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Vox's policy and politics team explains everything you need to know about what's going on in Washington and what it means for your life.

Community hospitals are facing an impossible dilemma

Poor countries are developing a new paradigm of mental health care. America is taking note.

The wave of protests testing China’s zero-Covid policy, explained

A Trump judge seized control of ICE, and the Supreme Court will decide whether to stop him

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The guy who got the midterms right explains what the media got wrong

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

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How independent voters saved Democrats

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The high stakes and unique weirdness of the Georgia Senate runoff, briefly explained

Why Americans will pay higher natural gas prices this winter

The very human, very troubling stories we tell ourselves about crime

America’s unique, enduring gun problem, explained

The White House’s plan to colonize the moon, briefly explained

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How the right’s radical thinkers are coping with the midterms

How one man quietly stitched the American safety net over four decades

Sen. Cory Booker has a plan to stop taxpayer bailouts of Big Meat 

Trump’s return to Twitter prompts outrage and confusion

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The collapse of FTX and Sam Bankman-Fried’s shocking downfall

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

The incredible shrinking future of college

Are 8 billion people too many — or too few? 

Shooting at Colorado LGBTQ club kills 5, injures 25

Nancy Pelosi was really, really good at her job

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

North Korean missile launches may mean new nuclear tests

The Federalist Society controls the federal judiciary, so why can’t they stop whining?

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Democrats’ quietly effective strategy for defeating election deniers

Why special counsel Jack Smith might be different from Robert Mueller

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

Going home for the holidays? Boost, mask, and test beforehand.

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The midterm culture war over plant-based meat

Can Ukraine’s infrastructure survive the winter?

It wasn’t an ordinary Red Cup Day at Starbucks this year 

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Kari Lake’s defeat in Arizona may only be a temporary blow to Trumpism

Capitol Hill to Trump: Meh

The two biggest challenges facing Nancy Pelosi’s successor

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The GOP captures the House — and is ready for revenge

Why America can’t seem to quit Saudi Arabia

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Anti-abortion groups don’t think they lost the midterms

Why some Republican senators are revolting against Mitch McConnell