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Israeli researchers claimed to have identified a ruthlessness gene.

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Art, Sketch — June 27, 2018, 11:15 am

The devil you don’t know: on Central American violence and the United States’ stance on the undocumented

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders is asked to leave a farm-to-table restaurant in Virginia, North Carolina’s bathroom bill returns, and Rodrigo Duterte calls god “stupid”

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Reasons to be Cheerful

I placed a world population clock on my wall, and the results are encouraging. I had become accustomed to the constant flow of horrific news and felt that a change was in order. The clock helps keep things in perspective.

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Bathers by Justine Kurland

“Bathers” (1998), a photograph by Justine Kurland, whose exhibition Girl Pictures, 1997–2002, is on view this week at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, in New York City.

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Donald Trump admires North Korean state TV, the Supreme Court upholds Ohio’s ability to purge voters from its rolls, a woman sues NASA to keep her moondust

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Yellow Glow Sunset and Pink Wind and Sky Sarah Anne Johnson

“Yellow Glow Sunset” and “Pink Wind and Sky,” photographs by Sarah Anne Johnson, whose work is on view this week at Julie Saul Gallery, in New York City.
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