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2 winners and 3 losers from the LGBTQ presidential forum

Scott Olson/Getty Images Joe Biden had an uncomfortable showing. Ten Democratic presidential candidates gathered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Friday night to discuss a topic that has largely been ignored on the primary debate stage thus far: LGBTQ issues. Organized by LGBTQ media advocacy group GLAAD, LGBTQ media outlet the Advocate and the Cedar Rapids Gazette, […]

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Vox Sentences: There’s no planet B

Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images 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, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Youth strikes calling for action against the climate crisis are happening simultaneously around the world; an […]

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The week in US-Saudi Arabia-Iran tensions, explained

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah on September 19, 2019. Pompeo traveled days after the Saudi Aramco attack which the US blames Iran for. | US Department of State/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images It looked like Trump was going to bomb Iran over Saudi Arabia. […]

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We asked 8 young people why they joined the global climate strike

Umair Irfan/Vox “I need to be here to make a change”: New York’s climate strikers in their own words. This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. As estimated 4 million young people and adults around the world on […]

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How big was the global climate strike? 4 million people, activists estimate.

Students, parents, and activists at the 2019 Global Climate Strike in Krakow, Poland. | Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images It was likely the largest climate protest in world history. This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. Friday was […]

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Report: Trump pressured Ukrainian president about 8 times to investigate Biden’s son

President-elect Donald Trump meets with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club November 20, 2016 in Bedminster, New Jersey. | Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Details remain murky. But there’s been a scandal unfolding in plain sight. The mysterious whistleblower complaint about President Donald Trump that’s roiling the administration is […]

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The US just signed a deal that could send asylum seekers back to El Salvador

Migrants, mostly from Mexico, are pictured sitting on the ground waiting near the Paso del Norte Bridge at the Mexico-US border, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on September 12, 2019.  | Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty Images It could be yet another barrier to obtaining asylum in the US. The Trump administration signed an agreement Friday allowing it to […]

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Trump responds to Ukraine whistleblower scandal with contradictions and transparent falsehoods

Trump alongside Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the Oval Office on Friday. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Trump denigrated the whistleblower as “a partisan” — but later said he’s not even sure who he or she is. President Donald Trump’s initial public comments about revelations that his conversations with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky are the […]

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American Horror Story: 1984 puts the camp back into teen slashers

Emma Roberts as the paranoia-ridden Brooke in American Horror Story: 1984. | Kurt Iswarienko / FX The season nine premiere gave classic ’80s horror tropes a workout. (Because aerobics, get it?!) Every week, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You […]

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Washington, DC, is serious about statehood

Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser cheers supporters at a DC Statehood rally. | Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images On this episode of Today, Explained, author Derek Musgrove and congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton explain why residents in the District of Columbia are tired of “taxation without representation.”  On September 19, House Democrats held […]

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