Jonas Olson (Stockholm): The Metaphysics of Reasons. Kidnapped students in Cameroon reunited with their parents. From Pew Research Center, how religious groups voted in the midterm elections. Two Native American women are headed to Congress — this is why it matters. The rainbow wave of 2018 LGBTQ candidates made history on Tuesday — but is representation enough? The Senate is a huge problem for Democrats — and it’s not going to get better soon. Facebook stopped Russia — is that enough? Self-driving cars will have to decide who should live and who should die — here’s who humans would kill. It’s not what you nudge, it’s who you nudge: Communicating evidence to policymakers and the public.

Trump’s appointment of the acting attorney general is unconstitutional. Trump’s acting attorney general, Matt Whitaker, has no intention of recusing from Russia probe, associates say. Jeff Sessions’s firing, Matthew Whitaker’s rise and the attorney general’s role in the Mueller investigation. Jaworski’s road map may not guide Mueller. Mueller’s investigation cannot be stopped so easily. Mattathias Schwartz on Robert Mueller, the master of silence.

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