Does Avengers: Endgame’s plan to defeat Thanos make any sense? We discuss.

The following story discusses major spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. Proceed at your own risk!

In the wake of Thanos’s snap at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, the Avengers had to resort to risky, drastic measures in Endgame to restore balance (and a bunch of their dusted peers) to the universe — and so did the film’s screenwriters.

Endgame revolves around the Avengers going time-traveling, back to specific moments in Marvel history — 2012 New York, 2013 Asgard, 2014 Morag, and 2014 Vormir — to obtain the Infinity Stones and assemble their own Infinity Gauntlet and undo the …

Vox Sentences: Another shooting at a house of worship

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A deadly shooting at a California synagogue; Spain’s election is a victory for both socialists and far-right voters.

A shooting at a synagogue leaves one dead

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  • A gunman opened fired at a synagogue in Poway, California, on Saturday, killing one woman and injuring three others. [NYT / Jill Cowan]
  • The 19-year-old suspect walked into the synagogue on the

Senate Republican inaction in the wake of the Mueller report, explained

House Democrats may be torn up about how to target Trump in the wake of the Mueller report, but Senate Republicans are relatively united: They’re ready to put this whole thing behind them.

While Democrats continue to argue over impeachment, Republicans are as determined as ever to shield the president from further scrutiny. As Vox’s Tara Golshan has written, they were prepared to defend the president even before the report came out — and that certainly hasn’t changed much now that it has.

“This investigation was about collusion, there’s no collusion, no charges brought against the president on …

Who died in Game of Thrones’ Battle of Winterfell, and who survived: the full list

The third episode of Game of Thrones’ eighth season, “The Long Night,” promised an epic battle, and it delivered: The Battle of Winterfell was an intense fight, and of course not everyone made it out alive.

Here’s the list of everyone who did and everyone who didn’t — starting with the fallen.

Major spoilers follow.

Who’s dead: A few fighters — but not as many as you feared

The Night King didn’t come to play.

The Battle of Winterfell was dramatic and bloody, but it didn’t take out nearly as many of our favorite characters as we were dreading. …

Joe Biden wins some early Congressional support, but former colleagues see challenges ahead

House Judiciary Committee member and former Congressional Black Caucus chair Rep. Cedric Richmond made an enthusiastic case for Joe Biden Sunday as the candidate’s rivals addressed concerns some voters have with the former vice president.

After months of speculation, Biden entered a crowded Democratic presidential primary field last week. Perceived to be one of the primary’s frontrunners, Biden was found to lead his rivals in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll that shows Biden has a slight advantage over Senator Bernie Sanders.

Many Democratic voters — 54 percent — that took part in the poll said they have not yet …

Trump denounces anti-Semitism one day after defending Charlottesville marchers

Hours after a gunman opened fire at a synagogue in suburban San Diego, killing one person and injuring three more before he was arrested, President Donald Trump denounced anti-Semitism during a campaign rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

“Tonight, America’s heart is with the victims of the horrific synagogue shooting in Poway, California — just happened,” Trump said at the start of his speech. “Our entire nation mourns the loss of life, prays for the wounded, and stands in solidarity with the Jewish community. We forcefully condemn the evil of anti-Semitism and hate, which must be defeated.”

The gunman, whom …

Trump congratulates the No. 2 NFL Draft pick, a supporter who called Kaepernick a “clown”

President Donald Trump congratulated the 2019 NFL Draft’s number two pick, Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa, in a tweet Saturday that encouraged the player to “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

The president did not congratulate the number one draft pick, Oklahoma quaterback and Heisman Trophy …

Vox Sentences: Macron’s mea culpa

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The Kansas Supreme Court hands abortion rights activists a victory; French President Emmanuel Macron responds to the Yellow Vest protesters.

A win for abortion rights in Kansas

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  • The Kansas Supreme Court in a 6-1 decision Friday ruled that the right to an abortion is enshrined in the state Constitution –– a significant move during a period where a number of

Do celebrities know what they’re doing when they “call someone out” on Twitter?

Late Wednesday night, Olivia Munn published “a short essay on the ugly behaviors of the @fuggirls,” in what appears to be a PDF she took a screenshot of and then posted on Twitter. The essay is about Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks, the two women who run the massively popular fashion blog Go Fug Yourself, which had recently published back-to-back negative reviews of Munn outfits.

Munn decides — based on a rubric she does not share — that Cocks and Morgan are neither fans nor “legitimate critics,” and therefore aren’t allowed to talk about her clothes. Her …

Taylor Swift ends her long countdown with her new single, “ME!”

Taylor Swift has been counting down to something for weeks, and now we finally know what it is. In an exclusive interview Thursday night with Robin Roberts on ABC, Swift announced that she’s releasing a new song and accompanying music video. The song, which came out midnight Thursday night, is called “ME!” and it features Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco. Because once you bring Urie into a project, you get ready to bring in some exclamation points too.

“It’s about embracing your individuality and celebrating it and owning it,” Swift told Roberts of “ME!” “With a pop song, …