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 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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Cult Classic...

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 2018-11-15 23:30 

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Bush v. Gore Is Back...

On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker rejected Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson's request to extend the timeline for a manual recount of the ballots in Florida's Senate race. Nelson, who currently trails Republican Rick Scott by 0.15 percentage ...

 2018-11-15 23:22 

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States Can Now Offer Broader Mental Health Treatment Thanks to Medicaid Changes...

People with mental illness, especially the most severe cases, will have more options for treatment now that the federal Medicaid program will let states use Medicaid funds for care in large residential institutions....

 2018-11-15 22:58 

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How to Protect Yourself When a Wildfire Approaches...

This story was originally published by High Country News and has been republished here with permission from Climate Desk ....

 2018-11-15 22:45 

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Why the Heck Is Beto Writing Lyrical Blog Posts About His Morning Run?...

Beto O'Rourke has some free time on his hands after last week's tough Senate loss to Ted Cruz . So like many an underemployed, overeducated web user before him—OK, I guess he's still a congressman—he is trying his hand at blogging....

 2018-11-15 22:28 

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The Angle: The Note It Edition...

Her story: Michelle Obama's new memoir, Becoming , is remarkably candid about her marriage to Barack, her fertility struggles, and her experiences of racial inequity. But in the Trump era, her message of optimism isn't enough, writes Christina Cau...

 2018-11-15 22:19 

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The New Fantastic Beasts Is So Bad It Actually Makes the Other Books and Movies Worse...

Congratulations to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald for being the first flat-out terrible product of the Harry Potter expanded universe. The first two movies were not good movies, but no matter how sludgy and overlong Chris Columbus made them, ...

 2018-11-15 22:18 

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The "House Speaker John Lewis" Edition...

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 2018-11-15 22:14 

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How Facebook's PR Firm Used a Conservative News Site to Fiercely Attack Its Rivals...

On Wednesday, the New York Times published an extensive investigation into Facebook's efforts to deflect criticism and downplay the Cambridge Analytica and Russian election meddling scandals that have embroiled the company over the past two years. As ...

 2018-11-15 22:13 

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Hee Haw Host and Country Music Star Roy Clark is Dead at 85...

Roy Clark, the country musician and longtime host of the variety show Hee Haw , has died at 85. A representative for Clark announced that he died due to complications from pneumonia at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Thursday. Clark was a member of both th...

 2018-11-15 22:11 

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Two Navy SEALs, Two Marines Charged With Killing Green Beret...

Two members of the SEAL Team 6 and two Marine Raiders have been charged with felony murder in the 2017 death of a Green Beret who raised concerns about the SEALs' professionalism, the Daily Beast reported Thursday....

 2018-11-15 22:00 

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Settlers, Unsettled...

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 2018-11-15 21:40 

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Why Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" Is Her First No. 1 Song...

As if Saturday Night Live hadn't already been sucking up enough oxygen since President Donald Trump took office, 2018 may go down as the year the NBC institution set the agenda for the pop charts, too. For the second time this year, a new stand-alone ...

 2018-11-15 21:29 

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Japan's Cybersecurity Minister Has Never Used a Computer In His Life...

Japan's new cybersecurity minister has never used a computer before. It appears that he also doesn't know what a USB drive is, either....

 2018-11-15 21:26 

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Medicare for All Turned Out to Be a Winning Issue in the Midterms...

The further we get from Election Day, the drastically better the midterms results look for Democrats. And more specifically, no one can now conclude that progressives fell flat while the rest of their party was busy retaking the House. Sure, moderate Demo...

 2018-11-15 20:51 

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The U.S. Military's Border Mission Seems to Have Peaked and Could End Soon...

The U.S. military's deployment to the southern border seems to have climaxed, more than a week after the midterm elections and long before the bulk of the Central American migrant caravan is expected to arrive at the U.S. border with Mexico....

 2018-11-15 20:50 

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What Michelle Obama's Candor About IVF Means to Black Women...

