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Tuesday headlines: Front gunner?

The first trial of Mueller’s Russia investigation begins today with former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort.

It’s widely believed, including by the judge, that Mueller is pressuring Manafort to flip on Trump.

The difference between “collusion” and “conspiracy” is mostly semantics—and Rudy Giuliani knows as much, no matter how Trump’s defense shifts with time.

The White House is considering a unilateral executive action to give the wealthy an enormous tax break.

Republican turnout has exceeded or equalled Democratic turnout in every midterm since 1978, no matter which party held the Presidency, with an average margin of three per cent—more than enough to decide control of Congress in a closely divided election. Democrats have a habit of forgetting to vote between Presidential elections.

The two Koreas were holding trust-building talks when a US official leaked that satellites had detected renewed nuclear activity in the North.

A list of all the things satellites can now see and track from space.

Fewer migrants are reaching Europe. Reasons include an improved Libyan coast guard, and a spike in the death rate.

Thanks to conspiracy theorist QAnon, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are becoming known on YouTube for baseless accusations of pedophilia.

Annotated examples of the (best) worst expensive real estate in Texas.

Coming soon to European streets: the Microlino, an eight-foot electric vehicle that's smaller than a Smart Car.

Lyft considers offering "Zen" mode: a quiet car—for someone else's car—when you're not feeling particularly chatty

US cities give way too much money and space to parking. Jackson, Wy., has 27 parking spaces for each household.

From the personal library of Thomas Jefferson to a dumpster in Nevada.

For your listening pleasure: A list of the top albums of 2018 (so far) from TMN’s Andrew Womack.

Los Angeles so loved its late food critic Jonathan Gold, it turned the buildings gold in his honor.

Alex Trebek hints he’ll retire in 2020 and suggests two replacements; thankfully, one is neither white nor male.

California’s active wildfires have burned over 200,000 acres of land and killed eight people.

A wildfire can create its own weather system, hosting lightning storms with devastating winds.

Forecasting fires and smoke coverage has gotten easier for everyday citizens with powerful online tools.

Trump’s Department of the Interior tells the Parks Service to stop using science in its decision-making.

The second person to summit K2 twice—and the first climber to do so from Nepal—works in a Manhattan camping store.

"Sudden savant syndrome" is when an ordinary person produces almost instantaneous giftedness in music, art, or math.

Liberal, conservative, and other motivations for not tipping in restaurants.