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 2018-11-17 16:47 

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CIA Concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Ordered Khashoggi Murder in Istanbul Consulate...

Six weeks after the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the CIA says it has concluded that responsibility for ordering the hit goes to the very top—Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Washington Po...

 2018-11-17 11:15 

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The Gizmos to Buy Your Techie This Holiday (Before They Sell Out)...

If you don't consider yourself to be tech-savvy, it can be hard to find a good tech gift for the more electronically minded folks in your life, especially since the products themselves are constantly changing. So to figure out which tech gifts and ele...

 2018-11-17 07:00 

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The Helipad Edition...

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 2018-11-17 02:08 

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Ben Stiller's Big Prison Break...

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 2018-11-16 23:57 

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House Democrats Are Already Pursuing a Dumb Tax Stunt, and the Left Is Very Annoyed...

While House Democrats are locked in a leadership battle that seems more or less divorced from any actual policy concerns, they also seem to be waltzing toward a decision that could pointlessly complicate future efforts to pass a vaguely progressive agenda...

 2018-11-16 23:21 

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George Conway, Kellyanne's Husband, Says He Would Rather Move to Australia Than Vote for Trump...

George Conway, a conservative lawyer who has become a favorite among a certain segment of the left for his vocal criticism of the president, said on Friday that he had decided to withdraw his name for consideration to lead the Department of Justice's ...

 2018-11-16 23:07 

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Why It's So Hard to Watch People Your Age Do Better Than You...

I hate this time of year. Not because of the impending holiday season blues or the days getting shorter and colder. It's something much stupider: It's Forbes' fricking 30 Under 30 list , an out-of-control annual tradition—this year's...

 2018-11-16 23:04 

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Why the Right Is So Obsessed With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...

Incoming congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez visited Capitol Hill this week for an orientation program for newly elected representatives. Conservative commentators relished the opportunity to take a few shots at their new favorite political punching ba...

 2018-11-16 22:59 

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Stacey Abrams Acknowledges She Lost to Brian Kemp but Refuses to Call It a Concession...

After almost two weeks of uncertainty and legal challenges, Stacey Abrams has acknowledged that her opponent in the Georgia's governor race, Republican Brian Kemp, has won. But, she said in a speech Friday, she wouldn't call this a "concession...

 2018-11-16 22:52 

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The Angle: The Take 'Em Down a Notch Edition...

We know everything, except this, which we know nothing about: After Wednesday's damning New York Times report about Facebook's reactions to the crises that have plagued it for the past two years, the company's PR team did what it could to dism...

 2018-11-16 22:34 

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In Memoriam...

The entertainment world was shocked this week to learn of the loss of one of its most beloved icons: Ariana Grande's high ponytail. The butt-length sprout had been a fixture of the star's image throughout its rise to fame , but on Thursday night, ...

 2018-11-16 22:30 

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How to Handle the Rising Tide of Hate in Schools...

The Kids is Slate's science-based parenting column, assessing the latest research around children's health, development, and well-being....

 2018-11-16 22:19 

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A Trump Judge! Ruled Against Trump! In the Acosta Case?!...

U.S. District Court Judge Timothy J. Kelly restored CNN reporter Jim Acosta's White House press pass on Friday, finding that the government had likely revoked his credentials without due process. The decision was straightforward and legally sound&mdas...

 2018-11-16 22:09 

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Climate Change Creates Conditions That Allow for Disasters Like the Camp Fire...

T his story was originally published by Grist and has been republished here with permission from Climate Desk ....

 2018-11-16 21:56 

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The Dartmouth Sexual Harassment Allegations Are So Much Worse Than I Thought...

The first time Dartmouth neuroscience graduate student Vassiki Chauhan met former professor Bill Kelley, she says, it was after being hit by his car. The impact knocked her down and sent her belongings flying across the street; she later heard that he and...

 2018-11-16 21:43 

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Facebook's Blueprint Needs a Blueprint...

Hate speech, misinformation, harassment, terrorism, sexual exploitation: The public's demand that social media do more about these and other daunting problems is growing. Many feel that social media are failing us, as users and as a society. Some argu...

 2018-11-16 21:24 

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William Goldman's The Season Is the Best Book Ever Written About Theater...

When I started working at the New York Times as a 27-year-old Broadway reporter, I had never met a commercial producer, thought much about box-office grosses, or eaten at Joe Allen. In other words, I was completely out of my depth, but luckily, an editor ...

