The Saudi government now claims journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a fistfight at the consulate in Istanbul. Five of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's officials have been fired, and 18 other Saudis have been arrested.
Strong judge of character and probing thinker Donald Trump says he has confidence in the Saudi government's account of Khashoggi's death.
The Justice Dept. files charges against an individual in Russia for engaging in a campaign to undermine the US midterm elections.
The Houston Chronicle, which recommended Ted Cruz in 2012, endorses Beto O'Rourke for US Senate.
Twenty percent of DC-area construction workers are in an immigration program Trump wants to end.
US Fish and Wildlife tells staff to be less transparent in FOIA responses, in order to avoid fueling endangered species lawsuits.
Not satire: McSweeney's categorizes Trump's 112 worst atrocities since 2011.
The founder of a company that ships abortion-inducement medication to your home launches a new service that delivers to the US.
Tom Scocca: We plan our families without regard to the one fact we refuse to discuss—we're going to die, sooner rather than later.
The Guardian's experiment in memberships is working: It now gets more revenue from readers than from advertisers.
It’s coming from the same place. Some kind of dog-whistle or some shit. Like, “Can we make it more authentic?” I’m often accused of not being “authentic” enough, and people don’t even realize how vile of a thing that is to say. Open Mike Eagle on the enduring realities of Robert Townsend’s Hollywood Shuffle and the marginalization of black actors.
The 19th-century maps of Emma Willard—possibly the first American female cartographer—charted Native Americans' dispossession.
The soothing geometry of farmland, captured in aerial photos.
A sortable database of paper airplane designs, with folding instructions.
"Juice in the Casket" and more fake Murder She Wrote title cards.
Internists are to Hercule Poirot as surgeons are to Sherlock Holmes.
Despite all my years of studying brain disorders, for the first time in my life I realize how profoundly unsettling it is to have a brain that does not function. After brain cancer affected her behavior, a neuroscientist comprehends mental illness in new ways.
A drug ring tried to transport meth disguised as Aztec calendars and statues.
Shadowy still-lifes by Alex Selkowitz.
I waded into the water and it was very soft on my skin and refreshing, a little bit cool but not too cold... Daddy was begging me to rush so he could watch the World Cup final, but I like to take my time about things so I ignored him. The eight-year-old Swedish girl who pulled an ancient sword from a lake writes about the experience, and she is amazing.