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Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Memo Shows His 'Embrace of Hate,' Says Veterans Group

A veterans group has said the White House memo shows how the president has "embraced hate."...

Newsweek
The Case for Sharing All of America's Data on Mosquitoes

For decades, agencies around the United States have been collecting data on mosquitoes. Biologists set traps, dissect captured insects, and identify which species they belong...

The Atlantic
India’s Supreme Court Rules That Privacy is a Fundamental Right of Every Citizen

There have been privacy concerns over the government's biometric identity card program...

Time
As Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis Deepens, Here’s How Aung San Suu Kyi Can Save Her Credibility

Kofi Annan's Commisison into Rakhine state has finally made its reccomendations...

Time
Why Princess Diana and Prince Charles Divorced: Camilla Parker Bowles Affair Came After Bouts of Bulimia

Charles could not seem to compete with Diana's glamour or her almost instinctive ability to connect with ordinary people...

Newsweek
Federal judge strikes down amended Texas voter ID law as still racially discriminatory

On Wednesday, a federal judge in Corpus Christi, Texas, ruled that a softened voter ID law Gov. Greg Abbott (R) had signed in June was still too onerous and discriminatory ag...

The Week
Someone in Massachusetts Just Won Over $700 Million in the Biggest Single Powerball Prize Ever

The odds of getting all six numbers right were one in 292 million, the equivalent to flipping a coin and landing on heads 28 times in a row...

Newsweek
The battle between Amazon and Alibaba will be fought over warehouse space

When Britons voted last year to leave the EU, a major concern was whether the resulting upheaval would dent the demand for real estate. At…...

Quartz
Cambodia’s leader has told a newspaper to pay a $6.3 million tax bill or shut down

Cambodia’s government is making good on a threat—in part inspired by Donald Trump—to silence critical news outlets. The government of prime minister Hun...

Quartz
Trevor Noah notices the greatest hits Trump glaringly left out of his Phoenix rally

President Trump's strange campaign rally in Phoenix on Tuesday night "started with a bang," Trevor Noah said on Wednesday's...

The Week
Transfer News: Chelsea Rocked By Bid For Star Player, Tottenham Plans Deadline Day Spending Spree

There is now just one week for Premier League clubs to buy and sell before the transfer window is closed for four months...

Newsweek
Germany has pulled all of its gold out of Paris

In a secret operation that took five years to complete, Germany’s central bank moved 374 metric tons of gold, worth around $15 billion, out of&#8...

Quartz
Liverpool: Philippe Coutinho Plans to Make His Views Public to Force Barcelona Move

Liverpool has resisted the advances of Barcelona for the Brazilian playmaker so far...

Newsweek
Vietnam is the East Asian cornerstone of India’s “counter China” policy

Last week, Vietnam indicated it has bought BrahMos anti-ship cruise missiles, a weapon the country has long cherished, from India. Without going into the specifics,&am...

Quartz
India’s top court has ruled: Privacy is a fundamental right

In a landmark judgement, India’s supreme court today (Aug. 24) ruled that privacy is a fundamental right—a ruling that could have a far-reaching impact on&...

Quartz
Massachusetts Powerball ticket buyer wins $759 million mega-jackpot

Powerball officials say a sole ticket-buyer in Massachusetts has won the massive $758.7 million jackpot, the second-largest Powerball win in U.S. history, after correctly pic...

The Week
Between two cultures: What happens to the psyche of an Indian child born and raised in the West

What is the recipe for long-term happiness? One crucial ingredient cited by many people is closeness in their social relationships. Very happy people have strong&#...

Quartz
Houston, Gulf Coast brace for Harvey, a potentially monstrous hurricane

On Wednesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) declared a pre-emptive state of disaster for 30 counties and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) set up a crisis task force to prepar...

The Week
DNA kit leads man to his biological father, 43 years after adoption

For their first anniversary, Sam Landis' wife gave him a gift that changed his life: A DNA kit that connected him to the family he'd spent decades wo...

The Week
50 Million People in Pakistan Are at Risk of Arsenic Poisoning From Contaminated Groundwater

Incessant pumping of groundwater has caused water tables to drop drastically, tapping into tainted water pockets...

Time
Bigger and stronger is the new motto as India readies for a massive wave of bank consolidation

The Indian banking landscape is set for big changes with the government deciding to merge the many state-owned lenders. The idea is to have stronger,…...

Quartz
If you want to see how delivery drones should work, look at Africa

Zipline, a Californian drone-delivery startup that has been delivering blood to Rwandan clinics since October, announced today that it’s expanding its operat...

Quartz
Supporters of Colin Kaepernick Rally in New York Demanding He Be Signed

The league is accused of blackballing the quarterback, who remains unsigned...

