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Friday Headlines: No one knows who they were or what they were doing.

Trump tweets that he called off a retaliatory strike on Iran with 10 minutes to go after learning it could kill 150 people, which he said wouldn't be "proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone."

It was unclear why Mr. Trump would have been getting information about possible casualties so late in the process of launching military action.

The 9th Circuit has ruled the Trump administration can deny funding to Planned Parenthood and other organizations if they provide information about abortions in the same facilities where they're performed.

Riviera Beach, Fla., says it will pay a $600,000 ransom after a cyberattack froze its computer systems three weeks ago.

A bony "horn" that some adults have developed at the base of their skulls probably isn't entirely from phone use, but rather from combined postural changes.

For thousands of years, thousands have gathered at Stonehenge to celebrate the summer solstice. Now, a planned underground motorway may damage the site.

Once thought to date back to the Iron Age, some human-made islands in Scottish lochs may have been built in the Neolithic era.

Around 11 million acres of land has been stolen from black Americans—much of it in the past 50 years.

Bikini Atoll's flag resembles America's, but includes three black stars for the islands decimated by US nuclear weapons testing.

After a two-year increase in auto fatalities, deaths decreased last year—possibly due to improved safety technologies in new cars.

Microbiologists warn that climate change could wreak havoc on microbes—which are needed for, among other things, producing oxygen.

Science is the key to solving climate change. It's also a source of millions of tons of plastic waste every year.

At black and Puerto Rican bars, parties, and picnics in New York City, “people had to provide their own entertainment. All the queens lip-synced and vogued—though I don’t think we had a word for voguing.” Nicole Pasulka on the history of lip-sync performances in the drag world.

Frequent targets of worker derision, HR departments must now choose whether to be heroes or villains in the #MeToo era.

There was a moment where we thought if we cashed out, we could have our life forever. But we wanted to live decentral. We don’t want a house. We need a few thousand a month to live. An interview with the dad in a family of five that lives almost entirely on bitcoin.

Data visualizations of Proust's In Search of Lost Time.

Paintings of fires—some close, some in the distance—blend realism and post-impressionism styles, by Daliah Anmar.