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  • Capitol Police chief responds to Carlson after Fox News host targets officer testifying about Jan. 6
    U.S. Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger responded Friday to Fox News host Tucker Carlson having recently targeted Officer Harry Dunn, a member of his force set to testify in the House soon about Jan. 6. "He's entitled to his opinion, but I will tell you this: My cops, every... Read more »
  • Biden stumps for McAuliffe in early test of political clout
    President Biden stumped for former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who is seeking a second term, in Arlington on Friday, painting the Democrat as the anti-Trump candidate. Mr. Biden spoke to a crowd of roughly 3,000 people at Lubber Run Park, touting Mr. McAuliffe’s economic plan, while also likening his GOP... Read more »
  • J. Thomas Manger takes over as Capitol Police chief in wake of Jan. 6 riot: 'Humbled and honored'
    Longtime law enforcement veteran J. Thomas Manger came out of retirement on Friday to formally take command of the embattled U.S. Capitol Police force, which continues to grapple with fallout from the Jan. 6 violent protests tied to President Trump's challenge to the 2020 election. J. Thomas Manger, who has... Read more »
  • 'Superbug' outbreaks of Candida auris spreads in Dallas hospital, D.C. nursing home
    NEW YORK — U.S. health officials said Thursday they now have evidence of an untreatable fungus spreading in two hospitals and a nursing home. The "superbug" outbreaks were reported in a Washington, D.C., nursing home and at two Dallas-area hospitals, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. A handful... Read more »
  • Glenn Youngkin slashed tax bill by designating home an agricultural property
    GREAT FALLS, Va. — Republican Virginia gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin and his wife cut the real estate tax bill on their horse farm when they successfully petitioned Fairfax County to designate the more than 30-acre property around their Great Falls home as agricultural property, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.  The change... Read more »
  • D.C. delegate launches new push to prevent permanent fencing around Capitol
    D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton has doubled down on efforts to prevent the installation of permanent fencing around the U.S. Capitol. Mrs. Norton, a Democrat and the District's non-voting representative in Congress, announced Wednesday that she had filed an amendment to a fiscal 2022 appropriations bill that would block legislative... Read more »
  • Citi Open cleared for full capacity as Rafael Nada makes District debut
    Mark Ein remembers being a ball boy at the Citi Open in the District for tennis superstars like Jimmy Connors and Guillermo Villas as a child.  Now the CEO of MDE Tennis, Ein is looking forward to welcoming another tennis legend to the District: Rafael Nadal.   “To be in... Read more »


  • VideoWatch: Man cooks, eats giant ostrich egg in European forest
    A viral video emerging from a Norwegian forest sets the bar for heavy breakfast higher showing a man cooking and eating on his own a giant ostrich egg. Oiginally shared on a YouTube channel Fire Kitchen, the video shows a man cracking the huge egg with dagger like big knife.... Read more »
  • PTI, PML-N, PPP eye victory as Azad Jammu and Kashmir goes to polls today
    All preparations have been finalized to ensure a smooth polling process in Azad Jammu and Kashmir as the voters will elect members for the 45 general seats of the legislative assembly, ARY News reported. According to the Election Commission, 5129 polling stations have been established for 3.2 million registered voters... Read more »
  • Police book Khawaja Izharul Hassan’s guard on attempt-to-murder charge
    KARACHI: Following the shooting of a food delivery man after an argument at the hands of security guard of Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan (MQM-P) politician Khawaja Izharul Hassan, the Darakshan Police Station has finally booked the suspect Mehmoob on charges including attempt-to-murder, ARY News reported. The injured victim Nadeem... Read more »
  • AJK elections 2021: Here are the key constituencies to watch out
    Over 3.2 million voters will exercise their right to vote on Sunday to elect 45 members of the Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly for a five-year term. A total of 32  political parties are contesting the elections and hundreds of independent candidates are also vying in all the 45 electoral constituencies... Read more »
  • Rawalpindi man severly injures woman, kills her 14-month-old baby
    RAWALPINDI: In a horror-inducing event taking place on Saturday in the Chauntra Police Station remits, a woman and her 14-month-old son were brutally assaulted resulting in the sudden death of the minor while she conceded severe wounds, ARY News reported citing police. According to the police, the 14-year-old died on... Read more »
  • AJK elections 2021: Four injured as PPP, PTI workers clash in Mirpur
    MIRPUR (AJK): A clash reportedly broke out between workers of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) ahead of polls in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, ARY News reported. According to police, a clash was reported between workers of two political parties in the Khaliqabad area of Mirpur district of... Read more »
  • Minimize pollution risk! Navy chief orders MDRC amid ship grounding
    KARACHI: Following the grounding of MV HENG TONG 77 cargo ship off Karachi harbour earlier this week, the Pakistan Navy has Saturday executed National Contingency Plan (Pollution) while assessing the developing situation on the coast, ARY News reported. The Chief of the Naval Staff acts as a Chairman of ‘Pakistan... Read more »

