Headlines edition

Tuesday headlines: Simply beautiful.

Turkey’s Erdogan says Khashoggi’s murder was a premeditated, meticulously planned political operation by Saudi Arabia.

A brief explanation of “post-Salafi,” an emerging, amorphous category of Muslim thought derived partly from Wahhabism.

President Trump and the Republicans settle on fear and falsehoods for their midterm-winning strategy. This includes suggesting that a group of migrants approaching Mexico are a gift from the Democrats.

It’s hard to see the GOP as standing for more than the lust for power when considering the relationship between avowed nationalist Trump and his “beautiful” Ted Cruz.

A man gropes a woman twice on a commercial flight, saying it’s permitted because the President told men to grab whatever they like.

Raising the amount of justices on the Supreme Court is absolutely legal. But history suggests the number won’t change anytime soon.

A handful of reasons why you should be wary of court-packing specifically and Constitutional hardball generally.

Since mid-2014, capital flight from China is upwards of $800 billion. Vancouver, long a recipient, is trying to stop the flow.

Over 40,000 London properties are owned by overseas firms, many of them registered in the Virgin Islands (for money laundering).

David R. Chan has eaten at more than 7,300 Chinese restaurants for the sake of keeping a list. (He doesn't really like food.)

About 80% of tech firms in China have at least one female executive. In the US the figure is 54% and in the UK 53%.

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister appoints women to half of his government’s ministerial posts, saying they are "less corrupt."

Trans men and women exist. Genderqueer people exist. We have been part of this country for hundreds of years—since before the Revolution, in fact. Jennifer Finney Boylan responds to the White House’s plan to define a person’s sex as unchangeable and determined by genitals.

America's largest county government (LA county) paid over $36 million to resolve sexual misconduct claims from 2004-2017.

A riveting podcast about boundaries, consent, and sex: Kaitlin Prest's "No" mini-series for The Heart, as recently excerpted on Radiolab.

The New York City subway wasn’t designed for its citizens. It was designed—and is still maintained—for profit.

Kudzu, refineries, motels, and cars: Scenes from the Ogden Museum's "New Southern Photography."

"I’m in a constant state of anger.” James Baldwin gets invoked to justify a rough play in Sunday's Panthers-Eagles game.

In two-thirds of accidents, self-driving cars get rear-ended, possibly because humans expect other humans to break traffic rules.

Here is the world’s only "scientifically documented, comprehensive database of all known shark attacks."

From 2015, “a list of shibboleth names by which the privileged judge their inferiors.”

In isopolyphonic Albanian folk singing, ultra-rare voices that can mimic a goat's bells are the most prized.