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A Jury Has Convicted a White Ex-Cop of Killing His Daughter’s Black Boyfriend

The jury recommended a sentence of 15 years in prison...

Time
China’s Conflicting Goals Fall Under the Spotlight at Party Congress

As Beijing weighs up freer markets and more party control...

Time
Want to Clap Your Heart Out for Xi Jinping? There’s an App for That

Clap as hard as you can for the Chinese leader's soundbites...

Time
This is the Surprising Reason Why Chad Was Included in the Most Recent U.S. Travel Ban

Talk about an office supply glitch...

Time
Jacksonville Jaguars owner thinks Trump is 'jealous' of the NFL

The owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars is pretty sure he's figured out why President Trump can't stop talking about the NFL, and it has to do with a d...

The Week
Senior GOP senator, evidently disoriented, says he isn't retiring

When President Trump said repeatedly last month that a Republican senator was in the hospital, Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-Miss.) office had to repeatedly point out th...

The Week
Chelsea Handler Is Dropping Her Late-Night Show to Focus on Political Activism

"The past presidential election and the countless events that have unfolded since have galvanized me," she says...

Time
Nonprofit gets seriously ill children out of the hospital and into the stands

While volunteering at a children's hospital, Blake Rockwell and the kids would talk about sports and watch games together, an experience that inspired Rockwell to...

The Week
The China Daily Has Pulled its Recent Column on Sexual Assault After an Online Backlash

The column touched off widespread derision and indignation on social media...

Time
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar explained what happens when humongous stars die

1.4 times the mass of our sun — why “Chandrasekhar’s limit” is essential for understanding why some stars form black holes. All things die, even stars. When star...

Vox
John Kelly was 'disgusted' that somebody 'politicized' his son's death, Trump's press secretary says

On Tuesday, anonymous White House officials, reportedly including Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, reached out to numerous news organizations to inform them that forme...

The Week
North Korea’s ‘Hotel of Doom’ May Finally Be Opening After Decades of Delay

Officially known as the Ryugyong Hotel, the project has been plagued by delays since 1987...

Time
Canadian man sues airline after receiving sparkling wine instead of champagne

His champagne wishes were replaced with sparkling wine reality, and now, he's suing. Daniel Macduff of Quebec booked a flight on Sunwing Airlines to Cuba, going w...

The Week
Astrophysicist S. Chandrasekhar’s Life is Being Celebrated With a New Google Doodle

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was the first astrophysicist to win the Nobel Prize in Physics...

Time
How the fall of Causeway Bay Books helped resurrect a long-lost Chinese erotic literature classic

Hong Kong When associates at Causeway Bay Books in Hong Kong went missing about two years ago—and its scandalous books about mainland Chinese politicians were&#8...

Quartz
No one seems to know why a statement written for Trump about Niger was never released

President Trump has been criticized for saying nothing following the deadly ambush earlier this month that killed four U.S. soldiers in Niger, but just one day after the atta...

The Week
Hear Feist's Heartfelt Cover of Gord Downie's 'The Stranger'

Feist has unveiled a touching cover of Gord Downie's "The Stranger," in tribute to the Tragically Hip frontman, who died on...

Rolling Stone
Women Fight For Equal Pay, But The Gender Pay Gap Won't Budge

The gender wage gap persists, and the reasons for this issue are complex...

Newsweek
North Carolina Transgender Bathroom Lawsuit Settlement Expands LGBT Rights

A judge's sign-off is still needed to make the settlement effective...

Newsweek
Man suspected of killing 3 co-workers in Maryland captured in Delaware

A 37-year-old man suspected of killing three co-workers in Maryland earlier in the day was captured Wednesday evening in Delaware, police said. Authorities said Radee Labeeb...

The Week
Man suspected of killing 3 coworkers in Maryland captured in Delaware

A 37-year-old man suspected of killing three coworkers in Maryland earlier in the day was captured Wednesday evening in Delaware, police said. Authorities said Radee Labeeb P...

The Week
Is Trump Helping to Free American Hostages Worldwide?

