Headlines edition

Wednesday headlines: Today’s Babylon.

Stephen Hawking dies at the age of 76. An obituary, a list of quotes, a tribute to his place in pop culture.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirms that Russia probably poisoned a spy in London. Hours later, Trump fires him. (“Rex, eat the salad.”)

Russia now has more intelligence agents in London than during the Cold War. Though possibly fewer diplomats.

Tillerson leaves the State Department with no accomplishments except for hollowing out the foreign service.

A brief list of highlights from Rex Tillerson's tenure, prior to his firing-by-tweet.

“I bring my kids up to respect the office of the presidency and the president. I don’t allow them to say anything negative, ever, about the president.” Chuck Todd grapples with being called a “son of a bitch” by Trump. Brokaw isn’t happy, either.

Activists leave seven thousand pairs of shoes in front of the Capitol building, to represent the number of kids killed by guns since Sandy Hook.

Connections are starting to be found between the victims of Austin's three explosions.

French designers Les Machines de L’ile propose the world’s largest hanging garden built "since ancient Babylon."

The New York Times once again proves to be racially tone-deaf when talking about food on the West Coast.

Photographs of America before the Environmental Protection Agency was formed in 1970.

Service announcement: Here's everything you need to make sure you're registered to vote in this year's elections.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z's new tour draws inspiration from Touki Bouki, a classic Senegalese film from 1973.

Soccer matches in Greece’s top league are suspended indefinitely after an owner takes the field with a gun.