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White nationalists shelter behind shields, displaying the Southern Nationalist flag.

The Road to Radicalism in Charlottesville

Violent extremism—whether in jihadist or white supremacist form—is often driven by the same processes.

Julia Ioffe

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Bannon's Exit Leaves Trump Untethered

As the president cuts ties with establishment staffers, and forces out his populist firebrand, what’s left of Trumpism other than white identity politics?

David A. Graham

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White supremacists stand behind their shields at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

What the Next Round of Alt-Right Rallies Will Reveal

Protests scheduled in nine American cities for Saturday will provide a sense of where the movement is headed.

J.M. Berger

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Solving a Murder Mystery With Ancestry Websites

Investigators in Washington have tried for decades to identify a teenage girl who was brutally killed near a lake. They might finally succeed with popular genealogy databases.

Ciara O'Rourke

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Innocence Is Irrelevant

This is the age of the plea bargain—and millions of Americans are suffering the consequences.

Emily Yoffe

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The Problem With Confederate Monuments

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu believes that the Civil War should be remembered, not revered.

Nicolas Pollock and Brianna Pressey

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Vigils, Marches, and Memorials After Charlottesville

In squares and streets across the United States, vigils and marches were held this weekend in response to the hatred and violence on display during a rally in Charlottesville on Saturday.

Alan Taylor

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North Korean servicemembers depicted in North Korean state media

What Happens When No One Believes American Threats?

The United States can avoid war with North Korea, but the “fire and fury” episode will still do long-term damage.

Kathy Gilsinan

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Libyan youths watch the solar eclipse in the desert tourist camp in Galo.

Small Towns Prepare to Cash In for the Solar Eclipse

People are charging astronomical prices to rent out their homes for those chasing the moon’s shadow.

Alasdair Wilkins

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A bunch of football helmets hang on a wall.

How Students' Brains Are in Danger on the Field

Recent research makes clear the drastic effects of head injuries on young athletes, and advocates are asking states and schools to do more.  

Linda Flanagan

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A person stands on a scale displaying a frowning face.

Why Scientists Can’t Agree on Whether It’s Unhealthy to Be Overweight

Some studies show being overweight leads to a greater risk of death; others show it doesn’t. Here’s what’s really going on.

Olga Khazan

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The Invisible Artists Behind Your Favorite Comics

Colorists and and letterers bring a silent medium to life, and their work often goes undetected—especially if they’re great at their jobs.

Asher Elbein

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Send Us Your Eclipse Viewing Party Pictures

On August 21, we’ll be sharing readers’ best photos from eclipse celebrations across the U.S. Here’s how to join in.

Emily Jan

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