    The New Republic

  • Pig Cuts Straight Through American Foodie Hypocrisy
    It’s about time America became disenchanted with foodies. Pig, Michael Sarnoski’s foodie noir about loss, love, and labor in Portland, Oregon’s restaurant scene, doesn’t leave them much room for redemption. It tells a story that starts with the titular pig who is, however, virtually absent from the film. It is... Read more »
  • The Wicked Wit of Shirley Jackson
    In late July 1957, America’s finest writer of horror stories replied to a certain Mrs. White, “If you don’t like my peaches, don’t shake my tree. Sincerely, Shirley Jackson.” Snappy and juicy at the same time, this is how Jackson wrote all her letters. She had received a large quantity... Read more »
  • Cuba’s Elites Have Failed Their Country
    When the protests against the Cuban government broke out across the island on July 11, one of President Miguel Díaz-Canel’s first reactions was to refer to the behavior of the protesters as “totalmente vulgar, indecente, delincuente” (completely vulgar, indecent, delinquent). Though he would later backpedal and take a conciliatory tone,... Read more »
  • The Infrastructure Bill Needs to Succeed Where Tech’s Utopian Promises Failed
    As the multitrillion-dollar infrastructure bill wends its way through Congress, its exact parameters and legislative outcome remain uncertain. But whatever the eventual contours of the final bill, a certain ideological argument has already been put forward—and it should be a winner in the public imagination. Whereas the private sector and... Read more »
  • “Both Sides” Journalism Will Never Die
    Over the last six months, Republicans have tried to rewrite the history of the January assault on the Capitol, casting a violent attempt to overturn the presidential election as a love-in, a peaceful gathering of patriots who were, deep down, no different from tourists. At the same time, congressional Republicans... Read more »
  • The Left Is the Only Reason We’re Talking About Climate Change at All
    Smoke from raging, climate-fueled wildfires out West blanketed East Coast skies this week. Siberia is burning, too. And flooding in China has displaced some 1.2 million people. In Jacobabad, Pakistan, conditions are too hot and humid for the human body to withstand, leading to a rash of heat-related illnesses and... Read more »
  • VideoHow to Live in a Burning World Without Losing Your Mind
    It was the middle of June, and my mother had just died.“It’s 112 degrees in Seattle,” someone told me.“Fuck you,” I recall responding. “My mother just died. I can’t take this shit.”It wasn’t the first time I had resented the ever-present nature of the climate threat. At the height of... Read more »

    Five Thirty Eight

  • Are Americans’ Concerns Over Inflation Inflated?
    According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, consumer prices rose 5.4 percent between June 2020 and June 2021, exceeding the 2 percent target rate of inflation set by the Federal Reserve. It is the largest 12-month increase since August 2008, and according to a recent NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist... Read more »
  • Are You A Gen-Z Republican? A Democrat In A Rural State? If So, You Might Be A Political Anomaly, And We Want To Hear From You.
    Do you see yourself as a political anomaly?  In today’s politics, certain voting groups are often portrayed as monolithic, or only voting one way, even though that’s never the full story. We want to interrogate that narrative and talk to people who don’t believe they check a set box.  Think... Read more »
  • VideoCaeleb Dressel Isn’t Just The Next Michael Phelps. He Might Be Even Better.
    Caeleb Dressel has been dubbed the “next American Aquaman” and “heir to Michael Phelps.” With the former king of the pool retired and Olympic swimming set to start Saturday, the 24-year-old Floridian is ready to take on those mantles. In a number of disciplines, the 6-foot-2 Dressel is the fastest... Read more »
  • VideoCan You Hop Across The Chessboard?
    Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. Two puzzles are presented each week: the Riddler Express for those of you who want something bite-size and the Riddler Classic for those of you in the... Read more »
  • How The World Feels About Holding The Tokyo Olympics Amid COVID-19
    Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Today is the opening ceremony for the 2020 Olympic Games, which were delayed for almost a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. But not everyone is happy that the Games are finally going ahead. Japan, the Olympic host country, has been slow to... Read more »
  • How We’re Projecting Each Country’s Medal Count In Tokyo
    The 2021 2020 Olympics are already underway in Tokyo, and that means it’s nearly time to start counting up all the hardware won by each country’s athletes. Of course, there are plenty of ways to track the gold, silver and bronze medals hauled in by every Olympic team, but what’s... Read more »
  • We’re Looking For A Data Visualization Intern
    FiveThirtyEight is seeking an intern to join our interactives and graphics team during the fall of 2021. We’re looking for a current student journalist or recent graduate who is excited about using data visualization to create powerful journalism. This is a highly collaborative role, so we’re also looking for candidates... Read more »