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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.

China’s alliance with Saudi Arabia signals a potential shift in the global order

The World Cup is missing its climate goals. It should still keep taking shots.

An incomplete guide to this very weird year, in charts

Amy Coney Barrett appears likely to block the GOP’s latest attack on democracy

Mauna Loa is erupting in Hawaii. Here are 7 things to know about volcanoes.

The 4 major criminal probes into Donald Trump, explained

World leaders have 2 weeks to agree on a plan to save nature

What Congress can do with Trump’s tax returns

Qatar’s anti-LGBTQ policies, explained

Biden and Putin just said they’re open to talks. Don’t count on it happening soon.

Kanye West’s antisemitic spiral, explained

Why Trump is still the 2024 GOP frontrunner — for now

Hakeem Jeffries’s ascent to Democratic leader, explained

Who gets to keep burning fossil fuels as the planet heats up?

Giving Tuesday, explained

Want to donate to charity? Here are 10 guidelines for giving effectively.

Community hospitals are facing an impossible dilemma

Qatar’s migrant labor system is bigger than the World Cup

How to make Covid the last pandemic

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

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

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

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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?