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Israel’s wartime assault on the free press

America’s unique, enduring gun problem, explained

3 winners and 1 loser from the fourth Republican presidential debate

The “apocalyptic” humanitarian situation in Gaza, captured by one quote

Qubit by qubit, the quantum computers of tomorrow are coming into being

Pressley, Ocasio-Cortez, and Tlaib stand side by side wearing serious expressions. Part of the Capitol dome can be seen in the background.

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How the keffiyeh became a symbol of the Palestinian cause

The Israel-Hamas war is tearing American cultural institutions apart

Billionaires had a surprisingly bad day in the Supreme Court

Vox podcasts tackle the Israel-Hamas war 

Russia’s absurd claim that the LGBTQ community is extremist, explained

An oil executive is leading the UN climate summit. It’s going as well as you’d expect.

Two new Supreme Court cases ask if there is a right to medically necessary abortion

Israel moves into southern Gaza after a week-long truce — and its goals are murkier than ever

Israeli settler violence against Palestinians in the West Bank, briefly explained

George Santos’s messy expulsion vote, briefly explained

How Israel fractured the left and united the right

Can the party of Trump really become a multiracial coalition?

Why Gavin Newsom and Ron DeSantis are debating each other

What Henry Kissinger wrought

There are now more land mines in Ukraine than almost anywhere else on the planet

The Supreme Court seeks a middle path between following the law and blowing up the government

Nikki Haley’s “rise” and the Republican flight from reality

What is life like in Palestine? These short films offer a glimpse.

Elon Musk’s attempt to silence his critics will be heard by one of America’s worst judges

Chinese leader Xi Jinping is pictured raising a fist in a party salute, with images of his family and the word’s “Xi’s rise” in graphics behind him.

The rise of Xi Jinping, explained

The new Trump judge revolt against the Voting Rights Act, explained

The Israel-Hamas prisoner deal was extended. What comes next?

What we know about the shooting of 3 Palestinian American college students

The Supreme Court case seeking to shut down wealth taxes before they even exist

Is Biden doomed in 2024? 3 theories about the president’s bad polls.

How Myanmar’s resistance could topple its military government — for good

The controversial phrase “from the river to sea,” explained

How Qatar became a key broker in the Israel-Hamas deal

Why Israel imprisons so many Palestinians

The Israel-Hamas hostage deal, explained

The Israel-Hamas deal is not a real ceasefire

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The many, many times Israelis and Palestinians tried to make peace — and failed

A harrowing film exposes the brutality of Russia’s war in Ukraine

A Supreme Court case about stocks could help make Trump’s authoritarian dreams reality