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Wednesday Headlines: Life’s what you make it.

Michael Cohen is set to publicly testify today before the House Oversight Committee.

Among the many assertions in Cohen's opening statement for today's testimony is that he heard Trump take a call from Stone about the planned Wikileaks dump—and that Trump never wanted to win, calling his campaign the “greatest infomercial in political history.”

Yesterday, authoritarianism expert Sarah Kendzior said if Cohen downplays Trump's political ambitions to "cover up a crime with a scandal," he'd give himself and Trump an escape route.

National security experts on the Trump-Kim summit: Don't expect Kim to give up anything as long as North Korea continues using diplomacy to outmaneuver the US.

Since 2014, there have been 5,859 complaints of sexual abuse on unaccompanied migrant minors while in US custody.

Video: Known instances of electoral interference carried out by the US and the USSR/Russia between 1946 and 2000.

For every ton of cement created, one ton of CO2 is released—and production has quadrupled over the past 30 years.

Climate models predict fewer clouds as Earth warms, which means more sunlight reaches the planet, creating a dangerous feedback loop.

Chloe has experienced trauma symptoms in the months since leaving her job. She started to have a panic attack in a movie theater during the film Mother!, when a violent stabbing spree triggered a memory of that first video she moderated. Facebook moderators are taught to recognize offensive content, but not always how to spot when they’re personally deteriorating.

Walmart is changing greeters' responsibilities in ways that are pushing many with disabilities out of their jobs.

A comparison of ancient civilizations from rise to collapse shows an average lifespan of 336 years.

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“It was five of us in two cars. We just changed drivers and kept going.” What it was really like to tour during Jim Crow.

RIP to Mark Hollis, the reluctant pop star from Talk Talk. Watch the video for "It's My Life," one of the singularly great songs of the 1980s.

The Rijksmuseum is exhibiting its entire collection of Rembrandts—nearly 400 works—to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the artist's death.

The aerial geometry of Barcelona's city blocks, photographed by Márton Mogyorósy.

The Gyllenhaal experiment, analyzed: all the ways Reddit users misspell celebrities' names.

A group of research biologists finds a budget-friendly way to acquire samples from animal cadavers: roadkill.

In The Potemkin Village photo series, Gregor Sailer visits various fake towns built for military exercises.