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Monday, December 16, 2019

Pete Buttigieg is raising money from Silicon Valley’s billionaires — even as Elizabeth Warren attacks him for it

Reed Hastings is one of many high-powered hosts of the Buttigieg fundraising event scheduled on Monday. | Ernesto S. Ruscio/Getty Images/Netflix The families of Eric Schmidt, Reed Hastings, and Sergey Brin are hosting a fundraiser for Buttigieg on Monday. Representatives from Silicon Valley’s...

Why Bernie Sanders just endorsed, then un-endorsed, a California congressional candidate

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at the Teamsters Vote 2020 Presidential Candidate Forum on December 7, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Candidate Cenk Uygur has been criticized for offensive comments about women. Sen. Bernie Sanders drew criticism this week...

Trump is bragging about his trade truce with China. But it’s unclear what he won.

Shipping containers from China and other Asian countries are unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles amid the trade war between China and the US, in Long Beach, California, on September 14, 2019.  | Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images The agreement means trade...

The Supreme Court takes up 3 crucial cases involving Trump’s financial records

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at the Supreme Court with Chief Justice John Roberts on July 22, 2019. | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images The Supreme Court is about to tell us how willing it is to protect Donald Trump. The...

2020 Democrats may skip the next presidential debate over a labor dispute

Democratic presidential candidates arrive on stage before the start of a debate at Tyler Perry Studios on November 20, 2019, in Atlanta. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images All seven candidates who qualified for the debate said they wouldn’t cross a picket line. On Friday...

UN climate talks in Madrid have stalled. Countries are blaming the US.

Seyni Nafo (left), former chair of the African Group of Negotiators, said at the COP25 that having no agreement is better than having a bad agreement. | Umair Irfan/Vox Negotiations over the Paris climate agreement are now in overtime. MADRID — A...

YouTube just made sweeping positive changes to its harassment policy. So why all the backlash?

Olly Curtis/Future via Getty Images via Getty Images A ban on “malicious insults” and a complicated FTC ruling mean drastic changes could be coming to YouTube. On Wednesday, YouTube made a major change to its community guidelines, announcing that it will now penalize...

Twitter is disturbingly right and alarmingly wrong about what you’re interested in

Twitter’s logo displayed outside the New York Stock Exchange on the day of its IPO in 2013. | Andrew Burton/Getty Images Twitter’s “inferred interests” tell you — and advertisers — what you’re supposedly into. Vox Slack on a Friday is probably...

A faint, beautiful interstellar comet is whizzing by the Earth

NASA/ESA/D. Jewitt (UCLA) The Hubble Space telescope recently captured the alien visitor, which is moving at around 100,000 mph. It came from beyond. This is a Hubble Space Telescope image of a comet that is passing through our solar system. It was born...

Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party wins majority in UK Election

United Kingdom's (UK) Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday that will allow him to take Britain out of the European Union (EU) in matter of weeks. For Johnson, whose 20-week tenure in power has been marked by chaotic scenes in...

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Pakistan tops Best Holiday Destinations for 2020

"The adventure traveller’s must-visit goes from strength to strength," wrote the award-winning luxury and lifestyle travel magazine, and highlighted popular destinations in Pakistan. The...

Anti-Narcotics Court extends judicial remand of Rana Sanaullah till Dec 21

An anti-narcotics court extended judicial remand of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah for seven days in alleged drugs recovery case. Owing to...

Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party wins majority in UK Election

United Kingdom's (UK) Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday that will allow him to take Britain out of the...

PM Imran congratulates Boris Johnson on election victory

Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated his British counterpart Boris Johnson, on Friday, after the latter's Cinservative Party won the majority in the UK parliament. In...

India protests spread over ‘anti-Muslim’ citizenship law

Protests in India against a new citizenship law that opponents say is anti-Muslim spread to other regions on Friday, a day after two people...

Firdous Awan appeals people to play role in Govt’s polio eradication drive

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has said the government is taking every possible step to...