Kong protests created the #BoycottMulan campaign

Where’d You Go, Bernadette is a plodding, baffling misfire

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The best movies out this weekend

13 great films now in theaters.

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Teen TV needs more stories about boys of color. David Makes Man is a good start.

Good Boys is a very funny reminder of how great it is to not be a tween anymore

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Where every 2020 candidate stands on guns

Danny McBride and John Goodman on God, capitalism, and wearing cool pinkie rings

The controversy surrounding Jay-Z’s new partnership with the NFL, explained

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s on-again, off-again visit to Israel, explained

The Trump Justice Department has declared war on progressive prosecutors

What Jeffrey Epstein’s case says (and doesn’t say) about human trafficking in America

The $15 minimum wage bill has all but died in the Senate

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