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9 polling experts explain what could happen if Joe Biden doesn’t run for the presidency

His supporters could scatter across an already divided field.

Celebrities get tons of free stuff during awards season. Why?

Brands pay thousands of dollars to give away thousands of dollars in gifting lounges, where celebrities pose with their products.

Playing hooky to save the climate: why students are going on strike

The #FridaysforFuture movement has inspired kids in dozens of countries to demand action on climate change.

Astronomers are asking kids to help them contact aliens

This is a science contest unlike any other.

Jussie Smollett arrested and charged over alleged hate crime attack hoax

Police arrested and charged the Empire actor for allegedly filing a false police report.

The strange, beautiful, gross aesthetic of The Favourite, explained

Yorgos Lanthimos’s interpretation of Queen Anne’s court isn’t quite historically accurate, but that’s part of the point.

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The bizarre election fraud hearings that could lead to a new House election, explained

Vox Sentences: Is Europe forming its own army?

The conversation about diversity in tech is getting hijacked by bad research

Trump’s pick to chair new climate panel once said CO2 has been maligned like “Jews under Hitler”

Lindsey Graham: Pulling troops from Syria is “the dumbest fucking idea I’ve ever heard”

The race to make the warmest winter clothes

Why winter coats from Canada Goose and Moncler are ready for the Arctic.

Why Trump is lowering expectations for next week’s Kim Jong Un summit

The backlash to CNN’s decision to hire a GOP operative to coordinate 2020 coverage, explained

Why The Favourite is our favo(u)rite Best Picture nominee

Tucker Carlson had a total meltdown when a guest criticized Fox News

These are the Trump associates who’ve pleaded guilty in the Mueller probe

Andrew McCabe claims Trump wanted war in Venezuela because “they have all that oil”

Reports say Robert Mueller could conclude his Trump-Russia investigation next week

Giving housing to the homeless is cheaper than leaving them on the streets

All 5 nominees for the Animated Feature Oscar are worth seeing. One stands above the rest.

Why the US Supreme Court’s new ruling on excessive fines is a big deal

CBD edibles are everywhere now. They also might be illegal.

National Geographic hit 100 million Instagram followers. To celebrate, it wants your images for free.

Have smartphones really destroyed a generation? We don’t know.

80 years ago, 20,000 New Yorkers cheered for Nazis at Madison Square Garden

Putin warns Trump: Don’t put new missiles in Europe — or else

Vice is in the running for Best Picture. But how good is its history, really?

Southwest Airlines has had to ground an unusually high number of flights

How to make more Vox Video happen

Trump has lined up his pick for deputy attorney general

Covington Catholic student’s family hits the Washington Post with $250 million lawsuit

BlacKkKlansman is a searing indictment of American racism. Should it win Best Picture?

Digital advertising in the US is finally bigger than print and television

Amazon’s $0 corporate income tax bill last year, explained

Marco Rubio’s plan to fix the GOP tax cuts starts with stock buybacks

Why we can’t look away from before-and-after pictures

Pramila Jayapal is Congress’s activist insider

CNN hires GOP operative with no journalism experience to coordinate its 2020 coverage

The Trump administration reportedly wants to push countries to decriminalize homosexuality

The FDA says buying young people’s blood won’t stop you from aging

House Dems reveal new info on a shady White House plan to sell nuclear tech to Saudi Arabia

Roma would be an unusual Best Picture winner. Here’s why it deserves the honor.

Trump wants better AI. He also wants less immigration. He can’t have both.

Karl Lagerfeld’s long history of disparaging fat women

Roger Stone appeared to threaten his judge on Instagram. She’s now ordered him back to court.