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Thursday headlines: Impeachment day.

The House of Representatives begins drafting impeachment articles against President Trump.

A new Trump rule may lead to hundreds of thousands of people losing their food stamps.

Under Trump, the US pays more to NATO and dedicates more troops to Europe.

Lisa Page says being insulted by the president isn’t something you get used to, like when he uses your name to simulate an orgasm.

Joe Biden says he would consider Kamala Harris for vice president. 

One year ago, CNN didn’t even have Pete Buttigieg or Andrew Yang in its sights.

At present, 20 American ambassadorships remain unfilled. One third of jobs in overseas US embassies and consulates sit empty.

In a speech to law enforcement, Attorney General Barr says communities who protest police officers don’t deserve protection.

The best news photographs from the last year.

Hundreds of hours of archived home movies from East Germany's everyday lives—drinking, dancing, visiting an amusement park.

Using machine learning, researchers can now predict how likely an individual is to be involved in a car accident by looking at the image of their home address on Google Street View. From Tom Whitwell’s “52 things I learned in 2019.”

Prior to Thanksgiving, Facebook gave employees a chatbot to deflect criticism from relatives and offer tech advice.

Bitcoin viewed from 11 years later: it may not be a currency, but it is a great casino game.

A study of giving cash to the extreme poor finds that every dollar increases total economic activity in the local area by $2.60.

An emerging crisis among young PhD researchers: much higher anxiety levels than the general population.

This year's Turner Prize goes to all of the artists on the shortlist after they formed a collective so none of them would lose.

In the age of overtourism, an argument for the inauthentic.

Related/unrelated: German artist Evelyn Bracklow hand-paints old porcelain crockery with ants.

One byproduct of our addiction to the internet? "Valuing information based solely on volume."

In case you missed it: how to eat for free in New York City with an automated Instagram account.

"GIFANAISQATSI" randomly pairs slow-mo images from Giphy with a Philip Glass soundtrack.

Alex Ross catalogs the genius of German record label ECM, which counts Meredith Monk, Steve Reich, and Arvo Pärt among its artists.

Related: Ross’s early selections for his list of notable recordings from 2019.

When music magazines were great, they helped you appreciate a song or artist. But too often they were hacky and bland.

Join the Tournament of Books in 2020 as this year’s reader judge.

Pages from Emily Dickinson's personal "herbarium," or collection of dried plants.