Headlines edition

Wednesday headlines: ¡Viva the United States of Mexico-Canada!

Trump showed Kim a movie trailer made by the White House for their meeting, presenting Trump and Kim as two heroes on the verge of changing world history.

North Korea claims the US committed to lifting sanctions. That’s not what Trump said.

“The negative commentary I am seeing is mostly sour grapes.” An economist’s take on the Singapore summit.

“There’s definitely a Trump Doctrine... The Trump Doctrine is ‘We’re America, bitch.’ That’s the Trump Doctrine.” A senior White House official describes how Trump understands his role in the world.

From 1979 through 2007, inequality increased significantly. From 2007 through 2014, the figure stabilized.

In 2019, people are expected to spend 170.6 minutes each day online, and slightly less time watching TV.

An undercover report on the life of Foxconn workers building your Alexa speakers—in violation of Chinese labor laws.

The European Union's renewables standard needs work, seeing how the most common qualifying fuel is wood.

A combined bid from the United States, Mexico, and Canada won the hosting rights for the 2026 World Cup.

Soccer rewards good government: Only four countries rated “not free” qualified for this year’s World Cup.

For French tennis fans, cheering for John McEnroe remains one of the best parts of the French Open.

An abbreviated list of the many things despised by Anthony Bourdain.

Today, 29 percent of Nigerian-Americans over the age of 25 hold a graduate degree, compared to 11 percent of the US.

On paper Nigeria has about 300,000 police. A report suggests that almost half of them protect the homes and convoys of "political bigwigs."

Albert Einstein’s private travel journals don’t stand the test of time—especially the racist, dehumanizing bits.

Don’t run for office. Don’t be in charge of anything. Step away from the power. We got this. And please know that your crocodile tears won’t be wiped away by us anymore. We have every right to hate you. You have done us wrong. What men can do after they acknowledge that women have every right to hate them.

Faces and fashions from stock photos in the 1970s.

Domino’s has fixed more than 200 potholes in US cities, so pizzas can be delivered with less jostling.

In case you missed it: Mark Bittman and doctor David L. Katz answer pretty much every food question currently being asked.