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Wednesday Headlines: Always invite Alice B. Toklas to Thanksgiving.

Jim Baker, once the top FBI lawyer, draws parallels between the Watergate road map and Trump's attempts to control the Russia investigation.

A former White House counsel says Trump's voting fraud lies undermine voting rights and the Constitution—an impeachable offense.

After 32 people in 11 states were infected with E. coli from eating romaine lettuce, the CDC alerts consumers to throw away "any type" of romaine, even if some has been eaten without incident.

How many years air pollution can cut from people's lives worldwide—Fresno County, Calif., is the highest in the US, at two years.

Good news about bad companies: The NRA has stopped giving its employees free coffee, which could mean budget woes.

As a parent, you want to give your kids so much. You want to give them all that you have and all that you can get. You want to give them the world, and a better world than the one you’ve got. It’s terrifying to look up in the sky and think about what they’ll inherit. Mat Honan looks at the fires, and into the future of California.

How to protect the future from radioactive waste: Bioengineer Geiger-counter cats and introduce myths about them.

The share of Americans who believe in the devil is up more than 8% since 1990.

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The latest in Russian hacking news: A long-dormant, but highly effective phishing group is showing signs of activity.

We don't know if China or Cuba has sonic weapons, but the US Dept. of Defense is developing one, among other nonlethal devices.

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How to cook Thanksgiving dinner: You’ve got less than two days—are you ready? Sage advice from Leslie Harpold.

About a handful each of stoned dates, dried figs, shelled almonds and peanuts: chop these and mix them together. A bunch of cannabis sativa can be pulverised. Here is Alice B. Toklas’s recipe for hash brownies.

A deep dive into the brands you find on Amazon. Of course, many are owned by Amazon, but it's not so easy to tell which ones.

Your appendix isn't an unnecessary organ. Among its jobs is to replenish your gut bacteria after a gastrointestinal illness.

The worst year to be alive was 536: With months of no sunlight, crops failed, people starved—and then the plague hit.

Recognizing its tone as too gendered, the Financial Times created a bot to alert its reporters if they're over-quoting men.

"Provenance has become a political tool." How nations and museums have twisted the original intent for returning war-looted art.

A database of US political campaign logos reveals a sea of sameness—with occasional bursts of weird.