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Karl Lagerfeld transformed what we think wealth looks like

The Chanel designer was one of fashion’s most influential talents.

Black Panther was 2018’s most important film, whether or not it wins Best Picture

Our roundtable discusses the Oscar chances for the first superhero film ever to be nominated for the top prize.

Hate crime or hoax? The drama behind the Jussie Smollett case, explained.

The Empire actor is being accused of orchestrating his own attack.

How one NPR host is changing the way we hear the news

For Lulu Garcia-Navarro, improving gender and racial diversity on the radio sometimes involves "retraining" the audience.

Hit by a city bus — and hit with a $27,660 city hospital bill

As Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital promises better billing practices, more patients come forward to share their stories.

McCabe: When I opened a case against Trump, I briefed top Republicans. They didn’t object.

"No one objected. Not on legal grounds, not on constitutional grounds, and not based on the facts."

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Nearly a dozen candidates have announced their run for the presidency and 2019 has only just begun. John Dickerson of Slate’s Political Gabfest explains the endless American tradition.

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Green Book is a Best Picture frontrunner. Should it be?

Payless is closing all its US stores

Trump says the “Radical Left” is behind state lawsuit over emergency declaration

Amy Klobuchar doesn’t think America is ready for Medicare-for-all and free college yet

North Carolina investigators describe “unlawful” ballot tampering scheme in House election

Hospitals keep ER fees secret. We’re uncovering them.

Reporter Sarah Kliff is collecting emergency room bills as part of a year-long project focused on American health care prices.

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Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic Chanel designer, is dead at 85

“I tried ketamine to treat my depression. Within a day, I felt relief.”

The biggest questions about the 2020 Democratic primary, answered

Depictions of mental illness can save lives. But A Star Is Born gets one thing very wrong.

We asked 11 Senate Republicans if they support giving federal contractors back pay

16 states sue the Trump administration over national emergency declaration

Trump just issued an ultimatum to the Venezuelan military: abandon Maduro or else

The Oscars gift bags are full of THC, CBD, and therapy to calm stressed-out celebs

Teachers are leading a national workers’ revolt. Oakland may be next.

Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe vs. President Trump, explained

We have a new global tally of the insect apocalypse. It’s alarming.

There’s good news about the flu vaccine this year, especially for kids

Trump’s pick for UN ambassador withdrew her name over an immigration controversy

Japan may have nominated Trump for the Nobel Prize — at America’s request

The US wants to set up a liaison office in North Korea

The deadly race to the South Pole

A Florida boy was arrested after refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in class

How to make more Vox Video happen

Speaking in Europe, Mike Pence is received with total silence — repeatedly

American segregation, mapped at day and night

Measles is back because states give parents too many ways to avoid vaccines

The 25th Amendment, explained: how a president can be declared unfit to serve

North Carolina’s election fraud scandal is heading toward a dramatic resolution

The big divide among 2020 Democrats over trade — and why it matters

How Abraham Lincoln’s foreign policy helped win the Civil War

Brexit’s Irish border problem, explained

How to dress for cold weather, explained by an arctic researcher 

5 years in, HBO’s Last Week Tonight is a lot more than “just comedy”

Standup comedy’s debate over political correctness, explained by HBO’s Crashing

The acting Pentagon chief has yet to say whether Trump’s border wall is militarily necessary

Biologists are trying to make bird flu easier to spread. Can we not?

SNL thinks Trump’s border wall makes perfect sense — if you’re “not that smart”

The complicated, always racist history of blackface

The chaotic road to the 2019 Oscars ceremony, explained