David Rohde on the freeing of a family held hostage by the Taliban, and on Donald Trump’s approach to Americans kidnapped by terrorists or foreign governments...

The New Yorker
A Michigan University Is Offering the First-Ever Degree in Marijuana Studies

And the program is growing...

Time
Chad was added to the travel ban list because it ran out of passport paper

President Trump's decision to add Chad to the list of countries on his latest travel ban came as a surprise to people inside the government, primarily because it...

The Week
30 Million Newborns Could Die by 2030, UN Study Says

Despite a steady decrease in the number of children dying before age 5, 7,000 newborns died every day last year...

Newsweek
Waiting for the “Trump Slump” in the Stock Market

John Cassidy writes about the bullish stock market under Donald Trump so far, and how past precedent indicates that a "Trump Slump” could be on the way...

The New Yorker
Vox Sentences: Egypt’s LGBTQ community isn’t safe

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what's happening in the world, curated by Ella Nilsen. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your...

Vox
Hear Maroon 5's Reflective Song 'Whiskey' With A$AP Rocky

Maroon 5 have unveiled new song "Whiskey," which features A$AP Rocky. The song hails from their forthcoming sixth studio album, This article...

Rolling Stone
John Kelly is Disgusted By The Way His Son's Death Has Been Politicized, White House Says

The president mentioned Kelly's son, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010...

Newsweek
The FDA just approved a revolutionary gene-modification treatment

On Wednesday, Oct. 18, the US Food and Drug Administration approved a treatment for certain types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that uses patient’s own genetically...

Quartz
Is Niger Trump's Benghazi? Four U.S. Soldiers Died and It Took Him 12 Days to Respond

Senator John McCain said the Trump administration is not being upfront about what happened in Niger...

Newsweek
FDA approves first gene therapy for adults with blood cancer

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a one-time treatment for lymphoma in adults, only the second time a gene therapy for blood cancer has been given the OK...

The Week
Philip Pullman on His New Trilogy, His Influences and the Upcoming His Dark Materials TV Show

The article contains minor spoilers on the plot of La Belle Sauvage. It’s been over twenty years since Philip Pullman introduced readers to the universe of H...

Time
Doctor and Advocate: One Surgeon's Global Fight for the Rights of Rape Survivors

Dr. Denis Mukwege opened his hospital because he wanted to bring down maternal mortality in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. But the first case he saw was a survivor of g...

Pacific Standard
Philip Pullman’s Masterful Prequel to “His Dark Materials” Takes Us Back To Lyra’s World

Behold, in order, the three most disappointing words in the English language: “To be continued.” It’s rather different fr...

Mother Jones
For The First Time, Americans Are Adopting More Boys Than Girls From Abroad

Girls have always surpassed boys when it comes to the number of adoptees from foreign countries to the U.S., until now...

Newsweek
The Rohingya’s Desperate Journey Out of Myanmar

David Rohde writes about the photojournalist Moises Saman’s images documenting the conditions that Rohingya refugees are enduring in Bangladesh after fleeing Myanmar...

The New Yorker
Donald Trump’s Unseemly Condolence-Call Bragging Game

Amy Davidson Sorkin on Donald Trump’s bragging about his condolence call to the wife of Sergeant La David T. Johnson, who was killed in Niger...

The New Yorker
Impeaching Trump: Inside Larry Flynt's Investigation To Take Down The President

The free speech advocate said the president's finances make him vulnerable, as does "road kill" in his past...

Newsweek
UC Santa Cruz College Republicans Shouted Down

I’ve argued lately that the campus free-speech crisis is escalating. The failure to punish shout-downs of visiting conservative speakers is now licensing disruptive attacks...

National Review
Robots Are Taking Our Jobs and Killing Us, So The Trump Administration Created a New Center to Study Them

Robots kill more people than sharks. And the CDC worries it will only get worse...

Newsweek
CNN's Jake Tapper fires back at Bill O'Reilly with brutal tweet

Not so fast, Bill O'Reilly. On Wednesday evening, former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly decided to support his friend Sean Hannity while taking aim at C...

