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Vox Sentences: Will Texans bet on Beto?

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Cody Wilson, 3D-printed gun creator, is accused of sexually assaulting a minor

Wilson is believed to be in Taiwan after a friend of the alleged victim told him about the investigation. Last month, libertarian activist Cody Wilson drew global media...

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Mixing ketchup and mayonnaise isn’t new. Here’s why Heinz is trying to cash in on it now.

The condiment wars are heating up. Enter Mayochup. Ketchup is a good condiment. It is humble. It is red. It is not, for most American palates, particularly challenging...

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Is there a humane way to boil lobsters alive? One woman thinks it’s by getting them high.

The owner of a Maine lobster pound is sedating her lobsters with marijuana before killing them. Cage-free eggs. Free-range chickens. Grass-fed cows. Meat eaters who want...

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Americans’ approval of Pope Francis drops to 53% amid more church sex abuse revelations

But US Catholics still support him. Pope Francis’s favorability rating among Americans has plummeted sharply in the aftermath of this summer’s deluge of revelations...

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Essays from disgraced men aren’t provocative and new. They reinforce the status quo.

What’s at stake in publishing essays like Jian Ghomeshi’s New York Review of Books piece? Ian Buruma, the editor of the New York Review of Books, is out of a job. Th...

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The fight over Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie as a gay couple, explained

The history of Bert and Ernie as queer icons is a history of people being incensed by their status as queer icons. Are Bert and Ernie gay? It depends whom you ask. Sesa...

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How the Canadian cannabis company Tilray became worth more than American Airlines

The pot company’s stock has only been public since July. And it’s making many people — including Peter Thiel — very rich. The Canadian cannabis producer Tilray b...

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What’s wrong with the “just a teen” Kavanaugh defense, according to a psychologist

Here’s what we know about teen perpetrators and victims of sexual assault. The recent sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have rai...

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A top Cornell food researcher has had 13 studies retracted. That’s a lot.

Brian Wansink has six new high-profile study retractions. He’s a cautionary tale in bad incentives in science. It’s every scientist’s worst nightmare: si...

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Lorde’s Adidas sneakers, Marilyn Manson’s absinthe, and other things celebrities compelled us to buy

Did that $75 perfume really bring anyone closer to Jake Gyllenhaal? I love celebrities and I love spending my money in inadvisable ways (I’ll never own a house regard...

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Why didn’t Kavanaugh’s accuser come forward earlier? Police often ignore sexual assault allegations.

When even those in charge of public safety don’t take sexual assault seriously, victims are going to be very cautious. In response to the allegations of sexual assault...

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The striking parallels between Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas

What happens to Kavanaugh next will be a test of #MeToo. It feels like 1991 all over again. That year, Clarence Thomas was nominated by President George H.W. Bush to the...

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What Kavanaugh is accused of isn’t “horseplay”

The problem with the “boys will be boys” defense of the Supreme Court nominee. Christine Blasey Ford says Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party when both...

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Senate Republicans are playing straight into Democrats’ message about Brett Kavanaugh allegations

Senate Democrats keep saying Republicans are rushing on Kavanaugh. These sexual assault allegations are the next test. If Christine Blasey Ford doesn’t show up Monday...

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Instagrammable pop-ups are everywhere. What does that mean for art?

How Instagram is changing museums. There’s a new style of art installation popping up in cities all over the world. It isn’t created to showcase classical paintings...

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John C. Reilly on making The Sisters Brothers and how to properly fit a men’s hat

Reilly co-stars with Joaquin Phoenix, Riz Ahmed, and Jake Gyllenhaal in the darkly comic Western. John C. Reilly is one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood. Equall...

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Fox News won’t say Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, is lying. They say she’s misremembering.

Tucker Carlson’s argument: “What were you doing one drunk night in the spring of 1982?” The day after Christine Blasey Ford came out to say Supreme Court nominee B...

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North and South Korea just signed a major agreement. It may be bad news for Trump.

