Satellite images show North Korea has begun dismantling its main missile launch test sites, though probably not due to negotiations with the US. According to one analyst: "This is consistent with North Korea's public line, which is that its successful test program is now transitioning to mass production of nuclear and missile systems."
While Trump's CAPS-TWEETING at Tehran felt similar to his taunting of Pyongyang, Iran is a savvier opponent with more public politics, and Trump won't be able to exaggerate claims of success in any sort of deal that emerges.
The White House says Trump is considering revoking the security access of former national security officials that have caught the president's ire over their criticism of him.
Donald Trump has his vocal supporters. But their staunch commitment overshadows the reality: a shrinking base for a president who won by the skin of his teeth, reliant on a small group of voters in just a handful of states. While Republican support for Trump hasn’t lessened, the overall number of Republicans has.
To maintain control, immigration shelters coerce teens to take psychotropic drugs—without parental consent.
I began to listen for these parallels: where the experiences, thought patterns, and stories of Border Patrol agents and nuns, migrants, and attorneys converged and overlapped. Hondurans talk about the “slow-motion disaster” at the US border.
A transparency monitor says Mexico's election was cleaner than expected, and effectively broke with one-party rule.
Now essentially sovereign, Facebook must be kept in check through regulation, nationalization, or a constitution.
Clinton’s interlocutor is billionaire philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs...a primary investor in Ozy Media, whose name comes from the Percy Bysshe Shelley poem “Ozymandias,” which is about, uh, the dusty remains of a fallen empire. Attendees may not know what Ozy Fest is, but the Washington Post calls it a “progressive alternate reality.”
The FDA approved a new medication to treat the recurring form of malaria, which sickens 8.5 million people a year.
An explanation of CRISPR, one of the biggest science stories of the past decade—as well as the foreseeable future.
Brewers in Canada create a new twist on edibles: nonalcoholic beer infused with cannabis.
“When I’m accused of sexual assault (assault) / Thanks for finding the victims at fault (fault).” R. Kelly releases emotional new song thanking fans for continued acceptance of sex crimes.
Related: He kind of did.
A haunting essay on the cruelty experienced by women and children under Ireland’s religious authority in the 1960s and ’70s.
Vexed with Germany's press using his Turkish roots to doubt his dedication, Mesut Özil quits international soccer.
With scooters hot once again in tech, recalling the scooters that were the accessories of choice for dot-coms.
Painted fabric installations in ancient ruins bridge the gaps between the analog and digital, the past and present.
The forgotten color-theory masterpiece from 1901 by watercolorist Emily Noyes Vanderpoel.
Onetime Bowie bandmate finds the musician's first-ever demo recording stashed in an old bread basket.
Readers share annotations found in used books.
Librarians and library-goers slam viral article that proposes replacing libraries with Amazon bookstores.
Photos of midcentury Los Angeles architecture, by Marvin Rand.