The past 12 months have been eventful, to say the least. From Donald Trump’s new presidency to the enormous Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh; the devastating effects of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria; violent clashes between nationalists and protesters in the U.S.; ongoing struggles against extremists across the globe; and so much more. Here, we present the Top 25 News Photos of 2017—be sure to also see the more comprehensive series, 2017: The Year in Photos, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Warning, some of the photos may contain graphic or objectionable content.
A report that the Trump administration plans to define gender based on the appearance of infants runs counter to developmental biology and individual privacy.
The two senators from a similar place on the left of the party are not working out any deal that would avoid a race that includes them both.
She had her whole future mapped out when she met Ted Cruz, starting with her dream job in Washington. This is the story of what came after.
They live thousands of feet below the Earth’s surface. They eat hydrogen and exhale methane. And they may shape our world more profoundly than we can imagine.
In less than 130,000 years, humans have sawed off the most evolutionarily distinct branches from our family tree.
Laker fans get their first glimpse of L.A.’s newest megastar, in one of the most chaotic home openers in memory.
Newt Gingrich turned partisan battles into bloodsport, wrecked Congress, and paved the way for Trump’s rise. Now he’s reveling in his achievements.
Invented centuries ago in France, the bidet has never taken off in the States. That might be changing.
The author of a radical proposal in The Atlantic’s October 1998 issue revisits his argument—and the negative reactions to it.
Classical liberal values have disappeared from the right and are now disappearing from the left. Someone needs to adopt them. Why not the GOP?