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These 3 supertrees can protect us from climate collapse

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How McKinsey infiltrated the world of global public health

The Gates Foundation brought billions of dollars to the sector — and a business-friendly ethos consultants could exploit.

Why schools refuse to treat Little Women as a great American novel

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Former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s 428 pardons are upsetting both Democrats and Republicans

Omar al-Bashir, deposed president of Sudan, has been sentenced to 2 years in a reform facility 

Mississippi’s ban on abortions at 15 weeks gets shut down second time

How meritocracy harms everyone — even the winners

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Pete Buttigieg is raising money from Silicon Valley’s billionaires — even as Elizabeth Warren attacks him for it

Trump is bragging about his trade truce with China. But it’s unclear what he won.

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2020 Democrats may skip the next presidential debate over a labor dispute

YouTube just made sweeping positive changes to its harassment policy. So why all the backlash?

Twitter is disturbingly right and alarmingly wrong about what you’re interested in

A faint, beautiful interstellar comet is whizzing by the Earth

Boris Johnson wins major victory in UK elections

Jeremy Corbyn will resign as party leader after Labour’s crushing defeat

Megan Rapinoe just endorsed Elizabeth Warren for president

Amid impeachment, Trump and Giuliani are still coordinating on anti-Biden dirt

19 books from the 2010s we can’t stop thinking about

The House Judiciary Committee just approved articles of impeachment against Trump

How Cats made Andrew Lloyd Webber the king of the Broadway spectacle

These days, we roll our eyes at Cats. But from the moment it opened, it was a smash.

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How safe is Uber?

Uber released its first-ever safety report. How should we feel about its numbers and what do they tell us about safety and sexual misconduct in the gig economy?

Why people are freezing in America’s prisons

Paul Krugman’s 3-part test for deficit spending

Is Trumpism a cult?

Genetic testing is an inexact science with real consequences

Eggnog, the holiday season’s most divisive drink, explained

The past, present, and future of the singular “they”

House Democrats maintain united front as impeachment vote looms

Vox Sentences: Weinstein wants to settle (again)

Boris Johnson, the UK’s prime minister, explained in under 650 words

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Odd Job: a Q&A series about the weirdest ways people make money

Why Democrats just gave away their best chance at ending the trans military ban

Kentucky’s new governor is giving the right to vote back to 140,000 ex-felons

The turf war between Trump’s top 2 health care officials, explained

Congressional Democrats’ last, long-shot attempt at climate progress this year

Scientists feared unstoppable emissions from melting permafrost. They may have already started.

Gaetz’s effort to make the impeachment hearing about Hunter Biden’s problems backfired spectacularly

The founder of Bonobos was supposed to help reinvent Walmart. 2 years later, he’s leaving.

Trump attacks Greta Thunberg during record-setting Twitter binge

The House just passed an ambitious bill to lower prescription drug prices

The commercialization of the commercialization of Christmas