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    The best $17.59 I’ve ever spent: A totally normal alarm clock

    One writer’s journey to an unsexy and utilitarian alarm clock. Dana Rodriguez for Vox At the...

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    The philosopher who resisted despair

    Albert Camus in Paris, France, in 1959. Daniel Fallot/INA via Getty Images In March 1946, the...

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    Stop scolding people for worrying about monkeypox

    A sign in an international airport in Jakarta, Indonesia warns passengers about identifying monkeypox, endemic to...

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    Are active shooter drills worth it?

    Chief of Police Scott Robertson talks with fourth grade students as they huddle in a closet...

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    The Uvalde police keep changing their story

    Three days after an 18-year-old gunman fatally shot 19 students and two teachers and wounded 17...

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    Here’s where dangerous ticks are spreading across the US — and what to do about them

    An adult black-legged tick in Oakdale, New York. Bill Davis/Newsday RM via Getty Images I’ll get...

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    Mass shootings typically lead to looser gun laws, not stronger ones

    Dick Heller, a Second Amendment activist, speaks at the March For Our Rights rally outside the...

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    The Supreme Court just okayed Biden’s "social cost of carbon." It’s still way too low.

    The Supreme Court decided on May 26 to allow President Joe Biden’s administration to continue using...

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    The two paths Congress could take on gun control

    Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) addresses a rally with fellow Democrats and gun control advocacy groups outside...

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    Hollywood and the Pentagon: A love story

    It came like a bolt from the blue, a gift from the heavens. In 1986, audiences...

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    America’s unique, enduring gun problem, explained

    Tuesday’s mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, 10 days after a mass shooting...

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    There’s space for more than SpaceX in space

    Boeing’s Starliner took off for the International Space Station on May 19. Joel Kowsky/NASA Starliner, a...

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    Countries are limiting food exports. It may make global hunger worse.

    Farmers harvest wheat on the outskirts of Jammu, India, on April 30. A recent heat wave...

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    With Ricky Gervais’s new special, Netflix yet again suffers transphobic fools

    Ricky Gervais performs in Netflix’s 2018 special Humanity. The comedian’s latest Netflix special has come under...

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    WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann’s new crypto project sounds like a scam within a scam

    Adam Neumann, co-founder of WeWork and the crypto company Flowcarbon, speaks at an event in Shanghai...

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    In Appalachia, a race to preserve the practice of plant healing

    Part of the May 2022 issue of The Highlight, our home for ambitious stories that explain...

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    America’s gun violence epidemic, in one chart

    Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, Kentucky, on July 22, 2021. Jon Cherry/Bloomberg via Getty...

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    How the Supreme Court made it impossible to solve America’s gun violence problem

    Supporters of gun control and firearm safety measures protest outside the US Supreme Court in December...

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    What we know about the Uvalde elementary school massacre

    An 18-year-old gunman killed 19 students and at least two adults at Robb Elementary School in...

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    No, the gun control debate was not "over" after Sandy Hook

    Marnie Beale of Arlington, Virginia, holds a sign at the US Capitol calling for background checks...

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    Welcome to the May issue of The Highlight

    Roughly a year ago, the government began dispatching payments of hundreds of dollars a month, no...

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    Luxury outside, politics inside: The cognitive dissonance of Cannes

    The Cannes Film Festival 2022 poster paying tribute to The Truman Show is displayed at the...

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    How the internet gets people to plagiarize each other

    It should be noted that none of these dogs are guilty of plagiarism. Getty Images The...

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    To kill or not to kill: Butterflying during the "insect apocalypse"

    Part of the May 2022 issue of The Highlight, our home for ambitious stories that explain...

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    The blood-hungry parasite that threatens big fish and business in the Great Lakes

    The mouth of a sea lamprey. T. Lawrence/Great Lakes Fishery Commission They have the body of...

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    Quantum computers could change the world — provided they can work

    The inside of an IBM System One quantum computer. Bryan Walsh/Vox A few weeks ago, I...

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    The Supreme Court just condemned a man to die despite strong evidence he’s innocent

    The US Supreme Court at dusk in October 2021. J. Scott Applewhite/AP In 1995, Barry Jones...

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    Why Biden’s off-the-cuff comment about defending Taiwan matters

    President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at Akasaka...

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    An oil industry consultant explains why she’s had enough

    Shell has pledged to reduce its climate emissions to net zero by 2050, yet continues to...

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    Why Trump is struggling to take down Georgia’s Brian Kemp

    Gov. Brian Kemp greets attendees at a campaign event on May 17 in Alpharetta, Georgia. Elijah...

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    The Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act, explained

    All across the country, consumers are feeling the burden of high gas prices and are desperate...

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    Is the center disappearing in the Democratic primaries?

    Pennsylvania Democratic congressional candidate, state Rep. Summer Lee, talks to the press in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Nate...

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    The problem of global energy inequity, explained by American refrigerators

    Getty Images My refrigerator — that appliance humming in the background that I rarely think about...

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    How much longer can Google own the internet?

    This story is part of a Recode series about Big Tech and antitrust. Over the last...

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    The Fortress of Solitude is a fraught and uneasy love letter to a vanished Brooklyn

    The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem. Vintage The Vox Book Club is linking to Bookshop.org...

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    Oklahoma isn’t waiting for the Supreme Court to ban all abortions

    Abortion rights protesters rally in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, on May 15. Paul Weaver/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images...

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    Doug Mastriano really believes Trump’s lies about 2020. He also might be Pennsylvania’s next governor.

    Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, the state’s Republican candidate for governor, speaks at a primary election...

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    What Biden’s approach to Asia misses

    President Joe Biden meets with China’s President Xi Jinping during a virtual summit from the Roosevelt...

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    The Depp-Heard trial is monstrous. It’s just the start.

    Amber Heard and Johnny Depp at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May...

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    One Good Thing: The Jane Campion film that captures spring euphoria

    Abbie Cornish, Kerry Fox, Ben Whishaw, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Edie Martin star in the film. IMDB...

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    Why the FDA rejected fluvoxamine as a Covid-19 drug

    Demonstrators in Washington, DC, hold up signs urging the FDA to authorize vaccines for children under...

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    Why monkeypox isn’t like Covid-19

    An electron microscopic image depicting a monkeypox virion, obtained from a clinical sample associated with the...

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    A wild new court decision would blow up much of the government’s ability to operate

    Getty Images The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued yet another astonishing...

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    The messy, Democrat-on-Democrat fight over New York’s congressional map, explained

    Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, chair of the House Democrats’ campaign arm, has made the controversial decision...

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    "A lot of unnecessary loss of life": The White House’s dire warning on Covid-19 funding

    White House Covid-19 response coordinator Ashish Jha urged Congress to approve pandemic funding ahead of possible...

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    The US just deepened its commitment to Ukraine by $40 billion

    Ukrainian soldiers resupply a fortified position in southeastern Ukraine. Dmytro Smolyenko/Ukrinform/Future Publishing via Getty Images The...

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    The European country where "replacement theory" reigns supreme

    Members of the Parliament applaud Viktor Orban after voting him on May 16 as the prime...

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    One Good Thing: Watching the cherry blossoms in the end times

    A visitor taking pictures of blooming cherry trees at a farm of the Flower Association of...

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    Why must we pay to have a slightly less miserable time at the airport?

    Travelers wait in a long queue at the security checkpoint of Orlando International Airport the day...

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    The drawbacks of high-tech emergency response

    Phonemakers and carriers are developing new technologies that are meant to improve emergency response. Apu Gomes/AFP...