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Wednesday Headlines: Flipped.

This week, the US ambassador to the EU backtracked his impeachment inquiry testimony, acknowledging Trump and Giuliani pushed for a quid pro quo with Ukraine.

In last night's elections, Virginia flipped both houses of the General Assembly, and is now on track to become the 38th and final state needed to enact the Equal Rights Amendment.

Kentucky incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin is refusing to concede to his Democrat challenger, Andy Beshear, who won yesterday’s election by 5,189 votes, according to unofficial results by the state board of elections.

Democrats also won control of Delaware County, Pa.—for the first time since the Civil War.

"There was a clear loser in last night's elections: Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and Virginia."

Another victory: The Virginia cyclist who flipped off Trump's motorcade in 2017 won a seat on the board of supervisors for Loudon County, where Trump's golf course is located.

Following months of contention, Kansas City, Mo., voters chose to remove Dr. Martin Luther King's name from a major city street.

See also: Photos from a cross-country trip to document streets named after MLK.

When Trump took office, 34 governors were Republican, 15 were Democrats, and one was independent. In January—if Kentucky flips—there will be 26 Republicans and 24 Democrats.

A bipartisan group of 25 state governors break with Trump, pledging to uphold the Paris climate agreement.

Even Democrats who are otherwise vocal on climate change are reluctant to tell Americans that we need to drive less.

"Climate change is more severe and accelerating faster than was expected." More than 11,000 scientists declare a climate emergency.

The EPA has proposed scaling back Obama-era rules on releasing waste from coal-fired power plants.

"This is just repeating the mistake made in Flint." New Orleans is covering up failures to perform lead testing on tap water.

Toxic air in Delhi has caused the government to declare a public health emergency—see photos of the air pollution.

"Training one AI model produces as much carbon dioxide equivalent as nearly the lifetime emission of five average American cars."

Photographing the aftermath, 30 years later, of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire mountain ridge fire, by Arnaud Teicher.

Following the El Paso shootings, 8chan is back online—thanks to a Russian hosting service—and Q already appears to be posting.

Curtailing paid political campaigns on social media won't stop foreign disinformation campaigns, which don't rely on ads.

See also: "Banning digital political ads will also likely hurt candidates who have innovative ideas that are unpopular with large donors."

There's no evidence anybody won any of the 15 contests the Trump campaign has held since 2018 to win a meal with the president.

You may not know it, but companies rate your value—and share it with others. It's tricky, but here's how to access your consumer score.

Ingebjørg Blindheim has taken it as a personal mission to alert police when she sees someone on Instagram threatening suicide.

Dignity Health—whose motto is "Hello humankindness"—billed one of its nurses nearly $900,000 for her prematurely born child.

Eating alone is becoming a worrisome trend, as research shows it's associated with negative physical and mental health conditions.

"Music is a tool." An interview with Ana Tijoux, whose protest songs have shot up Chile's charts.

How the Palmer Raids targeted political dissidents in America 100 years ago, arresting thousands—and nearly deporting them. (Read more stories like this in our editors' longreads picks.)

After trying to establish paganism in Massachusetts in 1624, Thomas Morton wrote the first book banned in the colonies.

Bentoism is a method for making decisions by balancing yourself, those around you, the present, and the future.

A study of Jackson Pollock's fluid mechanics finds his speed and technique helped him avoid "coiling instabilities."

Serene photos of the Alps at night, by Michael Schnabel.