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Earthquakes strike Japan and Ecuador, Bernie Sanders meets Pope Francis, and the National Weather Service stops writing in all caps
By Osita Nwanevu. Nwanevu is a recent graduate of the University of Chicago and the editor of the South Side Weekly. Read More
"There is this idea that writing beautifully or writing powerfully is somehow separate from clear thinking," says Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of Between the World and Me. "It’s not."
A married couple kill 14 people at a center for the disabled, Chicago’s police chief resigns, and a teenager named Bud Weisser is arrested for trespassing at a Budweiser brewery
Russia drops thermobaric bombs on Syrian antigovernment forces, an independent expert calls the police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice “objectively reasonable,” and a girl in Texas can’t stop sneezing
The president of Guatemala resigns, the war-crimes trial of Bosco Ntaganda begins, and 32 cockatiels inherit $100,000
The Chinese stock market plummets, the Islamic State beheads an archeologist, and Hamas detains a dolphin for espionage