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Trump’s Guardrails Are Gone

The president’s more pliant senior advisers might end up indulging his ultimately self-sabotaging behavior.

Peter Nicholas and Elaina Plott

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A Supreme Court Case That Will Affect Every Aspect of National Life

Can the federal census form ask whether each member of a household is a U.S. citizen?

Garrett Epps

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The Last Kennedy

A number of Democratic power brokers wanted Representative Joe Kennedy to run for president. He consulted with family members and said no.

Edward-Isaac Dovere

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The First Reparations Attempt at an American College Comes From Its Students

Georgetown’s students voted to tax themselves to pay descendants of enslaved people, instead of waiting for the school to do something.

Saahil Desai

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Sparks fill the air as Paris fire-brigade members spray water to extinguish flames as Notre-Dame Cathedral burns.

The Images That Could Help Rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral

And the young, brilliant professor who made them before he died

Alexis C. Madrigal

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America’s Invisible Pot Addicts

More and more Americans are reporting near-constant cannabis use, as legalization forges ahead.

Annie Lowrey

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The French Ambassador Is Retiring. Here’s What He Really Thinks About Washington.

Gérard Araud says that Trump is right about trade. Kushner is “extremely smart” but has “no guts.” And John Bolton’s not so bad, actually.

Yara Bayoumy

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Jeopardy Wasn’t Designed for a Contestant Like James Holzhauer

“James’s performance, I’m sure, is causing grief for an accountant somewhere.”

Joe Pinsker

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A silhouette of a family standing in front of Columbine

The Children of the Children of Columbine

Twenty years after the shooting at Columbine High School, some survivors—now parents themselves—are figuring out how to talk to their kids about lockdown drills.

Ashley Fetters

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A man's arms holding a puppy

Puppy Sacrifice Was Widespread During the Shang Dynasty

Juvenile canines might have been a cheaper alternative to full-grown dogs.

Joshua Rapp Learn and Sapiens

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The Truth About Dentistry

It’s much less scientific—and more prone to gratuitous procedures—than you may think.

Ferris Jabr

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E. L. James at the world premiere of 'Fifty Shades Freed' in Paris in 2018

The Indelible Awfulness of E. L. James’s The Mister

The author’s follow-up to her Fifty Shades series is hopelessly retrograde and dismally unentertaining.

Sophie Gilbert

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Photos of the Week: Water Festival, Candy Candidate, Uruguayan Gaucho

Fashion in Pakistan, Ivanka Trump in Ethiopia, ongoing protests in Sudan, Passover in Israel, a huge election in Indonesia, and more

Alan Taylor

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