The Nobel Peace Prize goes to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).
“I think Secretary Tillerson, Secretary Mattis and Chief of Staff Kelly are those people that help separate our country from chaos.” Getting in his dings on his way out the door, Tennessee Senator Corker is no longer a Trump fan.
In case you missed it, here's some depressing advice from a Republican on how to prevent gun violence: "Get small."
Why Republicans are suddenly against bump stocks: The NRA has decided to be, too, kinda.
Las Vegas was awful but only "the worst" if you don't count black lives—like the hundreds massacred in Tulsa, 1921.
“Getting a fucking vasectomy. Owning a fucking car. Driving someone else’s fucking car. Riding in a fucking car. Disposing of fucking batteries.” Things more heavily regulated in America than gun ownership.
A graph shows gun violence prevention policies plotted by political viability and expert estimates of efficacy.
A tour of motels and stores frequented by Tom Petty in his early days in Los Angeles.
“Trust me, this isn’t an overnight process. I’ve been trying to do this for 10 years and this is a wake-up call.” Harvey Weinstein tells the New York Times, amid a PR meltdown, that sexual harassment is hard to quit.
Quarterback Cam Newton doesn't believe that reporters—especially female journalists—can spot routes on the field.
Chess grandmaster Dorsa Derakhshani, banned from Iran's national team for not wearing a hijab, joins team USA.
For when you’re eating lunch at your desk today: a brief movie about professional ski mountaineer Caroline Gleich.
Athens is open for business again, post-austerity, thanks in part to tourist-friendly street art.
San Diego becomes one of the few California cities to have a fully regulated local supply chain for marijuana.
An interview with Tim O'Reilly: Algorithms running amok isn't a fear for the future—that's just capitalism.
Oklahoma sends young offenders and addicts to a chicken farm that's really a "slave camp" for Big Agriculture.
Oil and logging companies are arguing that activist nonprofits violate RICO. Ergo, even if they lose, they win.
The FDA sternly warns a Massachusetts granola company that "love" is not a food.
Your Friday word of the day: "gentling," i.e., working with wild horses until they respond to commands.
“There are other passages almost as damning, but these are damning enough.” W.W. Norton editor and professional poet Jill Bialosky called out for extensive plagiarism in her new memoir.