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Aberdeen, Maryland, shooting at Rite Aid distribution center: what we know

There were "multiple wounded and multiple fatalities," the Harford County sheriff said.

Jeff Sessions is the most conservative member of the Trump administration. Trump doesn’t care.

Trump doesn’t want a champion of a particular brand of conservatism. He wants protection for himself.

When and where fall foliage colors will peak, in one map

In the coming weeks, billions of leaves will change color.

Measles cases have hit a record high in Europe. Blame austerity.

A new report in Italy found parts of the country that cut their public health budgets most had lower rates of vaccine coverage.

Cary Joji Fukunaga is directing the new James Bond movie. Here are 3 things to know about him.

He’s one of the most eclectic and sought-after directors in Hollywood today.

Why is Marco Rubio tweeting about Salt Bae?

The Turkish chef’s dinner for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, explained.

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China has a secret that’s slowly slipping out: roughly a million Uighurs are being held in “reeducation camps”. Gulchehra Hoja, a Uighur journalist, explains how reporting on China’s human rights abuses against Muslims led to the disappearance of 23 of her relatives.

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The Parkland shooting fueled calls for more school police. Civil rights groups want them removed.

Is there a humane way to boil lobsters alive? One woman thinks it’s by getting them high.

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A top Cornell food researcher has had 13 studies retracted

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In Fahrenheit 11/9, Michael Moore spares no one — especially self-satisfied liberals

I Think We’re Alone Now, from Reed Morano, is a gorgeous post-apocalyptic relationship drama

So far this year, crime and murder are trending down in America’s biggest cities

A tiny, beleaguered government agency seeks an energy holy grail: long-term energy storage

How a racist robocall and an FBI inquiry shook up the Florida governor’s race

The fight over reopening the FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh, explained

What’s wrong with the “just a teen” Kavanaugh defense, according to a psychologist

At long last, Twitter brought back chronological timelines. Here’s why they’re so beloved.

Serial’s season 3 debut: high stakes, Shakespearean bar fights, and a return to form

Why this economist thinks public education is mostly pointless

Products mocked as “lazy” or “useless” are often important tools for people with disabilities

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Lingerie marketing is dominated by the male gaze. A new book aims to change that.

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Why movie theaters are trading popcorn and soda for chimichangas and custom cocktails

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The fall equinox is Saturday: 8 things to know about the first day of autumn

Where Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation process stands

Vox Sentences: Will Texans bet on Beto?

Cody Wilson, 3D-printed gun creator, is accused of sexually assaulting a minor

Mixing ketchup and mayonnaise isn’t new. Here’s why Heinz is trying to cash in on it now.

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Americans’ approval of Pope Francis drops to 53% amid more church sex abuse revelations

Essays from disgraced men aren’t provocative and new. They reinforce the status quo.

The fight over Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie as a gay couple, explained

How the Canadian cannabis company Tilray became worth more than American Airlines

Why didn’t Kavanaugh’s accuser come forward earlier? Police often ignore sexual assault allegations.

Lorde’s Adidas sneakers, Marilyn Manson’s absinthe, and other things celebrities compelled us to buy

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The striking parallels between Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas

Democrats should worry about all their close special election losses

What Kavanaugh is accused of isn’t “horseplay”

Senate Republicans are playing straight into Democrats’ message about Brett Kavanaugh allegations

Instagrammable pop-ups are everywhere. What does that mean for art?

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John C. Reilly explains how to properly fit a men’s hat

Fox News won’t say Kavanaugh’s accuser is lying. They say she’s misremembering.

North and South Korea just signed a major agreement. It may be bad news for Trump.

“She’s afraid of being trapped”: Ford’s friend on the aftermath of Kavanaugh’s alleged assault

Hog manure is spilling out of lagoons because of Hurricane Florence’s floods

The battle for state legislatures

An engineer explains the emotion-driven evolution of car design

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