Headlines edition

Saturday headlines: Live wrong and prosper.

The former ambassador to Ukraine defied orders from the State Department and testified before Congress.

Ambassador Yovanovitch, despite doing “nothing wrong,” was recalled from Ukraine because Trump wanted her out, she told investigators.

In a stunning day of setbacks, five federal courts dealt blows to the president. Also, the president’s attorney is now under investigation.

As of Wednesday, the polling consensus is clear: Impeachment has gone from fairly unpopular to a near-majority opinion.

Shep Smith leaves Fox News, seemingly in protest after “big chunks of the network have basically been co-opted by Trump.” 

Israel sees Trump’s Syria pullout as a betrayal that could help unravel the region.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wins the Nobel Peace Prize in part for helping to end the 20-year conflict with Eritrea.

In pictures: Tens of thousands have been evacuated or displaced as fires burn in L.A. County.

See also: A map of wildfires currently burning in California.

Silicon Valley believes in the future of self-driving cars, but it's pretty NIMBY when it comes to testing self-driving cars in Silicon Valley.

Just the advertising business on Amazon.com is as valuable as IBM.

An investor who made offensive sexual comments at a private summit for CEOs loses a $600 million contract in the backlash.

In defense of political correctness: over time it promotes women, supports gay rights, and generally values ideas.

The problem isn’t heterosexuality, it’s misogyny: an essay against “heteropessimism.”

Some early pictures of designer Hubert “Vic” Vykukal's space suits for NASA.

Draymond Green: Letting college players make money by selling jerseys or endorsing products might keep players in college longer.

One of the best things we read this week: A Dana Goodyear profile of Thomas Joshua Cooper, photographing the edges of the source of Western civilization.

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Also, this: Haruki Murakami’s vinyl collection, particularly the albums he listens to while he writes, is available on Spotify.

And in case you need something new to read: a list of all the books by African authors ever nominated for the Booker Prize for Fiction.