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Iran shoots down US military drone, increasing risk of war

One Pentagon official told me "all variables point to war."

Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be the UK’s next prime minister, explained

Johnson, the brash Brexiteer and former London mayor, is the heavy favorite to lead Parliament.

The controversial 1994 crime law that Joe Biden helped write, explained

The 1994 "tough on crime" law remains a big topic of debate.

I’m a Jewish historian. Yes, we should call border detention centers “concentration camps.”

It isn’t just accurate. It’s necessary.

This father of three put everything into bitcoin. Here’s what happened next.

The Bitcoin Family are traveling the world, unencumbered by centralized currency.

New York just passed the most ambitious climate target in the country

Carbon-free electricity by 2040 and a net-zero carbon economy by 2050.

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The race to be the next British prime minister, briefly explained

John Delaney, a 2020 Democrat you likely forgot about, has a serious foreign policy plan

These news anchors say their bosses are grooming younger women who look like them to take their jobs

How the tech unicorns of 2019 are doing on the stock market

Sean Hannity just demonstrated how not to interview President Trump

A shocking number of women are harassed, ignored, or mistreated during childbirth

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Paul Thomas Anderson made a music video for Netflix

USMCA, Trump’s new trade deal, explained in 500 words

While some states try to ban abortion, these states are expanding access

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The battle over extending the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, explained

Cory Booker has a plan to reform the criminal justice system — without Congress

Recode Daily: Inside the harrowing lives of Facebook’s content moderators

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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9 questions about the US-Iran standoff you were too embarrassed to ask

Midsommar is a brutish, nasty daylight nightmare from the director of Hereditary

Del Taco’s meatless meat tacos: a surprise fast-food hit

Lack of Medicaid coverage blocked 29 percent of abortion seekers from getting the procedure, study says

The 2020 Nevada caucuses — and growing political power of the West — explained

Vox Sentences: 4 suspects in a 5-year-old tragedy

Trump’s UN ambassador pick Kelly Craft grilled on her 300 absences as Canada envoy

Biden’s competitors want an apology for his boasting about “civility” with segregationists

Google employees join protest at Alphabet’s shareholder meeting

House Democrats vote to repeal 9/11-era law used to authorize perpetual war

Trump says Iran attacked 2 oil tankers. Some of his critics agree.

Five years later, 4 suspects named in attack on passenger plane in Ukraine

Major study suggests Medicaid work requirements are hurting people without really helping anybody

The Sacklers helped cause the opioid epidemic. They’re still making excuses for it.

Trump’s historic one-day fundraising haul, explained

Trump’s EPA just replaced Obama’s signature climate policy with a much weaker rule


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Ta-Nehisi Coates gives Mitch McConnell a thorough history lesson on reparations

Fake autism treatments show the lengths parents will go to “cure” their kids

Joe Biden’s controversial comments about segregationists and wealthy donors, explained

Congress has set the record for longest stretch without a minimum wage increase

Capitol Hill’s revolving door, in one chart

Should you care about Facebook cryptocurrency?

UN report: “credible evidence” links Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi’s murder

Avengers: Endgame is being rereleased in theaters with new post-credits scenes

Millions of Americans take vitamin D. Most should just stop.

Exclusive: Kamala Harris wants to give every unemployed worker $8,000 for job training