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Tuesday Headlines: Who has the right to be civil?

US border patrol pauses criminal prosecution referrals—and therefore family separation—for those illegally entering the US with children.

You know Auschwitz isn't going to be for you. Filipino author Rin Chupeco's Twitter thread on calls for civility amid Marcos's rise to autocracy.

Supreme Court upholds gerrymandered Texas voting maps, overturning lower courts' verdicts of discriminatory intent.

The NSA's surveillance efforts appear to route through eight AT&T-affiliated buildings in major US metro areas.

“If boys were being pulled out of school, forced into marriage, raped on their wedding night, raped repeatedly, all their hopes and dreams for the future gone, I think that we would have a very quick response to that.” In 48 states, child marriage is still legal, and it’s usually an adult man marrying a minor girl.

Sesame Workshop has long operated internationally to help traumatized children—sometimes under authorities' radar.

Medicare ends heart transplant funding for Houston hospital following reports of declining quality—and increasing deaths.

Laura Ingalls Wilder's name is removed from an award over her dehumanizing, racist depictions of Native Americans.

Why some bilingual authors argue against italicizing non-English words: doing so creates the sound of otherism.

Video: An imaginary synthetic biology catalog offers a future where modified plant DNA could grow buildings.

Scientists fly hyperspectral cameras over olive groves to catch an incurable plant pathogen before it spreads.

You can understand 75% of everyday, spoken English if you know just 800 of the most common root terms.

From the archives: On a quest to find the person who speaks the most languages on Earth, Michael Erard encountered Emil Krebs, a German diplomat who knew, by some accounts, 65 of them—and happily swore in dozens.

Search for the word "not," and other tips for how to read a privacy policy.

It elevates endorphins connected with pleasure centers in the brain. Humans like loud music because it overstimulates our brains.

Video: Vintage ads and television commercials woven together into surreal narratives.