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Theresa May announces she will step down as Conservative Party leader on June 7, and will remain as PM until a new leader is in place, likely by the end of July.

The US Justice Dept. indicts Julian Assange under the Espionage Act, the first time a publisher has been charged under the law. Though officials said Assange wasn't acting as a journalist, the possible implications for press freedom are chilling.

Related: Assange is the next step in America's ongoing history of bowing to authority in the promise of safety.

Trump orders all US intelligence agencies to cooperate in an investigation of the Russia inquiry, and grants Barr the authority to unilaterally declassify their documents.

Former CIA chief of staff: "The power to declassify is also the power to selectively declassify, and selective declassification is one of the ways the Trump White House can spin a narrative about the origins of the Russia investigation to their point of view."

"I was basically in a room of swirling glass." Accounts of the devastation tornadoes are currently inflicting upon the Midwest.

States were supposed to buy electric vehicles with their shares of VW's diesel scandal fines—but they're just buying more diesel.

"People want us to starve to reduce carbon emissions." Carbon credits comfort the rich, but the real-world use is impractical. (Read more stories like this in our editors' longreads picks.)

Trump announces a $16 billion bailout for US farmers hurt by his trade war with China. However, by unveiling the plan during planting season, farmers may choose to grow what will earn the highest government bailout, thereby further depressing agriculture prices.

Nevada loosens some abortion laws, such as decriminalizing supplying women abortion medication without a doctor's advice.

As when "pro-life" was coined in the '60s, today's abortion battle employs language crafted to persuade—e.g., "fetal heartbeat."

The Border Patrol cranks up the air conditioning in its holding cells—they say to reduce germs and keep people comfortable in the South Texas heat. But detainees call the cells hieleras, or freezers. Migrants describe conditions at a Texas detainment facility.

Mnuchin indefinitely delays replacing Jackson with Tubman on the $20 bill, says it isn't a priority for this administration.

Related: One artist proposes making your own Tubman $20 with a stamp.

No one likes the IRS. But the agency could be the answer for Democrats who are pushing to curtail wealth inequality.

And because it is not enough to activate the entrepreneurial mind-set—one must measure it, as well—all NFTE students are assessed, by the end of their programs, on “noncognitive skills” and on something called the Entrepreneurial Mind-set Index. A summer camp that trains children to become capitalists doubles as a recruitment tool for prospective employers.

See also: The theme park that lets kids play at corporate-sponsored employment.

The June 5, 1939, issue of Life epitomized the white America today's GOP wants back—excepting praise of the public sector.

Some European nations to the west produce 25 scientific papers per 10,000 people; to the east, it's fewer than one paper.

A Bay Area man repairing a '60s synthesizer late last year began tripping from LSD residue on the instrument.

Pleasing urban geometry in photos of Calpe, Spain, by Ludwig Favre.