Headlines Edition

Saturday Headlines: Mourning the family robot.

Tomorrow's ICE raids in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, and San Francisco are intended to detain up to 2,000 families, targeting people "who have received final orders of deportation."

"We've never had anything like this where whole families are being targeted, as opposed to individuals."

"Hey, you're that advice lady!" And I say to No. 20 on the Most Hideous Men of My Life List: "Hey, you're that real-estate tycoon!" E. Jean Carroll alleges Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the mid-1990s.

Your weekly white paper: The 1992 Los Angeles uprising/riot actually led to a marked liberal shift in policy support.

Eve Ewing describes finding inspiration for her new book in Chicago’s deadly riots of 1919.

Unrelated/related: People often forget how much George Washington profited by purchasing and owning slaves, at times hundreds of them, for practically his entire adult life.

Baseball legend Ted Williams, a bit of a food nut, once explained how to make scrambled eggs.

Sand miners, ravaging India’s coastlines, keep journalists at bay with defamation suits, threats, surveillance, and machetes.

Wealthier Americans are more likely to eat fast food at least weekly than are lower-income groups, and other myths deconstructed.

A study finds that when a lost wallet contains a lot of money, people return it at a rate of 72% (though not at the Vatican).

“This woman is seriously just so incredible at abortions.” Sarah Miller and the Best Abortion Ever.

Notions about how female athletes should present themselves can be impossible to navigate. Many World Cup players are done trying.

Chelsea Women soccer coach Emma Hayes argues for smaller goals and pitches—why must women inherit men’s dimensions? Hope Solo disagrees.

Word of the week: Archaeoludology, or the study of ancient games.

A journalist sails on a lesbian cruise to Bermuda and decides, mid-journey, to completely change her life.

An Instagram influencer's fiancé pitched her "surprise engagement" to advertisers months beforehand.

A new book highlights the good in social media, placing the blame for bad actors on crummy people, not the technology.

How Ethiopia censors the internet: platforms blocked; users jailed; technical attacks against human rights organizations.

Pretty great: Tig Notaro, who apparently struggles to identify famous people by face or name, has a new talk show where she attempts to figure out who her guests are.

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason hosts a new podcast to chart the recent marriage of technology and music.

Google AI and NOAA partner to produce tours you can take through thousands of hours of whale songs to detect patterns and structure.

Jibo robots are shutting down, and their human companions are learning to absorb the loss and grieve.

“Being a Nigerian is abysmally frustrating and unbelievably exciting.” Remembering Chinua Achebe for his humor.