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We live in a world of too much information and too little context. Too much noise and too little insight. That's where Vox's explainers come in.

It took one mass shooting for New Zealand to ban assault weapons

Baby Shark (doo doo do doo do doo), explained

What Chuck Schumer can learn from Nancy Pelosi

The Brexit extension drama, explained as much as possible

Companies often mislabel employees as “freelancers” to cut costs. Workers are fighting back.

Here’s what Disney owns after the massive Disney/Fox merger

Trump’s legal jeopardy goes far beyond Mueller

We read Democrats’ 9 plans for expanding health care. Here’s how they work.

How deadly pathogens have escaped the lab — over and over again

The 2020 Democratic primary debate over reparations, explained

How to tax the rich, explained

Trump’s General Motors tweets, explained

How the Tinder algorithm actually works

The New Zealand shooter’s manifesto shows how white nationalist rhetoric spreads

New Zealand’s gun laws, explained

The New Zealand shooter wrote a manifesto. An extremism expert explains what it means.

How the Christchurch shooter used memes to spread hate

The sexual misconduct allegations against Neil deGrasse Tyson, explained

Multiple women have accused the astrophysicist of sexual misconduct. But he’s coming back to TV.

Captain Marvel’s 2 end-credits scenes, explained

Why we love to play the lottery when we know we won’t win

How Captain Marvel changed the MCU’s Tesseract timeline, explained

The future of streaming is the cable bundle

Olivia Jade, the influencer at the center of the college admissions scandal, explained

The Summer Zervos sexual assault allegations and lawsuit against Donald Trump, explained

Beto O’Rourke: here’s why people think a guy who lost can win

The biggest questions about the 2020 Democratic primary, answered

The past 24 hours in Trump investigation news, explained

The legal fight over the Trump administration’s most aggressive play to cut Medicaid, explained

The wildest stories from the FBI investigation into college admissions fraud

The GOP’s deeply flawed paid family leave plan, explained

The Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes and controversy, explained

Bubba the Love Sponge, the shock radio host on the Tucker Carlson tapes, explained

Trump’s tweet about the “fake Melania” conspiracy theory, explained

Cory Booker’s massive overhaul of the Newark schools, explained

The Tucker Carlson drama, explained

Trump said he wouldn’t cut Medicaid, Social Security, and Medicare. His 2020 budget cuts all 3.

The FBI’s college admissions fraud case against Felicity Huffman and many more, explained

Obama expanded overtime pay to 4 million workers. Now Trump is scaling that back.

Here’s what to know about the latest Brexit vote

What’s missing from the conversation about late abortions, explained by a doctor