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A recording obtained by The New Yorker reveals how Koch operatives are trying to kill an election-reform bill that would keep large anonymous donations out of elections—despite broad bipartisan voter support. @JaneMayerNYer  reports.

One February night in 1958, something caused a group of skiers to cut their way out of their tent and flee into a howling blizzard, in 20-below-zero temperatures, in bare feet or socks. What was it?

In a new Personal History, David Sedaris writes about his relationship with his partner, Hugh, and the small things that have made their 30 years together special.

@sheelahk  . examines the rise of Robinhood, the finance app that has popularized zero-commission trading in stocks and cryptocurrencies. Is it democratizing finance or encouraging risky behavior?

A new graphic memoir chronicles Alison Bechdel’s youthful experiments with fitness, which “may have allowed her to explore a sensuous physicality that would otherwise have remained off limits,” @xwaldie  writes.

A remarkably nuanced new book explores why a medical system that can do so much to try to extend lives can do so little to help people end those lives in a peaceful and painless way.

A 1954 profile of Tenzing Norkay, who had been on more Everest expeditions than any other man when he reached the top, in 1953. #NewYorkerArchive 

“Israel argues that the situation in Sheikh Jarrah is merely a straightforward property dispute,” Raja Shehadeh writes. “In fact, what it demonstrates, above all, is the city’s endemic discrimination.”

@billmckibben  on why electric vehicles need more widespread, reliable charging stations in order to become more viable as a method for cutting emissions to prevent climate change.

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An early look at next week’s cover, "Say Their Names," by @KadirNelson :

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In 2011, just as "Game of Thrones" was about to become a worldwide phenomenon, Emilia Clarke faced the first of two life-threatening brain aneurysms. Clarke tells her story for the first time:

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Roy Moore had been banned from a mall in Gadsden, Alabama, because he badgered teen girls, residents of the town, including lawyers and cops, say:

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When the conversation in a meeting turned to gay rights, Donald Trump motioned toward Mike Pence and joked:

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The Borowitz Report: “Denmark would be interested in purchasing the United States in its entirety, with the exception of its government,” a spokesperson for the Danish government said.

A secret video obtained by The New Yorker and @teamtrace  shows the N.R.A. chief Wayne LaPierre and his wife hunting elephants. His wife, Susan, kills an elephant, cuts off its tail, and holds it in the air. “Victory!” she shouts.

Several sources inside the Senate say Dianne Feinstein, who is 87, struggles to remember briefings just after they take place—and that her cognitive decline has been evident for several years. @JaneMayerNYer  reports.

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