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When your power company is a felon

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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Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” and the vicarious thrill of spending money we’ll never have

Government watchdog to State Department: quit ignoring climate change

There are no “feel-good” government shutdown stories

Mitch McConnell calls House Democrats’ anti-corruption bill a “power grab”

Why the second season of Punisher feels like such a drag

The Pentagon calls climate change a national security threat. Trump isn’t listening.

Watch: White House spokesperson repeatedly declines to deny that Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress

Why these young tech workers spent their Friday night planning a rebellion against companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook

Federal judge strikes down Wisconsin Republicans’ lame-duck early voting rollbacks

Pelosi’s office: Trump’s administration leaked our commercial flight plans to Afghanistan

The Fyre Festival was the con of a generation. Two streaming docs tell the story.

This is the telegram MLK sent Malcolm X's wife after her husband's assassination

Vox 2019 Audience Survey: help us serve you better

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

What we learned from the BuzzFeed News report that Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress

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

M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass is half-empty and deeply unsatisfying

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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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

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

Read MLK's childhood letter about throwing snowballs and making snowmen

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

How conservative media became a “safe space”

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

How to make more Vox Video happen

Anti-Semitism concerns leave the future of the Women’s March in doubt

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

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

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

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 horrible celebrity biographies of Amazon are impossible to explain

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