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Remember the glory days of “quagmire?”

FEMA blindsides Puerto Rico by announcing that, as of today, its food and water shipments to the island will cease, citing the recovery of the commercial supply chain.

At current rates of depletion, Cape Town will turn off water taps in April—exacerbating socioeconomic divides.

The director of the CDC resigns her post over "complex financial interests," including tobacco investments she made after taking the job.

Spectacular photos of this morning's super blue blood moon.

Trump would hardly be the first demagogue to suggest that his authority and legitimacy rests on some special bond with “the people.” In any case, it marked the end of the speech. Trump’s State of the Union, long on vignettes and short on policy, was very Trumpian: plain old reality TV.

The Associated Press’s fact-checking team finds lies and exaggerations in nearly every section of Trump’s speech.

An interactive history of new words introduced by the president into the State of the Union’s vocabulary, from 1993 to last night.

Slipped into Trump's speech was an intolerable request for anyone in his cabinet to be able to fire any federal employee for practically any reason.

So, every time you read about the threat to fire Mueller, remember this—the critical actor in most future scenarios is not Mueller, but Rosenstein. It’s the DoJ’s legal opinion, starting with Nixon and again for Clinton, that sitting presidents can’t be indicted.

How the flu kills the young and otherwise healthy: sepsis, which can overwhelm an immature immune system.

The #MeToo movement is absent in US agriculture, where low-wage, undocumented female workers endure rampant abuse.

In the '70s, nurses brought attention to domestic abuse and organized some of the first services for battered women.

Volkswagen admits "unethical and repulsive" diesel emissions tests in 2014 on humans and monkeys.

A forum where users anonymously comment on research papers has uncovered multiple incidents of plagiarism and fraud.

A popular face-swap app, now put to smutty uses, could be the next chapter in fake news.

So you don't tip off enemy combatants: How to adjust your fitness apps' privacy settings.

Athletes do extreme things to their bodies, and are early to try extreme treatments. The public shouldn't buy in.

Americans are spending more time at home—working, shopping, streaming—and it's reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

She said, “You all”—meaning middle-class people like me—“You all should be paying attention to what happens to us, because they’re coming for you next.” Welfare is the frightening proving ground of algorithmic governance.

During Asia's 1997 financial crisis, women were asked to quit first, setting workplace equity back a generation.

Hackers are using endoscopes to break into ATMs.

Absurdly detailed answer to "Which was more technologically advanced, Ancient Rome or Han China?" (It's a push.)

A brief tour of Edoardo Flores's collection of more than 14,000 do-not-disturb hotel hangers.

The elusive Voynich manuscript is in coded Hebrew, according to a machine-learning decryption.

I had believed I would feel lighter without the money, free of the awful feeling of having it but not having my father. And yet spending the last of it was not just like failing my father—it was like losing him again. Must-read from Alexander Chee on his inheritance and the pain it brought back, excerpted from Chee’s new book.

Those who can't afford bail and thus remain jailed before trial are more likely to enter guilty pleas.

The next era in glamping: bubble tents with entirely transparent walls (except for the bathroom).