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 The G7 is getting back together this weekend

Get ready, France. President Trump is coming to upend another global summit.

It’s Kirsten Dunst vs. a pyramid scheme in her capitalism-skewering new Showtime series

On Becoming a God in Central Florida is great when it’s great and still pretty good when it’s bad.

China hits back at the US with tariffs on $75 billion in goods

The trade standoff continues — as do the global economic jitters.

School picture day is stressful and expensive. Why do we do it?

Why do the over-priced, weirdly-posed portraits of our youth hold such sway over us now?

Fed Chair Jerome Powell says he can’t fix trade war’s damage to the economy

But he’s going to try his best

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Cooking from one is an art form. Here are six tips to help you approach a recipe like a pro.

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Hope for Hong Kong

Hong Kong ramped up its protests and China ramped up its propaganda machine. But the conflict may have finally reached a turning point.

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The surprisingly great idea in Bernie Sanders’s Green New Deal: electric school buses

What happens next in the legal cases involving Jeffrey Epstein

Why the Jeffrey Epstein case inspires so many conspiracy theories

Tomi Lahren now has an athleisure line


Why the US drinking age is 21

How China used Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to spread disinformation about the Hong Kong protests

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Vox’s guide to the 2020 presidential candidates

Everything you need to know about the crowded 2020 race.

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Where every 2020 candidate stands on guns

Wildfires are burning around the world. The most alarming is in the Amazon rainforest.

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Trump’s fake tax cuts are back

Here are the candidates who qualified for the third Democratic debate — and those who might miss out

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton abandons his presidential bid

My So-Called Life was too good to die so young

Google is cracking down on its employees’ political speech at work

Here’s how to listen to Lover, Taylor Swift’s latest album

How the director of Jawline found her way into the self-contained world of teen livestreamers

Why governments are bad at facing catastrophic risks — and how they could get better

The “10,000-hour rule” was debunked again. That’s a relief.

DoorDash says it will roll out tipping changes to drivers sometime next month

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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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Google says it’s making Chrome more private, but advertisers will still track you


Why the US and Iran are fighting over this tiny waterway

The bizarre-even-by-Trump-standards past 72 hours, explained

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Why Spider-Man’s future in the MCU isn’t as bleak as it seems

A major toy company is phasing out plastic — but not in its toys

Colorado progressives aren’t clearing the field for John Hickenlooper

The right-wing populist wave is a threat to the climate

Why anti-abortion groups are backing away from abortion bans

Did Democrats already start an impeachment inquiry? It’s complicated.

Mitch McConnell is calling on Democrats to keep the filibuster. He ignores just how much he’s done to blow up Senate rules.

Photos: major wildfires have ignited across Europe, Asia, and Latin America

A Gates-funded program meant to keep low-income students pushed them out instead

In Brittany Runs a Marathon, a woman takes control of her life. Jillian Bell says it was terrifying.

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The best movies out this weekend

13 great films now in theaters.

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5 things people still get wrong about slavery

Hulu’s Jawline is an empathetic, terrifying documentary about teens who livestream their lives

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Michael Bennet’s plan to prevent and end recessions, explained

In defense of reading the same book over and over again

China paid Facebook and Twitter to help spread anti-Muslim propaganda