Headlines edition

Friday headlines: Quid pro whoa.

President Trump openly encourages China and Ukraine to investigate his political rival while his impeachment defense is under siege.

Text messages show that Ukraine-US relations depended on Ukraine’s new president investigating Biden and discrediting Robert Mueller's Russia probe.

A private pilot explains what it's like to accidentally violate the president's airspace.

Twitter clamps down on Trump—for posting a Nickelback video.

Another whistleblower complaint, this time from the IRS, appears amid an escalating battle over the release Trump’s tax returns.

The IRS admits it audits the working poor at the same rate as the wealthiest 1%.

The next president could achieve many progressive goals without Congress, but is that a good thing?

About 1 in 4 adults age 65 and older is now in the workforce, and that number is expected to increase.

The number of poor people living in US suburbs has exploded to 16.3 million, an increase of 56% since the 2000 census.

“The last of the first responders,” Las Vegas’s death investigators struggle to heal after the Route 91 shooting.

A third day of anti-government protests in Baghdad leaves 33 dead. A massive protest is expected in Haiti to demand the ouster of the president.

North Korea and the US resume working-level talks aimed at dismantling North Korea's nuclear program.

More than 383,000 people have died in five years of conflict in South Sudan.

From a list of the best African films from 2019, a poetic meditation on migration (that won the Grand Prix at Cannes).

A new study in Kenya finds that cash transfers reduce rates of sexual and physical violence against women.

An interview with Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey shows why Bob Woodward is a bad interviewer on anything related to MeToo. No, really: terrible.

Related/unrelated: An oral history of Lilith Fair.

Using a quantum computer, researchers did a calculation in three minutes that a supercomputer needs 10,000 years to execute.

Banksy opens a shop in London to fight a greeting card company that’s contesting the trademark he holds to his art.

Almost half of the men who sat at Stalin's leadership table for dinner from 1937-8 shot themselves or were killed.

It's that time of year again: Tokyo's International Coin-Operated Laundry EXPO awards its Laundromat of the Year Award.

Related: This year’s fall foliage prediction map for the United States.