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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.

Insulin is way too expensive. California has a solution: Make its own.

Remember the Stormy Daniels “hush money” case against Trump? It’s back.

Where will all the laid-off tech workers go?

How years of instability came to a head in Peru

Why Teslas keep catching on fire

The problem with Ticketmaster, explained not by Taylor Swift

America’s unique, enduring gun problem, explained

Adorable puppies for sale? Not at these pet stores anymore.

Ukraine has a new cache of weapons on the way — but not German tanks

The “zombie” fungus in The Last of Us, explained by a biologist

A new study says Russian trolls didn’t sway the 2016 election. Was the threat overhyped?

How torrential downpours make it harder for California to save up water

Alex Murdaugh stands accused of killing his wife and son. That’s just scratching the surface.

Japan’s plan to ramp up military spending, explained

Peru’s violent unrest shows no signs of stopping

Iran’s months-long protest movement, explained

Republicans didn’t really want to cut the military budget after all

This one procedural tool can keep Kevin McCarthy from blowing up the economy

Biden now has his own classified documents problem. Here’s how it compares to Trump’s.

The gas stove regulation uproar, explained

The root causes of Brazil’s violent protest, explained by an expert

Bed Bath & Beyond and bankrupt?

The Golden Globes, Hollywood’s most chaotic awards, have returned

The new front in the right’s war on abortion

Big Meat just can’t quit antibiotics

North Korea’s nuclear escalation, explained

What Kevin McCarthy’s concessions to right-wingers would mean for a functioning Congress

Xi Jinping has abandoned zero-Covid. What happens now?

Kari Lake’s long-shot lawsuit challenging her midterms loss, explained

The Trumpiest court in America

Sam Bankman-Fried’s arrest is the culmination of an epic flameout

Elon Musk’s future as Twitter CEO is suddenly in question

The bill to prevent Trump from stealing the next election, explained

The January 6 committee’s case against Trump

The very serious science of humor

Title 42 may be ending soon. The US immigration system isn’t ready.

Peru is in crisis. How did it happen?

Why the Twitter Files actually matter

The last time the Fed curbed inflation without crashing the economy, explained

The psychological traps of online shopping, explained