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Wednesday headlines: A drive-by what?

Dr. Ford, accuser of Judge Kavanaugh, wants him investigated by the FBI before she testifies. Republicans refuse.

Ford’s lawyers say she’s received death threats, her private email has been hacked, and she’s being impersonated online.

“This has been a drive-by shooting when it comes to Kavanaugh,” says Senator Lindsey Graham. “I’ll listen to the lady, but we’re going to bring this to a close.”

The Supreme Court allows a lower-court ruling that will require nonprofit advocacy groups to reveal the names of political donors.

Our Republican-run government spent $895 billion more in the past 11 months than it took in. That’s a 33% increase from 2017.

Word of the week: "anythingarianism," the fact or phenomenon of not holding any fixed or established beliefs.

To understand modern liberalism, you should know the difference between "positive" and "negative" liberty.

“Conspiracy is what you have after ideology has died.” Right and Left are dying terms, but whatever's coming next is still unclear.

China's "social credit score" system is almost fully operational. It already blocks people's travel for misbehavior.

Pussy Riot member Pyotr Verzilov appears to be the latest victim to be poisoned by the Russian regime.

Portraits of youth culture in Santiago, Chile.

"For me this is paradise." The Spanish city of Pontevedra went from 14,000 cars to zero.

Video: The happiest place on Earth is not the happiest place to work.

Numerous prestigious magazines are running thoughtless essays by the men of #MeToo.

Worth remembering: A promising birth control solution for men was stopped because guys wouldn't accept side effects like mood swings or acne.

Interviews with models, designers, and stylists on what it’s like to be black and work in fashion.

“It’s not fair to Colin, it’s not fair to me, and it’s not fair to the cause. And it’s not good for our country.” Frustrated thoughts from the ex-Green Beret who inspired Colin Kaepernick to kneel.

The best filmmaker working in the mountaineering world, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, doesn't really care about climbing.

Fliers from the birth of acid house in Britain.

Novelist David Mitchell explains why mapmaking and "stage-sketching" are necessary aspects of his writing process.

In New York, with so many restaurants trying to replicate California cuisine (again), a map can be made.

Some theories on why food in California is generally considered better than food in New York right now.

A British artist left 100,000 pennies in a fountain as "an invitation to respond." The coins were gone in a day.