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Will It Ever Stop Raining?
For much of the United States, September played out as follows: Rain tonight, followed by more rain in the morning. Watch for occasional drizzle and downpours, which will be interspersed with rain. “It really worked out to be an odd September. It’s b
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The 150-Year Mission to Reforest Puerto Rico
One year after Hurricane Maria, community efforts to replace trees downed by the storm reflect optimism about the island’s future and a focus on sustainability.
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The World Just Laughed at Donald Trump
The president has often warned that the United States has become the butt of global jokes, and with a silly boast on Tuesday, he demonstrated it.
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Full Transcript: Donald Trump at the United Nations General Assembly
“The United States will not tell you how to live or work or worship,” the president said. “We only ask that you honor our sovereignty in return.”
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Donald Trump Issues a Scathing Rejection of ‘Globalism’
In his UN speech, the U.S. president went after several countries and institutions—but perhaps none more so than the world order itself.
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The Abandoned World of 1982
The year Brett Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted Christine Blasey Ford at a party saw the first stirrings of a revolution in how American girls were raised, and how they would regard themselves.
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The Girls Who Live in an All-Boys World
Until schools help boys understand personal accountability, they are tacitly endorsing the misogyny that still thrives in some elite classrooms.
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Elizabeth Warren’s Ambitious Fix for America’s Housing Crisis
The Massachusetts Democrat introduced legislation that takes aim at segregation, redlining, restrictive zoning, and the loss of equity by low-income homeowners.
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This Is Not the End of the Cosby Story
The comedian has been sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for the rape of Andrea Constand. But as she and her family eloquently insisted during this week’s hearing: The effects of his crime will live on.
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Yale Law School’s Reckoning Over Brett Kavanaugh
Students and faculty staged a sit-in Monday in protest against President Trump’s nomination of the conservative appellate-court judge, a 1990 Yale Law graduate, to the Supreme Court.
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Just This One Time, Tech’s Not the Main Problem
Violent mobs in India may have gotten inflammatory messages on WhatsApp, but the license to maim and kill came from long-standing cultural divisions and governmental failures.
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With Instagram’s Founders Out, Welcome to Facebook Inc.
The company’s three high-profile acquisitions—Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus—had fought to maintain their own identity. Those days may be over now.
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A Supreme Court Case Could Liberate Trump to Pardon His Associates
Gamble v. United States isn’t related to the Russia investigation. But the outcome—which one senior Republican senator has tried to influence—could still have consequences for the probe.  
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Should the Catholic Church Pay Reparations to Sex-Abuse Victims?
The Church is offering to pay people who can credibly say they were abused as children, but who can no longer file a lawsuit because the statute of limitations has passed.
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Questions Fox News Should Have Asked Brett Kavanaugh
Asked in his Fox News interview whether he’s ever enabled “a train of men” to “gang rape” women, Brett Kavanaugh calmly replied, “I’ve never done any such thing, known about any such thing.” It was a strangely clinical answer to such a gruesome quest
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Hurricane Season Is Especially Hard for Farmworkers
Gloria Castillo Luna, a single mother of four living in Faison, North Carolina, evacuated her family from the home she rents to a shelter just before Hurricane Florence hit a little over a week ago. Luna and her kids had a terrible experience during
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Your DNA Is Not Your Culture
A Spotify playlist tailored to your DNA is the latest example of brands cashing in on people’s search for identity.
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The Best-Ever Photos of an Asteroid’s Rugged Terrain
Over the weekend, a pair of robots, each about the size of a frying pan, tumbled out of a spacecraft and landed on the surface of another world. The robots are part of a Japanese mission to visit an asteroid, collect some of its rocky material, and t
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The Not-So-Great Reason Why Divorce Rates Are Declining
In the past 10 years, the percentage of American marriages that end in divorce has fallen, and in a new paper, the University of Maryland sociologist Philip Cohen quantified the drop-off: Between 2008 and 2016, the divorce rate declined by 18 percent
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Google’s New Tool to Fight Climate Change
In the next decade or so, more than 6,000 cities, states, and provinces around the world will try to do something that has eluded humanity for 25 years: reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases, which warm the atmosphere and cause climate change. T
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The Journalistic Implications of Ian Buruma’s Resignation
Can editors shape a constructive conversation about #MeToo while under pressure to act as its partisans?
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The Dad-Joke Doctrine
Every time we drive through farm country in my dad’s home state of Indiana, we know it’s coming. As soon as he spots it in his peripheral vision from the driver’s seat, it’s like clockwork: “Hey, you know a guy died in there?” he says, feigning nonch
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How Hollywood Redeemed Mel Gibson
The director and actor has been hired for a major new studio project—remaking The Wild Bunch—despite the many scandals in his past.
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It’s Trump Vs. Everyone Else On Iran At The UN
The U.S. president condemned the Islamic Republic at the United Nations, even as other countries made arrangements to keep doing business with it.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Laugh and the World Laughs With You
In his second address before the United Nations General Assembly, President Trump blasted "globalism" and instead underscored the importance of sovereignty. The audience laughed during Trump's speech.
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Giving Clinicians More Say in Court-Ordered Rehab Could Lead to Longer Jail Times
In California, a commitment to evidence-based care may be delaying treatment for criminal offenders.
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The Atlantic Daily: Statute of Limitations
At the UN General Assembly, a U.S.-against-the-world message on Iran. Plus Cosby’s sentencing, record rainfall all over, and more
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Acts of Rod
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will meet with President Trump on Thursday following reports that he once suggested secretly recording the president and discussed invoking the Twenty-Fifth Amendment.
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Letters: ‘Forgive and Forget, Why Don’t You?’
Readers share their stories of sexual misconduct, and discuss what redemption might look like.
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The Two Reasons Rod Rosenstein's Fate Is So Uncertain
Are Rod Rosenstein’s days numbered? On Monday the internet went through several news cycles in a few hours. Social media was convinced that the deputy attorney general had been fired, or resigned, or that his dismissal or resignation were imminent, u
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