(CNN)A culture misunderstood. A superhero legacy that will never die. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in. Here's what you might have missed during a busy news week.
Settle in with these weekend reads
For almost 10 years, these grandparents saved jars of tap water, worried there was something wrong with it. Now the EPA is investigating the same issue.
There's a worldwide community estimated at hundreds of thousands strong who call themselves the furry fandom. And they have a message for the rest of the world: Their culture is not about sex.
Already emboldened by the language used by the President, white supremacists say they saw the midterm results as a victory for white America.
Our series returns after a midterm election that delivered historic numbers of women to Congress. This week, we feature Nancy Pelosi, who may very well be the original Badass Woman of Washington -- and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the only congresswoman to give birth three times while serving in office.
No, we don't have super strength and we can't fly, writes LZ Granderson. But we fight society's ills armed with the principles woven into the words of some of our favorite characters, thanks to the late Stan Lee.
In her new book, former first lady Michelle Obama opens up about the struggles inside her marriage. Kate Brower writes that what America needs is someone like her, who can make us feel like she can empathize with us.
Amazon's decision not to pick a heartland city for its HQ2 shouldn't surprise us, write Mark Muro and Clara Hendrickson. Picking two "superstar" cities shows the company's tendency to invest in a few tech-rich hubs that continue to pull away from the rest of America.