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Bees have teeny-tiny brains. Scientists aren’t done figuring out what they can do with them. https://bit.ly/2GNeFLZ
Like many other world leaders, Abe seems to have learned that flattery is often the way to Trump’s heart. https://bit.ly/2TUMgHH
More than 270 people across the country, mostly small children, have been infected by measles in ongoing outbreaks since last fall — and it's entirely avoidable. https://bit.ly/2TZkZE8
Artists "are the ones that sing the truth. And that is something that society has got to protect." — Toni Morrison, 2016 https://bit.ly/2Eh0SLZ
Setting up a quasi-embassy in North Korea would be a huge move, but it's one that experts say the US has been trying to make for decades. https://bit.ly/2EfdSld
If you live in the US, the next few months may be your last chance to grab a pair of Payless shoes. https://bit.ly/2trX3NK
16 states sue the Trump administration over national emergency declaration https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/2/18/18229702/california-national-emergency-lawsuit?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
Let this sink in — one vice president and any eight Cabinet officers can, theoretically, decide to knock the president out of power at any time. https://bit.ly/2tuHKDW
The Vatican prepares to talk about the sexual abuse of minors; Australia is hit with a cyberattack. Read Vox Sentences for more, and sign up here: http://bit.ly/vox-newsletters https://www.vox.com/vox-sentences/2019/2/18/18230108/vox-sentences-pope-church-abuse-survivors?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
An 11-year-old boy in Florida was arrested, charged with "disrupting a school function" and taken to a juvenile detention center after refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. It's an example of the school-to-prison pipeline in action: https://bit.ly/2GLX2MG
To celebrate The Ezra Klein Show's third anniversary, we're taking a look back at our first episode — where @ezraklein talks to @MSNBC's Rachel @maddow about her stint as a Rhodes Scholar, AIDS activism, her path to journalism, and dogs (yes, dogs). https://apple.co/2BKM3zH
A 1998 agreement ended decades of violence over whether Northern Ireland should remain part of the United Kingdom or join a united Ireland. Now Brexit is threatening to rip open old grievances and unravel that fragile peace. https://bit.ly/2tq8IwD
Trump tells Venezuelan military they will "lose everything" if they support Maduro. https://bit.ly/2Ei6BRK
"You will lose everything." Trump’s ultimatum for Venezuela’s military: abandon Maduro — or else https://www.vox.com/world/2019/2/18/18229695/venezuela-trump-military-guaido-maduro?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
2019 has only just begun, and nearly a dozen candidates have already announced they're running for president in 2020. How did presidential campaigns become, well, seemingly endless? @jdickerson of @CBSNews and @SlateGabfest explains: https://bit.ly/2TZMYna
Two viral video clips from Mike Pence’s recent trip to Europe illustrate how unpopular the Trump administration has become with European allies. https://bit.ly/2EfG1Zn
RT @today_explained: Has everyone and your mother announced they're running for the 2020 presidency? @Slate @CBSThisMorning @johndickerson…
Whether you're preparing for a polar vortex, a trip to the arctic, or just a cold spell, it's all about layers. https://bit.ly/2ts6ywI
Stars: They’re just like us (incredibly anxious) https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/2/18/18229393/oscars-2019-gift-bags-swag?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
The ethics, economics, and emotion of “separating the art from the artist" in the #MeToo era: https://bit.ly/2V4dFa5
Believe it or not, California is among states spending the least amount of money per student (when you adjust for living costs) https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/2/18/18229266/oakland-teachers-strike?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
The former deputy FBI chief is publicly giving his version of the tumultuous days after President Donald Trump fired James Comey. https://bit.ly/2ttSBhw
North Carolina investigators describe “unlawful” ballot tampering scheme in House election https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/2/18/18229711/north-carolina-election-fraud-board-hearing?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
Heather Nauert employed an immigrant nanny who was not authorized to work in the US. https://bit.ly/2TZvFTe
Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe vs. President Trump, explained https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/2/18/18229279/andrew-mccabe-trump-25th-amendment-mueller?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
There’s good news about the flu vaccine this year, especially for kids https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/2/18/18229333/flu-vaccine-2019-children?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
This #PresidentsDay, learn how the Lincoln Memorial came to be — and why it almost wasn't built at all:
Trump’s pick for UN ambassador just withdrew her name over an immigration controversy https://www.vox.com/world/2019/2/18/18229304/heather-nauert-un-ambassador-nanny-immigration-trump?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
Japan may have nominated Trump for the Nobel Prize — at America’s request. But does he deserve it? https://www.vox.com/2019/2/18/18229314/trump-japan-nobel-peace-prize-north-korea?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm _medium=social&utm_source=twitter
The US wants to set up a liaison office in North Korea. But a top US official tells Vox that the Trump administration isn’t too sure North Korea is interested. https://www.vox.com/world/2019/2/18/18229459/north-korea-usa-trump-kim-embassy?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
A Florida boy was arrested after refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in class https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/2/18/18229336/pledge-of-allegiance-arrest-florida-school?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
Cities are remarkably diverse during the workday. But when workers head home, it’s a different story.
