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Winters are warming faster than summers. These US cities could lose weeks of freezing days by 2050.

The dire consequences of having fewer days below freezing, explained.

The way we eat could doom us as a species. Here’s a new diet designed to save us.

The EAT-Lancet Commission’s "planetary health diet" is bold and controversial.

Companies are starting to flee the UK over Brexit fears

Businesses are stockpiling goods or looking elsewhere amid the threat of a no-deal Brexit.

How journalism can win back public trust

In a new book, the former Guardian editor explains what journalists — and readers — need to do to fight fake news.

Bryan Singer, director of Bohemian Rhapsody, is accused by 4 men of sexual assault

In a new report from the Atlantic, four men say that Singer sexually assaulted them while they were underage.

What the hell is going on with the State of the Union, explained

The fight over the State of the Union is very, very petty.

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Ebola is back

The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history is spreading towards a major city. Vox’s Julia Belluz explains whether you should panic now, later, or maybe never.

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Michael Cohen’s claim that President Trump is threatening his family, explained

Trump: we need a wall to reduce crime. Also Trump: crime rates are low.

“I want to make myself shutdown-proof”: federal workers turn to the gig economy

A new study shows stem cells can reverse MS in some patients. But researchers have questions.

Kellyanne Conway wants you to stop calling Trump’s wall a wall

Trump’s support for a new regime in Venezuela, explained in under 600 words

M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village is an underrated masterpiece

Yes, artificial intelligence can be racist

How Trump wins press conferences

Moderate House Democrats want this shutdown to end — but they are sticking with Pelosi

Microsoft’s $500 million plan to fix Seattle’s housing problem, explained

Why thousands of protesters — and Trump — are demanding Venezuela’s president step down

A simple way to prevent government shutdowns

The shutdown’s effect on the US economy, explained

Vox 2019 Audience Survey: help us serve you better

Lara Trump: the shutdown is a “little bit of pain” for workers, but worth it 

A black security guard caught a shooting suspect — only to be shot by police minutes later

Apple predicts you’ll use your iPhone as a flashlight when the world ends

Pete Buttigieg announces his 2020 presidential campaign

New polls indicate Trump’s shutdown position is unpopular and dragging his approval rating to new lows

The silence of Nick Sandmann

The real politics behind the Covington Catholic controversy, explained

Under Trump, the number of uninsured Americans has gone up by 7 million

Kamala Harris’s controversial record on criminal justice, explained

Elizabeth Warren’s book, The Two-Income Trap, explained

How the story of a clash between a boy in a MAGA hat and a Native American elder unfolded

How to make more Vox Video happen

The MAGA hat-wearing teen at the center of a viral video firestorm isn’t sorry

Paint-dipped decor is another aesthetic effect of the Great Recession

How the Enlightenment sold us a twisted view of human nature

The silent majority of Democratic House freshmen

The Black Hebrew Israelites and their connection to the Covington controversy, explained

The LA teachers strike may be over. Here’s the tentative deal.

Why do all these robots have cartoon eyes?

Roe v. Wade is at risk, but abortion rights groups see surprising opportunities for gains

Where things stand with the government shutdown this week

Jan Morris carried marmalade up Everest and came out as trans in the ’70s. Her diary is a joy.

It isn’t just the Covington Catholic students — MAGA hats are a teen trend

Sylvia Plath wrote this short story in 1952. It’s now out in print for the first time.

Are 26 billionaires worth more than half the planet? The debate, explained.