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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.

The case for a 4-day workweek

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Where every 2020 candidate stands on guns

Friday the 13th isn’t unlucky. It’s a meme disguised as superstition.

The best case for and against a fracking ban

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Kamala Harris’s controversial record on criminal justice, explained

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A guide to how 2020 Democrats plan to fight climate change

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The 20-year argument between Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren over bankruptcy, explained

Democratic primary polls are showing a 3-way race going into the third debate

North Carolina Republicans’ audacious power play, explained

The Caroline Calloway story is built on classic archetypes. That’s why people are so invested.

The thousands of lawsuits against opioid companies, explained

Why officials patronizing Trump’s businesses is corrupt, explained for Kevin McCarthy

Cars dominate cities today. Barcelona has set out to change that.

Wilbur Ross’s threat to fire NOAA officials over a tweet turns Sharpiegate into a real scandal

Fall TV is the best it’s been in a decade. Here are 15 new shows to watch.

Why it’s a big deal when airline workers strike

Gig workers’ win in California is a victory for workers everywhere

This life-threatening pregnancy complication is the next frontier in the abortion debate

America is in danger of losing its “measles-free” status

California just passed a landmark law to regulate Uber and Lyft

The flawed thinking behind Trump’s campaign to discredit mainstream polls, explained

Dating apps are everywhere. Relationship apps are for what comes next.

The controversy over the Air Force’s stays at a Trump hotel, explained

11 Senate races Democrats are eyeing in 2020, briefly explained

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How the Democratic presidential candidates would combat the opioid epidemic

A $5 billion fine won’t fix Facebook. Here’s what would.

The controversy surrounding Jay-Z’s partnership with the NFL, explained

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Kamala Harris’s criminal justice reform plan, explained

The Trump administration’s new plan to privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, explained

The special election in a scandal-plagued North Carolina House district, explained

The anti-liberal moment

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122 degrees for days: the looming Phoenix heat wave that could harm thousands

How climate change could bring the Katrina of extreme heat to Arizona.

The incredibly absurd Trump/CNN SharpieGate feud, explained

This company is advertising MeToo-branded at-home rape kits. Experts say it’s a terrible idea.

The Popeyes fried chicken sandwich shortage, explained

The week in Brexit drama, explained

The rise of anti-trans “radical” feminists

The intense competition among 2020 Democrats to be like Jay Inslee, explained

The problem of medical debt, and the wonky fight behind Bernie Sanders’s plan to eliminate it, explained

The constitutional change at the heart of the UK Parliament’s endless deadlock