The facts behind Trump’s bogus accusations about Biden and Ukraine

Hunter and Joe Biden at an award ceremony in 2016. | Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images/World Food Program USA Trump claims Biden threatened Ukraine to aid his son’s business interests. The facts suggest otherwise. A whistleblower complaint reportedly claims President Donald Trump attempted to coerce Ukrainian leaders to investigate a potential political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. That complaint has grown into a scandal: At its heart is a question of whether Trump used the power…

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Vox’s newest show Glad You Asked launches on YouTube October 8

In the meantime, we got you a trailer! We’re so excited to share the first look at our newest series, Glad You Asked, coming to our channel October 8 with YouTube Originals. Our team of four Vox producer-hosts — Joss Fong, Alex Clark, Christophe Haubursin, and Cleo Abram — look into some of YouTube’s most-searched and most-interesting questions. In typical Vox fashion, we explore human curiosity questions like Why do we cry? What happens when…

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France, Germany, and UK say Iran is responsible for attacks on Saudi Arabia

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron attend a lunch on “digital transformation” in Biarritz, France, on August 26, 2019. | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images “It is clear for us that Iran bears responsibility for this attack,” the leaders of the three European powers said. “There is no other explanation.” The Trump administration has blamed Iran for the attacks on two vital oil facilities belonging to Saudi Arabia’s state-run oil company Aramco nine days…

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Greta Thunberg, the UN summit, and a gridlocked DC: Another day of dramatic climate action, in photos

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres speaks at the Climate Action Summit on September 23, 2019 in New York City. | Stephanie Keith/Getty Images The UN met in New York to discuss climate goals. Activists want them to try harder. This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. The global youth climate strike on Friday, September 20, drew millions to…

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The optimistic case for a US-North Korea deal, explained by a top South Korean official

In a photo taken on March 14, 2019, Moon Chung-in speaks with AFP at his office in Seoul. | Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images Moon Chung-in, a top adviser to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, says there’s an over 70 percent chance of a US-North Korea deal by year’s end. A top adviser to South Korean President Moon Jae-in says there’s more than a 70 percent chance the US and North Korea will strike an agreement either…

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The WeWork mess, explained

All fingers are pointed at WeWork CEO Adam Neumann. | Michael Kovac/Getty Images for WeWork From the “next Alibaba” to a financial liability for SoftBank, here’s how the coworking startup got to this point. WeWork, the coworking unicorn startup whose IPO has been one of the most highly anticipated public offerings of 2019, has been imploding in recent weeks. The company, which was about to begin its roadshow to get public investors interested in buying…

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Goodnight MoviePass, you chaotic, fantastic disaster

MoviePass has sunk. (For now.) | Javier Zarracina/Vox The movie ticket subscription service finally shut down for good in September. (Maybe.) The news, when it finally arrived, was swift and decisive: MoviePass was dead. After more than a year of catastrophes that left customers and investors increasingly confused and irate, the discount movie ticket subscription service kicked the can on Saturday, September 14. (Or did it?) In a way, the biggest surprise was that it…

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Trump claims he wants to lower drug prices. He’ll have to convince his own party to do it.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to the media after attending the Republican weekly policy luncheon on Capitol Hill, September 17, 2019, in Washington, DC. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images GOP reluctance around increasing regulation could stymie any bills on this issue. House Democrats’ prescription drugs bill may have just been introduced, but Senate Republicans are already over it — even as President Donald Trump keeps promising voters he wants to get something done. “Socialist price…

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