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The Green New Deal is fracturing a critical base for Democrats: unions

National labor leaders oppose the Green New Deal but some state unions endorse it. That’s a challenge for presidential contenders.

Trump’s hasty plan to get Americans back on the moon by 2024, explained

If NASA’s going to pull this one off, it needs to get through an enormous to-do list.

8,000 Amazon employees asked the company to do more on climate change. Shareholders just said no.

Amazon is already doing a lot to reduce its carbon footprint — but employees say it’s not enough.

The radical plan to change how Harvard teaches economics

Raj Chetty has an idea for introducing students to econ that could cause a seismic shift in the field.

America’s newest stock exchange wants to fix one of capitalism’s fundamental challenges

The Long-Term Stock Exchange, explained.

Amazon’s Fleabag season 2 is gorgeous, heartbreaking — and so, so funny

Finally, a TV show on the pressures of being a fictional character.

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Stem cell clinics are popping up all over the United States. They're profitable and full of promises, but almost totally unregulated. ProPublica's Caroline Chen explores the shadier side of a booming business.

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Why protesters are throwing milkshakes at Nigel Farage

What the leaked IRS memo does and doesn’t say about the Trump tax returns controversy

We asked the dads running for president what they do for child care

How a Silicon Valley startup is trying to rebrand payday loans

“Elizabeth Warren called me!” is turning into a meme

20 lingering questions about the Game of Thrones series finale

How to get the most out of your exercise time, according to science

A simple guide to high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, the fitness trend du jour.

Congress’s high-stakes budget fight to avert an economic crisis, explained

Poll: Most Americans disapprove of the Alabama abortion ban

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Trump walked away from infrastructure negotiations before they really began

Nevada is lifting abortion restrictions, even as other states pass near-total bans

Why North Korea called Joe Biden an “imbecile” and “a fool of low IQ”

What’s behind Elizabeth Warren’s comeback in the polls

Airbnb is partnering with 23andMe to send people on “heritage” vacations

Vox’s guide to where 2020 Democrats stand on policy

Keep up with the policy debates that will shape the Democratic 2020 primary.

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Disney’s live-action Aladdin is almost a charming rom-com — when it’s not a sluggish musical

Mnuchin denies that an IRS memo contradicts his position on Trump’s taxes. Spoiler: It does.

Urban Outfitters is introducing a clothing rental service

Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters disagree over impeachment at closed-door meeting

The US-Iran standoff may be cooling off

This week’s European Parliament elections will test the strength of far-right populism

Cory Booker wants banks to stop charging so many overdraft fees

Jeopardy champion James Holzhauer’s phenomenal winning streak, explained

Exclusive: Sen. Tom Udall plans to force a vote to block funding for war with Iran

Trump to Congress: I’ll work with you on infrastructure — if you pass my trade deal

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Recode Daily: Crowdpac was a Kickstarter for political candidates. Now it’s out of business.

This federal agency is quietly, profoundly shaping climate policy

What Andrew Carnegie’s philanthropy can teach us about the mega-rich today

How the baby boomers wrecked the economy for millennials

We asked all the 2020 Democrats how they’d fix child care. Here’s what they said.

Kirsten Gillibrand’s new policy platform is about making parenting affordable

Tech billionaires who donate millions are just “bribing society at large,” Anand Giridharadas says

What we know so far about Trump’s tax returns, explained

Vox Sentences: One step closer to Trump’s financial records

Theresa May offers a “new” Brexit plan, but nobody’s buying it

New poll shows black voters want 2020 candidates with big policy plans, not just big names

Hackers have been holding the city of Baltimore’s computers hostage for 2 weeks

McDonald’s workers are striking and suing the company — in the same week

Ben Carson’s first hearing before Maxine Waters’s committee was a disaster