Good Sunday morning.
A sign of our times: The most popular story on NYTimes.com last week was a "Laurel or Yanny" slider tool that accentuates different frequencies in the audio clip.
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Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, turns out to be a recurring character in the Mueller drama, in a way that complicates Republican efforts to dismiss the investigation as "nothing to see here."
Why it matters: So many Mueller-related revelations spill out, often multiple times a day, that sometimes we have to pause and have a "Wait! What?" moment:
A statement from a lawyer for Don Jr., Alan Futerfas:
A source close to Don Jr. said he barely remembers the meeting, and that "nothing came of it."
Be smart ... A source close to the White House tells us foreign governments exploited the Trump campaign's naiveté: "They saw a bunch of inexperienced people who suddenly found themselves in political roles. They took advantage."
NBC News' Ken Dilanian: "The [retired] professor who met with both [Carter] Page and [George] Papadopoulos [and referred to by the N.Y. Times and WashPost as an FBI informant] is Stefan Halper, a former official in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations who has been a paid consultant to an internal Pentagon think tank known as the Office of Net Assessment, consulting on Russia and China."
"The pace of new voter registrations among young people in crucial states is accelerating, a signal that school shootings this year ... may prove to be more than ephemeral displays of activism, the N.Y. Times' Michael Tackett and Rachel Shorey report:
Second Amendment activists and some security experts are calling for safer school designs, while some gun-control advocates say it's a distracting issue that avoids more meaningful action, AP's Lisa Marie Pane reports:
The case for "hardening" schools:
The case against:
P.S. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo makes an emotional gun-control push on Facebook (Houston is 36 miles from Santa Fe):
The infectiously energetic sermon of the Most Rev. Michael Curry, an American who is presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, "summed up this most modern of royal weddings: diverse, relaxed, inclusive and joyous," The Telegraph reports:
Read or watch the full sermon.
The New Yorker "Annals of Gaming" ... "How Fortnite Captured Teens’ Hearts and Minds ... The craze for the third-person shooter game has elements of Beatlemania, the opioid crisis, and eating Tide Pods," by Nick Paumgarten:
"I’d been struck, watching Gizzard Lizard’s [his son's screen name] games for a few days, by how the spirit of collaboration, amid the urgency of mission and threat, seemed to bring out something approaching gentleness. He and his friends did favors for one another, watched one another’s backs, offered encouragement. This was something that I hadn’t seen much of, say, down at the rink. One could argue that the old arcade, with the ever-present threat of bullying and harassment and the challenge of claiming dibs, exposed a kid to the world — it’s character-building! — but there was something to be said for such a refuge, even if it did involve assault rifles and grenades."