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Headlines Edition

Friday headlines: Privately grossed.

In the US-supported, Saudi/UAE-led bombing campaign in Yemen, there have been 17,729 civilian casualties.

Congress invokes never-before-used powers to demand that Trump withdraw support from the war in Yemen. Trump is expected to veto.

A poem to relate: "No Explosions," by Naomi Shihab Nye.

In the western highlands of Guatemala, people are leaving for the US because of climate change.

A very good sampling of letters and texts from the lives of asylum-seekers, new couples, prisoners, and pen pals.

In Congress, women are more likely to be interrupted and more likely to interrupt, unless two women are speaking to each other.

“‘Dozens’ of Whistle-Blowers Are Secretly Cooperating With House Democrats.”

Earlier this year Trump asked McConnell to hurry up confirming his nominee to the IRS.

Remember Virginia's surge of political scandals? No one really cares anymore. "It just went poof."

By some measures, right-wing violence has declined from its peak several years ago, "although this trajectory may be changing."

Two jars of Everything But the Bagel seasoning, which cost $1.99 each at Trader Joe’s, cost $22.44 on the black market.

Abigail Disney explains what it’s like to grow up with more money than you can spend.

Between 1990 and 1997 the number of Indian-owned businesses grew by 84 percent. And the number of Native kids enrolled in college has doubled in the last thirty years. Underreported numbers about Native Americans.

Translating physics news into Blackfoot requires inventions like "they stick together waves" for gravitational waves.

Some ideas of where to go for Americans who want to live abroad.

“So that’s all been fixed.” A writer pretends to be interested in Miami real estate to see what agents say about climate change.

When it comes to parking in Los Angeles, are you team black car or team silver car?

Prepare to see Paris’s Arc de Triomphe wrapped in blue fabric by Christo.

See also: Paintings by David Ambarzumjan where landscapes are dramatically altered by large brush strokes. Or daily drawings by Mexican artist Paulette Jo.

Stop asking kids what they want to be when they grow up. It makes them define themselves in terms of work.

There’s now a dating app “for people who were privately educated.”