Headlines edition

Tuesday headlines: The Virginity Gambit.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his wife go on television to protest his innocence, using a peculiar virginity defense.

One alarming aspect of Kavanaugh’s appearance was how much it diverged “in tone and substance” from a letter he sent the same day to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Is the era of a faithful wife making a difference in whether people believe her husband now finished?

Kavanaugh’s freshman-year roommate at Yale tells reporters he believes the judge’s latest accuser.

How Yale students and alumni are responding to the Kavanaugh storm.

Michael Avenatti, lawyer for Stormy Daniels, says another client will come forward with information about Kavanaugh by Wednesday. The Democrats aren’t pleased to hear it.

Ted Cruz hastily leaves a restaurant in Washington to chants of "We believe survivors!"

A little summary from the Washington Post of the last 48 hours: “White House grapples with dual crises over Kavanaugh and Rosenstein.”

(Oh, yeah, Rosenstein. Here’s what his Monday was like.)

A year after his “rocket man” speech, Trump returns to New York to address the UN General Assembly. Reportedly, the intended theme will be “sovereignty” (again).

If Congress waits for Trump to move decisively toward preemptive or preventive war with Iran or North Korea, there might not be enough time or bureaucratic friction to stop him. It’s easy to forget that President Trump once ran as a quasi-isolationist.

Why did Mike Pompeo slash the refugee “cap?” Because Stephen Miller now runs the State Department.

A senior Chinese official says that when it comes to trade issues, the US has “a knife to China’s neck.”

A decade after Lehman Brothers collapsed, a Denver lawyer is still tracking down bogus loans.

Residents in Palo Alto pay California nearly a billion dollars in taxes.

A list of forbidden behaviors in Venice, Italy—which now include sitting in some places—as well as the fines they incur.

Video: A day in the life of a third grade class at the California School for the Deaf.

New York’s purest bike angel voluntarily shifts Citi Bikes for the sake of helping others.

Scientists are confounded—becoming emotional in some cases!—by a new version of Schrödinger’s cat that suggests quantum theory contradicts itself.

Glenn Gould becomes the latest dead musician to be resurrected with a "hologram tour."

In a short documentary from 1959, a young Glenn Gould plays the piano, walks in the woods, and talks about people’s “justifiable complaints” with his “platform manner.”

Millennial collectors are hunting down web memorabilia, such as old memes with a "digital patina."

Judges of the Booker Prize complain of “book inflation” and that editors aren’t doing their most basic job.

It smells like the default home scent of a very rude, wealthy woman who is wearing a big fur coat and has a gigantic dog for status rather than love. A review of an $88 candle.

The reason people hate wasps (but love bees) is mostly attributed to publicity problems.