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Chemical weapons inspectors in Douma, Syria, gather samples from site, OPCW says

Chemical weapons inspectors in Douma, Syria, gather samples from site, OPCW says

Chemical weapons inspectors reportedly visited the Syrian city of Douma to gather samples on Saturday following a suspected chemical attack in the area earlier this month.The Or...

Politics

DI Politics Chat: Upzoning the American Dream

DI Politics Chat: Upzoning the American Dream

This chat ran in the Daily Intel newsletter, which combines a digest of the s...
The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Blunt Talk

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Blunt Talk

Today in 5 LinesIn a statement, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announce...
This Week In Politics: US-North Korea Relations

This Week In Politics: US-North Korea Relations

President Trump tweeted the North Korean news that it was suspending nuclear ...

Movies

Verne Troyer, Mini-Me in Austin Powers Movies, Dies at 49

Verne Troyer, Mini-Me in Austin Powers Movies, Dies at 49

Verne Troyer in 2009. Mr. Troyer, who was best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers movies, died on Saturda...
Actor Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in 'Austin Powers' movies, dies at 49

Actor Verne Troyer, who played Mini-Me in 'Austin Powers' movies, dies at 49

Troyer, who starred in a number of commercials and films over the years, gained international fame with his role as M...
A Brief History of Movies So Unsettling They Caused People to Faint, Vomit, or Even Die

A Brief History of Movies So Unsettling They Caused People to Faint, Vomit, or Even Die

Among the many differences between William Friedkin’s newest film and his most famous, one is considerably more...
The 17 worst sequels to great movies, ranked

The 17 worst sequels to great movies, ranked

"Terminator Genisys."Paramount PicturesWhenever a critically acclaimed movie does well at the box office, Hollywood s...

Science

On second thought, the Moon's water may be widespread and immobile

On second thought, the Moon's water may be widespread and immobile

Credit: NASA/JPL/USGS A new analysis of data from two lunar missions finds evidence that the Moon's wate...
Scientists still can't agree how much water is on the Moon, or figure out how to access it

Scientists still can't agree how much water is on the Moon, or figure out how to access it

Researchers studying far-off exoplanets do their best to determine the composition of those alien worlds based on the...
This Is the Spot Where the Cassini Spacecraft Plunged Into Saturn

This Is the Spot Where the Cassini Spacecraft Plunged Into Saturn

The white oval marks the spot. Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science InstituteOn September 15, 2017, the Cassini spa...
Image: Bering Strait

Image: Bering Strait

Credit: contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017–18), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO T...