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The Atlantic Daily: A Whole New World

What We’re FollowingHello, Neighbor: Astronomers have discovered a possibly habitable planet orbiting our closest neighboring star, Proxima Centauri. The planet, known as Proxima Centauri...

Who Wants to Buy Truman Capote’s Ashes?

Truman Capote knew from a young age, he once told The New York Times, that “I was a very special person, and I had...

How the National Park Service Is Planning for Climate Change

Five years ago, just after archaeologist Marcy Rockman joined the National Park Service’s new climate change response program, the GOP-controlled Congress slashed its budget...

20 Years Since Welfare ‘Reform,’ Cont’d

Yesterday marked 20 years since Bill Clinton’s controversial welfare reform bill went into effect, replacing America’s old safety net, Aid to Families With Dependent...

Will the U.S. Extradite Fethullah Gulen?

NEWS BRIEF The U.S. State Department said Tuesday the government of Turkey formally sought the extradition of Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based cleric whom Ankara...

Is America Getting a Bargain With NATO?

A reader of ours, Ira Straus, has been pushing an unpopular idea about NATO for decades now, but his idea may have never been...

The Atlantic Daily: Ben-Hur, Welfare Reform, and Other Embarrassing Flops

What We’re FollowingTragedy in Turkey: Fifty-four people have died and 66 are still in the hospital after a suicide bombing struck a wedding in...

Track of the Day: ‘Homeless Wanderer’ by Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou

A two-parter from reader Kevin Gibbons: When I am working on websites or doing data-related work, I like electronic music that keeps up my work...

Why Russia Stopped Using an Iranian Airbase to Bomb Targets in...

NEWS BRIEF We told you last week about an announcement from Russia’s defense ministry, marking a new phase in Moscow’s involvement in the Syrian...

Aging and Alone in Manhattan’s Chinatown, Cont’d

One of the most popular videos we featured this summer was a 10-minute documentary by Mantai Chow profiling an 80-year-old woman named King-Sim Ng....