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Thursday Headlines: Kiss the hood.

In the world's coldest town—Oymyakon, Russia—a bonfire must be lit to warm the ground before burying any dead bodies.

About 2,000 people live in a Paris replica in China, many of them working in a nearby France-themed amusement park.

The US plans an open-ended military presence in Syria.

America’s obsession in the ‘90s with the Greatest Generation laid the groundwork for another "good war" on terror.

“Trump continues his unrelenting attacks on the integrity of American journalists and news outlets. This has provided cover for repressive regimes to follow suit.” John McCain rips the President again for his ”hypocritical” hate-mongering of the press.

Climate experts grade the year's biggest stories for credibility. (Lots fail.)

Kelly says Trump changed his mind about his Mexico wall. Trump says Kelly is wrong, nothing has changed. Here’s an explanation of why this is at all relevant.

Michael Wolff sold the TV rights to Fire and Fury for seven figures.

When mass killers make the news, they receive more valuable coverage than A-list actors.

The publisher of an independent magazine lists the ways he could tick off a Facebook or Twitter and ruin his publication.

A father recently released from jail offers some emotional parenting advice to a father going into prison.

Imprisonment rates for black men plunged by 24% in the 2000s while the white imprisonment rate slightly rose.

One million Californians can now apply to have their past marijuana-related offenses reduced or expunged completely.

Did you know your car is probably gathering a lot of information about you? And it’s in the carmaker’s best interest to exploit it?

“To win a Kia Sentra you had to kiss it for 50 hours. Twenty contestants would compete, and the last person with his or her lips on the car won. I was up for it.” From a car-kisser to a squash champion to a cowboy, some lovely portraits of American immigrants.

Mercury, long banned from cosmetics, persists in skin-lightening soaps, which are half-heartedly regulated.

"Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder" concerns molly users who think they've gone crazy.

Worried that you spend too much time on your smartphone? A former design ethicist at Google says, "Go grayscale."

“The tide of secondhand clothes keeps growing even as the markets to reuse them are disappearing.” Thanks to fast fashion, garments are worn 36 percent fewer times before they are disposed of.

The Florida Project, Moonlight, Good Time—the vanguard of dashed dreams, or a New Proletarian Cinema.