Headlines Edition

Thursday Headlines: Ask me no questions, and I’ll tell you some lies.

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The White House banned CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins from a press conference yesterday, claiming she asked Trump inappropriate questions—about Cohen and the tapes—at a photo op earlier in the day. Journalists who were there say the questions were timely and not at all out of line.

The White House suspends its policy of issuing public summaries of presidential phone calls with world leaders.

“You joked about it when you presented the Emmy Awards, but it wasn’t a joke. It was the start of the most corrosive culture. You played with the truth. You led us down a dangerous path. You have corrupted discourse for the entire world by going along with these lies.” BBC Newsnight‘s Emily Maitlis is one of the rare voices to confront Sean Spicer on his role in eroding truth.

In a joint press conference with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Trump says the US and EU have now agreed to work toward a zero-tariff relationship.

Related: There's one major problem with Trump's claim that Europe will become a "massive buyer" of liquefied natural gas from the US: Russia, which is a more affordable supplier.

Emails in a lawsuit suggest Republicans intentionally gerrymandered Michigan—though they've denied it for years.

Since October, ICE arrests at workplaces have increased fivefold.

A student halts an Afghan man's deportation from Sweden by boarding his flight and refusing to sit—so the plane couldn't leave.

Brazilian truckers say WhatsApp was key to the success of their decentralized strike against diesel prices.

Using radar, scientists find a 12-mile wide lake of liquid water below the surface of Mars's southern ice cap.

Legacy American media like NPR and the New York Times are failing to call out examples of climate change.

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Some US steel mills are melting down unwanted guns for reuse in construction, or potentially to make new guns.

A new poll shows most Americans want Roe v. Wade changed—either expanded or restricted—but not overturned.

So long as the United States remains engaged in almost perpetual war, there will be a need for nonwhite soldiers with cultural and symbolic value and simultaneously intense suspicion of them. Xenophobia and militarism have always fueled one another, and ending one requires ending the other. Minorities have been a means to an end for the US military ever since it recruited Japanese-Americans during WWII.

As the first IVF baby turns 40, it's worth remembering the procedure is still only available to those with means.

This week in the 2018 Rooster Summer Reading Challenge: Our July judges, Kelly McEvers and Nathan Deuel, make the call on which of this month’s booksCensus or Circe—heads to our end-of-summer finale on Aug. 22.

A man has taken credit (or turned himself in, depending on how you look at it) for destroying Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star with a pickaxe.

It’s legal, if you’re rich enough...to borrow vast sums of money, purchase a company with it, and then simply pass that debt along to the people who do the company’s work and make its products, by stripping their jobs so you can redirect their salaries toward debt payment. On the newsroom gutting of the Daily News: How is this shit legal?

Target's East Village store opening corporatizes the essence of the neighborhood, including a fake, branded CBGB.

"Propaganda for the communist Twilight Zone": Soviet-era circus ads.

A review of a counterfeit iPhone X, complete with a faked iOS and Face ID that unlocks if it detects anyone's face.

A 15-year-old listening to the radio in St. Petersburg, Fla., transcribed some of the phrases she heard: “waters high,” “water’s knee deep—let me out” and “help us quick.” A housewife in Toronto heard a shorter message: “We have taken in water...we can’t hold on much longer.” The historical record on Amelia Earhart takes more shape, pieced together by remnants of her final distress calls.

Photos of Palm Springs houses would be enough, but when taken at first light—like these by Ludwig Favre—they're the greatest.