Headlines edition

Saturday headlines: This week has taken its toll on me.

US-led airstrikes in Iraq have killed many more civilians than we hear about—31 times more, in fact. Here’s the story of one man who found out why his family was targeted.

Cards Against Humanity buys land on the US-Mexico border, hoping to thwart Mr. Trump's plans for a wall.

Jared Kushner works on the White House's sensitive foreign policy issues with only interim security clearance.

Here’s an excellent briefing book, prepared by a Hill staffer, ahead of any political conversations at Thanksgiving. (Maybe we should all just stick to solving Grandma’s tech problems.)

Masha Gessen’s award-winning portrait of seven Soviet-born Russians helps us assess Russia’s state-sponsored homophobia.

“Medieval Icelandic crime victims would sell the right to pursue a perpetrator to the highest bidder.” A look at some forms of legal process that are very different from our own.

Hate crimes committed by white supremacists increased 67% in Los Angeles County last year.

In Jacksonville, you're significantly more likely to receive a pedestrian citation if you're poor, black, or both.

A Zimbabwean reporter, who spent 35 years with the Associated Press, explains what to expect next.

“Mugabe is one of the last surviving members of a club of African big men—a club that included the likes of Mobutu Sese Seko, of Zaire, and Daniel Arap Moi, of Kenya. These men led necessary and bold opposition to colonial rule, but then grew addicted to power and its opulent trappings. They began to see themselves less as rulers of their lands than as owners.” From 2003, Samantha Power’s “How to kill a country: Turning a breadbasket into a basket case in 10 easy steps.”

Your weekend infographic: Brazil's murder rate equals the rate of many countries combined.

A fascinating conversation with Sujatha Gidla—once an “untouchable” in India, now a conductor on New York’s subway.

A designer, a professor, a neuro-oncologist, and an artist explain why they brave congested traffic, thick rubber, and cold water to spend time in the ocean around New York City.

A video for your wanderlust: some mesmerizing, even stupefying views of contemporary Hong Kong.

Op-ed: To view the buying or selling of paintings as a morally tainted act is to neglect art history entirely.

And in case you weren’t aware, based on chart-topping hits, Maroon 5 is the most popular musical act of the 21st century.