Sigal Samuel answers 8 key questions about the Chinese crackdown on Uighur Muslims

Sigal Samuel answers 8 key questions about the Chinese crackdown on Uighur Muslims

Future Perfect reporter Sigal Samuel has spent the past year investigating the humanitarian crisis in western China. Over the past year, Vox Future Perfect reporter Sigal Samuel has been investigating China’s campaign of repression against Uighur Muslims, 1 million of whom are being held in internment camps in the northwestern Xinjiang region. On April 26, Sigal did a Reddit Ask Me Anything session, discussing everything from the actions civilians in the US can take to…

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Watch: Sonic the Hedgehog’s first trailer has lots of Jim Carrey, not enough hedgehog hijinks

Watch: Sonic the Hedgehog’s first trailer has lots of Jim Carrey, not enough hedgehog hijinks

The existence of a live-action Sonic movie is weird; its apparent function as a showcase for Jim Carrey is even weirder. In a year brimming with live-action adaptations of non-live-action ’90s and ’00s faves, Sonic the Hedgehog’s may end up the most polarizing. Because the first trailer for the upcoming feature film debut of Sega’s 27-year-old mascot paints an unfamiliar picture. In video games, Sonic is a very fast, very blue anthropomorphic hedgehog, and the…

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Biden’s presidential announcement strategy was risky

Biden’s presidential announcement strategy was risky

Biden painted Trump as a threat to American values. This strategy might be tougher than he thinks. Joe Biden kicked off his campaign for president on Thursday by criticizing President Trump’s response to the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The clear intent was to highlight the president’s shortcomings and perceived unfitness for office. Trump has responded predictably, praising the skills of Robert E. Lee and maintaining that he answered the question “perfectly.” But…

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Vaccines: everything you need to know, from the 2019 measles outbreak to how denial spreads

Vaccines: everything you need to know, from the 2019 measles outbreak to how denial spreads

How measles outbreaks in the US typically start, and how exemptions work. Measles outbreaks in the US typically start when a traveler picks up the virus in another country where measles is still common and brings it back to an unvaccinated community here. In New York, the current outbreaks also originated with travelers who had recently visited Israel, where a massive measles epidemic is currently underway. The travelers returned to the US and spread it…

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Presidential hopefuls are promising workers a $15 minimum wage

Presidential hopefuls are promising workers a $15 minimum wage

Doubling the federal minimum wage is a popular idea these days. Support for a $15 federal minimum wage has gone mainstream with Democrats. During a forum with union workers over the weekend, six Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls publicly endorsed the idea of raising the federal minimum wage — pushing the issue to the forefront of the presidential primary race. The current minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 an hour since 2009, and workers are…

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