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Friday headlines: Quit Twitter.

Hurricane Dorian picks up speed, loses strength, while approaching North Carolina, where more than 200,000 have lost power.

In the Bahamas, the horror of the hurricane’s destruction continues to unfold.

One consequence of Hurricane Dorian: bricks of cocaine floating up on Florida beaches.

Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean independence icon turned authoritarian leader, dies at 95.

“He has just died like everyone else. He left us in this mess and we are still suffering.”

Evidence is stacking up that a small number of strategically placed bots can influence the choices of undecided voters.

See also: Billie Eilish was depressed until she quit Twitter.

Facebook starts making its own AI deepfakes to head off the 2020 election’s disinformation disaster. 

India looks to become the fourth nation to land on the moon. The mission cost less than $150 million, cheaper than the budget for Interstellar.

A proposal to re-freeze sea water in the Arctic and create "miniature modular icebergs" would use a submarine-like vessel.

Investment in clean energy is down. Production of it continues to rise. 

An underwater monitoring station used to gather important scientific data in the Baltic Sea mysteriously vanishes.

A primer on the latest thinking on how the Egyptians built the pyramids cites "the result of generations of practice and experience."

Expiration labels on food are a broken system, leading to a colossal amount of food waste—and the food industry knows it.

Starbucks no longer sells newspapers in at its 8,600 US stores thanks to “changing customer behavior.”

"Most incidents don’t kill you or cripple you." Travel tips for places described as too dangerous (albeit from an older, white American dude).

Walter Mosley quits writing for television after a fellow writer complains about him using the n-word.

Serena Williams faces Bianca Andreescu in the US Open final tomorrow. If she wins, she’ll tie Margaret Court for the most Grand Slam titles.

"Rah!" "Men!" "Name of opponent!" Fight songs for 65 schools evaluated for clichés and nonsense syllables.