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Qatar rejects Arab states' 13 demands

The tiny Gulf nation of Qatar has rejected a list of 13 demands issued by Saudi Arabia and other neighboring Arab states Thursday as a condition for restoring diplomatic ties...

The Week
Mike Pence assures evangelicals Trump is their "unwavering ally"

The vice president donated an ultrasound in his own name to a crisis pregnancy center at a Focus on the Family event. And that's just the beginning. Vice Presiden...

Vox
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Retirement Rumors Has Washington on Edge For Next Term

The Supreme Court will give its final last opinions of its term on Monday...

Newsweek
British Parliament Investigating Cyberattack on Lawmaker Accounts

Officials are investigating "attempts to access parliamentary user accounts"...

Time
To Remember Random Errands, Turn Them Into a Story

Who among us has not walked into a Target mentally chanting something like “Eggs, shaving cream, toothpaste, toilet paper” only to get home and realize we’ve forgotten t...

The Atlantic
How a Chicago Program Cut Violent Arrests in Half

On an average day, 93 Americans are killed with guns—more than in any other developed country. National reforms, such as closing loopholes around background checks, might he...

The Atlantic
Handstands, explained

It’s simple physics. The 4-inch-wide balance beam, called "the most unforgiving surface in sports," may be the most mind-boggling of the four event...

Vox
Is London Safe? As 27 Tower Blocks Fail Safety Checks After After Deadly Grenfell Blaze, Questions Remain

There were chaotic scenes Friday as residents were evacuated from London blocks which failed safety tests conducted to avoid a repeat of the deadly Grenfell blaze...

Newsweek
Two eminent political scientists: The problem with democracy is voters

Why almost everything you think about democracy is wrong. Consider the curious case of New Jersey in 1916: That summer, there was a string of deadly shark attacks along...

Vox
Watch Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emmanuel Macron team up to jab Trump

Former governor of California (and Terminator star) Arnold Schwarzenegger teamed up with new French President Emmanuel Macron to take a swipe at President Trump on environmen...

The Week
NYC Pride March: Route, Road Closures and Everything Else You Need to Know

Here's all the info you need about the parade's start time and route and road closures...

Newsweek
Manson Follower and Convicted Murderer Bruce Davis Denied Parole

Davis was convicted of two 1969 murders while a member of the Manson cult, but defenders say he has changed in prison and should be paroled...

Newsweek
Fifth GOP Senator Opposes Health Care Bill

Nevada's Dean Heller became the fifth GOP Senator to voice his opposition to the draft bill...

Time
The US government says you shouldn’t be forced use special characters in your passwords

It might be getting easier to remember all of your passwords. The standards organization of the United States, NIST, has concluded that many common requirements&#8...

Quartz
The US government says you shouldn’t be forced to use special characters in your passwords

It might be getting easier to remember all of your passwords. The standards organization of the United States, NIST, has concluded that many common requirements&#8...

Quartz
Why Amazon Bought Whole Foods? Just Look at How It Crushed Walmart

To understand why Amazon bought Whole Foods, you need only look at how Bezos boxed out Walmart...

Newsweek
Weekly Culture Review: G.L.O.W., Prodigy, Transformers, and More

Hua Hsu presents a roundup of recent cultural happenings, including the début of the Netflix show “Glow” and the death of the rapper Prodigy...

The New Yorker
9 questions with Dominique Dawes

The gold medalist on inspirations and motherhood This week, Dominique Dawes — 10 year member of the U.S. gymnastics team, an Olympic gold medal winner, and advocate f...

Vox
Sally Yates Condemns Jeff Sessions for Reinstating Harsh Low-Level Drug Sentences

Yates argues that the new policy will not reform criminal justice...

Time
U.S., China reaffirm cooperation for 'irreversible' North Korean denuclearization

The United States and China have reaffirmed their mutual commitment to "strive for the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Penins...

