The Capital One breach is more complicated than it looks

JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images On Monday night, Capital One and its customers got some very bad news. The company had been breached, spilling hundreds of thousands of social security numbers and account details into public view. The New York Attorney General is already investigating whether Capital One is negligent, but the broader story is familiar: a big company let a lot of sensitive data go missing, and customers bore most of the risk. But the closer…

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The 2 veterans on the Democratic debate stage made a big promise about Afghanistan

Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) takes the stage at the Democratic presidential debate on July 31, 2019. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images They would withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan within their first year in office. The only two veterans on the Democratic debate stage this week were also the only two to commit to withdrawing all US troops from Afghanistan within their first year as president if elected. On Tuesday night, Pete Buttigieg…

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Jay Inslee points to Democrats’ real problem: Mitch McConnell

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates on July 31, 2019. | Paul Sancya/AP Even if the Democrats win the Senate, the filibuster stands in the way of their big plans. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee made an important point during Wednesday’s CNN debate: if Democrats don’t take back the US Senate in 2020, they won’t be able to do anything. “We are all going to work like the…

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Here’s everything you need to know about the September debate

Christina Animashaun/Vox The stage is about to get a lot less crowded. The stage of the next Democratic debate in September is going to be a lot less crowded. The party’s third presidential debate, hosted by ABC News and Univision, will be held September 12 (and potentially an additional night on September 13) in Houston, Texas. The venue for the debate is Texas Southern University, a historically black university. “As the nation’s most diverse city,…

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“Fire Pantaleo!”: the discussion of Eric Garner’s death at the Democratic debate, explained

Activists with Black Lives Matter protest in New YorkCity on July 16, 2019, in the wake of a decision by federal prosecutors who declined to bring civil rights charges against New York City police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner. | Craig Ruttle/AP Bill de Blasio and Joe Biden faced questions about the 2014 incident. The death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man killed in 2014 after an encounter…

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Jane the Virgin’s joyous series finale is a perfect hour of television

At last, Jane and Rafael have their happy ending. | CW Jane the Virgin strips away its high-concept shenanigans for a blissful series finale. The series finale of Jane the Virgin is an hour of pure joy. It’s an hour in which other emotions — all of the big, dramatic telenovela emotions that Jane the Virgin can and has indulged in before, like grief, fear, anger, betrayal — simply aren’t allowed to exist. Any moment…

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2020 Democrats are getting more confrontational with the fossil fuel industry

Sen. Bernie Sanders repeatedly called out the fossil fuel industry as the adversary in the fight against climate change, during the second round of the Democratic presidential debates. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images It shows just how much the party has moved on energy and climate change. In a stark shift since the last campaign cycle, a significant number of Democratic candidates for president are now aggressively treating the fossil fuel industry as an adversary in…

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Vox Sentences: Kim Jong Un sends a message

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty) | (Ed Jones/AFP/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. Despite a healthy economy, the Fed cuts interest rates; North Korea conducts its second missile test in a week. The Fed cuts interest rates for the first…

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