Photos: Closing In On the Last ISIS Stronghold

A U.S.-backed coalition now surrounds the last remaining ISIS holdout, the final vestige of a so-called “caliphate” that once controlled vast territories, now boxed in and desperate, in a tiny village under siege in eastern Syria. | Continue reading


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Letters: ‘Colin Kaepernick Did Not “Win”’

Readers discuss the recent settlement between the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback turned activist and the National Football League. | Continue reading


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Radio Atlantic: State of Emergency

Listen to the legal expert Liza Goitein explain the history (and shocking extent) of presidential emergency powers. | Continue reading


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The Cosmos Is Crowded With the Names of Men

A new Mars rover, named after Rosalind Franklin, makes the balance a little less lopsided. | Continue reading


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Band-Aids Over Bullet Wounds

Moved to act by her brother’s murder, a young woman fights to end youth violence. | Continue reading


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The Reason Conspiracy Videos Work So Well on YouTube

It’s the paranoid style, mutated for platform politics. | Continue reading


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Bernie Sanders Will Hit Huge Obstacles in 2020

The challenges for his campaign are very familiar ones. | Continue reading


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Dating Around Captures the Surrealism of Modern Romance

As Netflix follows New Yorkers on 'Groundhog Day'–like blind dates, viewers may begin to lose their grip on reality. | Continue reading


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Climate Change Enters Its Blood-Sucking Phase

As winters grow warmer in North America, thirsty ticks are on the move. | Continue reading


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What’s the Optimal Amount of Leisure Time?

Too little, and people tend to get stressed. Too much, and people tend to feel idle. | Continue reading


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When Humanitarian Aid Is Used as a Weapon to Bring Down Regimes

As the United States offers crucial humanitarian aid to Venezuelan migrants, it is doubling down on its opposition to Venezuela’s president. | Continue reading


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A Court Battle Over a Dallas Toddler Could Decide the Future of Native American Law

The federal lawsuit challenges a 1978 law that sought to reckon with America’s history of discriminating against Native Americans. Does it hold up 40 years later? | Continue reading


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Joe Crowley Just Played Into Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Hands

Since the start of her campaign, the freshman Democrat has railed against special interests. Now the lawmaker she defeated is becoming a lobbyist. | Continue reading


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The Catholic Church’s Battle Between Rhetoric and Reality

Pope Francis wants “concrete” change over the Church’s child sexual-abuse scandal. It won’t be easy, though. | Continue reading


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Who’s the Cutest Little Tyrannosaur? Is It You?

A diminutive new species, only six feet long, fills in an important gap in the origin story of the famed T. rex. | Continue reading


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Getting Lost Makes the Brain Go Haywire

In caves and labyrinths, humans’ cerebral navigation equipment is mostly useless. That can spark panic or free the mind. | Continue reading


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The Impossible Job of Speaking Truth to Trump

How do you offer intelligence to a president who’s not interested—and keep your job? | Continue reading


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Human Smugglers Are Thriving Under Trump

The president’s “zero tolerance” policy drains manpower and money from deeper probes that target criminal syndicates. | Continue reading


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It’s Foreign Policy That Distinguishes Bernie This Time

He’s challenging American exceptionalism in a far more radical way than his 2020 competitors. | Continue reading


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How to Live With Anti-Semitism—Without Being Defined by It

For European Jews, it’s like the flu: uncomfortable, occasionally deadly, but constantly with us. | Continue reading


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The Racial Divide Is the Political Divide

Whites, blacks, and Hispanics hold distinctly different views of American identity and values. | Continue reading


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The 1969 Academy Awards Captured a Shifting Moment in Movie History

Fifty years ago, the Oscars showed old Hollywood giving way to the new—in ways that feel strikingly resonant today. | Continue reading


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These Are the Americans Who Live in a Bubble

A significant minority seldom or never meet people from another race, and they prize sameness, not difference. | Continue reading


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The Dangers of a Mandatory DNA Database

A controversy in Arizona is a portent of future public-policy fights. | Continue reading