Time
Ramdev vs Sri Sri: The ayurveda market prepares for the battle of the gurus

The spirits are rising in the Indian herbal and ayurvedic products market. Yoga guru Ramdev-led Patanjali Ayurved’s growing clout in consumer goods sector ha...

Quartz
Smartphones help Little Leaguers cross a language barrier

They didn't speak the same language, but it didn't matter — two young baseball players at the Little League World Series used technology to communi...

The Week
Qatar Restores Diplomatic Ties With Iran Amid Regional Crisis

The country's ambassador would return to Tehran...

Time
Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill just set a heartbreaking 100-year record

One of the peculiarities of baseball is that in some of the most memorable games, very little happens. So it was in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. Dodgers left-hander Rich Hi...

The Week
White Nationalist Christopher Cantwell Has Turned Himself in, Police Say

Cantwell was wanted on three felony charges...

Time
Colin Kaepernick supporters protest outside NFL headquarters, calling for boycott

More than 1,000 demonstrators marched to the National Football League's headquarters in Manhattan on Wednesday, in support of former San Francisco 49ers quarterba...

The Week
At demonstration in NYC, Colin Kaepernick supporters call for an NFL boycott

More than 1,000 demonstrators marched to the National Football League's headquarters in Manhattan on Wednesday, in support of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepe...

The Week
How a few Trump tweets undid one of the biggest transgender rights victories under Obama

Trump’s ban on transgender military service is a big blow to LGBTQ rights — but it remains unclear how it will be implemented. With a few tweets, President Donald Tr...

Vox
Trump administration reportedly almost ready to set rules for transgender military ban

The White House is preparing to send the Pentagon a memo with instructions on how to implement President Trump's proposal to ban transgender people from serving i...

The Week
George R.R. Martin Would Like You to Know That He Watches Game of Thrones

Contrary to media reports suggesting otherwise...

Time
Chris Cornell's Widow Gathers Fans' Tributes For Website

Following an outpouring of tributes widow Vicky Cornell and her family have received since her husband Chris Cornell's death in May, Vicky Cornell has asked t...

Rolling Stone
‘We Will Not Stand By as Venezuela Crumbles:’ Mike Pence Tells Venezuelans

Following his South American trip, in which he attempted to rally the region against Venezuela...

Time
Trump Is Like An Autocrat From Germany In 1933, Former British Ambassador Says

The president's took aim at the media in a fiery speech in Arizona on Thursday, prompting significant blowback...

Newsweek
10 Dead, Dozens Missing After a Boat Sinks on a River in Brazil

The public security office of the state of Para said 15 people made it to the shore...

Time
In Yemen, a cholera outbreak is making a bleak situation worse

Most of its infrastructure has been destroyed and there are shortages of everything from food to medicine, and as fighting rages on, it's unlikely things will imp...

The Week
Conor McGregor: Floyd Mayweather Already a 'Beaten, Broken' Man

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather had their final pre-fight news conference on Wednesday ahead of Saturday's anticipated boxing match, and &quo...

Rolling Stone
Federal Judge Blocks Latest Version of Texas Voter ID Law

The same judge had blocked a previous version of the law in 2014...

Time
Mom Who Criticized Louise Linton: She Doesn’t Know ‘What Everyday Americans Deal With’

"I don't think she has any idea what everyday Americans deal with"...

Time
Demi Lovato Announces New Album 'Tell Me You Love Me'

Demi Lovato has announced her sixth studio album. The follow-up to 2015's Confident, Tell Me You Love Me will be released on September 29th. The singer also t...

Rolling Stone
“Nocturne,” the Podcast That Explores the Night

Sarah Larson on “Nocturne,” a podcast, hosted and produced by Vanessa Lowe, that tells stories about the night...

The New Yorker
Vox Sentences: Breaking up is hard to do

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
Senior U.S. Diplomat Overseeing European Issues Forced Out

The Trump administration sidelines another experienced State Department official...

Foreign Policy
Blue Apron Faces a Lawsuit From Angry Investors

Blue Apron is being sued by at least as many law firms as pounds of ice packs it sends in a box. At least a dozen firms have...

Mother Jones
Report: In phone calls with 2 GOP senators, Trump vented his frustrations over Russia

President Trump is annoyed with several Republican senators doing things he believes might damage him, like working on bipartisan bills sanctioning Russia, and he called two...

The Week
Federal Court Slaps Down Texas Voter ID Law—Again

On Wednesday, a federal judge in Corpus Christi issued a permanent injunction against Texas’s draconian voter ID law, which intentionally discriminates against black and Lat...

Mother Jones
Federal Court Rejects Texas Voter ID Laws

A federal district court issued a permanent injunction against enforcement of Texas' voter photo identification rules on Wednesday. United States District Judge N...

Pacific Standard
Donald Trump’s Campaign Pollster Tweeted Out a Poll That Is Not Great for the President

If a 2020 primary were held today, 50% of the GOP would be most likely to vote for Donald Trump...

