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What the Weekly Standard meant to conservatism

The end of an era in conservative media.

A comet is coming unusually close to Earth this weekend. Here’s how to watch.

How — and where — to spot comet Wirtanen as it comes within 7.1 million miles of the Earth.

Trump’s response to the Obamacare ruling reveals his bind on healthcare

The president tweeted out a request for a "GREAT" healthcare law, after a federal court ruled Obamacare unconstitutional.

Johnson & Johnson accused of hiding the asbestos in its baby powder for decades

A Reuters report caused the stock to tank.

Benedict Cumberbatch will star in an HBO movie about Brexit. Here’s why the film is controversial.

Brits want an official investigation into the Brexit Leave campaign. They’re getting an HBO drama instead.

The bizarre story of Democrats helping Republicans stall action on Yemen

Everyone had the same question: Why didn’t House Democratic leadership fight harder?

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"The House That Jack Built" opens in select theaters across the country today, but it’s not the version director Lars von Trier wanted you to see. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) put the kibosh on the director’s cut. Some say it’s censorship, but Vox’s Alissa Wilkinson explains how the MPAA is trying to save Hollywood from itself.

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Countries have forged a climate deal in Poland — despite Trump

Victorian literature was full of lady detectives

Roma is now on Netflix. You should still see it in a theater.

Migrant girl dies in Border Patrol’s custody

Tenants today are reportedly still paying for a Trump family tax scheme from the 1990s

How fascism works

The 2 decisions — and 1 happy accident — that made The Office a hit

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: the movie’s 2 post-credits scenes, explained

The Texas ruling against Obamacare is a boon to Medicare-for-all

Trump names Mick Mulvaney acting White House chief of staff

Federal court rules Obamacare unconstitutional — but the law stands for now

Vox Sentences: Scott Walker’s revenge

New tension between Flynn and Mueller as Flynn’s sentencing approaches

Prada pulled a collection of figurines that drew comparisons to anti-black caricatures

Muslim Amazon workers say they don’t have enough time to pray. Now they’re fighting for their rights.

Scott Walker accidentally reveals he doesn’t get Venn diagrams while downplaying GOP’s power grab

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The 21 best movies of 2018

For the first time, a major US utility has committed to 100% clean energy

The best movies out this weekend

13 great films now in theaters and on streaming.

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Food safety detectives are zeroing in on source of romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

Roma’s Yalitza Aparicio had never acted before. Now she’s in one of the year’s buzziest films.

Government shutdowns hurt poor families and low-paid workers

Clint Eastwood’s new movie The Mule is exasperatingly flat

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s incredible ability to bounce back

How Republicans are trying to strip power from Democratic governors-elect

Remember when Giuliani was into cracking down on minor crime as mayor of NYC? Times have changed.

Eliza Dushku was harassed at CBS. The report suggests the network’s problems go deep.

How rising rents contribute to homelessness

New Jersey Democrats are threatening to undermine their state’s democracy

The simple reason the 2020 Democratic presidential primary is so wide open

The Weekly Standard, a conservative magazine critical of Trump, is officially shutting down

Critics called Lars von Trier’s new movie “repulsive.” It’s being released twice.

Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl is officially stepping down on December 31

The Vox guide to Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation

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

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2018 was the 4th year in a row with fewer than 30 executions nationwide

Medicare-for-all’s big problem

If Beale Street Could Talk’s Colman Domingo on how movie roles for black men are changing

Exclusive: Paul Manafort advised White House on how to attack and discredit investigation of President Trump