The Week
Turkey Bans Gay Pride March in Istanbul

Officials cited safety reasons...

Time
'White Terrorism' and Donald Trump: Why Has the President Slashed the Grant for Group Combating KKK?

The Life After Hate Group has lost $400,000 in federal funding...

Newsweek
What's the Problem With Al Jazeera?

Earlier this month, managers at Al Jazeera, the most popular news channel in the Arab world, summoned nervous journalists into a glass-paneled conference room in the network...

The Atlantic
Plane Crashes Into Florida Daycare Building

A plane hit an empty daycare building, killing one person and injuring another...

Time
The World’s Ugliest Dog Has Just Been Named

Martha's family received $1,500, a trophy and a trip to New York for media appearances...

Time
Death Toll Climbs to 73 After 3 Attacks in Pakistan

(PESHAWAR, Pakistan) — The death toll from twin blasts in the northwestern town of Parachinar climbed to 55 overnight, bringing the overall death toll from t...

Time
Former Obama defense official says Russian election meddling is 'the political equivalent of 9/11'

Russian interference in the 2016 election "is really the political equivalent of 9/11 — it is deadly, deadly serious," said former Undersecretary o...

The Week
Trump Admits to Russia Meddling in Election: Says Obama Administration Knew But 'Did Nothing'

In a tweet, Trump said the Obama administration knew about Russia hack long before the November 8 election...

Newsweek
Senate GOP expected to add new penalties for the uninsured into their health bill

Senate Republicans are expected to revise their health bill early next week, adding in a provision that could lock Americans out of the individual market for six months...

Vox
The Latest Wave of Terrorism Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Defining what terrorism is can be contentious but over the years scholars have identified several distinct waves...

Newsweek
Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses Yearning to Send Cash

How Western Union does business in 2017...

Longform
Istanbul Bans Gay and Transgender Pride March For the Second Year in a Row

It will be the second year running that Istanbul's LGBT march, described in the past as the biggest in the Muslim world, has been blocked by city authorities...

Newsweek
Are We In a New Cold War?

Some 330 U.S. Marines will be stationed in Norway until the end of next year, drawing a warning from Moscow...

Newsweek
Mark Zuckerberg just sold $42.5 million of Facebook stock

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, sold $42.5 million worth of his company’s stock this week. The transactions were executed on June 21 and 22 an...

Quartz
Google Doodle Celebrates 2017 World Taekwondo Championships in South Korea

The competition is second to only the Olympics...

Time
The Gulf's Demands on Qatar Look Designed to Be Rejected

Now, Qatar has a list.On Thursday evening, news reports surfaced of 13 demands from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and four other nations that, if ful...

The Atlantic
The London apartment fire was aggravated by misused, combustible construction materials

Builders misused a combustible cladding to cover the sides of London's Grenfell Tower, the apartment building where 79 people were killed in a massive fire last w...

The Week
The London apartment fire was aggravated by misused combustible construction materials

Builders misused a combustible cladding to cover the sides of London's Grenfell Tower, the apartment building where 79 people were killed in a massive fire last w...

The Week
Nigeria’s War Against Boko Haram May Be Far From Over

In a rare interview, Fulan Nasrullah, a former member of Boko Haram, says the government is once again underestimating the insurgents...

Newsweek
Stephen Colbert Tweets at Donald Trump and Mulls 2020 Run

"I thought it would be better to cut out the middle man and just tell the Russians myself"...

Time
It’s time to revisit Children of Men, whose near-future British dystopia feels achingly close

One of the best of its genre, the movie has lessons for us in tumultuous times. Every weekend, we pick a movie you can stream that dovetails with current events. Old, ne...

Vox
What You're Not Discussing With Your Doctor, But Should Be

The idea that health care should be patient-centered sounds obvious, but what does that mean?...

Newsweek
How the Fight Over Confederate Monuments Is Influencing Southern Politics

A Virginia candidate’s surprisingly strong electoral performance after defending Confederate monuments could lead others to mimic him...

