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The White House projects the deficit to surpass $1 trillion for the first time in US history.

A new Trump rule effectively kills asylum protections for most migrants at our southern border.

Democrats will censure the president for doubling down on remarks that four of its members “go back” to the countries they “originally came from.”

Worst career advice Monica Lewinsky ever received? “An internship at the White House will be amazing on your resume.”

Fights over truth claims may simply be “the price we have to pay for living in a democracy,” but we still need to fight.

Watch: Documentarian Ken Burns defends burning the American flag and loving “Old Town Road.”

In case you missed it, an armed soldier on a hoverboard flew above the Champs-Élysées for Bastille Day.

For your summer wanderlust: A trip through French mountains in a vintage, troublesome Citroën 2CV.

The smoke from California's Camp fire blotted out the sun. The effect on people's lungs won't be known for years or decades.

Grip strength is in decline—a corollary of a longer-living, increasingly sick population.

"Think of your mother / as one discrete corner / of a person with a multiple / mental disorder." From "Split," by Jennifer Hecht.

Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics no longer may refer women for abortions.

Academia likes to think it's above trends when it's actually beholden to them. But there can be good, productive fashions.

A community-generated mapping project marks moments of queerness wherever they occurred.

When Nipsey Hussle died, city leaders in Los Angeles hailed him as a community hero. They were also investigating him.

The murder trial of rapper Drakeo the Ruler offers a way "to examine the toxic plaque corroding the American criminal justice system."

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Abstract painter Frank Bowling gets his due with a major retrospective at the Tate Britain of his ocean-spanning career.

Why many pencils are yellow: to communicate their graphite's connection to "long-held Chinese associations of royalty."

How Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in the longest Wimbledon men’s final in history, illustrated in GIFs.