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Headlines Edition

Friday Headlines: Naming names.

A new White House proposal would prevent Planned Parenthood and other organizations from receiving federal money while providing abortions, even if those services use private funding.

After one death and more than 170 known incidents of illness, the CDC says romaine lettuce is now safe to eat.

A year into Mueller's investigation, comparing indictments and pleas to prior special probes, including Watergate.

American birth rates fall for the second straight year, with the fewest newborns since 1987—making it increasingly apparent the US needs immigrants to strengthen its population numbers.

Since 2011, names ending in "n" have dominated the US baby-naming game—at more than 30% of all newborns.

When they aren’t busy being profiled by the New York Times, rural Americans are having babies and naming them after rural things: Ridge, Fence, Tractor, Barn, Hay, Mud, Sorghum. A critical review of the fastest-growing baby names in the US.

The Russia probe was called "Crossfire Hurricane," which is cool—though how officials choose names for operations is often quite random.

See also: How things are named—from bands to teenage crowds to cocktails.

To be successful in America, have successful parents, who often find each other through "assortative mating."

Everyone believes agriculture and urbanization caused inequality. Archaeological evidence disagrees.

How do revolutions happen? How does an idea spread from one mind until it takes over an entire society? This is the only book I can think of where you can see that process at work. Jarvis Cocker on how Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool‑Aid Acid Test changed him—and the world.

Self-portraits by Juno Calypso imagine post-apocalyptic life in an actual luxury 1960s bomb shelter.

From Czechoslovakia to the South Side of Chicago: How the Solo cup took over America.

A web exploit has been revealing real-time mobile locations of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon users in the US.

French gastronomes sign an open letter condemning a designation of prestige that will adorn pasteurized Camembert.

Before kombucha hit Whole Foods, "mushroom tea" was a Soviet family's alternative to still-banned Pepsi.

Dizzying artworks by Jonny Niesche melt the limits of iridescence and reflection.

An 881,470-brick LEGO cherry blossom tree makes its debut at LEGOLAND Japan.