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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.

How to make Covid the last pandemic

Hakeem Jeffries’s ascent to Democratic leader, explained

Here are the first moon photos from NASA’s Artemis I mission

Despite its brutal tactics, Iran’s regime fails to contain mass protests

The incredible shrinking future of college

The good and bad news for the planet after the latest UN climate talks

North Korean missile launches may mean new nuclear tests

The many, many controversies surrounding the 2022 World Cup, explained

The spectacular ongoing implosion of crypto’s biggest star, explained

How did Sam Bankman-Fried happen?

Syphilis rates are soaring in South Dakota’s American Indian communities. What’s going on?

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Why so many “election deniers” lost in 2022

Why a second Trump term would be even more dangerous than his first

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Democrats kept the Senate. But Georgia is still important.

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How a surprising Democratic strategy may have staved off the midterm red wave

Basically everything on Amazon has become an ad

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The plan to save America by killing the partisan primary

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Democrats limp behind Republicans on the messaging game

Trumpism’s hidden casualty

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, and their $50 million defamation suit, explained

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The 3 possible outcomes of the midterms in Congress, explained

Israel votes. Palestine is under siege.

The planned Penguin Random House-Simon & Schuster merger has been struck down in court

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What’s at stake for Biden’s climate agenda in the midterms

What aren’t we doing to fix inflation?

Consumers, not corporations, saved the power grid. What else can we do?

Affirmative action is facing its most difficult test

We’re in a new era of attacks on political leaders

Where do restaurant “service fees” really go?

Pennsylvania Republicans’ attempt to impeach Larry Krasner, explained

Is the cure for inflation worse than the disease?

What’s going on with Kanye West, from fake kids to antisemitism

The future of the office is a lab

Our buildings are making us sick

How Xi Jinping secured his third term in power — and quashed dissent

How does the UK come back from crisis?

Every song on Taylor Swift’s Midnights, explained

The mysterious rise of food allergies

The secret history of America’s tactical nukes

Why Liz Truss was UK prime minister for only six weeks