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Friday Headlines: The Coriolanus effect.

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Two men who had been helping Giuliani investigate Biden were arrested—as they were attempting to flee the US—on charges that they were funneling foreign money to American politicians.

Capitulating to Chinese pressure, Apple removed a mapping app from its store that protesters in Hong Kong used to track police—though the map is still available online.

Related: Apple removed the Quartz news app from from the Chinese App Store, citing "content that is illegal in China," which likely refers to the publication's coverage of the Hong Kong protests.

Ethiopia's prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his "efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation and for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea."

Documents show that in the months after the school shootings in Parkland, Fla., and Santa Fe, Texas, substance abuse and mental health problems among students increased and academic performance fell.

See also: Dick's Sporting Goods CEO says the company destroyed around $5 million in military-style weapons after Parkland.

How the 2017 GOP tax bill "inflicted a trillion dollars of damage on homeowners throughout the country."

Previously unavailable to the public: wildfire risk maps for every building in California.

Just 20 companies are responsible for a third of the world's carbon emissions.

An interactive, city-by-city map shows how auto emissions in America have increased over the past 30 years.

On industrial noise, which is growing louder, faster than our bodies can adapt. (Read more stories like this in our editors' longreads picks.)

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French citizens rank mail carriers among their “favorite figures encountered in daily life,” second only to bakers. For a fee, France’s postal service checks on the elderly to make sure they’re well, informing loved ones if assistance is needed.

See also: A writer becomes a carrier for the United States Postal Service out of a long-held love for the mail. What she discovers are screams, threats, lies, labor violations, and dog attacks.

Disney is using an AI tool—developed by Geena Davis's research organization—to detect gender bias in scripts.

In Shakespeare, Trump would be Coriolanus: proud, bitter, and short-sighted. (Incidentally, Bannon is obsessed with the play.)

Researchers find humans' ability to regrow cartilage resembles that of salamanders—and one day may be used to regrow limbs.

Angry parents want ticket refunds after learning Blippi's live tour will feature an impersonator, and not the actual YouTube star.

A blockchain music streaming service is full of pirated songs that—because of its hands-off approach to copyright—it can't remove.

Watch: A fascinating explanation of the musical trends shared by today's hit songs.

The Oregon Zoo is posting X-rays taken during its animals’ health exams, revealing their “inner gothy beauty.”

To create fonts and interfaces for the original Macintosh, designer Susan Kare leaned on her knowledge of needlepoint.

Beautiful, layered silhouettes of mountain ranges, by printmaker Matt Jukes.