Headlines Edition

Saturday Headlines: Pale blinds drawn all day.

US intelligence concludes Prince Mohammed approved the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, but the Biden administration says penalizing him would risk American interests. / The New York Times

This morning, the House passed the $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package. The bill now heads to the Senate, where debate is expected to rage over the bill's minimum wage hike. / Associated Press

Hamilton Nolan predicts a future where the gig economy grows to the point that full-time employment is "an elite status for the few." / In These Times

While Texans froze, energy corporations' profits soared into the billions. / The Washington Post

"It's a scapegoat. It's an excuse." Tuskegee is by no means a top reason why some Black people are reluctant to get vaccinated. / KQED

The Los Angeles Police Commission has posthumously reinstated Robert Stewart, one of LAPD's first Black officers, who was unjustly fired in 1900. / NPR

Newly declassified documents show just how close a US military war game in 1983 came to actual nuclear war with the USSR. / Slate

Ikea is making disassembly instructions available for some of its furniture so customers can reuse or sell their products. / designboom

The biggest archeological discoveries of 2020 include "a sprawling geoglyph in Peru, a trove of mummies, the tomb of Romulus." / Live Science

Beautiful: Helado Negro's cover of Bowie's "Sound and Vision." / YouTube

A group has $250,000 for anyone offering indisputable proof of supernatural abilities. No one yet has been able to claim it. / OneZero

Watch: A trippy visualization of the internet's evolution. / The Morning News

Advice columns are often celebrated as universal, flawed, temporary—including the advice columns of Martin Luther King, Jr. / The New Yorker

The latest exit plan for politicians, whether you're Trump or the Obamas: content creators. / Slate

"I was able to pay off multiple credit cards." Interviews with successful content creators (and sex workers) on OnlyFans. / GQ

An extremely small number of people have a genetic mutation that gives them no fingerprints. / BBC News

The number of babies named Alexa in the US has dropped from 6,052 in 2015 (when Amazon's Echo debuted) to 1,995 in 2019. / Statista

Photographs by Albert Dros of animals kept on a private preserve outside Dubai. / Behance