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Prices at Zuckerberg hospital’s emergency room are higher than anywhere else in San Francisco

Under the city’s watch, the public hospital’s prices have doubled since 2010.

Focus groups shape what we buy. But how much do they really say about us?

Even in the age of big data, brands can’t quit the focus group.

Toxic masculinity is under attack. That’s fine.

New guidelines for therapists who treat men, the Gillette ad, and backlash.

Here are all the 2019 Oscar nominees

Roma, The Favourite, A Star Is Born, and Vice lead the nominees, while Black Panther scored a history-making nomination for Best Picture.

Social media is rotting democracy from within

How social platforms enable far-right politicians’ campaigns to undermine democracy.

Here’s Trump’s latest offer to end the shutdown — and why Democrats aren’t interested

The "deal" Trump is offering on immigration and DACA, explained.

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The 2019 Best Picture nominees have one of the biggest combined box office tallies ever

How to watch all 8 of the 2019 Oscars Best Picture nominees

LeBron James, the most important athlete in America, explained

Greenland’s ice is melting much faster than we thought. Here’s why that’s scary.

Trump’s new favorite poll actually contains almost nothing but bad news for him

Rudy Giuliani just muddied the waters even more about the 2016 Trump Tower Moscow talks

Black Panther’s Best Picture Oscar nomination is a first for superhero movies

Roma just scored Netflix its first Best Picture Oscar nomination

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

Brandon Truaxe, the controversial founder of the skin care company Deciem, has died

Kamala Harris has been criticized for her criminal justice record. She’s just begun to offer a response.

The sanctification — and sanitization — of Martin Luther King Jr.

Study: Cory Booker’s baby bonds nearly close the racial wealth gap for young adults

Kamala Harris announces her historic 2020 presidential campaign

Vox 2019 Audience Survey: help us serve you better

For Bachelor contestants, every outfit is an opportunity for #sponcon

Immigration hardliners outraged over Trump’s proposed shutdown deal

White students in MAGA gear taunt Native American elders

Exploratory committees, the weird opening act of the 2020 campaign, explained

Star Trek: Discovery and the problem of charting a new future for a franchise with so much past

SNL tests Trump’s negotiating prowess in ‘Deal or No Deal’: Government Shutdown Edition

The 2019 Women’s March battled controversy. These women turned out anyway.

9 key questions about the longest government shutdown in history, answered

Why Trump and Pelosi are caught in a bitter, petty game of one-upmanship

What’s open — and closed — during a partial government shutdown

Trump reportedly has a new proposal to end the shutdown

How to make more Vox Video happen

By the numbers: how 2 years of Trump’s policies have affected immigrants

Trump is looking for a new way to cut Medicaid — without Congress

Doctors are frightened by climate change. Their industry is a big part of the problem.

The Ebola outbreak in Eastern Congo is moving toward a major city. That’s not good.

How conservative media became a “safe space”

How Stephen King saved regional book reviews in Maine’s biggest daily paper

Mueller’s office disputes BuzzFeed News report that Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress

Vox Sentences: Who’s at the top of Moscow Tower?

How Rihanna became one of the most influential people in fashion

Former officer Jason Van Dyke sentenced to 6 years for Laquan McDonald shooting

The philosophical problem of killing baby Hitler, explained

9 experts on Theresa May’s “plan B” and what’s next for Brexit

Supporters of Confederate monuments had a very bad week