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August 23, 2019 21 min

This week California passed what some call the toughest law on police use of deadly force in the country. It hinges on one word: necessary.

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August 22, 2019 22 min

Hong Kong ramped up its protests and China ramped up its propaganda machine. But the conflict may have finally reached a turning point.

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August 21, 2019 25 min

There’s a train full of coal sitting on the tracks in eastern Kentucky. It’s being blocked by a group of laid-off miners who want what they're owed.

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August 20, 2019 21 min

This weekend in Afghanistan was one of the deadliest this year. Vox’s Jenn Williams explains whether America can end its longest war.

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August 19, 2019 26 min

The Trump administration is ramping up sanctions on Venezuela, but it may end up hurting the people they're meant to help.

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August 16, 2019 22 min

Reporter Barbara Bradley Hagerty set out to investigate why police across the country often fail to catch serial rapists.

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August 16, 2019 22 min

Reporter Barbara Bradley Hagerty set out to investigate why police across the country often fail to catch serial rapists.

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August 15, 2019 14 min

Vox’s Matthew Yglesias explains why everyone's whispering about a recession.

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August 14, 2019 15 min

The Trump administration is about to make it a lot harder for poor people to get a green card.

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August 13, 2019 21 min

Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide is unexpectedly shining a light on the conditions in America’s jails.

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August 12, 2019 21 min

Vox's Tara Golshan spent the weekend at the Iowa State Fair trying to figure out what eating deep fried Oreos has to do with running the country.

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August 9, 2019 26 min

In the wake of Saturday’s shooting, Latinos across the United States are questioning their safety.

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India is escalating its 70-year fight for Kashmir. The winner gets the water.

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August 7, 2019 24 min

What started as a push to increase mining in the rainforest led to a murder. Ernesto Londoño, Brazil bureau chief for The New York Times, explains how President Jair Bolsonaro is speeding the destruction of the Amazon.

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August 6, 2019 21 min

This summer’s hottest college admissions scam is parents disowning their children. The Wall Street Journal’s Doug Belkin explains.

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August 5, 2019 22 min

Vox’s German Lopez explains why Democrats need a bold new plan for gun control.

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August 2, 2019 20 min

After 16 years, the Trump administration is bringing back the federal death penalty. Reverend Sharon Risher, who lost her mother, two cousins, and a childhood friend in the Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, explains how she feels about the possibility of Dylann Roof being executed.

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August 1, 2019 23 min

Bernie yelled at Ryan. Biden defended Obama. Warren destroyed Delaney. Vox's Tara Golshan explains the "fight for the heart of the party" and Ezra Klein says the frontrunners missed the mark.

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July 31, 2019 16 min

Capital One got hacked. Equifax is trying to make up for its hack. And The Verge’s Russell Brandom explains why you should definitely prepare yourself for more hacks.

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July 30, 2019 19 min

Dan Coats is resigning, leaving a vacancy at the top of US intelligence. The Washington Post’s Shane Harris explains how his replacement may be a Trump loyalist who believes in a “deep state” conspiracy against the president.

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