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Headlines Edition

Wednesday Headlines: Please do not dunk bread in orange juice.

Jared Kushner’s security clearance gets downgraded after a report says foreign powers tried to seek leverage over him.

Officials in at least four countries have privately discussed ways they can manipulate Jared Kushner...by taking advantage of his complex business arrangements, financial difficulties, and lack of foreign policy experience.

UN experts find evidence that North Korea has been sending Syria supplies that could be used to produce chemical weapons.

Dick's Sporting Goods announces it will immediately—and permanently—end sales of assault rifles, and won't sell any gun to anyone under 21 years of age.

How current members of Congress have voted on every piece of major gun legislation since 1993.

If only gun owners had voted in the election, then Donald Trump would have won every single state save Vermont.

Trump will probably be reelected; most incumbents are, and a divided nation portends a major third-party candidate.

Trump's 2016 digital director—and sometime tweet ghostwriter—will likely become his 2020 campaign manager.

Dueling Constitutional interpretations on whether or not sitting presidents can be indicted. (They can.)

Supreme Court will likely rule public sector is right-to-work, essentially gutting half nation's remaining unions.

A plaintiff wants search results removed related to his criminal conviction—Google argues it would be "rewriting history."

Tax credits and breaks resulted in Amazon effectively paying zero federal tax on $5.6 billion in US profits in 2017.

The North Pole reached temperatures above freezing at what's normally the coldest time of year.

“If we continue on the current path, our analysis suggests that climate change may result in the largest transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich in the country’s history.” Due to climate change, many regional US economies will wither, others will boom, and once again humans will migrate.

More than 100 cities get over 70% of their electricity from renewables—more than double from 2015.

Scientists theorize a certain microbe—or its distant relative—found on Earth may live on Saturn's moon Enceladus.

“What they’re doing is making a very small amount of science go a very long way when you spread it thinly and you cut it with water and modified starch. The product, which is the paper, is designed and marketed before it’s even been built.” Celebrity food scientist’s papers under review after emails show widespread data manipulation.

A research study finds infants expect prejudicial treatment for those outside their ingroup.

Also: In a study of babies who fed themselves—without parental coaxing—more than 10% were overweight by age two.

Cryptocurrency mining bots distributed over ad networks employ a malware technique to circumvent ad blockers.

New York street photography by Carrie Boretz from the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s—before the city was sanitized.

Dunking bread in orange juice, driving in silence, using only even numbers: Hundreds of people disclose their weirdest—or, ahem, oddest—habits.

Paintings of tranquil household interiors by Zsofia Schweger.