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Friday Headlines: We’ll always have Mars.

To avoid a government shutdown, the House has passed a stopgap spending bill. Now the Senate must approve the measure by midnight tonight—which looks unlikely.

Even as the GOP tries to pin the shutdown on Democrats, three Republican senators say they won't approve the measure. Here's a breakdown of the various senators and factions, and how they're divided.

Military pay, DACA and CHIP protections, DC trash pickup: a brief rundown (as well as a more in-depth look) on who's affected by a shutdown.

Among other public health setbacks, a shutdown would hamper the CDC amid an especially severe flu season.

2017 was the second-warmest year in recorded history—and the warmest on record without an El Niño.

A beautiful, terrifying graph of the average world temperatures since 1850.

If Mars missions are like Apollo, schedules and supplies will determine which tasks are attempted or abandoned.

“A lot of people were coming in and saying, ‘Now that Donald Trump is president, I’m scared and I want to do everything I’ve been putting off.’” Nicole Pasulka’s on-the-ground report on the transgender community’s fight for health care in Ohio.

Done with pharma's shortages and gouging, four of the largest US hospital systems join together to make their own generics.

Fascinating, if inscrutable: Gene crucial to learning produces virus-like protein that influences neighbor neurons.

In areas like mental health and genetics, the left is as susceptible to nonscientific belief as the right.

Facial recognition systems give China's government "the level of control over people's lives it aspires to."

Police solve a murder cold case after finding the murder weapon in a selfie taken by the assailant and her victim.

Divers reveal what may be the world's largest underwater cave, after finding a passage between two caves in Mexico.

A map of forest cover in the continental US.

An economic explainer on how rental and housing costs are colliding, and may soon increase demand for mobile homes.

The great irony of losing The Awl to brainless data and centralized platforms is that John Herrman wrote so well there about losing our best media to brainless data and centralized platforms. A look back at the best of The Awl, and why it mattered.

Here is a map of Sam Beckett's leaps throughout the entire run of Quantum Leap.

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