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Thursday Headlines: “Get over it.”

Google employees around the world are staging a walkout today, protesting the company's handling of executives accused of sexual misconduct. See photos from the walkouts.

The White House claims ISIS has been defeated, but an intelligence service in Iraq says the terror group has launched dozens of attacks in the past two months.

With five days to go until the midterms, Trump posts a racist, fear-mongering video attacking Democrats.

The executive board member of the Massachusetts Police Organization is not saying the troops should shoot the asylum-seekers at the border. He’s just comparing the migrants to an attacking hostile empire that it was, at the time, proper and necessary to shoot at. Tom Scocca: These are the bad times.

The majority of people in Utah's San Juan County are Navajo, but through gerrymandering and arduous voting requirements, the primarily white, Mormon population still maintains power.

To meet a new voter ID law, Native Americans in North Dakota are rushing to assign mailing addresses to reservation residents.

In a new poll, only about half of Americans say democracy is working; your answer may come down to whether your party is in power.

“I never felt certain enough to vote.” A dozen young people explain why they probably won’t vote this November.

Roxane Gay: "If you are feeling disillusioned, get over it, at least enough to vote and vote pragmatically."

The man behind an infamous 2016 Election Day tweet weaponized by Russian trolls is at least proud he was "able to achieve virality."

Starting in 1977, Czechoslovakia's secret police began spying on Trump, recognizing his influence and presidential ambitions.

Like everyone else, Martin Amis doesn't like the London Fields movie, which just broke records for poor ticket sales.

Buildings that may or may not be churches.

I had read the Didion essay, had imagined being her there, or being the friend the people owed at a party, or having been so impractical as to have my sheets blowing in the wind outside my window, and it was easy to imagine her past as my future. Alexander Chee on learning to live in—and love—New York.

You can be forgiven for not hearing about Typhoon Yutu—the media barely covered it, though it hit US territories at 180 mph.

From the perspective of philosophy, computers are therefore quite classical, even conservative. They follow that most basic law of Western idealism, that the formal determines the physical. A fascinating, quick foray into ergodic versus informatic machines and their political ramifications.

Forget the Anthropocene: The chair, once a symbol of power, defines our sedentary epoch.

The best engineering moments in The Simpsons.

What a linguist can learn from a gravestone: "what the most valued things in one's life are."

Video: The third edition of animated vintage book graphics.

Striking impasto portraits that mask their subjects' expressions, by Joseph Lee.