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Saturday Headlines: Days of Kevin.

It took all week, but late last night—following a historical, debasing 15th ballot—Kevin McCarthy became House speaker, crediting Trump for getting the final votes. / Associated Press

Here's video from last night of Rep. Mike Rogers being restrained after he appears to go after Rep. Matt Gaetz, who had just blocked McCarthy's 14th failed vote. / NBC News

See also: A remarkable photo of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene holding up her phone on the House floor last night with Donald Trump on the line. / Twitter

Just one Republican bothered to show up on the House steps yesterday to mark the anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection and honor those who lost their lives. / The Hill

Remember: In February, the GOP officially declared the Jan. 6 attack "legitimate political discourse." / The New York Times

The longtime partner of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick has filed a wrongful-death suit against Trump and two Jan. 6 rioters. / NPR

In what police say was not an accidental shooting, a six-year-old in Virginia shot a teacher at school yesterday. / CBS News

On the evils of noncompete agreements, and the welcome news of the FTC's move to ban them. / Slate

The history of methamphetamine production, and how it evolved alongside the same challenges faced by the legal pharma industry. / Science

"One of the world's most prestigious machine learning conferences has banned authors from using AI tools like ChatGPT to write scientific papers." / The Verge

A new study claims to have deciphered Ice Age cave drawings as a "proto-writing" system that predates others by at least 10,000 years. / BBC News

Researchers believe they've finally ascertained why some ancient Roman structures remain intact: Lime clasts in concrete gave the ability to heal its own cracks. / CNN

"More than 600 people have rated the Bering Sea." The strangely beautiful experience of Google Reviews. / Longreads

See also: One-star Amazon reviews of Time's list of the 100 best novels of the 20th century. / The Morning News