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August 31, 2017

Katrina Was Just A Curtain-Raiser

Years before Hurricane Katrina, I reported on the New Orleans' growing vulnerability. But Harvey shows that New Orleans was the canary in the coal mine for coastal cities.

Donald Trump’s Lawyer Denies Dossier Claims In Letter To Congress

Michael Cohen said claims made about him in a dossier alleging collusion between the campaign and Russia are “profoundly wrong." He also said he should not have to testify before Congress until it finds “reliable corroboration” of the allegations, which he believes does not exist.

This Teen Troll Fled To The US For Political Asylum. Now He's Stuck In A Detention Center

18-year-old Amos Yee went up against the repressive Singaporean government with ideas and tactics he learned on YouTube. Then he fled to the US to seek asylum in the country that all but invented trolling. Now, he's stuck in an immigration detention center, in limbo. At a time when internet politics are global, which countries will defend the right to free speech?

Flash Briefing For August 31, 2017

Strangers are going above and beyond to help Harvey evacuees, Logic’s song is driving people to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in record numbers, and Tinder will soon let you pay to see who likes you.