Time
U.S. Coalition, ISIS and Assad Have Raqqa Residents Trapped In A 'Deadly Labrynth'

Amnesty International called on all parties to create safe ways for civilians to flee the frontline...

Newsweek
Will Trump Be the Death of the Goldwater Rule?

Jeannie Suk Gersen writes about what is preventing mental-health professionals from questioning the mind of President Donald Trump...

The New Yorker
Floyd Mayweather Guarantees He'll Stop Conor McGregor on Saturday

Floyd Mayweather has been reluctant to make a bold prediction in the lead-up to Saturday's highly anticipated boxing match with Conor McGregor. That is, until...

Rolling Stone
How A Short Meditation Can Help People Drink Less

Just 11 minutes of mindfulness training may help heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol, according to new research in the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology. People...

Time
The Indonesian Government Is Forcing Private Companies to Pay for Damaging Its Forests

The Indonesian government is struggling to collect fines from companies found guilty of damaging the environment, leaving trashed rainforests and peat swamps to stay barren as...

Pacific Standard
Trump Will Pardon Joe Arpaio Because of Alex Jones’s Infowars and Matt Drudge

Convicted Sheriff Arpaio thanks right wing media for getting his story to Trump...

Newsweek
Interview: Gene Roddenberry

An interview with the mind behind Star Trek...

Longform
In hypothetical GOP primary, Trump gets 50 percent of the vote

When 1,500 self-described Republican and Republican-leaning voters were asked who they would vote for in a hypothetical GOP presidential primary held today, with three establ...

The Week
The Atlantic Daily: Back to Backlash

What We’re FollowingTrump’s Phoenix Rally: The president attacked the media and Arizona’s Republican senators while defending his response to Charlottesville and the for...

The Atlantic
Netflix, Amazon and Hulu September 2017 New Releases

Check out the third season of "Narcos," the fourth of "Transparent," the season six premiere of "The Mindy Pro...

Newsweek
The Editors: Bannon Out

Check out the latest episode of The Editors, in which Charlie, Reihan, and Michael Brendan Dougherty discuss Bannon's departure, Trump's speech on Af...

National Review
How Will Scorsese Tackle the Joker's Origin Story? Batman Mythology Provides (Many) Answers

Martin Scorsese, Todd Phillips and Scott Silver will aim to give definition to the Joker's mysterious past...

Newsweek
Donald Trump—Popular in France?

Barry Blitt offers humorous renditions of President Donald Trump in Jerry Lewis movies...

The New Yorker
President Trump and Mitch McConnell Insist They’re Getting Along

McConnell says priorities include tax overhaul, spending and other bills...

Time
The Taliban’s Response to Trump’s Afghanistan Address

Steve Coll on the response from the Taliban to President Trump’s speech on the Afghanistan war this week...

The New Yorker
Rabbis Drop Out of Jewish Holiday Conference Call With President Trump

"The President’s words have given succor to those who advocate anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia"...

Time
Robots in Japan are now Buddhist priests

It seems there is literally no job that is safe from the rising tide of automation, including those who guide us into the afterlife. At…...

Quartz
No More Detention: Free Pastor Noe

Robert Greenwald Why is a devoted father, husband, and faith leader being held by ICE? The post No More Detention: Free Pastor Noe appeared first on The Nati...

The Nation Magazine
The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: McConnell: Nothing to See Here

Today in 5 LinesCNN reports that the White House has paperwork ready to pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Jeff Arpaio, after President Trump hinted that he would do so at...

The Atlantic
People Are Buying Confederate Flags in Droves as Race Debate Spreads Across the U.S.

Alabama Flag & Banner's owner told AL.com she's seen a jump in orders for the Civil War-era flags...

Newsweek
What Are Sound Weapons?

Earlier this month the U.S. State Department disclosed that several Havana-based diplomats have experienced “incidents which have caused a variety of physical symptoms.” S...

The Atlantic
Twitter, YouTube May Return to Iran, as Youngest Minister Fights for Social Media Freedoms

"I have a Twitter account and I think it is a suitable tool for public diplomacy, connecting to people around the globe and voicing our ideas."...

Newsweek
This New York City condo lobby is decorated with images of Robert E. Lee, swastikas, and Hitler

A New York City councilman is urging police to investigate the property manager of a condo building in Queens that's adorned with images of guns, a swastika, Adol...

The Week
There’s a New Joker Movie Coming. Here’s Who Should Play Batman’s Nemesis

A new origin story of the Batman villain is in development...

Time
Why Your Teenage BFF Is Good For Your Mental Health

New research shows close friendships are better than groups of casual friends...

