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Today, Explained
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The spike in gun violence (Part I)

The nation’s murder rate rose by almost 25 percent last year — the largest increase in at least 60 years.... more

29 Jul 2021 · 29 minutes
The Capitol police speak

Capitol police officers testified on Tuesday in the building they defended on January 6. Seamus Hughes, a former congressional investigator,... more

28 Jul 2021 · 25 minutes
The Covid Olympics

The 2020 Games were mired in scandal before they even started. Vox’s Jen Kirby explains how things are going now that the Olympics have... more

27 Jul 2021 · 20 minutes
Panic! At The Delta

Vox’s Umair Irfan explains why the United States is seeing another Covid-19 surge. Dr. Rhea Boyd says the country is... more

26 Jul 2021 · 25 minutes
Infrastructure Pete

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg explains what he and his boss are calling a once-in-a-generation spending plan. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Support Today, Explained... more

23 Jul 2021 · 21 minutes
Human infrastructure

President Biden wants infrastructure spending to include child care, elder care, food assistance, even community college. Vox’s Anna North explains... more

23 Jul 2021 · 24 minutes
Our No. 2 problem

America’s sewage system is total crap, but there’s a new plumber in town. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution... more

21 Jul 2021 · 27 minutes
Why we can’t have nice trains

And how it got so dam expensive to build things in America. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to... more

20 Jul 2021 · 29 minutes
Hot infrastructure summer

It’s a big week for President Biden’s infrastructure plans. Vox’s Li Zhou explains the obstacles in his way, and a... more

19 Jul 2021 · 26 minutes
#FreeBritney was right

Britney Spears returned to conservatorship court this week. Vox’s Constance Grady explains how Spears has rapidly become the face of a legal... more

16 Jul 2021 · 27 minutes
Today, Explained
The spike in gun violence (Part I)
Today, Explained