“The needle hasn’t moved at all” on denuclearization, an expert said. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in are in the middle of a...

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“She’s afraid of being trapped”: Ford’s friend on the aftermath of Kavanaugh’s alleged assault

Republican senators say they don’t know Ford. Her colleagues described her to the Los Angeles Times. Jim Gensheimer, a close friend of Christine Blasey Ford, the Palo...

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Midterms 2018: the battle for state legislatures

Do you know the names of your state legislators? If you’re anything like most Americans, you do not — and that’s great news for Democrats running for state legisla...

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An engineer explains the emotion-driven evolution of car design

Why buttons, not touchscreens, make us feel safer. If you drive a car, you spend a lot of time interacting with certain features of it: the cup holders, for instance, o...

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A disgraced evangelical leader returns to ministry after #MeToo. He won’t be the last.

Paige Patterson gave a sermon about a false rape accusation. Public disgrace has a short shelf life. Less than a year after sexual assault and rape allegations against H...

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The gleeful maximalism of fashion legend Bill Cunningham, explained in 8 hats

Cunningham devoted much of his posthumously published memoir Fashion Climbing to descriptions of his hats. Here are the 8 best. When Bill Cunningham died in 2016, he was...

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The banking industry is spending big on red-state Democrats in 2018

In 2016, the banks gave most to Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey. This year, it’s Jon Tester and Heidi Heitkamp. Senate Democrats trying to hold on to vulnerable seats in st...

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Hurricane Florence’s floods caused severe property damage. Here’s a solution.

It’s time to talk about managed retreat from the coasts. As we grapple with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, it’s clear that ou...

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9 experts warn that Latino dislike of Trump may not translate into midterm turnout

It really comes down to whether Democrats invest in voter outreach. Poll after poll now show that Hispanic and Latino voters are increasingly souring on President Donald...

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Elon Musk is now facing a Justice Department probe over his privatization tweet

That’s on top of the SEC probe that’s already underway. The fallout from Elon Musk’s Twitter tease that he might take Tesla private continues: Now the Department o...

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More than ever, our clothes are made of plastic. Just washing them can pollute the oceans.

How much plastic is your washing machine sending out to the sea? It’s no secret that too many of the plastic products we use end up in the ocean. But you might not be...

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Democrats should worry about all their close special election losses

Democrats can’t rest on moral victories in the 2018 midterms. Democrats have plenty of reasons to be optimistic in the 2018 midterms: President Trump is unpopular, the...

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Dating apps like Tinder and Bumble are free. But people say paying for them is worth the money.

Even though they might not get you any closer to a relationship. At what point in the completely nightmarish process of online dating does one decide that it’s worth...

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Every known human culture has had its own music

We examine what makes music so universal in this week’s episode of Explained. Music is everywhere. We hear it in our cars, in coffee shops, on TV, and at church. We us...

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How cauliflower took over your pizza, your kitchen, and the world

How does a food become a trend? Ask cauliflower. First came the cauliflower steaks, thick vegetal slabs, roasted and served like cruciferous T-bones. Then there was Buff...

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Christine Blasey Ford wants an FBI investigation before she’ll testify about Kavanaugh

The question is whether Senate Republicans will agree to Ford’s request. Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually ass...

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Vox Sentences: Florence’s flooding continues

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Mark Judge, Kavanaugh’s classmate, says he won’t testify on sexual assault allegations

He reiterated his denial that he aided Brett Kavanaugh in an alleged assault. Mark Judge, a high school classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, says he has n...

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New UN report documents evidence of mass atrocities in Myanmar against the Rohingya

Investigators interviewed hundreds of witnesses who confirmed indiscriminate shootings, executions, sexual violence, and the destruction of villages. The Myanmarese mili...

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599 alumnae from Christine Blasey Ford’s high school sign letter saying they support her

“Ford’s experience is all too consistent with stories we heard.” Nearly 600 women from Christine Blasey Ford’s high school have signed on to an open letter sayin...

