Headlines Edition

Wednesday headlines: #Toosoon.

California’s Assembly passes a bill requiring 100% of the state’s electricity to come from carbon-free sources by 2045.

A federal court rules that North Carolina Republicans illegally gerrymandered their congressional districts.

Southern senators resist renaming a federal building for McCain. It currently honors a senator who led the opposition to anti-lynching bills and other civil rights legislation.

Top takeaways from last night’s primaries. (At least Sheriff Joe lost.)

When the ruling party holds only 50 seats—like the GOP currently does in the Senate—the power of any one member rises enormously.

If Trump really wants to reach a compromise with Xi over tariffs, the approach must be altered.

"Well, clear out!" Abraham Lincoln sometimes used a joke about crackers to help explain tariffs.

Countries across Europe complain of "overtourism," feeling their cities are being destroyed by tourists.

Seven percent of Venezuelans have left their country since 2014, mainly for Ecuador, Chile, or Peru.

The US federal government is seeking to end court oversight of immigrants' children in detention.

The federal official in charge of protecting student borrowers resigns with a fiery indictment of the White House.

A fully-insured Texas teacher received a $108,951 bill after he went to an out-of-network hospital for a heart attack.

Video: Bethany Hamilton, a professional surfer who lost an arm to a shark attack when she was 13, explains how she paddles into waves.

Louis C.K. and Aziz Ansari return to the stage—#toosoon?—with material that doesn’t include any mention of #MeToo.

When tattoo artists contribute to a celebrity's likeness, do they own part of that person’s image?

It’s worth stressing that the “technology” of temp work—and the possibility of replacing entire work forces with it—existed for years before corporations made the decision to start adopting it. The Internet isn’t responsible for the gig economy. Corporations want your job to be precarious.

Video: Carlo Rovelli on the nature of “now” and time generally.

Five laboratories set out to repeat 21 influential scientific studies of recent years. Only 13 held up.

The official pronouncer of the Scripps National Spelling Bee demonstrates his ability to pronounce every word in the dictionary.

How to write a book review, or, a bingo card for the next time you're reading the Sunday newspaper.

In case you missed it: digital communication is undergoing exclamation-point inflation. It's true!

A definitive guide to lock blocking, or, why you can't unlock and open a car door at the same time.

Finalists have been announced for "Shed of the Year."

Stephen King: For the approval of the Midnight Society, I call this... The Tale of the Creepy Small Town with a Spooky Secret.
Clive Barker: Is the town in Maine.
King: NO.
King: yes.

A collection of jokes about horror writers.