Below the surface, there are faint signs of how the U.S. and Iran can exit the crisis. Plus: what really happened to Malaysia’s missing airplane, narlugas, and more
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Is There Still a Deal to Be Done With Iran?

Below the surface, there are faint signs of how both parties can exit the crisis.

Uri Friedman and Kathy Gilsinan

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What Really Happened to Malaysia's Missing Airplane

Five years ago, the flight vanished into the Indian Ocean. Officials on land know more about why than they dare to say.

William Langewiesche

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The Surreal End of an American College

Small schools across the United States are facing budget shortfalls and low enrollment—leading some to shut down in the middle of students’ higher-education experience.

Alia Wong

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

AOC’s Generation Doesn’t Presume America’s Innocence

Ocasio-Cortez’s “concentration camps” comment questions an old orthodoxy: that only other countries—and not the U.S.—are capable of evil.

Peter Beinart

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The Biggest Obstacle to Trump’s Victory in 2020

There may be an unprecedented level of discontent with the president among voters satisfied with the economy.

Ronald Brownstein

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The Race to Replace Theresa May

Either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will be Britain’s next prime minister. But can either resolve the long-running impasse over Brexit?

Yasmeen Serhan

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Celebrating My (Gay) Divorce

Marriage equality means divorce equality—and I feel pride, as well as sadness, about my split from my husband.

Steven Petrow

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Narlugas Are Real

A very strange hybrid whale was the offspring of a narwhal mother and a beluga father.

Ed Yong

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The Adam Sandler Netflix Experiment Continues With Murder Mystery

The star’s latest movie is familiar, formulaic, and mildly amusing—making it a perfect fit for the streaming service.

David Sims

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The Books Briefing: Social Media for Bibliophiles

Social media can also be home to poetry, short stories, and diaristic entries worthy of literary and cultural analysis.

J. Clara Chan

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Tip Your Hotel Maid

My grandmother worked in housekeeping for 10 years—and it’s a job where you could use a gratuity.

Margaret Carlson

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The Sex Exercise Myth That Won’t Go Away

Many athletes are told to think about pre-workout sex all wrong.

James Hamblin

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Photos of the Week: Kangaroo Boxing, Royal Ascot, Moon Pool

A hungry polar bear in Russia, rescued cats in the United Arab Emirates, Women's World Cup action in France, and more

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