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‘The Opposite of a Raid’

Two days after FBI agents executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago, details about the underlying investigation are still scarce. News reports suggest that it is connected to concerns around presidential record-keeping—that Trump White House documents that should have been in the hands of a professional archivist somehow ended up on vacation at the former president’s Florida home.

A Guide to The Atlantic’s Coverage of Guns in America

“Like everyone, and I’d say especially like every parent, I am of course saddened and horrified by the latest mass shooting-murder. My sympathies to all,” James Fallows, a longtime correspondent for this magazine, wrote nearly a decade ago on July 20, 2012. That day, a gunman had opened fire on theater-goers in Aurora, Colorado. A dozen people were dead.

The Atlantic Daily: Most Americans Don’t Hate Their Job

Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox.The country’s latest jobs report is a dose of good news for an economy still struggling with inflation: The United States added more than 400,000 new positions in March, continuing its rebound from dramatic losses in the spring of 2020.

The Atlantic Daily: Six Poems to Bring You Comfort This Winter

We’re fumbling our way through another challenging January. Writers and editors from around our newsroom share the poems that they’re turning to this month. Then: Here’s what else to read, listen to, and watch this weekend.“I Could Be a Whale Shark” by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
It’s been a difficult couple of pandemic years for parents of young children.

The Atlantic Daily: What Covid Could Look Like One Year From Now

Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox.The United States is logging record-setting numbers of coronavirus cases in the final week of 2021. The country is now averaging more than 300,000 new cases per day as it prepares to enter a third calendar year spent battling the pandemic.

The Atlantic Daily: What Covid Could Look Like One Year From Now

Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox.The United States is logging record-setting numbers of coronavirus cases in the final week of 2021. The country is now averaging more than 300,000 new cases per day as it prepares to enter a third calendar year spent battling the pandemic.

The Atlantic Daily: New Music to Stave Off the Omicron Blues

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If we’re going to have to face another bout of pandemic uncertainty, then, hey: We at least deserve some good tunes.This week, our culture writer Spencer Kornhaber summarized the year in music, picking his top 10 albums.

The Atlantic Daily: A Guide to Inflation

Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox.Inflation was bad; now it’s worse. Prices jumped again in November, new data reveal, moving the inflation rate to 6.8 percent—its highest since 1982. The last time prices rose similarly to this, Ronald Reagan was president and the movie E.T. had just hit theaters.

The Atlantic Daily: Five Shows to Spice Up Your Weekend

Now that it’s December, you may be tempted to settle in and get cozy. That doesn’t mean your entertainment has to be bland.To help spice up this first weekend of the last month of the year, I asked our culture writer Shirley Li to pick a few spunky or nerve-wracking shows to stave off the winter slump. Happy watching.1. YellowjacketsThis new coming-of-age survival thriller is “sort of like Lost meets Lord of the Flies meets Jennifer’s Body,” Shirley tells me.

The Atlantic Daily: What We Know About the Omicron Variant

The coronavirus is flying through the Greek alphabet. On Friday, the World Health Organization designated Omicron a “variant of concern”—spooking stock markets and triggering a new round of international travel bans. Today, President Joe Biden echoed the WHO’s language, calling Omicron a “cause for concern,” but warned Americans not to panic.Little is known about the variant so far, my colleague Katherine J. Wu says.

The Atlantic Daily: Five Easy Ways to Reset Your Thanksgiving Menu

For many people, cooking Thanksgiving dinner means reaching for the tried and true. But even the classics can benefit from a refresh sometimes. (Just ask Taylor Swift.)In other words, you have our permission to rotate in a new dish or update your favorites. Below, Atlantic cooks offer personal tips and inspiration. Just be sure to get your plans in order before the holiday rush on grocery stores.Make your main vegetarian.

The Atlantic Daily: Five Halloween Movies for Scaredy Cats and Hard-Core-Horror Fans

Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox.The scariest weekend of the year is here. I asked our critic David Sims to select a few movies to get you in the Halloween mood.David’s five picks span the universe of spook to fulfill the needs of wannabe witches, little pumpkins, and hard-core-horror fans alike.

The Atlantic Daily: January 6 Isn’t Going Away

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Certain moments in history leave long shadows. The January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol is sure to be one of them, even though the fallout is far from settled. Not even a year has passed, and already we are seeing glimpses of its disturbing cultural legacy.

The Atlantic Daily: The Big Wait

It’s not just toilet paper anymore. Pandemic pressure on the global supply chain is causing disruptions and shortages of a diverse assortment of items, such as books, furniture, wood, and COVID tests.“Americans are settling into a new phase of the pandemic economy,” my colleague Derek Thompson writes. “This is the Everything Shortage.”
The global supply chain is a disaster. And not just one part of it, either.

