The Trump administration just imposed another roadblock on low-income immigrants

An uninsured woman takes her children in for a medical check-up at a low-cost clinic run by the Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics on July 28, 2009, in Aurora, Colorado. | John Moore/Getty Images Immigrants on public benefits won’t get help paying for their citizenship and green card applications anymore. The Trump administration just threw another obstacle at low-income immigrants by narrowing who can qualify for waivers of expensive fees associated with their applications for green…

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The GM strike has officially ended. Here’s what workers won and lost.

United Auto Workers union members picket at the General Motors Flint Engine plant for the sixth week of their national strike against GM on October 23, 2019, in Flint, Michigan. | Bill Pugliano/Getty Images Workers lost nearly $1 billion. GM lost even more. The longest auto workers’ strike in 50 years is officially over. General Motors employees voted overwhelmingly in favor of a deal struck by the United Auto Workers union and company executives. Nearly…

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The week in impeachment inquiry news, explained

Getty Images The most devastating witness yet, Republican struggles, Giuliani’s legal jeopardy, and more. The news for President Donald Trump this week on the impeachment inquiry was grim. Most significantly, a witness gave testimony to House committees that proved devastating to one of the White House’s key arguments — confirming that Trump personally seemed to link withholding military aid for Ukraine with his demand that Ukraine investigate his political opponents. That witness, Bill Taylor, was…

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Harvey Weinstein’s night out looks a lot like the groundwork for a comeback

Harvey Weinstein exits court after an arraignment over a new indictment for sexual assault on August 26, 2019, in New York City.  | Spencer Platt/Getty Images Weinstein’s been going out in public a lot lately. Former mega-producer Harvey Weinstein has become a symbol of the powerful men taken down by the Me Too movement since 2017, when he was accused of sexual harassment, assault, and rape by dozens of women, including actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and…

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Californians face more blackouts as fire risk remains high

The Kincaid Fire in Sonoma County, California, ignited this week near a geothermal power plant. Officials warn that high winds and dry weather are contributing to fire risk throughout the state. | Neal Waters/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images New blazes have ignited and utilities are shutting off power to thousands to prevent another spark. Wildfires once again ignited this week across California, with conditions for more severe blazes remaining high. Utilities are responding by shutting off power…

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Zero Hours is a terrific fiction podcast about the end of the world

Zero Hours traces the end of the world, across the centuries. | Zach Valenti In all possible meanings of that phrase. In Watch This, Vox critic at large Emily VanDerWerff tells you what she’s watching on TV — and why you should watch it too. Or some weeks (like this one), she tells you what she’s listening to, too. Read the archives here. This week: the new audio fiction podcast Zero Hours. The end of…

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