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Should we be testing fewer people to stop the spread of Covid-19?

Smarter testing could help save the US pandemic response.

The US ambassador to Brazil reportedly asked Brazilian officials to help Trump’s reelection

Brazilian news reports say the ambassador asked for a "favor." Democrats are demanding answers.

Scientists have backed away from the worst-case climate scenario — and the best one too

There’s a range of possibilities for how much the earth will warm. A new study narrows the likely window by the largest margin in decades.

Covid-19 is exposing inequalities in college sports. Now athletes are demanding change.

Hundreds of athletes are threatening to skip the upcoming season, unless economic and racial issues are addressed.

“There’s no way to socially distance in a strip club”: A dancer on working through the pandemic

On dancing in a mask and losing out on bachelor parties.

Taylor Swift is the millennial Bruce Springsteen

The two musicians tell the same stories of America for different generations.

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The Island of Explained: Election Day

It’s Election Day on the Island of Explained! Will the candidate with the most votes win, or will the island’s Electoral College determine a different leader?

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Vox’s audience support program, explained

Polls: Biden and Trump are nearly tied in North Carolina and Georgia

As coronavirus cases increase worldwide, an Australian state is imposing tough new restrictions

Lawmakers still “not close” to a coronavirus stimulus deal, a day after $600 federal relief expired

The Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence has been overturned

The Supreme Court just handed Trump a big victory regarding his border wall

Umbrella Academy season 2’s ending, explained

MacKenzie Scott is donating her billions much faster than her ex Jeff Bezos

Umbrella Academy delivers a rambunctious, touching second season

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A 17-year-old has been charged with 30 felonies over the big celebrity Twitter hack

Millions of people will see a sharp drop in their unemployment benefits because Congress failed to act

Meet the African goddess at the center of Beyoncé’s Black Is King

Black Is King is Beyoncé’s stunning ode to African glory

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Coronavirus: The debate over reopening America’s schools

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Facebook showed this ad almost exclusively to women. Is that a problem?

The NYPD unit that snatched a protester off the street has been accosting people for years

Is pulling US troops from Germany really a “gift to Russia”?

America’s democracy is failing. Here’s why.

America is now a Covid-19 hot spot

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Why QAnon is here to stay

QAnon was born and perpetuated on the internet. What is it and why is it dangerous?

How some Black Americans are finding solace in African spirituality

We train police to be warriors — and then send them out to be social workers

The fatal mismatch at the heart of American policing.

On Mars, an autonomous rover and helicopter will roam free

Amazon just posted record sales and profit in the middle of a pandemic

Why Facebook and Twitter won’t fact-check Trump’s latest false claims about voting

Australia just had its worst day of coronavirus. Yet health experts remain optimistic.

A federal judge blocked Trump’s rule creating a wealth test for immigrants

“The march is not over”: Read Barack Obama’s eulogy for John Lewis

The first episode of Michelle Obama’s podcast proves it’s fun to just hang out with the Obamas

Obama: The filibuster is a “Jim Crow relic”

In this joyous fantasy novel, books and art are the key to cheating death

Herman Cain, 2012 presidential contender, dies after contracting Covid-19

The complicated origin of Instagram’s #ChallengeAccepted

The winners and losers from the Big Tech antitrust hearing

Thursday’s historically bad economic growth numbers, explained

Microsoft’s astonishing climate change goals, explained

No, Trump can’t delay the election

The queering of Taylor Swift

James Baldwin’s faith in America

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San Francisco’s lonely war against Covid-19

The city could have crushed the coronavirus. Then Trump got in the way.