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Amazon will start letting people pay with cash because not everyone has credit cards

The new Amazon PayCode service is the company’s latest attempt to court Walmart shoppers.

Bill de Blasio ends his befuddling 2020 bid

The New York City mayor is done running for the White House.

Trump’s feud with California over emissions standards and homelessness, explained

Trump announced two actions on the same day that are meant to punish the state .

Ad Astra is about lonely Brad Pitt in space. It’s also about an absent God.

Slow, gorgeous, and unnerving, the movie gives a distinctly modern answer to man’s search for the divine.

More than a quarter of all birds have disappeared from North America since 1970

A new study finds 3 billion fewer birds are flying through our skies. But there’s a silver lining.

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Bernie Sanders’s housing-for-all plan, explained

It starts with a nationwide rent-control initiative.

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How Reese Witherspoon became the new high priestess of book clubs

I’m a Latina who went to an elite institution. Kavanaugh culture dominates.

Trumpworld’s “the media is trying to cause a recession” conspiracy theory, explained

5 questions about labor strikes that you were too embarrassed to ask

What’s it like to own the most-visited Airbnb in the world

Here’s why the Amazon climate walkout is a big deal

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Vaping. Brexit. Trump Foundation shenanigans. Today, Explained’s host breaks down his favorite episodes.

Startups still love Slack but big companies are bailing

A rare bipartisan agreement on immigration reform has tanked in the Senate

Bill de Blasio wants to make public campaign financing a reality nationwide

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The 20 Democrats running for president, the next debate lineup, and everything else you should know about 2020

What we know about the whistleblower complaint about President Trump

Greta Thunberg is leading kids and adults from 150 countries in a massive Friday climate strike

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A guide to how 2020 Democrats plan to fight climate change

Kamala Harris is f***ing committing to Iowa

This new airplane model will know when you’ve unbuckled your seatbelt

How Sean Spicer’s Dancing With the Stars debut became a culture war

Vaping appears to be making hundreds of people sick. Doctors have no idea why.

Why Elizabeth Warren’s selfie lines matter

Greta Thunberg is not alone in her climate activism

Justin Trudeau faces backlash after photo and video are uncovered showing him in brownface

Survey: the epidemic of teen vaping continues to surge, unabated

Area 51 and aliens: the myth, the meme, and the strange reality, explained

You can finally buy Impossible Foods’ meatless burger in grocery stores, starting Friday

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House Democrats just introduced an ambitious plan to take on prescription drug prices

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Pete Buttigieg’s Medicare-for-all-who-want-it plan, explained

The next global pandemic could kill millions of us. Experts say we’re really not prepared.

Home care workers have a lousy job. A new bill in Congress aims to change that.

Hotels are banning tiny plastic toiletries. Environmental experts think they can do more.

How the very 2000s puka shell necklace made a comeback

Vox Sentences: Regulation rollback on car emissions

The techlash isn’t big enough to stop Facebook from selling video chat devices for your living room

Why Spain is having yet another election

The Brett Kavanaugh allegations and the problem with “boys will be boys”

Trump just asked the Supreme Court to let him fire the CFPB’s head. The implications are enormous.

The fight over Joker and the new movie’s “dangerous” message, explained