This year has seen an average of slightly more than one school shooting per week in the United States.

“It’s been happening everywhere. I’ve always felt it would eventually happen here too.”

Three months after Parkland, America grieves yet another massacre of children by a young man with guns.

↩︎ The Hill
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A divorced American biracial actress is disrupting the British monarchy, much to the world's delight.
We've created over 6.9 billion tons of plastic waste. Most of it will live nearly forever as landfill or litter.

The government appears to recognize that The Intercept’s story played a critical role in warning American elections officials about the threat [of Russia targeting U.S. voting systems], yet the Senate report comes at a time when the Trump administration has continued to take a draconian approach in its prosecution of Reality Winner. 

Prosecutors deny bail to a whisteblower because she’s a security threat. The Senate says, actually, she helped.

↩︎ The Intercept
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When Americans buy drugs in the United States, they really buy a package of advertising, marketing, and political influence-peddling. Consumers in other nations don’t pay these costs. 

Trump’s sensible campaign promise to lower drug prices won’t happen with his new plan.

↩︎ American Prospect
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Colorado may start marking legal weed with trackable "DNA signatures" as early as this summer.
Twenty years later, a jogger meets the man she discovered as a newborn buried alive in the dirt near a hiking trail.
Giuliani plans to prep Trump for his Mueller interview over rounds of golf on Trump's private courses.

The joke in the neighborhood is that the only thing anyone ever hears from Messi is him revving his car, because his Range Rover has the sort of gritty, guttural, souped-up engine noise that can wake babies sleeping in Madrid.

A reporter makes the most of trying to profile a reluctant Lionel Messi.

↩︎ ESPN The Magazine
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“I like to say we’re seeing the employment equivalent of a run on the bank, and it’s because everyone’s chasing the same talent at the same time.”

Today’s most popular job candidate? Anyone with a Ph.D in data science.

↩︎ Bloomberg
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Elon Musk wants to build “a weird little Disney ride in L.A.”—i.e., a high-speed network of tunnels under the city.
The act of gesturing is considered universal—including ways to mean yes or no—but individual gestures get weird.
Sean Combs was the anonymous buyer behind the $21 million record sale of Kerry James Marshall's "Past Times."
Google has much more of your data than Facebook, but it's easier to find, control, and (almost) delete.

The dependence on a single source leaves the rest of the world vulnerable to an interruption of supply. To protect their people, therefore, other governments need to diversify their supplies of plasma.

An argument for lifting bans on the paying for human-blood plasma.

↩︎ The Economist
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American Airlines edits its list of banned emotional-support animals. Tusked animals: banned. Miniature horses: not.
Taking a dig at Vanity Fair, GQ apologizes for all of the extra appendages on its latest cover.
From Czechoslovakia to the South Side of Chicago: How the Solo cup took over America.