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Wednesday Headlines: The 3.5% solution.

In a scathing letter, the White House says it refuses to participate in the House impeachment inquiry, a move Pelosi calls "further evidence of obstruction."

A GOP-led Senate committee calls for congressional action to ensure social media isn't used to interfere in the 2020 presidential election.

Citing its "fundamental belief in free expression," Facebook won't take down a Trump campaign ad falsely accusing Biden of influencing Ukraine policy for personal gain.

Security officials warn that an elite group within Russian intelligence is actively working to destabilize Europe.

With her gold medal at the gymnastics world championships, Simone Biles has become the most-medaled woman in gymnastics history.

"For the first time on record, the 400 wealthiest Americans last year paid a lower total tax rate than any other income group."

“The steps of the income ladder are too far apart for kids to climb them.” Billionaires are destroying America’s social fabric. Taxation can de-incentivize accumulating that wealth in the first place.

The Green New Deal may be divisive, but voters support aggressive climate policies.

Extinction Rebellion's strategy is to mobilize 3.5% of a country's population—a proven threshold for political change.

"We kill each other, and you send the bullets." Cheap, high-powered American firearms and ammunition find their way to Mexico.

Astronomers have discovered 20 new moons orbiting Saturn—bringing its total to 82 moons, surpassing Jupiter's 79.

Here are the 2019 National Book Awards finalists.

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Paranoid insurance tycoon maintains a fleet of undercover investigators to research and track potential romantic "interests."

Bullying physically changes victims' brains, reducing the volume of regions involved in movement and learning.

How an e-cyclist was banned from racing after using a "Tron" concept bike acquired through allegedly nefarious means.

MIT engineers build a mathematical model for oobleck to gauge how the non-Newtonian fluid might be used in industry.

"It should have just three ingredients: corn, cal, and water." Bringing traditional, nixtamalized tortillas to more Americans.

A fascinating new method of concealing a message in plain sight: hiding images in highlighted text.

At this moment, you cannot avoid seeing merchandise with variations on the Friends logo.

If Spotify follows Tencent's lead, users may soon see new releases restricted to premium subscribers.

Beyond Cage’s "4'33," a guide to classical compositions that use silence.

Watch: A video of the streets of New York, reimagined by AI in a cubist style.

Illustrations of homes nestled in the rough-hewn landscape of the American West, by Ken Price.