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We asked 5 senators what they’re looking for in Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony

They were light on specifics. It’s not yet clear if Christine Blasey Ford will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week: She hasn’t responded to the i...

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What’s next for #MeToo? The McDonald’s strikes have an answer.

Workers walked out of McDonald’s restaurants to protest sexual harassment. McDonald’s workers in several states are going on strike Tuesday over sexual harassment. W...

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Why is Marco Rubio tweeting about Salt Bae?

The Turkish chef’s dinner for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, explained. Until this week, Salt Bae was best known as an Instagram-famous chef. He wears tight V-n...

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The Botham Jean shooting exposes a major problem with discussions of police and black victims

Sen. Ted Cruz recently said Democrats are “quick to always blame the police officer.” The shooting of Botham Jean, a black man who was killed by an off-duty police o...

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3 things we learned from the Captain Marvel trailer

Why Captain Marvel punches an old lady in the Captain Marvel trailer, explained. On Tuesday, Marvel took us higher, farther, and faster with the release of the first Cap...

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Why did Bernie Sanders’s Stop BEZOS legislation draw so much resistance?

Employers should do more, but government support for workers has been key to the social contract. For a draft bill that has no chance of enactment in the current Congres...

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Poland’s president wants Trump to open a US base in his country — and name it “Fort Trump”

Poland wants a US military base in Poland. Trump might agree to it. Poland has wanted to host a permanent US military base for years, and it looks like they might get th...

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Trump on Kavanaugh allegations: “I feel terribly for him”

The president also wants the Senate process to play out because “there shouldn’t be even a little doubt.” President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he feels “terr...

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I’m a bartender. I depend on tips. It’s a terrible way to make a living.

We need to support a minimum wage for restaurant workers. When a conference full of attendees from foreign countries came to a hotel near the establishment where I worke...

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Susan Collins thinks lawyers should be able to cross-examine Kavanaugh and Ford on sexual assault allegations

She has some suggestions for Monday’s public hearing. Sen. Susan Collins — a pivotal swing vote in the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation fight — has some...

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Women accuse Facebook of illegally posting job ads that only men can see

The company’s business model raises civil rights issues. Facebook’s business model is under scrutiny again for its alleged role in perpetuating job discrimination. A...

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Don’t blame the scooters. Blame the streets.

This isn’t the first time a transportation technology has robbed pedestrians of space. If you visited an American city during the summer of 2018, you may have seen o...

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I’ve studied false rape claims. The accusation against Kavanaugh doesn’t fit the profile.

What I learned reading hundreds of false rape accusations. “This is a completely false allegation.” That’s what said Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said in...

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Race was the biggest factor in 2016 — but economics is still Democrats’ winning message

A new study argues that Democrats don’t have to choose between voters of color and the white working class. Ever since the 2016 election, Democrats have been having th...

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How close are we to another financial crisis? 8 experts weigh in.

It’s been 10 years since Lehman Brothers collapsed, setting off a global recession that cost billions of dollars and millions of homes and jobs. It’s been 10 years s...

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The Hunt for the Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold, explained

Comedian Tom Arnold’s search for tapes that will bring down Donald Trump got him a TV show — and a fight with Mark Burnett. The world doesn’t make sense anymore...

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Anita Hill: “There is no way to redo 1991, but there are ways to do better”

Hill offers senators advice on Kavanaugh allegations. So far, they’re doing the opposite. Anita Hill has some advice for US senators investigating the sexual...

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Why Nintendo’s Toad is in the news, and why he doesn’t deserve this

Turn back now, before it’s too late! If you, like many Americans who use social media, woke up this morning wondering why Toad, beloved Nintendo character and Mushroom...

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Florence dropped so much rain that hog waste is spilling out of lagoons

What hurricanes reveal about our neglected, time-bomb toxic waste sites. As the floodwaters from Hurricane Florence’s punishing rain continue to rise, a potential envi...

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5 powerful images from Kim Jong Un’s historic meeting with South Korea’s president

Hugs, flowers, and standing ovations marked the first day of the Pyongyang summit. The leaders of North and South Korea, Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in, are meeting for a h...