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The Atlantic Daily: The Vatican’s Time for a Deeper Reckoning

Questions abound before the Catholic Church’s sex-abuse meeting. Plus when kids Google themselves, why zebras have stripes, Neptune’s new city-size moon, and more | Continue reading


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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Snow News Day

Government offices in D.C. shut down—for a snowstorm. Plus, in North Carolina, hearings continue for the still-undecided U.S. House seat. | Continue reading


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Letters: ‘Justice Cannot Be Deaf’

Readers—including members of the National Court Reporters Association—react to the finding that court stenographers often misunderstand Black English. | Continue reading


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The Surprising Reason Zebras Have Stripes

By putting black-and-white coats on horses, a new study shows that the pattern discourages biting flies from landing. | Continue reading


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Photos of the Super Snow Moon

Last night, skywatchers around the world were treated to views of the so-called super snow moon, and photographers across the globe captured the event. | Continue reading


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A City-Size Moon Was Hiding Around Neptune

Even to the most powerful telescopes, little Hippocamp appears only as a fuzzy dot in photos. | Continue reading


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The U.S. Teaching Population Is Getting Bigger, and More Female

Women now make up a larger share of educators than they have in decades. | Continue reading


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The Wrong Way to Go About a Second Brexit Referendum

In Brexit Britain, up is down, left is right, and lawmakers who unite to support a new referendum end up making that goal harder to achieve. | Continue reading


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The Pet Chicken ‘From Hell’

When a family adopts a rooster, it wreaks havoc on their cramped Mumbai apartment. | Continue reading


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Trump Is Making Red Scares Great Again

With reelection looming and his wall all but defeated, the president sees a convenient political target on the left. | Continue reading


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How Hale County This Morning, This Evening Challenges Oscars Convention

The film’s nomination in the Best Documentary Feature category is a diversion from the Academy’s typical recognition of black cinema. | Continue reading


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Accused College Students Deserve the Presumption of Innocence

Nineteen attorneys general are lobbying against extending that right in Title IX cases on campus. | Continue reading


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How to Train Your Dragon Is All Grown Up

The heartwarming animated trilogy’s final entry, subtitled 'The Hidden World,' has one last life lesson to impart about letting things go as you get older. | Continue reading


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The Coming Care Crisis as Kids With Autism Grow Up

The number of adults with autism is soaring, but there aren’t enough programs and services to meet the demand. | Continue reading


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What the Jussie Smollett Story Reveals

It shows a peculiar aspect of 21st-century America: victimhood chic. | Continue reading


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When Kids Realize Their Whole Life Is Already Online

Googling yourself has become a rite of passage. | Continue reading


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The Lessons Southern Baptists Need to Learn

America’s largest Protestant denomination is reeling from a sexual-abuse scandal. Can its leaders push through needed reforms? | Continue reading


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The Virginia Democrats’ Warring Factions

Scandals reveal a party beset by infighting and whispers of conspiracies. | Continue reading


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The Atlantic Daily: How the Philosophy of Alexander Hamilton Explains the Green New Deal

“This goes back to Hamilton, the daddy of it all.” Plus Bernie Sanders is officially running for president, questioning the insect apocalypse, and more | Continue reading


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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Bern Again

A few hours after his announcement, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont had already out-fundraised his 2020 competitors. | Continue reading


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There Was No One Like Karl Lagerfeld

Chanel’s creative director, who died at 85, winkingly played into the stereotypes of a great couturier. But he also refused to be pigeonholed. | Continue reading


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Bernie Sanders Is the Democratic Front-Runner

Even though many Democrats blame him for Donald Trump’s election—and his rivals think he’ll fade | Continue reading


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The Secret Economic Genius Behind the Green New Deal

He’s a precocious New Yorker with immigrant roots. Sound familiar? | Continue reading


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Carnival in Venice 2019

Colorful images from the opening days of Carnival 2019 in Venice—“Tutta colpa della Luna!” | Continue reading


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