The Week
Sea World, fallen on hard times since “Blackfish,” will lay off 350 employees

Since the 2013 release of the documentary Blackfish, which lambasted SeaWorld for its treatment of orcas, attendance at the company’s entertainment parks has...

Quartz
The Atlantic Daily: Messaging Concerns

What We’re FollowingPresidential Messages: President Trump’s responses to the deaths of servicemembers are under scrutiny after he boasted he was more conscientious about...

The Atlantic
President Trump’s Offer of $25,000 for a Fallen Soldier’s Father Is a Page From George Washington’s Playbook

"I beg your acceptance of the Inclosd as a small testimony of my Inclination to serve you upon any future occasion."...

Time
North Korea Nuclear Test Site Can't Stand Any More Bombs, but Kim Jong Un Won't Abandon It

Analysts say North Korea may have to move on to other tunnel testing sites or build new ones...

Newsweek
Why Isn't Somalia's '9/11' Drawing As Much Global Attention?

Hashtags like #PrayForSomalia and #IAmMogadishu, referring to the terrorist attack that killed 300, failed to trend on social media...

Newsweek
China vs. America in a Financial Game of 'Risk'

In late 2010, Sri Lanka inaugurated a new $1.3 billion deep-sea port in Hambantota, on the Indian Ocean island nation’s southern coast. More than 80 percent of financing for...

The Atlantic
Trump's Unforced Error

The question to President Trump on Monday sounded relatively innocuous: “Why haven't we heard anything from you so far about the soldiers that were killed in Ni...

The Atlantic
Trump's Gold Star Widow Call Is Just His Latest Insult to Military Veterans

Remember when Trump said he'd "always wanted" to be awarded a Purple Heart?...

Newsweek
No Plans to Withdraw U.S. Troops Even After ISIS Defeat

A 'tactical campaign masquerading as strategy' needs to find one now...

Foreign Policy
TMQ Podcast: College Football Makes Big Money. Why Is Your Donation Tax-Deductible?

TWS PODCASTWhat will become of the Packers now that Aaron Rodgers is injured? And why does Congress allow donations to college football programs to be tax deductible?...

The Weekly Standard
Thinking of Richard Wilbur and Molière While Listening to Emmanuel Macron

Adam Gopnik writes about Richard Wilbur, Molière, and the inspiration behind French President Emmanuel Macron’s social policy...

The New Yorker
Senators Are Pushing Ahead with a Health Care Deal as President Trump Sends Mixed Signals

Trump said he may not support the deal...

Time
The Chickens and the Bulls

The rise and fall of the “most far-flung, most organized, and most brazen example of homosexual extortion in the nation’s history.”...

Longform
The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Schrödinger’s Endorsement

Today in 5 LinesPresident Trump criticized a new bipartisan deal aimed at stabilizing Obamacare exchanges, a day after he publicly praised the proposal. Trump disputed an acco...

The Atlantic
Congress finally has a bill to regulate Facebook. Here’s what it says.

The US Congress wants to regulate Facebook, Twitter, Google, and other internet companies like broadcasting companies. Three US senators will introduce the “...

Quartz
Facing Public Outcry, New Mexico Restores Evolution and Global Warming to Science Standards

New Mexico’s public education agency announced late Tuesday that it would restore references to evolution, global warming, and the age of the Earth that had...

Mother Jones
What Cities Are Doing to Fight Street Harassment

This week, social media was flooded with #metoo, a hashtag that survivors of sexual harassment and assault used to share their experiences and demonstrate the sweeping ubiquit...

City Lab
Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA admits Russell Crowe spat on singer Azealia Banks

In an interview Tuesday with radio host Charlamagne tha God, rapper RZA confirmed that the actor Russell Crowe once spat on pop singer and rapper Azealia Banks at a party. RZ...

The Week
Newest internet nightmare, surveillance states, and eight other stories you might have missed

1. Tech’s going to the mattresses We built the network with a clear goal. To disrupt every business, one by one, and make industries more…...

