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Headlines edition

Wednesday headlines: Tomorrow is another KKK.

The Pentagon will divert $3.6 billion in military construction funds to build President Trump's proposed border wall.

The Justice Department drafts legislation to address recent incidents of gun violence—with faster executions. 

Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas brace for Dorian—"the greatest national crisis" in the history of the Bahamas, says the country's Prime Minister.

A North Carolina court throws out the state's Republican-drawn legislative districts.

What to do when the KKK decides your quiet little literary town (in North Carolina) is a good spot for a rally.

Ross Douthat: “Every extended conversation I have with 20-something conservatives includes a discussion of how to deal with racist flirtations in their peer group.”

A study suggests people who tend to be optimistic are likelier than others to live to be 85 years old or more.

Video games have lost their clunky, clicky, high-pitched screeching loading sounds, which leads some to nostalgia.

“Should not at least 2/3 of your reading be books accompanied by YouTube? And if not, why not?”

Psychologists put together a conference-planning tool that cut three million air travel miles.

An in-depth (and well written) study of informal economics in US prisons, "one of the few places on earth where the dollar is not accepted."

“It exposes them to the downside of risk.” A report from Camp Millionaire, where kids learn how to manage money.

An investment banker moonlights as a hitting partner for some of the US Open’s top pros.

Photos from the 2019 Tahiti Pro, stop No. 7 of the World Surf League Men’s Championship Tour.

Did Alexander the Great poison himself? He died a couple nights after a drink-off involving a gallon and a half of wine.

A charming Google doc of films related to infrastructure.