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After being removed from office in what many are describing as a coup, former Bolivian president Evo Morales has been granted asylum in Mexico.

Six brief notes on how to interpret Latin American coups, from historian of empire Greg Grandin.

An American libertarian who moved to Chile drove through a group of activists protesting neoliberalism—and shot at least one.

A DC federal court throws out Trump's lawsuit to block the release of his tax returns, ruling DC isn't the proper jurisdiction to sue New York officials.

Twitter is already making exceptions to its political ad ban. Ads that spread awareness on issues will be allowed, but not those that advocate for specific candidates or legislation.

New York Rep. Peter King becomes the 20th House Republican to retire ahead of the 2020 election.

Republicans in Texas are realizing that their survival depends on choosing between Trump and embracing traditional party values.

An animated chart of US states’ populations from 1620 onward, and projected forward to 2050.

America's food flows pass at incredible volumes through just a few "chokepoint" counties. (Especially Los Angeles.)

A new EPA rule would require scientists to disclose raw data, a move that will severely limit enacting new rules for clean air and water, studies of which depend on confidential personal health records.

Doctors and patients were never advised that America's second-biggest health network started giving away private info to Google.

An "honor network" of flying clubs ferries veterans of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars to Washington free of charge.

"Almost half of US veterans and active service members feel uncomfortable with being thanked for their service."

Cutting ships' speed by 20% would help curb carbon emissions and pollution—and would reduce underwater noise and whale collisions.

SpaceX launches 60 more internet satellites—of a planned 12,000—increasing the worries of everyone who enjoys looking at space.

Reportedly to alleviate congestion in its warehouses, Amazon has been reducing orders from book publishers.

“It matters to the wife trying to get out of an abusive relationship. It matters to minorities harmed by institutional biases. It matters to so many. And so it matters to me.” The woman who exposed Apple Card’s sexist decision-making explains why she came forward.

Through the "steppingstone principle," computer scientists are designing AI to evolve in new, organic ways.

"It raises all kinds of questions about eugenics." A startup offers embryo DNA tests to predict disease—as well as low intelligence and short stature.

Reading Hunter S. Thompson’s correspondence through the lens of 2019.

A surreal comic series, "Quiet," by Evan M. Cohen.