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  1. Kim Kardashian Robbed, California on Quake Watch and the Return of Mao

    Know This: Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, and her loss is estimated to be millions. At least 52 people died in Ethiopia when a festival became a stampede. And Southern California has been told to stay on alert for a major earthquake until tomorrow.

    Read This: Mao is so now. Here’s your longread on why Mao Zedong is popular again — and what that means for modern China.

    Watch This: Yoshinori Ohsumi just won the Nobel Prize in Medicine. Here’s a video of him explaining his work on autophagy, or cell degradation.

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