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How conservative media became a “safe space”

Former talk radio host Charlie Sykes on the crisis of conservative media.

Barr to Congress: Telling a witness to lie is a crime. New report: Trump told a witness to lie.

Trump’s attorney general nominee said that a president can’t tell a witness to lie under oath. A BuzzFeed report says Trump did just that.

We regret to inform you that aliens are probably not trying to talk to us

The astronomical mysteries that have people wondering if we’re alone in the universe, explained.

Lunar eclipse 2019: how to watch this “supermoon” turn blood-red

It’s the last total lunar eclipse until 2021. Don’t miss it!

Will the government shutdown affect tax refunds and returns? Maybe not.

The IRS is trying to make sure that tax refunds still go out — but its employees will have to work without pay for now.

The horrible celebrity biographies of Amazon are impossible to explain

"If Gyllenhaal is seen in a community, he is usually in a t-shirt, a squared shirt, and inadvertent jeans."

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What if your utility were a felon filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy? You would be one of 16 million in California. KQED’s Marisa Lagos lays out Pacific Gas and Electric’s woes and Vox’s Umair Irfan says this is just the beginning of our power problems.

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How Democrats are responding to the BuzzFeed report that Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress

Even with the shutdown, the Trump administration is still suing to take land for the border wall

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Everything you need to know about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s contact with Russia.

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“The world doesn’t fit me”: a new memoir chronicles everyday life at 460 pounds

Pelosi learned the art of “no” working with Bush. Trump is a whole new test.

Felix Sater, the spy, criminal, and mafia-linked executive tied to Trump Tower Moscow, explained

How tax brackets actually work

How Trump’s EPA is letting environmental criminals off the hook, in one chart

Trump Tower Moscow, and Michael Cohen’s lies about it, explained

Eminent domain, the big-government tactic Trump needs to use to build the wall, explained

Vox 2019 Audience Survey: help us serve you better

The Good Place gets weirder than usual when “Chidi Sees the Time-Knife”

Vox Sentences: LA’s teachers are still striking

Chicago police officers found not guilty of covering up the Laquan McDonald shooting

Netflix is finally sharing (some of) its audience numbers for its TV shows and movies. Some of them are huge.

Trump postpones Pelosi’s official trip to Afghanistan — unless she wants to “fly commercial”

The controversy over Ilhan Omar calling Lindsey Graham “compromised,” explained

Why the White House is attacking Democrats for traveling to Puerto Rico, explained

What’s open — and closed — during a partial government shutdown

House Republicans really don’t want to look like they voted to reopen the government

Trump administration admits “thousands” of families were separated before it could reunite them

74 percent of Americans know almost nothing about Facebook ad targeting

3 parts you don’t remember from Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech

CBD, the super-popular cannabis compound, explained

John Wick 3: Parabellum trailer: Keanu is back

Government workers still don’t have a salary due to the shutdown. American businesses are helping them out.

How to make more Vox Video happen

TSA agents were promised a $500 bonus after working unpaid for weeks. They haven’t received it.

Michael Cohen reportedly paid to rig online polls for Trump

I’m furloughed. I’m also disabled. I have to choose between care and keeping the lights on.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of many reasons to care about the House committee that oversees banking

Trump tried to illegally withhold disaster relief money from Puerto Rico

How the 10-step Korean skin care routine changed American skin care

Pulitzer-winning poet Mary Oliver has died at 83

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, 2020 Democratic candidate, explained

Doctors are frightened by climate change. Their industry is a big part of the problem.

Trump is looking for a new way to cut Medicaid — without Congress

A guide to air travel during the government shutdown

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s tax idea pushed Scott Walker to mislead a bunch of children