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Friday Headlines: Let us plant trees.

One day following news that the 2020 US census was being printed without a citizenship question—adhering to the Supreme Court ruling against adding the question—Trump instructs the Justice Dept. to find a way to include it.

"The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me." Frederick Douglass, "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?"

A pair of poems for your Independence Day weekend: "Self-Portrait With No Flag" by Safia Elhillo and "Americans: We All Came From Somewhere Else" by Alicia Ostriker.

A record number of American children are living in Mexico, due to the economic crisis and immigration enforcement.

Quiz: Try and answer the hardest questions on the United States citizenship test.

Historical photos of dictators and their tanks.

The most powerful earthquake in two decades shook Southern California yesterday morning. There have been no reports of deaths or serious injuries or damages.

New research shows planting a trillion trees would be, by far, the most powerful solution to climate change.

A rundown of incidences of "forever chemicals"—fluorinated compounds linked to cancer—that are ruining farms across the US.

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If a wasp colony survives a winter, its nest “can grow to be as big as a Volkswagen Beetle and can have 15,000 wasps.”

The Norwegian island of Sommarøy wants to abolish clock time, in order that its residents can live their lives to the fullest.

The official lunch of Norway, matpakke, is also a “powerful weapon to combat decision fatigue.”

The Swedish concept of lagom means “Not too little. Not too much. Just right.”

It's haute couture week in Paris. Céline Dion, it would seem, is coming into her own as a fashion icon.

When people learn that some folks can visualize imagery in their minds and some cannot—i.e., aphantasia—it's a bit of a freak-out.

Video: A few light touches to an 80-inch symphonic gong and suddenly the room fills with a horror movie soundtrack.

"I neared the end of the straightaway and felt the blood drain from my face." Driving the world's fastest lawnmower.

A user interface quiz that breaks all rules of user interaction (and smashes your brain).