Newsweek
Princess Diana’s Death Made Prince William Old Before His Time

The well-adjusted boys now have a pretty good reason to fall to pieces. They must cope not just with their mother's death, but with the press being blamed for it...

Newsweek
Here’s Your Guide to the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards

Usually the biggest spectacle of awards season, MTV’s annual Video Music Awards offer an unfiltered glimpse into the lives and wild getups of music&a...

Time
Winner of Mayweather Vs. McGregor Fight to Receive 'Money Belt'

The winner of "The Money Fight" between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will be presented with a special belt – and it...

Rolling Stone
Bernie Sanders Voters Helped Trump Win and Here's Proof

Bernie Sanders supporters didn't just stay at home, they voted for Donald Trump in significant numbers last November...

Newsweek
Russian Propaganda Bots Have Helped Amplify Right-Wing Extremism Online After Charlottesville

Angee Dixson joined Twitter on August 8th and immediately began posting furiously—about 90 times a day. A self-described American Christian conservative, Dixson defended Pre...

Pacific Standard
President Trump Made a Confusing Reference to ‘Clean Coal.’ Here’s What He Probably Meant

President Trump loves to talk about “clean coal,” but even environmentalists were confused by his latest reference. During a rambling campa...

Time
Red states are developing some really big ideas about how to waive Obamacare

This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to...

Vox
President Trump Calls For Unity After Fiery Political Speech

Trump returned to calls for unity and love as he spoke to veterans...

Time
N.Y.C. Summer Scavenger Hunt

Cartoons by Miss Lasko-Gross show a humorous series of scavenger-hunt objectives in New York City during the summer...

The New Yorker
Anthony Bourdain Gets Tattoos Instead of Taking Photos to Capture Moments Forever

"They do commemorate in a way that photographs can't"...

Time
Virginia GOP Deletes Tweets Accusing Dem Challenger of 'Turning His Back' on Family Heritage, Apologizes. Sort of.

JIM SWIFTIn a series of tweets, the Republican Party of Virginia attacked Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam on Wednesday for calling for the removal of Confeder...

The Weekly Standard
Exxon Pushes Back Against Harvard Scientists' Findings That the Company Misled the Public

In a scientific analysis of four decades of Exxon Mobil's climate change communications, Two Harvard University researchers conc...

Pacific Standard
In Phoenix, Trump Lets the Real World Go Away

Amy Davidson Sorkin writes about Donald Trump’s statements at a rally in Phoenix this week, where he decried the media and immigrants, and praised Joe Arpaio...

The New Yorker
If you were baffled by Trump’s Phoenix rally, it’s because it wasn’t for you

The Trump administration’s legislative agenda is in shambles. The White House is losing people faster than a series of The Apprentice. Obamacare has not been...

Quartz
How to Get a Chance to Party in Style With Rihanna for a Dollar

A donation of just one dollar could be your ticket to a glitzy charity ball in New York City hosted by none other than party icon Rihanna herself. This week, the chart-topping...

Time
‘He Is Part of My Makeup.’ Jim Carrey on What He Learned From Jerry Lewis

'I’ve always had this psychic connection with Jerry Lewis'...

Time
It’s Hard to Get Rid of a Confederate Memorial in New York City

Robert Sullivan writes about efforts to rid New York City of Confederate memorials, like two streets named after Confederate generals on an Army base in Brooklyn...

The New Yorker
Are Acrostics Coming Back as a Political Protest Tool?

A science envoy for the Department of State quit his post on Wednesday, submitting a resignation in which the first letters of each paragraph spell out "I-M-P-E-A...

Pacific Standard
The new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 costs a startling $930

For $1,000, you can buy a five-night cruise to the Bahamas, a new laptop, or a king size mattress. Or, you know, you could buy Samsung's Galaxy Note 8. Shortly af...

The Week
Workers Shroud Charlottesville Robert E. Lee Statue in Black as City Mourns

The city council voted to shroud the Lee statue...

Time
The Acrostic as a Form of Bureaucratic Dissent

Hiding an acrostic message in an otherwise ordinary resignation letter isn’t exactly the boldest way to express a political view, yet it’s proven surprisingly effective.It...

The Atlantic
Who Really Is Trump? President's Nevada Speech Wildly Different From Arizona Rally

The president took a completely different approach from his speech in Arizona...

Newsweek
Who Really Is Trump? President’s Nevada Speech Wildly Different From Arizona Rally

The president took a completely different approach from his speech in Arizona...

Newsweek
Prada and Other Clothing Companies Keep Putting Nazi, Holocaust Symbols in Their Designs

Prada-owned Miu Miu is the latest, but Urban Outfitters, Zara and Umbro have sparked fury in the past...

Newsweek
Germany: West Shouldn’t Start a War With North Korea

Germany’s chancellor said Wednesday relations between the two countries were strong and disagreements with Donald Trump should not hinder that...

Newsweek
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