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Two-thirds of US smokers say they want to quit. This company has a new idea for helping them.

Zero wants to make quitting as seamless as possible. But tackling addiction treatment is testing the limits of “disruptive” startup models. When a direct-to-consumer...

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Elon Musk’s first moon tourist, explained

Who is Yusaku Maezawa and why is SpaceX sending him to the moon? SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced plans to make Japanese billionaire Yusaka Maezawa the first private citi...

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Donald Trump Jr.’s Anderson Cooper hurricane conspiracy theory, explained

The president’s son and others are attacking CNN’s Hurricane Florence coverage — with a picture from Hurricane Ike in 2008. CNN journalist Anderson Cooper has had...

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J.K. Rowling’s latest Robert Galbraith novel is addictive, murderous fun

Lethal White, the new Cormoran Strike mystery, is twisty and immersive. Lethal White, the latest of the detective novels J.K. Rowling publishes under the pen name Robert...

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The 10 most important Senate elections, briefly explained

These states will determine who controls the Senate in 2019. The candidates for the most competitive Senate elections in the 2018 midterms are now set, and while Democra...

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Women who work at McDonald’s plan walkout Tuesday over sexual harassment

They want the company to do much more to protect them. Women who work at McDonald’s say they are fed up with supervisors who grope them, ask for sex, and expose themse...

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Captain Marvel and the future of the Avengers, explained

Captain Marvel isn’t going to fix the fallout from Avengers: Infinity War right away. This post contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War. At the tail end of Aven...

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If Beale Street Could Talk adapts James Baldwin’s novel into a haunting, gorgeous film

Barry Jenkins follows up Moonlight with a lush and devastating movie. It seems natural that Barry Jenkins settled on James Baldwin’s novel If Beale Street Could Talk f...

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The Kavanaugh assault allegations are a reminder that Democrats were smart to push Al Franken out

This could be going much worse. The swirling controversy over allegations that Brett Kavanaugh attempted to rape a 15-year-old when he was 17 is a reminder that Democrat...

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Watch: Elon Musk reveals Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire, will fly to the moon

Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire, is expected fly to the moon aboard SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket in 2023. No human being has flown near the moon since December 19...

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2,000 US kids go to the emergency room every year because of baby walkers

Canada banned them long ago. Pediatricians in the US want to do the same. In the 1970s, a time when the market for infant walkers was booming, babies were showing up in...

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Captain Marvel’s first trailer sees Carol Danvers going higher, further, faster (and punching old ladies in the face)

Our first look at Brie Larson as Carol Danvers promises aliens, origin stories, and ‘90s jokes. The very first trailer for Marvel’s Captain Marvel has arrived, featu...

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Trump’s China strategy is the most radical in decades — and it’s failing

“The administration diagnosed the right problem, but it came up with the wrong remedy.” President Donald Trump is leading one of the most radical changes in America...

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A feminist makes the case against feminism

"If women in power behave like men do, that is not a defeat of the patriarchy." “Making feminism a universal pursuit might look like a good thing,” author...

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Martha C. Nussbaum recommends 3 books about her political heroes

The philosopher talks fear and politics on the Ezra Klein Show. At the end of each episode of The Ezra Klein Show, guests are asked to name three books they think the au...

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I was a luxury fashion reporter $100,000 in debt

Here’s what it taught me about money and privilege. The first designer item I ever owned was a secondhand pair of suede Salvatore Ferragamo flats with elegant pointed...

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DC voters raised the minimum wage for restaurant servers. City lawmakers are ready to cancel it.

Initiative 77 is on life support. Lawmakers in the District of Columbia are preparing to overturn a ballot measure that voters passed in June to raise wages for restaura...

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Why bouncy, hyper-feminine script is the font of choice for bridesmaid gifts and novelty wine glasses

In our digital era, pleasingly haphazard script feels incredibly human. Welcome to Noticed, The Goods’ design trend column. You know that thing you’ve been seeing al...

