The Kyle Kashuv-Harvard controversy, explained

The Kyle Kashuv-Harvard controversy, explained

A teen conservative activist got in trouble for past racist comments. Then he lost his Harvard admission over it — and ignited a national controversy. Typically, the status of one high school student’s application to Harvard is not national news. But when the high schooler in question is a prominent conservative activist who has met President Donald Trump, and when the outcome of his application directly touches on the raging culture war surrounding politics on…

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Trump’s new health care plan, health reimbursement accounts, explained

Trump’s new health care plan, health reimbursement accounts, explained

Trump just rolled out a plan to let employers subsidize individual insurance plans. President Trump long ago gave up on his promise to deliver “health care for everybody,” but his administration does have something else in mind: health reimbursement accounts. The Trump administration finalized some new regulations late last week for those tax-preferred accounts. In short, employers can pay money into their employees’ health reimbursement accounts, and then the workers can take that money and…

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Future Perfect podcast: a how-to list for a better future

Future Perfect podcast: a how-to list for a better future

Future Perfect is a show about trying to do good. Vox’s Future Perfect podcast is a show about trying to do good. Every Wednesday, host Dylan Matthews explores big, provocative ideas with the potential to radically change the world. What are the most effective ways to save lives? How can we combat climate change, reform prisons, curb animal suffering, end world poverty? Those are the kinds of big-picture questions Season 1 grapples with. Matthews talks…

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BuzzFeed journalists just walked off the job in 4 cities. Here’s why.

BuzzFeed journalists just walked off the job in 4 cities. Here’s why.

Employees are trying to organize one of the largest labor unions in digital media. BuzzFeed News journalists are getting impatient. It’s been four months since they voted to form a labor union, but the company still hasn’t officially recognized them. Dozens of frustrated employees walked off the job Monday afternoon to protest the company’s delay in recognizing BuzzFeed News Union. Journalists in New York, San Francisco, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles stopped working at 2…

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