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Tuesday Headlines: Priming the fake.

Fires in Northern California’s wine country kill at least 10, destroy at least 1,500 buildings.

A family films their way out while evacuating a wildfire in Sonoma County.

The Las Vegas massacre marked the 273rd mass shooting in the United States in 2017.

“When I found out that happened and that it happened, you know, just hours after what happened in our city, it was like oh, my gosh. This is just tragic.” Just before Las Vegas, there was a mass shooting in Lawrence, Kan. There have been seven in the US since Vegas.

Multiple white papers prove that gun violence research has not, in fact, been shut down for 20 years.

Guns aren't illegal in Japan, but they're very hard to buy, and require a mental-fitness exam.

Photo book of the week: Roadside Lights, with pictures of Japanese vending machines in winter.

Dove, like many companies, can't seem to help but make anti-black ads. A new campaign shows a woman turning white.

A profile of white supremacist Mike Enoch goes nowhere until a reporter gets an email from his dad.

“I think one of the greatest of all terms I’ve come up with is ‘fake.’ I guess other people have used it, perhaps over the years, but I’ve never noticed it.” Maybe “priming the pump” was just too wordy? A highlight from Mike Huckabee’s interview with “rock star” Trump.

Trump proposes an IQ-test contest with Tillerson, who hasn’t denied calling him a moron.

Succinct explainer on the research done by last week's Nobel-winning scientists.

The final season of Halt and Catch Fire is about the '90s. Seminal blogger Jason Kottke makes a cameo.

Blade Runner, Company Town, and the near-term dystopia: here’s the latest status on five futuristic technologies.

Fifteen variations of squirming, icky things created with advanced computer graphics.

McDonald's tries to give Rick and Morty fans their Szechuan sauce, but comes up really, really short.