Newsweek
A TV News Truck Was Stolen While Crew Was Reporting on Crime Concerns in the Area

(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) — While a television news crew was gathering footage for a story about crime in the Albuquerque downtown area, a thief drove off in the s...

Time
Illinois Compels MDs to Discuss "Benefits" of Abortion

I have predicted that "medical conscience" will become a huge social controversy in the next decade, as culture of death proponents seek to force pro...

National Review
The Influences on Lorde's 'Melodrama': Frank Ocean, Robyn, Bowie and 10 Other Artists Who Shaped Its Sound

Many critics have proclaimed "Melodrama" the best pop album of the year so far, in no small part due to 20-year-old Lorde’s growth as a songwriter...

Newsweek
Are We in a Syrian Missile Crisis?

On Sunday, a U.S. F/A-18E "Super Hornet" fighter aircraft shot down a Syrian SU-22, a Russian-made fighter-bomber. On Monday, Russia issued a...

Rolling Stone
A Hat Trick for Vanderbilt Footballers as Third Team Member Found Guilty in Campus Rape Case

Brandon Banks faces at least 15 years in prison after being found guilty of charges including aggravated rape...

Newsweek
Millennials are the public library system’s biggest customers

Welcome to the weekly Vox book link roundup, a curated selection of the best online writing about books and related topics. Here’s the best the internet has to offer f...

Vox
See DJ Khaled's 'On Everything' With Rick Ross, Big Sean, Travis Scott

DJ Khaled recruits Travis Scott, Big Sean and Rick Ross for hisThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: See DJ Khaled's 'On Everythi...

Rolling Stone
Saudi Arabia is trying to make Qatar shutter Al Jazeera — and transform its foreign policy

Its demands of the isolated country could exacerbate the Gulf crisis. Saudi Arabia and its allies have sent Qatar a list of 13 demands that it must comply with in order...

Vox
Charles Manson Follower and Convicted Killer Bruce Davis Denied Parole

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday night blocked parole for Charles Manson follower and convicted killer Bruce Davis...

Time
San Francisco is Burning

A rash of building fires in San Francisco has many speculating that the fault lies with landlords hoping to oust their poor tenants. One anonymous landlord describes his faile...

Longform
Mahershala Ali and GLOW: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing

Mahershala Ali Thinks We Can Still Make This Country Great Carvell Wallace | GQ “In our interviews, I notice that Ali uses the phrase ‘fold into yourself’ a lot, the sam...

The Atlantic
The Week in Photos: From a Naturalization Ceremony in California to a Scorching Summer Day Near Paris

You can find more from Pacific Standard's daily photo series, Viewfinder, here...

Pacific Standard
The Forgotten Men of Mudville

Corey Pandolph offers humorous mock baseball cards of players from fictional teams such as the Atlanta Polypeptides...

The New Yorker
The Cambodian prime minister just told his political opponents to “prepare coffins”

In light of his track record, this threat shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s never a good sign when the leader of a country just emerging from decades of repressive ru...

Vox
Mormon Girl Reveals She’s Gay at Church and Leaders Cut Her Microphone

A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by God is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles L...

Time
Prufrock: Was Lincoln an Incorrigible Racist?

Micah MattixReviews and News: Eric Foner reviews Fred Kaplan’s Lincoln and the Abolitionists, which argues that Lincoln belatedly and begrudgingly signed the Emancipation P...

The Weekly Standard
10 things you need to know today: June 24, 2017

1. The Washington Post on Friday published a comprehensive report of the Obama administration's inaction in the face of mounting evidence that Russia severely aff...

The Week
33 years after Prince debuted Purple Rain, a deluxe reissue has opened the vault on new tracks

Two new editions of the iconic album feature a mix of previously unreleased songs and other special features. Prince was a pop culture icon who helped define the ’80s...