Last week, a huge window opened for us all into the private life of our former first family. In an interview on Good Morning America , Michelle Obama told Robin Roberts that not only had she endured the pain and isolation of miscarriage and infertility, b...

 2018-11-15 20:11 

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Democrats Have Made One Thing Very Clear About 2020: They're Over White Men...

The midterm elections did not give Democrats a singular leader to rally behind, nor did it settle ideological divides in the party. But the results can tell us a lot about the mood among Democratic voters, and what they might be looking for in a 2020 pres...

 2018-11-15 20:03 

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A Comedy Cellar Comedian and a Protestor Sat Down to Talk About Louis C.K....

After publicly admitting to sexual harassment , Louis C.K. decided to launch his comeback at the Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village. Owner Noam Dworman has defended allowing C.K. return to the stage in spite of confirmed reports that C.K. masturbated in f...

 2018-11-15 19:38 

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Trump to Nominate Mar-a-Lago Club Member and Handbag Designer to be Ambassador to South Africa...

President Trump plans to nominate Lana Marks, a handbag designer and Mar-a-Lago Club member with no diplomatic experience to become the next U.S. ambassador to South Africa....

 2018-11-15 19:26 

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U.S. Sanctions Suspects in Khashoggi Killing as Saudi Arabia Tries Desperately to Keep Crisis Away From Crown Prince...

Saudi Arabia and its ally the United States have a problem: How do they respond to the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi without implicating the country's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, despite some of his closest advisers apparently b...

 2018-11-15 19:00 

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Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The "Grandma's Baggage" Edition...

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 2018-11-15 18:56 

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Maine Just Made History With a Better Way to Hold Elections (and an Adorable Livestream)...

Democrat Jared Golden was finally declared the winner of the congressional election in Maine's 2 nd District on Thursday, becoming the first person to win a seat in Congress despite receiving fewer first-choice votes than his opponent, in this case Re...

 2018-11-15 18:46 

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Keurig's New Drinkworks Home Bar Is Perfect for the G&T Lover Who Can't Be Bothered to Mix Gin With Tonic...

Starring in today's edition of Technological Innovations No One Needed is a new offering from the minds behind Keurig. Much like the coffee-filter-and-Folgers saps before them, starting Monday, home barkeeps everywhere will be made obsolete by the arr...

 2018-11-15 18:43 

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag Is Coming to America...

The stage show turned TV series Fleabag is now heading stateside . Fleabag originated at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival when Phoebe Waller-Bridge delivered a funny, frank one-woman show about sexual desire and grief, earning her multiple Edinburgh Fes...

 2018-11-15 18:40 

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Britain Could Have No Brexit Deal and a New Prime Minister By the Time This Chaos Ends...

Just one day ago, it looked like Britain might finally have a deal for exiting the European Union. Now, it looks just as likely Britain could end up with a new prime minister before this latest round of Brexit chaos subsides....

 2018-11-15 18:13 

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My Brilliant Friend...

At a certain point, any wildly successful piece of art takes on a cocktail-party tag line. There's the work, with its many meanings, and then there's the sticky idea that can be passed around with drinks. Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels &md...

 2018-11-15 17:51 

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Will This Daily Show PSA on "Presidential Harassment" Prove That Trump Is a Victim After All?...

President Trump and his supporters keep using a particular strategy because it works for them: Repeat alarmist phrases so many times that they enter the mainstream conversation. Now that the Democrats have regained some congressional oversight by winning ...

 2018-11-15 17:41 

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Federal Judge Trolls Marco Rubio, Rules Florida Must Let Voters Correct Alleged "Signature Mismatches"...

Florida will have to allow thousands of voters a second chance at having their ballots counted after they were thrown out over mismatched signatures, a federal judge ruled Thursday. The decision is unlikely to change the outcomes of the Senate and governo...

 2018-11-15 17:32 

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Why Doctors Actually Have a Chance of Finally Upending the Gun Debate...

Last week, the National Rifle Association sent out an aggressive tweet in response to an article from the Annals of Internal Medicine that had called for evidence-based, Second Amendmentcompliant gun control regulation. The tweet in question: "Someone...

