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Trump used crib notes at White House listening session on school shootings


A photographer captured his talking points. President Donald Trump apparently needed a reminder to tell shooting survivors, “I hear you,” during a White House listening session on school shootings he hosted on Wednesday.

Parkland shooting survivor Samuel Zeif to Trump: “How did this not stop after Columbine?”


A Parkland survivor delivers an emotional plea at President Trump’s listening session at the White House.

Paul Manafort got $16 million in loans after the election. Mueller finds that very interesting.


The loans came from a Trump adviser’s bank that specialized in affordable mortgages for military veterans.

Vox Sentences: Nearly a week after Parkland, gun violence protests are only growing


Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what's happening in the world, curated by Ella Nilsen. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions.

Texas superintendent threatens 3-day suspension for students who walk out to protest gun laws


“A school is a place to learn and grow educationally, emotionally and morally. A disruption of the school will not be tolerated.” A Texas school district superintendent has threatened to suspend students who join any organized walkouts or protests in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.

How to watch Thursday’s SpaceX Falcon 9 launch


The mission will deploy an observation satellite and two microsatellites. The commercial spaceflight firm SpaceX is planning a rocket launch early Thursday morning after high winds forced the company to scrap a liftoff scheduled for Wednesday.

The case that Idaho’s brazen anti-Obamacare plan isn’t illegal after all


If you want the full breakdown of Idaho’s audacious plan to unravel Obamacare within its borders, check out the piece we published this morning.

Why Russian figure skaters Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva are so hard to beat


The best rivalry in women’s figure skating is between a jumping dynamo and a goth ballerina. In the women’s figure skating competition at the 2018 Olympic Games, there’s been a saying that there are three types of scores: bad, good, and Russian.

Measuring #MeToo: more than 80 percent of women have been sexually harassed or assaulted


A new survey asked Americans about sexual harassment and assault. The results are disturbing. Your mother.

North Korea canceled a meeting with Mike Pence. Here’s what they would have discussed.


Would they have had a diplomatic breakthrough? It depends. A secret meeting between North Korea and the United States fell apart just hours before it was scheduled to happen — adding to the tension between Washington and Pyongyang.

Trump’s compromises on guns, explained


The two proposals the White House has publicly backed so far wouldn’t have prevented the Florida shooting.

Here’s what Congress might actually do on gun control


There are two gun control bills in Congress. Both have stalled for months. Gun control advocates want to know: Will Congress act this time?

How to watch Thursday’s SpaceX Falcon 9 launch


The mission will deploy an observation satellite and two microsatellites. The commercial spaceflight firm SpaceX is planning a rocket launch early Thursday morning after high winds forced the company to scrap a liftoff scheduled for Wednesday.

Paul Manafort got $16 million in loans after the election. Mueller finds that very interesting.


The loans came from a Trump adviser’s bank that specialized in affordable mortgages for military veterans.

Black Panther’s brilliant costume designer tells us how to make a supersuit


“Every time we did a prototype, it needed to evoke some kind of emotion for me,” says Ruth Carter. If you’ve seen Marvel’s Black Panther, you know that one of the best things about the film is its use of costumes and sets not just to create the fictional world of Wakanda, but also to tell stories about Wakanda’s history and culture in every single frame.

I’ve covered gun violence for years. The solutions aren’t a big mystery.


America can prevent shootings. But it has to come to grips with the problem. It’s going to happen again.

Parkland could be a turning point for gun control


The politics of guns are changing. Another mass shooting. Another round of “thoughts and prayers.” Another outpouring of facts and figures about how gun violence is out of control in the United States.

Cape Town is bracing for “Day Zero” — the day it cuts off running water for 4 million people


The South African megacity has been struck by a historic drought, and now it’s running out of water. Cape Town, South Africa, a city roughly the size of Los Angeles, is about to run out of water — completely.

A physicist reveals the secrets of human endurance


A new book explains how our brains can hold our performance back, and how to get around it. Watch the end of a long race, and you’ll notice a strange pattern: The athletes speed up.

When the only way to go free is to plead guilty


A Baltimore case shows just how far prosecutors will go to keep a win on the books. In 1987, police detectives — who’d later be made famous by David Simon, creator of The Wire — used flimsy evidence to pin a burglary, rape, and murder case on James Thompson and James Owens.


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