Vox
More than 140 people likely buried in deadly Chinese landslide

A devastating landslide is believed to have buried more than 140 people in southwest China on Saturday, local officials reported. The landslide occurred in a mountainous regi...

The Week
Under Trump, US foreign policy is increasingly being left to the generals

Qatar is home to the US’s largest military base in the Middle East and a long-time US ally. Since its Gulf neighbors, led by Saudi…...

Quartz
More Than 120 People Buried by Landslide in China Village

More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early...

Time
Spicy food really does keep you cooler in the summer

As the weather turns warmer, you may feel the urge to reach for something cool to eat. But you’d be doing yourself a favor by…...

Quartz
Keeping your hat on in Johannesburg: The tale of an Indian migrant milliner

Nothing brings together style, history and social organization more than a hat. When the Europeans began commerce with India in the 16th century, they were…...

Quartz
Suicide Bomber Blows Himself Up Near Grand Mosque in Mecca

A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi...

Time
Netflix's GLOW casts the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling in a scattered but undeniably fun comedy

GLOW is like A League of Their Own, but with snarling ’80s wrestlers. What’s not to like? There may be no more immediately appealing premise on TV than that of GLOW...

Vox
Democrats are criticizing Obama's 'inadequate,' 'slap on the wrist' Russia response

Congressional Democrats have leveled criticism at former President Obama following The Washington Post's Friday publication of a comprehensive report detailing th...

The Week
U.S. and China to End North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Program?

China, North Korea’s main trading partner, has previously been accused of not fully enforcing existing U.N. sanctions on its neighbor...

Newsweek
“Wonder Woman” is on track to beat “Iron Man”

In 2008, three years after Marvel reacquired the film rights to genius-billionaire-playboy-turned-superhero Tony Stark, Marvel Studios premiered Iron Man—its first self-fina...

Quartz
Trump thinks he’s signed a “Nice!” amount of legislation. Here’s what he’s really done.

On the heels of two major revelations — the contents of Senate Republicans’ health care bill, and the reality that he does not have tapes of his and former FBI Direc...

Vox
“Wonder Woman” is on track to make more than the movie that launched the whole Marvel universe

In 2008, three years after Marvel reacquired the film rights to genius-billionaire-playboy-turned-superhero Tony Stark, Marvel Studios premiered Iron Man—its first self-fina...

Quartz
“Wonder Woman” is on track to beat “Iron Man,” which launched the whole Marvel film universe

In 2008, three years after Marvel reacquired the film rights to genius-billionaire-playboy-turned-superhero Tony Stark, Marvel Studios premiered Iron Man—its first self-fina...

Quartz
Fifty Years After Their Debut, Are ATMs More Secure?

From the very beginning, all the way back to the first ATM placed in use in London in 1967, the user’s identity was the main problem banks needed to solve...

Newsweek
The Church of CrossFit

“You always know if someone goes to Harvard or if they go to CrossFit—they’ll tell you,” said Casper ter Kuile, a ministry innovation fellow at Harvard Divinity School...

The Atlantic
Queen Sugar Deepens Its Complex Family Portrait

Queen Sugar debuted last fall as a drama about the lives of the estranged Bordelon siblings: Charley, Ralph Angel, and Nova return to their home in Louisiana after the death o...

The Atlantic
Democrats Back Trump Assertion That Obama Administration Is Responsible for Failing to Halt Russia Election Meddling

Accusations against former president follow report exposing what Obama knew about Russian meddling campaign months before election...

Newsweek
Would You Go to an Astronomy-Themed Resort?

These days, vacation resorts can offer some pretty unusual experiences to guests, beyond the typical white sands, blue waters, and tiny cocktail umbrella. At one Japanese spa...

The Atlantic
Africa is now the world’s testing ground for commercial drones

Muhanga, Rwanda The world’s first commercial drone delivery service operates from a hill almost smack dab in the middle of Rwanda. A barbed wire fence&am...