 2018-11-16 21:22 

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The Next "Next Bobby Fischer"...

On this week's edition of Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis described the perpetual search for the "next Bobby Fischer." An adapted transcript of the audio recording is below, and you can listen to Fatsis' essay ...

 2018-11-16 21:03 

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David Hockney Painting Sells for $90 Million, the Highest Ever for a Living Artist...

A painting by British artist David Hockney sold for an astonishing $90.3 million at a Christie's auction Thursday, shattering the record for the sale of a piece by a living artist....

 2018-11-16 20:49 

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FilmStruck Is Still Dead, But the Criterion Channel Is Coming Next Spring...

Neither a fan campaign nor a petition signed by the likes of Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, and Paul Thomas Anderson was enough to save FilmStruck, the beloved streaming service for classic, foreign, and art-house film that Warner Media is shutting ...

 2018-11-16 20:22 

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Hijacking the Internet Is Far Too Easy...

Did you have trouble accessing Google on Monday? If so, that's because another country may have hijacked your internet traffic....

 2018-11-16 20:16 

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Michelle Obama Tells Jimmy Kimmel About Her New Book Becoming...

In her bestselling book Becoming , Michelle Obama was able to reveal more about her time on the campaign trail and in the White House than would have been advisable while she held the title of First Lady. And Thursday night Jimmy Kimmel put this newfound ...

 2018-11-16 20:08 

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Trump Taps ExCoal Lobbyist Andew Wheeler as Permanent EPA Replacement for Corruption-Tainted Pruitt...

President Trump struck gold in his search for a permanent EPA head who can roll back as many of Obama's—and other presidents'—environmental regulations as possible without increasingly bizarre scandals. And he didn't have to look f...

 2018-11-16 19:28 

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"He Knew Everything": Hollywood Remembers Legendary Scribe William Goldman...

William Goldman, the Oscar-winning writer behind Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid , All the President's Men , and many others, has died at age 87. Goldman famously said of Hollywood that "Nobody knows anything." On Friday, screenwriters, dir...

 2018-11-16 18:05 

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Creed II Is a Throwback to an Older Kind of Sequel...

"Name a sequel better than the original" used to be the kind of question film geeks would use to challenge each other. (Going for the low-hanging fruit of The Godfather Part II or Aliens would earn you only scorn.) But in the era of the perpetual ...

 2018-11-16 17:58 

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The FDA's New E-Cigarette Regulations Respond to an "Epidemic" That Doesn't Really Exist...

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb ended months of speculation about the future of vaping with his Thursday announcement of sweeping new regulations on e-cigarettes, flavored cigars, and menthol cigarettes. The new rules are a response to what he has taken t...

 2018-11-16 16:58 

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How Mariah Carey's 2001 Flop Glitter Surged to the Top of the Charts 17 Years Later...

Mariah Carey's 2001 album Glitter always seemed doomed to fail. It premiered as the soundtrack of a semi-autobiographical musical rom-com with the same name, which got universally bad reviews . And just before a planned August release for the soundtra...

 2018-11-16 16:51 

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At Least 66 Dead and 600 Missing in California Fires...

The death toll in the massive fires in Northern and Southern California has risen to 66, with more than 600 people still missing . The Camp Fire, which largely destroyed the town of Paradise, California, has killed 63 people. Three people have died in the...

 2018-11-16 16:11 

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(French!) Kissing the Teen Mag Goodbye...

This week, Women's Wear Daily reported that 74-year-old Seventeen magazine will shift to a "digital-first strategy," with print issues to appear only a few times a year. Like Teen Vogue , its fellow final survivor in a once-crowded teen-magazi...

 2018-11-16 16:03 

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Asymmetry...

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 2018-11-16 16:01 

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It's Time to Reframe Our Relationship With Facebook...

If Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg are hunkered down this week strategizing how to handle a devastating cascade of bad press, you can understand why. Wednesday's in-depth New York Times story documents how Facebook has consistently taken a "de...

 2018-11-16 15:54 

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Judge Rules That CNN's Jim Acosta Is Allowed Back Into White House—for Now...

A federal judge on Friday morning granted a temporary restraining order sought by CNN and its White House correspondent Jim Acosta, allowing him back into the White House press corps and restoring his access to the building....

