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Scientists weighed all the mass in the Milky Way galaxy. It’s mind-boggling.

The Milky Way has a mass of 1.5 trillion suns. We have no idea what most of it is made of.

America’s first generic abortion pill, explained

The introduction of a generic abortion medication could mean lower costs for patients, but barriers to access remain.

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

There have long been concerns about China’s social media disinformation capabilities, but we haven’t really seen them put them into action until now.

Money Talks: He has a kid, she doesn’t

Sorting out mortgages and car payments can be tricky — especially when a child from a previous marriage is involved.

Hard seltzer is here to stay

It’s the unofficial drink of summer 2019, but the cheap, low-cal, gender-neutral canned cocktail has serious staying power.

We asked 3 prisoners about the movement to give them voting rights

Bernie Sanders wants to give felons in prison a right to vote. These prisoners agree.

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This weekend in Afghanistan was one of the deadliest this year. Vox’s Jenn Williams explains whether America can end its longest war.

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Frats are throwing parties with Tinder and Bumble. This isn’t exactly new.

The artistry of the late Richard Williams, from Roger Rabbit to the Pink Panther

Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders’s fight on health care is really about the wealthy

American Factory, the first film in the Obamas’ Netflix slate, is one of the year’s best docs

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More than half of House Democrats now support opening an impeachment inquiry against Trump

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

Elizabeth Warren’s criminal justice reform plan, explained

Art Spiegelman, creator of Maus, calls out Marvel Comics for its “apolitical” politics

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We’ve worried about overpopulation for centuries. And we’ve always been wrong.

Elizabeth Warren confronts her handling of Native American ancestry claims

Suburban women want Congress to act on gun control, Republican poll finds

Vox Sentences: Planned Parenthood loses funding

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

Billie Eilish, the neo-goth, chart-topping 17-year-old pop star, explained

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

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

Bernie Sanders wants to ban police use of facial recognition tech

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Bernie Sanders’s criminal justice reform plan, explained

Planned Parenthood leaves federal funding program due to Trump administration rule

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

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

The 6 things you most need to know about Trump’s new climate plan

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

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

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

What HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones gets right about evangelicals

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I was skeptical of unions. Then I joined one.

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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

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

Trump’s obsession with crowd sizes, explained