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Tuesday Headlines: I believe Anita Hill.

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on Monday to hear testimony from Christine Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on allegations of sexual assault. The Senate vote on Kavanaugh, which was scheduled for Thursday, has now been put on hold.

Lawyers say the delays and discrepancies in Ford's claims against Kavanaugh are common for sexual abuse survivors.

It’s difficult to imagine the [Clarence] Thomas confirmation hearings playing out the same way now. Even just one year after Thomas’s confirmation, surveys found that Americans had shifted their perspective in favor of [Anita] Hill.

Workplace sexual harassment training is booming: a review of companies' ineffective measures over the past 30 years.

Men with power magnify other men with power, sometimes by commissioning articles by or in defense of men who’ve assaulted women and verbal attacks on those women who were physically attacked or who spoke up for them, as we’ve seen in various New York publications this year. Rebecca Solnit on misogyny, which appears to be strengthening in the age of #MeToo.

Fear is the most elegant weapon. Jenny Holzer's collected Inflammatory Essays, 1979 to 1982.

The death toll from Hurricane Florence reaches 32, mostly in North Carolina, and it's a good time to remember that even after a storm dissipates, floodwaters still pose life-threatening dangers.

Following yesterday's White House announcement of additional tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, China responds with tariffs on $60 billion of US goods, and the only Americans who will be affected are those who depend on food, clothing, and shelter.

The men who drafted the US Constitution left out voting rights, allowing for sidelining entire groups of people.

In a new poll, a third of American adults believe a foreign power will change votes in the November midterms.

A state-by-state comics voting guide.

Guangzhou hotels turned away African guests this summer; Chinese authorities say they didn't instruct them to do so.

Around 400 US physicians commit suicide every year, and advocates are calling for reductions in working hours.

There has been a noticeable uptick in the number of people in New York who have been going on the subway tracks.

A quarter of all freight is "spot" work. Uber is trying to corner it all.

The language of [Myers-Briggs] type helped give rise to a new spirit of capitalism: one in which the worker would be matched to the job that was divinely right for him. The hidden ideology of personality tests.

The reason sperm count has been falling in Western countries since the 1970s? One word: plastics.

No baby name in the US has become more popular and fallen out of favor faster than "Heather," which peaked in 1975.

A visualization of the popularity of unisex baby names in the US, from 1880 to the present day.

Why Alexa doesn't get you: The research that led to the precept that there are six basic emotions is flawed.

Gertrude Abercrombie was an openly gay, midcentury American surrealist who blended painting and jazz.

“Don’t worry,” farmers would call at the sight of me in the middle of the road, slowly backing away from their snarling mastiff or German shepherd. “He doesn’t bite.” “You,” I’d always shout back. “He doesn’t bite you.” David Sedaris on the horrors of walking.