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internetting with amanda hess: Welcome Our New Fembot Overlords

From digital helpmates like Siri to computer-generated Instagram models like Lil Miquela, feminized tech is all around us. Are actual human women starting to look a little bit unreal? Episode 2 of our video series.

internetting with amanda hess: The Hidden Language of Hands Videos

In the age of the selfie, we spend a lot of time showing off our faces. But lately a different body part is vying for attention. (Well: two.) What are our hands trying to tell us? Episode 3 of our video series.

INTERNETTING with amanda hess: Dogs Took Over the Internet. Our Souls Are at Stake.

Dogs are order. Cats are chaos. Dogs are loyal and compliant. Cats are … not. Why has the internet suddenly switched its allegiance? Episode 1 of our video series.

A $100 Billion Train: The Future of California or a Boondoggle?

In the face of sharp opposition and questions about how to pay for it, construction of California’s high-speed rail line is roaring ahead.

G.O.P. Faces Another Midterm Threat as Trumps Plays the Shutdown Card

In a tweet, the president said he would be willing to shut down the government if Democrats do not give him money for his border wall.

Carr Fire in California Claims Another Victim, Bringing Death Toll to 6

Fire officials said they were “optimistic” in their battle against the wildfire, which has been ravaging the region for nearly a week.

Future of MoviePass Is Cast in Doubt After Service Outage, Experts Say

The subscription-based movie ticket service said the outage happened after it could not pay its bills and was forced to borrow $5 million.

Mother of Dead Woman Says Medics Told Her She Could Not Afford Ambulance

The mother questioned whether race placed a role in how her daughter was treated. Four emergency medical workers have been placed on paid leave and face a hearing this week.

New York Times Publisher and Trump Clash Over President’s Threats Against Journalism

The Times publisher, A.G. Sulzberger, disputed how President Trump characterized a meeting between the two, and Mr. Trump accused newspapers of putting lives at risk.

‘Lopping,’ ‘Tips’ and the ‘Z-List’: Bias Lawsuit Explores Harvard’s Admissions Secrets

The suit, which accuses the university of discriminating against Asian-Americans, has shed light on little-known aspects of Harvard’s selection process.

Bush Claimed Power to Override a Torture Ban. What Did Brett Kavanaugh Think About That?

When the Senate took up Brett Kavanaugh’s appeals court nomination in 2006, he dodged questions on his role in presidential signing statements. Democrats are now demanding access to related records.

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