Headlines edition

Tuesday headlines: You can’t afford this inauguration, but…

The White House works to contain potential damage from allegations in John Bolton’s forthcoming book.

How long can Republicans really play dumb about Bolton?

Here’s a view we don’t endorse, but do appreciate: Your vote doesn’t matter, also you’re likely to harm others.

The AP crops a black climate activist out of a photo with Greta Thunberg and other young white women.

The NPR-Pompeo fight escalates when a journalist gets kicked off a State Department trip.

The Washington Post suspends a reporter for retweeting a well-reported article about Kobe Bryant’s rape case.

Related: A round-up of Kobe remembrances. Also, Nike suspends online sales of Kobe merch

In baseball news, with the Astros busted for cheating, the Dodgers seethe over losing the 2017 World Series.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in China reaches 4,515, but the World Health Organization isn’t declaring an international emergency.

Something else social media is bad at: spreading information during outbreaks.

A reporter and a photographer spend five days joining "the river of humanity" fleeing Venezuela on foot.

Stockton, Calif. is the most racially diverse city in the US, scarred by its past but fast recovering from public disinvestment.

A story about the fight between France, Florida, and the original "salvor" of La Trinité, "the most important shipwreck ever found in North America."

Here’s where Americans want to go—Denver, Baltimore, San Diego—and here’s where Americans want to leave—Orlando, Detroit, Chicago.

Maps show where nitrous oxide—nearly 300 times stronger than carbon dioxide at trapping heat—is being emitted.

A brief history of route maps distributed by commercial airlines.

San Diego, home to the largest mass surveillance operation in the country, appears to be selling its citizens' info to Big Data.

Everyone is filming themselves in the bathroom, especially if they go to high school.

A list of classical music concerts with an unruly audience response.

A short film for your lunch break this week: ”The Driver Is Red,” by Randall Christopher.

The most admired and despised classic novels, according to users of Goodreads.

People started getting precious about books in the 18th century because marketers wanted them to.

Related: “I Can’t Afford These First Editions, but I Buy Them Anyway.”

Visiting a local library remains the most common cultural activity Americans engage in—10.5 trips annually.

Here are your 2020 Tournament of Books brackets!