FROM Stephanie Bush
Colossal (But Not Giant) Squid Earlier this year, scientists trawling Antarctica’s remote Ross Sea hauled aboard a real life sea monster: a 770-pound colossal squid. The opportunity to examine these astonishing creatures is very rare. And it’s just not the scientists who are fascinated: something like 142,000 people from 180 countries watched the dissection live online. Scientists explain and dissect a 770-pound squid
North Korea tests more missiles, Turkey's president gains more power Early Tuesday morning, North Korea tested another intercontinental ballistic missile. It blew up shortly after take-off. But North Korea keeps working on a nuclear missile that could reach the U.S. Also in Turkey, a close vote has given sweeping new powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Turkey is an important Western ally in the region, but its leader is becoming increasingly authoritarian.
Elif Batuman: The Idiot Selin, the heroine of Batuman’s autobiographical first novel, The Idiot, is an 18-year-old Harvard freshman of Turkish-American descent. Set in 1995, the novel observes the rise of internet culture.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein faces an angry town hall crowd Senator Dianne Feinstein faced an angry crowd at her town hall in Los Angeles Thursday. The anger came from her would-be supporters -- people on the left. Also, a new bill wants to make it illegal for local police to cooperate with the feds who are targeting marijuana growers.