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Wednesday Headlines: Tanks for the memories.

The total taxpayer cost for Trump's Fourth of July extravaganza in DC tomorrow is unknown, but it's going to be expensive—and $2.5 million of the bill will be covered by funds diverted from National Park improvement.

Iran will "take the next step" and enrich uranium beyond the limits specified in the 2015 nuclear treaty, according to President Rouhani.

Following the Supreme Court's ruling against adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, the Justice Dept. confirms the census is now headed to the printer—without the citizenship question.

ICE has begun sending $500,000 fines to immigrants who are in the US illegally.

An excruciating read: A judge denies a motion to try a teenager as an adult for a rape charge, saying the accused "comes from a good family." An appeals court nullified the judge’s decision.

Even as fatal crashes involving trucks rise, Trump's Transportation Dept. is loosening requirements for trucker rest times.

NYC has more cars than ever, cyclist deaths are on the rise, yet the city won't budge on enforcing or adding protected lanes.

See also: How to not kill a cyclist.

In many ways, it is far more legal to shoot a gun in Iowa than it is to light a firecracker. America's confusing fireworks laws.

It’s that time of year: a collection of and classification system for firecracker labels. via

In a breakthrough, scientists have performed an MRI on an atom, three-dimensionally mapping its magnetic field.

Trigonometry and logarithms offered the best way to make these essential measurements: for these, a sailor needed to be adept at using dense numerical tables. A glimpse inside the classes European sailors took—as far back as the 16th century—to learn how to navigate the globe. (See more articles like this in our Editors' Longreads Picks.)

Unlike in humans, tumors don't spread in vegetation exposed to radiation, because plants replace cells whenever necessary.

An investigation into the extent to which illegal deforestation in the Amazon is driven by the international demand for beef.

How a promising satire startup based on experiences and experiments—rather than clicks—died after Elon Musk pulled his funding.

Eventually, I struck the whole combo from my personal menu, setting it right up there with okra and squid and rabbit and pig’s blood as an unyielding NOPE. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I finally got it. On rejecting the foods of your heritage, until you move out on your own, and then you hunger for them.

California's first surgeon general wants to address childhood adversity as a root cause for continued health challenges.

Barbershops and laundromats are setting out children's books to inspire young readers—some locations have added story time.

This is fun: How to read more books in the golden age of content.