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Tuesday Headlines: Today’s news is yesterday’s military-funded surveillance algorithm.

Ahead of today's special Senate election in Alabama between Roy Moore and Doug Jones, Alabama’s Supreme Court has stayed a judge's order that all ballots, which Alabama typically destroys after an election, must be preserved for at least six months.

As news broke of yesterday's attempted terror attack in Manhattan, Google's news algorithms scooped up multiple unfounded reports and biased claims, failing the standards of breaking news coverage.

Based on mortality rates, Hurricane Maria may have killed as many as 1,052 Puerto Ricans—not 64, as officially reported.

Sanofi's botched Philippines dengue vaccine—which can worsen the disease, not prevent it—may fuel vaccine suspicion.

After three years of combat, Iraq declares the war against ISIS over—though it expects insurgent attacks will occur.

A look inside ISIS's massive munitions program, which included everything from homemade bombs to military weaponry.

A fact often omitted from its origin story: Google began through a CIA/NSA grant to track and identify web users.

Former Gawker staff launch a Kickstarter to bring back the site (including a budget for lawyers).

Read this one to the end: An investigation into how a white supremacist got a job as an Equal Employment Officer.

"What are all of you relating to in this?" Men react to "Cat Person." (If you haven’t yet read the story that broke the literary internet, you can do so here.)

Related: An interview with “Cat Person” author Kristen Roupenian. “It was uncomfortable to write, and my sense is it’s uncomfortable to read.”

“It was a series of tactical operations. At each moment, the people who were doing this were filled with excitement over how well it was going, and that success pushed them to go even further.” Slighted by the Panama Papers, Putin ordered the US election hacking to hamstring Clinton.

A real-time, interactive journey following two migrants heading to Europe unfolds over the course of 10 days.

In this post-apocalyptic cut-paper animation by Case Jernigan, zombies overwhelm Brooklyn and a relationship sours after one partner becomes a brain-eater.

An exhibit at the Queens Museum depicts the future visions of New York architecture that have never come to pass.

Beautiful—and often, pleasantly symmetrical—drone photos above New York City by Humza Deas.

"Everyday objects obsessively organized into patterns" is exactly what it says.

The tense interplay between nature and light in this brief film is the cure for your David Lynch withdrawal.

It's the most wonderful time of year: When Krampus, St. Nicholas's demonic counterpart, arrives to punish children.