Democrats have united around a plan to dramatically cut child poverty

Sens. Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on Wednesday unveiled the latest version of their American Family Act — in my view, likely to be the single most important bill of 116th Congress for the country’s poorest residents.

The bill, whose House counterpart is sponsored by Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Suzan DelBene (D-WA), almost certainly won’t pass this session. It comes from the Democratic Senate minority and might not get any Republican support. But if enacted, the bill would slash child poverty in the United States by over a third in a single stroke. Passing it would enact …

Vox Sentences: The London Patient

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions.

A potential new HIV treatment; Algerians protest an aging president seeking a fifth term.

The gene mutation that causes HIV resistance

T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images
  • A cure for HIV has been a long-sought dream — and scientists might be a step closer now, according to a new paper. A patient in London with HIV who also had Hodgkin lymphoma received a stem cell transplant