 2018-11-15 17:27 

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Netflix's New Thriller Is Like Black Mirror for Cam Girls...

In the new thriller Cam , which premieres simultaneously on Netflix and in theaters on Friday, pretty much everything that cam girl Alice ( The Handmaid's Tale 's Madeline Brewer) fears might happen does. What surprises, though, is the specificity...

 2018-11-15 16:47 

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Who's Behind That Beard?...

When Kurt Luther walked into Pittsburgh's Heinz History Center in 2013 to attend an exhibition about Pennsylvania during the Civil War, he didn't expect to be greeted by his great-great-great-uncle. A computer scientist and Civil War enthusiast, L...

 2018-11-15 16:36 

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Stephen Colbert Gives Trump's Infantile "Policy Time" Schedule the Parody It Deserves...

Although Cartoon Network's tentpole Adventure Time came to an end months ago, Stephen Colbert has a parody that should sate fans who miss the animated series: Policy Time . The Late Show 's spoof was inspired by new reports about the presidential ...

 2018-11-15 16:07 

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Venezuela Shows Us How China Is Starting to Export Its Authoritarian Surveillance Tech...

Computers. Phones. Car and machine parts. Steel. China is a well-known manufacturing giant, with a seemingly endless list of goods it exports around the world. But, increasingly, the nation's been pushing some more questionable products on some of its...

 2018-11-15 15:42 

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The "Why Is No One Having Sex Anymore?" Edition...

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 2018-11-15 14:00 

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Too Bad to Be True...

Rabbit Holes is a recurring series in which writers pay homage to the diversity and ingenuity of the ways we procrastinate now. To pitch your personal rabbit hole, email humaninterest@slate.com ....

 2018-11-15 13:00 

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Bring Back the Northern White Rhino?...

This essay is adapted from The Re-Origin of Species: A Second Chance for Extinct Animals by Torill Kornfeldt and translated by Fiona Graham, published by Scribe....

 2018-11-15 11:05 

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The Best Space Heaters...

Over five years we've tested 48 space heaters, and the Vornado VH200 is the heater you should get. A lot of heaters feel like sitting in front of a hair dryer, but our pick (and other Vornado heaters we tried) warmed an entire room faster and more com...

 2018-11-15 11:00 

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The Men Never Help With Thanksgiving Cleanup...

Dear Prudence, Whenever I host large dinner parties, only the women offer to help with dishes. I appreciate this, but when I take them up on their offer, there's a gender imbalance in the kitchen I'm uncomfortable with. I sometimes end up refusing...

 2018-11-15 10:59 

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Should I Be the "War on Christmas" Parent?...

Care and Feeding is Slate's parenting advice column. In addition to our traditional advice, every Thursday we feature an assortment of teachers from across the country answering your education questions. Have a question for our teachers? Email askatea...

 2018-11-15 10:55 

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Their Truth to Tell...

This post is part of Outward , Slate's home for coverage of LGBTQ life, thought, and culture. Read more here ....

 2018-11-15 07:57 

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A-List Directors From Christopher Nolan to Rian Johnson Wrote a Letter Begging Toby Emmerich to Save FilmStruck...

Whether you're making desperate phone calls to your senator to try to convince him or her not to pass awful policies no one wants, or signing desperate petitions to AT&T to try to convince them to at least pretend their company gives a shit about the ...

 2018-11-15 05:43 

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Disney Released the First Trailer for Tim Burton's Live-Action Adaptation of Dumbo, and OH MY GOD WHAT DID THEY DO TO THAT ELEPHANT???...

Dumbo began life in the late 1930s as a prototype for a novelty device called Roll-A-Book , which presented illustrated children's stories on a long scroll, like a portable moving panorama. The authorship is somewhat contested , but three people were ...

 2018-11-15 04:49 

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Facebook Is a Normal Sleazy Company Now...

The leaders of Facebook can no longer pretend they are special people running a special company. Facebook is now just another normal sleazy American company run by normal sleazy executives, engaged in normal sleazy lobbying and corporate propaganda....

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