Headlinessssss edition

Friday headlines: The wild card.

Tropical Storm Barry presents New Orleans with an unprecedented problem: a Mississippi river cresting at 19 feet.

Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta steps down amid criticism of the Jeffrey Epstein plea deal.

See also: R. Kelly arrested on a 13-count federal indictment of child pornography and sex trafficking charges. 

Trump’s social media summit yesterday offers “an incredible view into one of the hallmarks of this presidency: how he tweets.”

New research says the amount of time that teens spend on social media perhaps isn’t a meaningful metric influencing their wellbeing.

A mob of Instagrammers take pictures of a lake in Russia, seeming not to care that its color derives from toxic waste.

Not only is your Google Home device listening to you, Google contractors are listening as well.

Watch: 10-gram “Tribots,” inspired by ants, can talk to each other, assign roles to one another, and work together to complete tasks.

California's housing crisis has led to the rise of "vanlords," people renting out parked vans that don't run.

The Cleveland Clinic delivers the first baby in North America after a womb transplant from a dead donor.

Volkswagen's bestselling product is a sausage (not sold in the US), which it started making in the 1940s to feed its employees.

"Flops are worth more dead than alive." Paper shares in Bear Stearns, or Trump’s failed casinos, fetch high prices online.

For the first time, Wimbledon will pay the same total amount of prize money to men and women. Yes, it took until 2019.

Through Airbnb, you can book Bob Ross painting workshops around the world with Certified Ross Instructors.

Watch: A tiny house in Tokyo built for “all five elements that the ancient Romans called for a happy life—knowledge, bathing, drama, music, and food.”

A recent favorite song: “Elastic” by Joey Purp.

Dacre Montgomery, who plays Billy in Stranger Things, explains how to properly perform a villain.

"The uranium is the wild card in that situation." A traffic stop turns up a rattlesnake, a stolen vehicle, a firearm, a bottle of whiskey, somebody under arrest, and a canister of radioactive powdered uranium.