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Headlines Edition

Tuesday Headlines: Nice free press you got there. Be a shame if anything happened to it.

What did you mean when you told Russian diplomats on May 10, 2017, that firing Mr. Comey had taken the pressure off? An analysis of the questions Robert Mueller supposedly wants to ask President Trump.

How did Mueller’s questions reach the media? Trump calls it a “disgraceful” leak, though the leak could also have come from the White House, which could qualify as obstruction.

Stormy Daniels is suing Trump for defamation over the president’s tweet that her allegation of being threatened in a parking lot in 2011 was “a total con job.”

As trade negotiations continue, the White House postpones the steel and aluminum tariffs that would have gone into effect today.

Eight people from the Central American caravan at the US border have been granted asylum hearings—as many as 200 more are expected to request asylum.

The Justice Dept. is revising its guidelines. Recently deleted: a "Need for Free Press and Public Trial" section.

The bully is bigger and stronger and safer, and wields those advantages over someone smaller and weaker and more vulnerable. Wolf got off some zingers an event filled by people whose livelihoods Sanders holds in her hands. Michelle Wolf didn’t bully Sarah Huckabee Sanders at the Correspondents’ Dinner—because punching up isn’t bullying.

Bolton thinks North Korea's disarmament could play out like Libya, though Kim Jong-un may prefer to emerge alive.

A new poll of registered millennial voters shows Democrats are losing support, especially among whites.

A historian of prisons says "daily degradations" wore down South Carolina inmates' before deadly riots.

The Texas US Senate race is a tie, according to polls—except it barely matters; Texas has horrible turnout.

Scientists observe Einstein's "spooky action at a distance" at the largest scale ever (about a hair's width).

Plants under attack can send chemical warnings to neighbors, or even "summon predators to feed on insect invaders."

Tabasco's main facility is a sitting duck for climate change, whether a big hurricane or slow sea-level rise.

Pet detectives flourish in cat-crazy Japan, charging $720 for a pursuit—and with an 85% success rate

After Beijing's objection to Peppa Pig subversion, Chinese social media pushes "Little Pig Dodo" as an alternative.

During a renovation, an art museum in the south of France learns more than half of its collection is fake.

To the extent West’s music continues to give expression to feelings of black pride and self-empowerment, it will do so in defiance of Kanye’s newfound Trumpism, just as Pound’s poetry often went against the grain of his fascism. Is Kanye the Ezra Pound of rap? For both, politics can exist at odds with the output.

See also: Kanye tweets applied to New Yorker cartoons.

In 1995, Tank Girl co-creator Jamie Hewlett turned Pulp's "Common People" into a comic.

Sometimes sports photography is basically Renaissance art.

The architecture of Pripyat, Ukraine, more than 30 years after the Chernobyl disaster left the town uninhabitable.

Over the weekend, I quizzed every grinder I spoke to about what sort of killer implant they thought would bring cybernetics into the mainstream. Answers generally fell into two camps: health or payments. Report from a biohacking meet-up, where the journalist is implanted with a mostly useless RFID chip.

The last person to know everything of Western culture was a Victorian parson who wrote at a standing desk.

A study finds two spaces after a period improves reading comprehension—though possibly only with monospaced fonts.

Nature photos swathed in shadows, punctuated by mysterious light, by Alexis Pichot.