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Theresa May halts Brexit deal vote to avoid defeat, throwing British politics into chaos

May’s decision to postpone a vote on her deal adds even more uncertainty to the future of Brexit.

2018 was by far the worst year on record for gun violence in schools

A database, going back to 1970, shows there were more incidents and more deaths in 2018 than any other year on record.

The Supreme Court’s surprising decision on Planned Parenthood, explained

The way Justices Kavanaugh and Roberts voted could say a lot about the Court in the wake of the Kavanaugh confirmation fight.

“Public charge,” Trump’s proposal to restrict legal immigration, explained

It’s the last day for public comment on a proposed regulation to penalize low-income immigrants.

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

The US has long expressed concerns about Huawei and its ties to the Chinese government.

The fight for voting rights is personal for Rep. Terri Sewell

"Our history of voter suppression has come right back around."

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"Totally clears the President. Thank you!"

Except it doesn't. Vox's Andrew Prokop explains why the latest pieces of Robert Mueller's puzzle are bad news for President Trump.

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Roger Ailes was “not rational”: Alexis Bloom on her new film about the Fox News founder

The political tribalism of Andrew Sullivan

The Pelosi-Schumer-Trump meeting could make a spending deal — or go horribly wrong

This Democrat thinks voting rights should be one of the House’s first big priorities in January

The absurd quest to make the “best” razor

The $3.5 billion shaving industry is secretive and litigious — and disrupting itself silly.

Vox Sentences: Great Brexpectations

Cannabis is now getting the Instagram museum treatment

Why the Kevin Hart Oscars backlash was different from other recent public shamings

Embattled French President Macron announces concessions to quell weeks of violent protests

GOP leader who gloated about Benghazi probe wants Dems to refrain from investigating Trump

There’s a great anti-poverty bill in the Senate. Why haven’t we heard more about it?

It’s official: Trump’s asylum crisis is driven by people coming legally

A woman died of a brain-eating amoeba infection. The suspect: her neti pot.

Scaling up good ideas is really, really hard — and we’re starting to figure out why

The Geminid meteor shower — one of the best of the year — peaks Thursday and Friday

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A groundbreaking antitrust lawsuit is ensnaring the generic drug industry

Advent, explained

How umami became the fifth basic taste

The Trump administration’s tone-deaf school lunch move

Accused Russian spy Maria Butina appears to reach plea deal with prosecutors

In 2018, movies didn’t just feature strong women. They shoved men aside.

Trump is having a tough time finding his next chief of staff

The problem with beach nourishment

Trump makes a desperate attempt to downplay illegal payments to women

The controversy over Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’s wedding, explained

Good riddance to John Kelly

What’s left of affirmative action, explained

Why willpower is overrated

Greenland’s ice sheet is melting at its fastest rate in centuries

Why the cast of Vanderpump Rules will sell you anything

The Trump-era threat to democracy is the opposite of populism

House Intelligence Dems will look into Trump-Russia — and these 4 other things

The 2018 midterms had the highest turnout since before World War I

Paul Ryan’s long con

The somewhat absurd controversy over Maine’s ranked choice voting system, explained

Trump lashes out at “Leakin’ James Comey” over details in a publicly available transcript

Do you burn more calories exercising in the cold? Here’s what the science says.

My advice for aspiring explainer journalists

My Brilliant Friend offers Elena an escape — then yanks it away