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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.

Mike Gravel, 2020’s oddest Democratic presidential candidate, explained

Barcelona’s radical plan to take back streets from cars

Mount Agung erupted in Bali. Here are 7 things to know about volcanoes.

The alarming trend of beached whales filled with plastic, explained

The “heartbeat” bills that could ban almost all abortions, explained

The fraught cultural politics of Disney’s new Aladdin remake

Watch how the climate could change in these US cities by 2050

Trump’s interest in pardoning troops accused of war crimes, explained

11 questions about sunscreen you should ask before going outside

Lyme, the tick-borne disease that’s spreading fast, explained

The controversy over WeWork’s $47 billion valuation and impending IPO, explained

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

Congress wants to stop surprise medical bills. But they have one big problem left to solve.

Indian PM Narendra Modi and his party just swept India’s elections

The hasty plan to get Americans back on the moon by 2024, explained

“American Taliban” John Walker Lindh’s controversial release from prison, explained

The limits of ancestry DNA tests, explained

How AirPods became an unlikely status symbol

Trump’s bizarre Rose Garden news conference on impeachment, explained

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

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

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

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

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

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

The crisis of children dying in custody at the border, explained

The radical plan to change how Harvard teaches economics

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

How Superstore got so good

The US government’s battle with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, explained

How a far-right politician’s scandal brought down Austria’s government

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

Why is art so expensive?

Democrats’ impeachment dilemma, explained

The Winds of Winter, explained: what we know about the next Game of Thrones book

Where the Game of Thrones series finale left every major character

Who won the Game of Thrones — and why it matters — explained