Quartz
The Truth About Lasik Eye Surgery: What Nobody Tells You Before Going Under The Laser

Those who have lasik eye surgery say it's a life-changing operation. That may be true, but it's not the full story...

Newsweek
Wikileaks: The CIA can remotely hack into computers that aren’t even connected to the internet

When firewalls, network-monitoring services, and antivirus software aren’t enough, there’s always been one surefire way to protect computer...

Quartz
The complete guide to grilling without a grill in your sad apartment kitchen

For many of us, the start of summer in the US conjures up nostalgic thoughts of a great American pastime: backyard barbecues. But what if…...

Quartz
MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears…...

Quartz
A Brief History of Terror in Saudi Arabia

Since the 1979 Grand Mosque siege, extremist militants in Saudi Arabia have targeted westerners, police and religious minorities...

Newsweek
Meteorologists are running out of colors to map extreme heat

Global warning is upending weather maps. With temperatures reaching a near-record high of 119°F (48°C) in Arizona earlier this week, meteorologists ran out of colors&amp...

Quartz
Egyptians still can’t agree if they own two key Red Sea islands or if Saudi Arabia does

The wrangle over two uninhabited islands in the Red Sea is shaping up to be the latest quandary facing Egypt’s government, threatening to pit its…...

Quartz
How Culture Became the Main Fault Line in American Politics

Earlier this month, the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group’s Lee Drutman released a fascinating study that challenged many of the dominant assumptions about the 2016 election...

New Republic
Forensic dogs aim to solve the mystery of missing aviator Amelia Earhart

The most famous female pilot of all time is likely Amelia Earhart. In July 1937, she flew around the world with navigator Fred Noonan and…...

Quartz
How Vladimir Putin weaponized the internet

Vladimir Putin's regime is weaponizing the internet to sow chaos, confusion, and discord across the West. Here's everything you need to know: What is...

The Week
Disability rights activists protesting the US Senate health care bill explain what’s at stake

The US Senate could vote as soon as this coming week on its controversial healthcare reform bill, which cuts taxes for the rich, and reduces…...

Quartz
In the name of all that is holy, please don’t let Sheryl Sandberg become the next CEO of Uber

If anyone in this world deserves to be a CEO somewhere, it’s Facebook chief operating officer and Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg. And if there’s…...

Quartz
What to know before you rent your home on Airbnb

Here are three of the week's top pieces of financial advice, gathered from around the web: Homework for Airbnb hostsRenting out your home on sites like Airbnb thi...

The Week
Natural Disaster: Hundreds Missing in China Landslide

State broadcaster CCTV reported that a couple and their two-month-old baby are the only ones pulled from the rubble alive so far...

Newsweek
Exclusive: DJ Khaled on New Album 'Grateful,' Conquering Snapchat and Dreams of Movie Stardom

DJ Khaled has conquered music and Snapchat. Now hip-hop’s humblest superstar is turning his eye to movies...

Newsweek
Quora: How Hard Is It For Women in 2017?

The toxic masculinity that’s currently dominant in the U.S. has been for several centuries here and other parts of the world...

Newsweek
What to Stream This Weekend: Five Films for Summertime

Richard Brody offers five summer-themed films available to stream online, including “Stranger by the Lake” and “An Unmarried Woman.”...

The New Yorker
Even unicorns need a moral compass: Uber and the ultimate toxicity of sexism

Evidence grows that sexism stands as the gateway drug to the worst of corporate behavior, with Uber and its recently departed chief Travis Kalanick just…...

Quartz
South Africa’s political spats are clogging up the courts

Once again, South Africa’s courts have been dragged into a political spat. This time, it’s a constitutional court ruling on whether members of parliament can&#...

Quartz
The Kremlin's Investment in Trump Is Paying Off

Fifty-four years ago this month, former President John F. Kennedy delivered the “Strategy of Peace,” a powerful address that captured America’s indispensable leadership...

The Atlantic
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