 2018-11-16 15:54 

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Five Gifts to Turn Your Child Into a Junior Scientist...

Exploring my backyard when I was 6, I came upon some bones from a raccoon or possum. Eager to mimic the excavations I'd read about in my science books, I reburied them for a special occasion. The next time my best friend came over, I suggested we dig ...

 2018-11-16 15:51 

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Acclaimed Screenwriter and Novelist William Goldman Dies at 87...

William Goldman, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President's Men , has died at age 87 from complications from colon cancer and pneumonia. Goldman's daughter confirmed the news to the Washington Post...

 2018-11-16 14:32 

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Justice Department Accidentally Reveals Plans to Indict WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange...

In an accidental disclosure in two lines of an unrelated and recently unsealed court filing, the Justice Department revealed that it has prepared an indictment against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange....

 2018-11-16 13:00 

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Ralph Breaks the Internet Finally Gives Us the Disney Princesses We Need...

A certain type of knowing nostalgia is the linchpin of the Wreck-It Ralph movies. The hook of the original animated film, released in 2012, was its affectionate twists on '80s video game characters. In the sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet , the parod...

 2018-11-16 12:00 

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Music Trivia: The '90s Pop Edition...

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 2018-11-16 11:33 

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A Make-Ahead Butternut Side Dish That Every Thanksgiving Table Needs...

When I say "make-ahead butternut squash," you might picture a dependable soup or casserole —something that will hold its form, maybe even slowly, invisibly improve with age. "Make-ahead" usually defies fleeting contrasts in texture a...

 2018-11-16 11:00 

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My Daughter's Fianc's Parents Think We're Paying for the Wedding...

Care and Feeding is Slate's parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Email careandfeeding@slate.com or post it in the Slate Parenting Facebook group ....

 2018-11-16 11:00 

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The Best Robes to Make Your Mornings Cozier...

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 2018-11-16 10:52 

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Slate News Quiz...

Welcome to Slate's weekly news quiz. It's Friday, which means it's time to test your knowledge of the week's news events. Your host, Ray Hamel, has concocted questions on news topics ranging from politics to business, from culture to sport...

 2018-11-16 10:50 

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Being Seventeen Magazine's Teen Columnist Was a Dream Gig...

The second I put on the white T-shirt they'd handed me, I knew there was a problem: my black bra. What the hell was I thinking? I thought, furious with myself. Maybe if I actually read the fashion pages, I would have known not to do that....

 2018-11-16 09:06 

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Slate's Mistakes for the Week of Nov. 12...

In a Nov. 15 Food , Rachelle Hampton misspelled Manhattan....

 2018-11-16 02:30 

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California's 39th Congressional District Shows Why You Keep Counting Until You Count All the Votes...

The race to replace retiring Republican Rep. Ed Royce is still undecided in California's 39 th Congressional District. Republican candidate Young Kim led Democratic candidate Gil Cisneros on Election Day and looked poised to win the district that incl...

 2018-11-16 02:10 

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Jeff Flake, the King of the Empty Gesture, Just Took a Stand Against Trump That Actually Matters...

If there is one useful lesson to be derived in the Age of Trump, it's this: Don't let the laughing distract you from the real story. For instance, last year while we were all giggling about Donald Trump elevating a potential federal judge who didn...

 2018-11-16 01:56 

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The New Fantastic Beasts Continues the Years-Long Striptease Toward Revealing Gay Dumbledore...

This post spoils a few scenes in The Crimes of Grindelwald , to the extent there's anything to spoil....

 2018-11-16 01:36 

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Michael Avenatti Never Should've Been a Resistance Hero...

I can't say I was surprised when Michael Avenatti was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence on Wednesday. It's not that he seems like someone who'd assault a romantic partner. For one thing, that's not something you can accurat...

 2018-11-16 01:09 

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Dodge, Distance, and Distract...

The day after a New York Times story that painted the company's leaders as out-of-touch, conniving, and image-obsessed in the face of world-altering crises, Facebook staged a daylong marathon of half-denials, dodges, and redirections that did little t...

 2018-11-15 23:55 

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Do New Yorkers Even Want Amazon's 25,000 Jobs?...

It was equal thirds politicians, protesters, and reporters gathered at the cold Wednesday morning rally on the edge of the desolate warehouse district selected as the future New York headquarters of Amazon. Passing truck drivers honked in support. The cro...

 2018-11-15 23:31 

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