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From “Mad Dog” to “Moderate Dog”: How Defense Secretary Mattis lost Trump

Mattis is the anti-Trump. That finally caught up to him. It’s looking more and more likely that Secretary of Defense James Mattis’s days in the Trump administration...

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The “natural” beauty industry is on the rise because we’re scared of chemicals

Customer mistrust is so bad now that even huge beauty companies want more regulatory oversight. When Gwyneth Paltrow launched Goop by Juice Beauty in 2016, she told Vogu...

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8 winners and 5 losers from the 2018 Emmy Awards

Winners: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Netflix, and old people. Losers: Atlanta and The Handmaid’s Tale. The 2018 Emmys were at once enthralling and utterly anticlimactic...

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Emmys 2018: nominations, winners, and highlights

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was the biggest winner of the night. The Emmys focus their recognition exclusively on television, with the major awards divided into separate c...

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Leslie Jones and Aidy Bryant’s standout Emmys outfits say a lot about inclusivity in fashion

At the 2018 Emmys, the Saturday Night Live stars wore Christian Siriano and Tanya Taylor, to great effect. Out of several memorable looks from the 2018 Primetime Emmy Aw...

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Glenn Weiss’s Emmys proposal to his girlfriend: your questions, answered

Here’s the sweetest moment of the Emmys ceremony. Late in the Emmys telecast, during the portion of the show that often tends to drag, a hero stepped forward to make u...

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The Emmys fashion worth talking about, from Tiffany Haddish to the Fab Five

We sat through the red carpet so you didn’t have to. The Emmys are traditionally a bit of a snoozefest, fashion-wise. Most of TV’s biggest stars tend to want to play...

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Michael Che and Colin Jost open the 2018 Emmys to lukewarm laughs

The audience reactions were the best part of the pair’s Emmys monologue. After a lively opening number (featuring fellow NBC comedic stable members Kate McKinnon and K...

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The Emmys opening musical number was a wry nod to Hollywood’s (lack of) diversity

“We solved it!” (They didn’t solve it.) The Emmys kicked off Monday night with a tongue-in-cheek nod to diversity in Hollywood by an ensemble of nominees performin...

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Black-ish’s Jenifer Lewis wore Nike on the Emmys red carpet to support Colin Kaepernick

Lewis’s show did not get to air its Kaepernick-focused episode in February. On an Emmys red carpet filled with designer gowns and dashing tuxedos, Broadway and Black-...

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Tiffany Haddish’s rainbow Emmys gown is a sweet nod to her heritage

Haddish is honoring her father’s memory. At the Emmys this year, Tiffany Haddish continued her trend of paying sartorial homage to her Eritrean heritage on the red car...

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Here’s who won at the 2018 Emmy Awards

Game of Thrones, Westworld, and The Handmaid’s Tale led the nominations. The 2018 Emmy Awards are here, with the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards set to honor some of...

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Vox Sentences: Kavanaugh’s accuser comes forward

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday,...

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Trump slashed refugee levels this year. For 2019, he’s slashing them even further.

After failing badly to meet a target of 45,000 refugees for 2018, the Trump administration is letting in no more than 30,000 next year. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a...

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President Trump just seriously escalated his efforts to interfere with Mueller’s probe

He’s ordered the release of many unredacted texts from officials involved in the Russia investigation. President Trump just dramatically escalated his efforts to int...

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Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on the Kavanaugh sexual assault accusation

The committee vote on his nomination has also been delayed. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination process is on hold, at least until next week: The Senat...

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Australia is trying to figure out who’s sticking needles in strawberries

Consumers are finding needles in store-bought strawberries across the country. What sounds like a bizarre urban legend has set off a federal investigation in Australia,...

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McConnell blasts Senate Democrats for not bringing up the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh earlier

McConnell criticized Democrats for revealing Kavanaugh accusations in an “irregular manner.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell criticized Democrats on the Senat...

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