Headlines edition

Wednesday headlines: Mayday, mayday—

In Venezuela, anti-government demonstrators clash with forces loyal to the president.

France deploys a massive police presence, bracing for a repeat of last year's May 1 violence.

Twenty-seven years ago, L.A. burned after four cops were acquitted for the savage beating of Rodney King. But was it a “riot,” an “uprising” or “civil unrest”?

If the US treated its domestic terrorism problem like attacks from ISIS, the response would be much greater than mere negligence.

Some Republicans acknowledge that the president is taking a political risk by continuing to stand by his Charlottesville comments.

“We don’t want to become the next West Virginia.” Los Angeles launches its own "Green New Deal."

So-called biodegradable bags can still carry five pounds of groceries after three years of deterioration.

Dunkin' goes through one billion cups a year. “It nags at my soul,” says its COO. (Starbucks goes through about six billion.)

What we now know from a large-scale human clinical trial: “The immune system’s inflammatory response is killing people by degrees”

Suicide rates spiked in the month after the release of 13 Reasons Why among boys aged 10 to 17.

Denmark has the world's happiest people. For its loneliest citizens, there's a 20-year-old organization that brings them together.

Captain Grace Hopper, one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, explains a nanosecond.

RIP Gene Wolfe, the science fiction writer who also "helped devise the cooking process for Pringles, the stackable chip."

For reasons of national identity, a rice shortage, and more, the origins of Pad Thai were basically a government project.

Novelist Pitchaya Sudbanthad on why Pad Thai rests squarely in the center of all things Thai.

A new documentary about Muhammad Ali, done entirely in his own words, is the legendary boxer's "eulogy to himself."

Photographer Nydia Blas discusses her use of a Black feminine lens. "I think it’s time to make a new narrative."

The bouba/kiki effect explains why most individuals agree that one shape is named Bouba, the other’s called Kiki.