The Atlantic Daily: Facebook Is Fragile

Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox.Facebook went down. Really down. The social-networking site was offline for six hours today. Instagram and WhatsApp, also owned by the company, were likewise inaccessible. At this time, we don’t know what caused the outage, which the company acknowledged on Twitter.

The Atlantic Daily: Five Podcasts for the Weekend

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Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox.Fall is here, and the air is getting crisp, which means it’s the perfect time to snuggle up and press play on a new work of audio storytelling. I asked writers and editors from around our newsroom to recommend a podcast episode worth your listen.

The Atlantic Daily: 20 Years of Grief

Tomorrow marks 20 years since the attacks on September 11, 2001. The adrenaline shock of that morning has long worn off, leaving behind only the horror, the loss, and two decades’ worth of grief.
It’s tempting to use this anniversary to consider the attacks as a greater political or cultural moment, to analyze where the country went right or wrong in its response. And doing so is important.

The Atlantic Daily: This Is Heat Season, Not Summer

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This week, a damning climate-change report from the United Nations warned of Earth’s catastrophic warming.

The Atlantic Daily: The Delta Whiplash Is Here

Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox.The Delta whiplash is here. A leaked CDC report, along with some new data released by the agency, put this week’s updated mask rules in context: This variant is more worrisome than previously thought.America is not back to square one.

The 2020 Olympics: 7 Sports We’re Watching

Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox.That legendary flame is lit. The 2020 Olympics opened a year late in Tokyo, kicking off with a somber and strange ceremony that spoke to this upsetting moment in history. Below, seven writers and editors catch you up on the sports they plan to watch in the coming weeks of competition.

The 2020 Olympics: 7 Sports We’re Watching

Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox.That legendary flame is lit. The 2020 Olympics opened a year late in Tokyo, kicking off with a somber and strange ceremony that spoke to this upsetting moment in history. Below, seven writers and editors catch you up on the sports they plan to watch in the coming weeks of competition.

The Atlantic Daily: How to Think About Your COVID-19 Risk, Post-vaccination

Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox.If you’re feeling unnerved about the rise in COVID-19 cases in the United States, you aren’t alone. Officials in Los Angeles reimplemented indoor mask restrictions for the fully vaccinated and the unprotected alike, and even the markets got spooked about Delta today.

The Atlantic Daily: 3 New Things to Watch This Weekend

1. Soccer finals Wish the footie fan in your life godspeed. First, the Copa América concludes with an Argentina-Brazil matchup on Saturday. Then Sunday sees England against Italy for the European Championship.The English team is competing for its first major tournament title in more than half a century. At a time when the country’s identity is in flux, the players offer a progressive and inclusive model of Englishness.

The Atlantic Daily: 3 New Things to Watch This Weekend

1. Soccer finals Wish the footie fan in your life godspeed. First, the Copa América concludes with an Argentina-Brazil matchup on Saturday. Then Sunday sees England against Italy for the European Championship.The English team is competing for its first major tournament title in more than half a century. At a time when the country’s identity is in flux, the players offer a progressive and inclusive model of Englishness.

The Atlantic Daily: Time to Get Awkward

Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox.Back in March, Anthony Fauci invoked the Fourth of July holiday as a benchmark, a time when, if all went well, guidelines could relax, and so could Americans.

The Atlantic Daily: Bill Cosby’s Release Is Not an Exoneration

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Bill Cosby is a free man again. The disgraced comedian, accused of sexual assault by dozens of women, today saw his court verdict overturned on a technicality.Cosby’s case remains one of the most high-profile of the #MeToo movement.

The Atlantic Daily: This Summer Could Be the 2000s Again

“It’s a new state of mind,” sings the pop artist Lorde in a sunny new single. “Are you coming, my baby?”  With America reopening, there’s a summery exuberance in the air. And the songs blasting from our radios may reflect that newfound carefree attitude.We caught up with our culture writer Spencer Kornhaber, who argues that, as the nation reopens, Americans may see a return to a simpler, sparkly 2000s vibe.

The Atlantic Daily: 5 Stories to Fill You With Wonder

Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox.This weekend, your brain may be craving a bit of adventure, whether it’s to marvel at something spectacular or feel like a part of something bigger.We’re taking a break from the news cycle to deliver you five stories that we hope awaken your childlike sense of wonder.1.

The Atlantic Daily: 8 Buzzy Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox.Memorial Day weekend typically serves up a cocktail of sun and fruit, burgers and fun, giving Americans their first taste of summer. This year’s celebrations may bring extra relief as the country emerges from a particularly tough and burdensome winter.