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Friday headlines: The performance cost of tweeting and the best safecracker in Los Angeles.

The Senate votes 56 to 41 to revoke—symbolically, mostly—American military support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen.

The United States suffered 94 school shooting incidents in 2018, a near 60% increase on the previous high set in 2006.

Meanwhile, US death row executions are at a 25-year low, with fewer than 30 executions nationwide in 2018.

A seven-year-old Guatemalan girl died of dehydration and shock after she was taken into Border Patrol custody last week.

If the archimandrite hits the woolsack with the mace, there will be a hustings. British politics explained.

An attempt to pay conservative D-list celebrities very little money to say liberal things on camera.

Fashion companies brag about their garments being made in the USA, specifically LA, but many workers only get $5 an hour.

See also: Geoff Manaugh profiles the best safecracker in Los Angeles.

South Dakota's Rapid City is judged to have the most unpredictable weather in America.

A new study of NBA players finds that a player's shooting accuracy declines if they stay up late tweeting.

Fentanyl is "barely more trouble to dispatch" than any of the other goods that America imports from China every day.

A kiosk at Taylor Swift concerts attempts to identify her stalkers through a secret facial recognition system.

"I’ve committed myself to help white people stop the nonsense.” White people need to stop being so fragile when discussing race.

An in-depth look at suicide from a writer who has attempted it several times.

Photographs that explore what it means to be a queer ranchero.

Twenty men arrested on an array of charges related to them brandishing loaded guns in a March 2018 rap video.

A new role model for millennial anarchists: Ted Kaczynski, aka the Unabomber.

Three plagiarists explain why they stole other people’s words.

Santa arrives early this year: Announcing the 18 works of fiction that made the shortlist for next year’s Tournament of Books.

The case for Agatha Christie: she might not have been much of a writer, but she "was very, very good at murder."

Video: A demented holiday story from Richard E. Grant.