"I read all the time, but I was never in those books...So I decided that I would write the book that I really and truly wanted to read." — Toni Morrison on why she began writing, in 2016 https://bit.ly/2EgRLLt
RT @alv9n: So today we published an interactive map that lets you look up how racial segregation changes in your neighborhood, from day to…
These viral clips of Mike Pence being received with total silence in Europe illustrate Trump’s unpopularity https://www.vox.com/2019/2/18/18229268/pence-europe-viral-clips-speeches-trump-allies?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
Liquidation sales start this week and will continue until May. https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/2/18/18229378/payless-shoesource-liqudation-stores-closing?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
Abraham Lincoln was arguably one of the best presidents on foreign policy in American history. Yes, seriously. #PresidentsDay https://bit.ly/2EgfgnW
RT @juliaoftoronto: More than 270 people in the US — mostly small children — have been infected with measles in six ongoing outbreaks sinc…
The big divide among 2020 Democrats over trade — and why it matters https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/2/18/18215442/2020-presidential-election-trade-elizabeth-warren-bernie-sanders-kamala-harris?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
Monday, elections officials in North Carolina could decide whether to certify Republican Mark Harris's win or call for a new election, amid a bizarre vote tampering scandal. Harris won his race in the state's 9th District by less than 1,000 votes: https://bit.ly/2TPI1gw
“One war at a time”: How Abraham Lincoln’s foreign policy helped win the Civil War https://www.vox.com/world/2019/2/18/18226260/presidents-day-abraham-lincoln-civil-war-foreign-policy?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
What the hell should you wear when it’s -20 degrees out?  https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/2/18/18224029/cold-weather-layering-polar-vortex?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
“Patient influencers” are what happens when big pharma meets Instagram https://bit.ly/2Ed0w9e
Crushed-up cookies in a bowl: That's how many breakfast cereals really should be viewed. https://bit.ly/2GImW3O
The Trump administration is rushing the case through the courts to get a question about citizenship reinstated in time for the 2020 census. https://bit.ly/2BEgck7
Witchcraft looks different through a nonwhite, non-American lens: https://bit.ly/2TQpdh1
Racial capitalism "treats racial identity and diversity like commodities, which gives the impression that they are just like anything else you could buy or sell," argues law professor Nancy Leong. https://bit.ly/2TGf0Uk
The less you know about Netflix's new series – #RussianDoll – the better. https://bit.ly/2GLUnTi
Insects are dying off much faster than any vertebrates. And when they die, other animals follow suit. https://bit.ly/2timaCD
RT @voxdotcom: This HBO comedy episode brilliantly encapsulates “anti-PC” comedy. https://www.vox.com/culture/2019/2/17/18226601/crashing-season-3-episode-4-recap-mc-middle-headliner-political-correctne ss?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
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RT @voxdotcom: Measles is back in the US because states make it too easy to avoid vaccines https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/2/16/18223764/measles-outbreak-2019-vaccines-anti-vax?utm_campaign=vox&utm_c ontent=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
RT @voxdotcom: The estimated weight of all insects on Earth combined — is dropping by an estimated 2.5% every year. That's incredibly alar…
Well, that, and his racism, misogyny, homophobia, and treason. @voxdotcom
RT @eisingerj: Talking the gutting of the regulatory state with @voxdotcom https://twitter.com/today_explained/status/1096190946054758402
In this explainer video where I appear with @voxdotcom's Carlos Maza @gaywonk we look at the White House press conference as a ritual, which is a lot more satisfying that expecting information delivery from it. 17/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh70RfWqSBo&list=PLJ8cMiYb3G5cghzLdchzalWpQJnhRYZgO&index=2
Do not under-estimate the power of ritual communication. We have many derisive names for it. Entertainment is one, "echo chamber" another. They are apt at times, but just as often the people who pride themselves on being information transmitters think their way is THE way. 16/
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