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Tuesday headlines: The vanilla standard.

Fifteen legal experts discuss whether President Trump—as he claims—has the power to pardon himself.

Etiquette-ing a Trump-Kim summit: Who sits where, who enters when, and who picks up the check.

Barring an act of Congress, the Secret Service will protect a former president or first lady who goes to prison.

Lithuanians are none too pleased about a Russian toy inviting kids to "politely" occupy them.

Guatemala’s volcano death toll climbs to 69, with the number expected to continue rising.

Some patients evacuated from last summer's Caribbean hurricanes still can't return, and some are lost.

The Supreme Court rules in favor of a baker who denied a gay couple a cake, but not in a way to favor religious beliefs over anti-discrimination laws.

In case you weren’t aware: Vanilla, saffron, and human blood are currently more valuable than silver.

Some posters recently declassified by the NSA, produced in the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s.

Pakistani reporters say the country's free media is being shackled like never before.

Every story requires a choice and the recent turn toward providing equal coverage to dangerous, antisocial opinions requires acknowledging the suffering that such reporting causes. An argument for “strategic silence” when it comes to reporting on extremist ideas like white supremacy.

Why American teachers are in revolt in red states and blue, by the numbers.

The cases for and against separating theater awards by gender.

Fraud is pervasive in South Korean academia. In some cases, professors ghostwrite for their students.

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Portraits of independent booksellers in New York City.

Finnish libraries have an impressive record of being radical: in architecture, culture, and new thinking.

A road-tour diary from Australia's last traveling boxing tent. Related: Life along the US-Mexico border, as seen by drone.

Don't answer your phone. Why? April 2018 showed the number of robocalls at an all-time high.

In late July, Mars will come closer to Earth than it has since 2003.

What really worries California officials about big earthquakes: the hundreds of thousands of "quake refugees."

Approximately 95% of American teens have access to a smartphone. Nearly half are online "almost constantly."

Reversing a trend, American children have been dying from non-natural causes at a higher rate since 2013.

Before the epidemic, opioids caused 4% of deaths among Americans aged 24 to 35. In 2016, it was one in five.

“There aren’t that many women with the right credentials and depth of experience to sit on the board—the issues covered are extremely complex.” The worst explanations from top British corporations for why they don’t have more women board members.

Saudi Arabia uses Cambridge Analytica's parent company to predict—some say "manage"—social reform reactions. See also: Classic movies visualized by their social networks.

Environmental scientists and philosophers weigh in on the consciousness of plants.

Clare Vaye Watkins writes about visiting Death Valley’s hot springs.

Weird burrs will stick to your legs. You’ll flick them out of the car 80 or 800 miles from where their parent plant was grown, and not be sure whether you should wish the little hitchhikers well or not. Things you will see on a road trip across America.