Quartz
North Korea Says Trump Is Worse Than Hitler, Will Bring “Nuclear Holocaust” and “Toxic Gas” by Leaving Paris Deal

North Korea, known for its reclusive, militant policies, is attacking President Donald Trump for isolating himself from the international community...

Newsweek
North Korea Says Trump Is Worse Than Hitler, Will Bring ‘Nuclear Holocaust’ and ‘Toxic Gas’ by Leaving Paris Deal

North Korea, known for its reclusive, militant policies, is attacking President Donald Trump for isolating himself from the international community...

Newsweek
This computer program is teaching itself how to destroy humans ... at a millennia-old Chinese board game

A computer program called AlphaGo Zero taught itself how to play a strategic game that is far more difficult than chess, Google found in a recent study, a feat both impressiv...

The Week
The Fall of Raqqa Is a Marvelous, Bipartisan American Victory

In a different time the collapse of ISIS resistance in Raqqa would be a headline-dominating occasion for national celebration. While the war continues, and ISIS still exists,...

National Review
Federal Judge Orders Trump Administration to Allow Undocumented Immigrant to Have Abortion

The 17-year-old was by immigration authorities in Texas...

Time
A fraudster posing as Britain’s defense minister almost conned Richard Branson out of $5 million

A fraudster posing as Britain’s defense minister almost conned Richard Branson out of a small fortune...

Quartz
President Trump’s Tweets About Puerto Rico, Military Families Rank Among His 10 Worst-Received Ever

According to one popular measurement...

Time
Father of Soldier Killed in Niger: Trump Was Respectful When He Called Me

"This isn’t about Donald Trump"...

Time
The Editors: Executive Power

Check out the latest episode of The Editors, in which Rich, Reihan, Charlie, and Michael Brendan Dougherty discuss heathcare, the Iran deal decertification, and more! You can...

National Review
Trump-Russia ‘Golden Shower’ Dossier Firm Officials Refuse to Testify About Who Financed Salacious Report

Fusion GPS has accused House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes of an "abuse of power."...

Newsweek
Trump Is Still Popular With Republican Donors, Who Gave the RNC $100 Million So Far In 2017

The Democrats have only raised about half of what the Republicans have in donations throughout 2017, according to the latest reports...

Newsweek
Kevin Smith Donating Residuals from Weinstein-Made Movies to Women in Film

Kevin Smith's allegiance to Harvey Weinstein dissolved earlier this month amid reports that the now-disgraced movie mogul had sexually assaulted or harassed d...

Rolling Stone
Mike Pence's Brother Launching Congressional Campaign After Saying His Brother Was 'Full of Shit'

Add another surname to America's political dynasties — Mike Pence's big brother is preparing to run for his sibling's old congressi...

Newsweek
'American Horror Story' Season 8 Should be Directed by Vince Staples, According to Vince Staples

Ryan Murphy should give the "Big Fish Theory" rapper a call...

Newsweek
How US Foreign Policy Helped Create the Immigration Crisis

Jeff Faux Neoliberal strictures, support for oligarchs, and the War on Drugs have impoverished millions and destabilized Latin America. The post How US Foreign Policy Helped...

The Nation Magazine
Devastating Mogadishu Bombing Could Cause Significant Political Aftershocks

More than 300 people were killed and at least 500 injured on October 14th when a truck bomb exploded in a crowded intersection in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital. The attack is...

Pacific Standard
Why Are Companies Telling Black Women to be White? Nivea's Latest Ad Stirs Controversy

Social media is up in arms again over Nivea's latest ad that promotes skin lightening...

Newsweek
Why Are Companies Telling Black Women to Be White? Nivea’s Latest Ad Stirs Controversy

Social media is up in arms again over Nivea’s latest ad that promotes skin lightening...

Newsweek
The Wage Gap Is Only Getting Worse, Especially for America's Senior Citizens

The gap between wealthy and poor seniors is one of the widest in any nation in the Organization for Economic Cooperation...

