Settle in with these weekend reads

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First was the arrest in April of a California man who police say is the notorious Golden State Killer. Then came the arrest of a suspect in the 1986 killing of a 12-year-old girl in Washington state. These breakthroughs have come thanks to DNA evidence and a new field of study pioneered by a group of largely unpaid hobbyists.
    She won't stand for President Donald Trump. And since last month, she won't stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, either. As a local official, she's faced backlash, but the criticism isn't stopping her. As long as Trump's in office, she says, she'll keep kneeling.
    Ken Sasaki, 48, has a vibe that is anything but that of a disgruntled middle-aged man. He allows himself to be hired by anyone, for nearly any purpose -- not involving physical contact -- as long as they pay his hourly wage: a mere 1,000 yen (about US $9). And he loves it.
    No one knows -- or may ever know -- exactly how many people died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. But an increasingly tall stack of evidence indicates the official government estimate -- 64 deaths -- misses the mark. By a long shot.
    Idaho has been a graveyard for Democratic candidates for decades, but this Native American woman with a deep love for the land could make history for Democrats in rural states.
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg occupies a special role on the US Supreme Court, Brenda Feigen writes. It's hard to contemplate the court without Ginsburg, a woman who makes an indispensable contribution to our democracy.
      Green leaves are off the menu by order of the Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, and it's not the first time romaine has had it in for us, Rob Crilly writes. Now, there can be only one conclusion. Ignore what the dieticians and nutritionists tell us.