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The Family Weekly: ‘Uber for Kids’ and the Future of How Children Get Around
Plus: fighting the loneliness epidemic in schools, talking to kids about race, and being an accomplice to an affair
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How Kelly Rowland Fell in Love With Color
The singer turned style icon talks natural beauty, bold fashion, and learning to embrace her hue in a world that doesn’t affirm brown-skinned girls.
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What I Learned As An EMT At The Border Wall
Working at the U.S.-Mexico border, I saw how the barrier injures those who attempt to cross it.
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The Bizarre Beat of Yoko Ono’s Drum
In her new album, Warzone, the artist updates songs from her catalogue, but misses the mark more often than not.
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These Two Could Soon Be the First Muslim Women to Serve in Congress
A Palestinian-American from Michigan and a Somali-American from Minnesota are poised to become the first Muslim women to become members of the U.S. House.
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What’s Missing From the Saudis’ Khashoggi Story
Seventeen days after the disappearance of U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, authorities in Riyadh finally confirmed his death. According to the Saudi version of what happened, Khashoggi died after a fist fight between him and several men a
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Letter: Gary Hart Was Not Set Up
A journalist who reported on Gary Hart’s downfall in 1987 pushes back on the notion that the candidate’s Monkey Business incident may have been staged.
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Mike Pompeo’s Worldview? Do As Trump Does.
Even when they are thousands of miles apart, President Donald Trump and his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, act in symbiosis. As Trump speculated from Washington this week that “rogue killers” rather than Saudi leaders might have targeted the missin
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Can You Ever Forgive Me? Is a Perfect Showcase for Melissa McCarthy
This muted film adaptation of the literary forger Lee Israel’s memoir finds something to love in its hard-drinking, sharp-tongued protagonist.
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Turkey Is Treating the Khashoggi Affair Like It’s Must-See TV
Erdoğan’s government is releasing information about the case bit by bit, seemingly in an effort to control the narrative about the journalist’s fate.
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The Republican Party Moves Beyond Hypocrisy
The president’s supporters live a double-folded state of being, in which the same action that’s shameful for Democrats is praiseworthy for the GOP.
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A Classic Sondheim Musical Gets a Thrilling Twist
Bobby, the urbane bachelor and possible beating heart of Company, usually comes in shades of gray. Dean Jones in a heavy tweed with a black turtleneck sweater. Raúl Esparza in an Armani suit that bags effortlessly around the elbows. Adrian Lester in
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Meddling: Now in 2018
The Justice Department charged a Russian woman for her participation in an online disinformation campaign aimed at interfering with the 2018 midterm elections.
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How Tom Steyer Built the Biggest Political Machine You’ve Never Heard Of
Having spent $120 million and signed up 6 million people, Tom Steyer has assembled, in a year, an organization with more reach than the NRA.
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DOJ Says Russian Trolls Are Interfering Online With the Midterms
A criminal complaint filed Friday charges a Russian national, employed by a firm linked to Vladimir Putin and Russian intelligence, with helping direct interference in the 2018 midterm elections.  
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The Experts Were Wrong About the Middle East
“I know what I’m going to do: I’m going to sanction the hell out of Saudi Arabia.” That’s what Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said last week, to the delight of Saudi Arabia’s detractors on social media. The man who only one week prior had been jee
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The Atlantic Daily: “Other People Don’t Want to Stand Up to It”
The political machine this big Democratic spender built. Plus how to get out the vote, the Jamal Khashoggi crisis, NASA dreams, and more
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The Forgotten Father of American Conservatism
Russell Kirk wasn’t interested in defending a party agenda. He wanted to promote a cast of mind.
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Pakistan’s Pivot to Asia
Imran Khan is addressing his nation's challenges by choosing liberally from a menu of Western and Asian futures.
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Trump’s NASA Administrator: ‘No Reason’ to Dismiss U.N. Climate Report
In a wide-ranging interview, Jim Bridenstine explains his plans for NASA, the nerve-racking Soyuz launch failure, and his views on climate change.
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What Is the Future of Getting Kids to Soccer Practice?
A slew of small, Uber-like companies have launched in recent years, offering parents a way to outsource their daily driving.
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The Complexity of Black Girlhood Is at the Heart of The Hate U Give
The film adaptation of Angie Thomas’s YA novel offers a startlingly honest portrait of its heroine confronting buried trauma to find her political voice.
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Trump Sees Khashoggi’s Disappearance Mostly as a PR Problem
The administration is approaching the journalist’s apparent death as a stage for spin more than as a diplomatic incident or a human-rights outrage.
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The Books Briefing: The People Who Give, and Receive Little in Return
Welcome back to the Books Briefing. This week’s edition focuses on characters who spend their time taking care of other people—a role that sometimes renders their own needs invisible. In the novels below, the sometimes beautiful, sometimes fraught dy
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Letters: ‘What Hope Does an Ordinary Black Man Have?’
Readers respond to Jemele Hill’s argument that black men who see themselves in Brett Kavanaugh are missing the point.
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Trump Hits the Panic Button
The president’s praise for a congressman who assaulted a reporter is an act of desperation by a man contemplating the potential consequences of defeat at the polls.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: ‘Certainly Looks That Way’
Written by Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey), Madeleine Carlisle (@maddiecarlisle2), and Olivia Paschal (@oliviacpaschal) President Donald Trump said he believes Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead. Earlier in the day, Treasury Secretary Steven M
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The Justice Department’s Investigation of Clergy Sexual Abuse Will Test the Catholic Hierarchy
The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into the Catholic Church’s handling of sexual-abuse allegations in Pennsylvania, according to the Associated Press. At least six of the state’s dioceses have confirmed to various news outlets
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How Facebook’s Chaotic Push Into Video Cost Hundreds of Journalists Their Jobs
As media companies tried to divine the desires of the world’s biggest platform, they fired writers and lost their way.
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Zuckerberg, Soros, and Steyer Spend Millions on Out-of-State Ballot Initiatives
The billionaires have funded initiatives on drug treatment, alternative energy, and in-home care for seniors, but some corporations and state activists wish they would keep their money and stay away.   
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