Newsweek
Seeing Pyongyang in 360 Degrees

In September, as tensions ratcheted up over North Korea’s nuclear program, Aram Pan was high above Pyongyang as a passenger in a tiny, buzzing microlight aircraft, his video...

City Lab
Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico’s Neo-Colonial Legacy

Jon Lee Anderson on life in the Puerto Rican town of Aibonito and how its residents are coping in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria...

The New Yorker
Klay Thompson’s Doppelgänger Upstaged Him on NBA Opening Night

The resemblance is uncanny...

Time
Fallen Soldier’s Father Says President Trump Promised Him $25,000, But Never Sent the Check

A White House spokesperson says the check has been sent...

Time
GOP lawmaker proposes turning away patients in emergency rooms to cut health-care costs

Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.), in an interview with MSNBC's Chuck Todd about rising health-care costs, proposed last week that emergency rooms should be able to turn...

The Week
Defense Secretary James Mattis tells Congress that shuttering unnecessary bases could save billions

Defense Secretary James Mattis wants to review Department of Defense properties after an Oct. 6 report found that 19 percent of military bases are unneeded, he wrote in a let...

The Week
6 Wacky Ways Cities Are Trying to Win Amazon’s New Headquarters

The open request for proposals has caused a frenzy at city halls around the country...

Time
Who Is Larry Nassar, the Former USA Gymnastics Doctor McKayla Maroney Accused of Sexual Abuse?

The Michigan osteopath pled guilty to federal child pornography charges and is facing dozens of lawsuits from athletes who say he abused them under the guise of medical treatm...

Time
Why Trump Has Nothing to Say About ISIS

Raqqa, the Islamic State's capital city, has fallen.The battle began in July, when a Kurdish-led militia backed by the United States attacked from the north a...

Rolling Stone
Watch Justin Trudeau Break Down Remembering Gord Downie: ‘Gord Was My Friend’

Trudeau gave an emotional statement about the Tragically Hip frontman...

Time
Trump promised a Gold Star father $25,000. Then all he sent was a letter that said 'I'm sorry.'

President Trump promised the father of an army corporal slain in Afghanistan a $25,000 check and a fundraiser to support his family, but failed to deliver on either account,...

The Week
7 Questions You Were Too Embarrassed to Ask About Halloween

From why we celebrate to what costumes are the most popular this year...

Time
Trump’s DOJ Lawyers Just Made a Shocking Argument About the Right to Abortion

In a hearing in federal court today, lawyers from Trump’s Justice Department argued why their actions blocking abortion access for an unaccompanied minor cur...

Mother Jones
3 years ago, Stockton, California, was bankrupt. Now it's trying out a basic income.

A city on the outskirts of Silicon Valley is using Facebook money to fund a basic income trial. Next year, a random sample of the 300,000 residents of Stockton, a port c...

Vox
What Donald Trump Learned From Vladimir Lenin About Chaos in Politics

There is a certain logic to what Trump is doing, a logic most identified with a political leader long dead but much remembered...

Newsweek
What Donald Trump Learned From Vladimr Lenin About Chaos in Politics

There is a certain logic to what Trump is doing, a logic most identified with a political leader long dead but much remembered...

Newsweek
What Everyone Can Learn From L.A.'s Gentrification

Los Angeles has always been an “exceedingly improbable phenomenon,” historian Wade Graham explains at the start of season two of the podcast “There Goes the Neighborhood...

City Lab
MLK’s Example Holds the Answers to Both Racism and Political Violence

It's time to look to King's commitment to nonviolent protests...

Time
Russian Mayor Tells Citizens Not To Beat Up Foreigners During World Cup

“I urge everyone to be hospitable, kind, not to beat anyone, if you know the English language, help the tourists,” said Alexander Yaroshuk, head of Kaliningrad...

Newsweek
China's Plan to Buy Influence and Undermine Democracy

Along a major tributary of the Mekong River in northeastern Cambodia sits the newly opened Lower Sesan II Dam hydropower plant. The 400-megawatt dam will produce badly needed...

The Atlantic
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