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Ford‘s Credibility and Kavanaugh‘s Lies

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The ‘End-of-Summer Call-In Show‘ Edition

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The Heads of DHS and FEMA Are Bickering Over Commutes and Meeting Attendance

As Hurricane Florence battered the Carolinas, the top ranks of the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency were focused on important matters: whether people were showing up to meetings and who was telling whom about a visit with first responders.

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Samantha Bee Wants Democrats to Stop Being Afraid of Fox News and Demand Universal Health Care

Samantha Bee is worried about the Democrats‘ strategy for the upcoming midterm elections. You probably will be too, if you watch the campaign ad in which Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia advocates for better healthcare by loading bullets into a shotgun and blasting a ‘lawsuit on coverage of pre-existing conditions‘ into papery bits. ‘Oh fun! That‘s also how they treat syphilis in West Virginia now,‘ Bee rem

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Christine Blasey Ford‘s Request for an FBI Investigation Makes Perfect Sense

As soon as Christine Blasey Ford came forward as the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when both were in high school, it felt like we were hurtling toward something women in this country have wanted for decades: a chance to fix what had gone so horribly wrong during the disastrous Anita Hill hearings of 1991. Statements from Senate Republicans-among them Jeff Flake, Susan Collins, and Lindsey Graham-f

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Judiciary Staffer Leading Christine Blasey Ford Investigation Tweets That He Is ‘Determined‘ to ‘Confirm Judge Kavanaugh‘

Christine Blasey Ford, through her attorneys, has suggested that the FBI should conduct an investigation into her allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before she makes any kind of appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee. On Wednesday afternoon, Judiciary Committee chairman and Republican Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley argued in a public letter that the committee is solely responsible for investigating the

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The Lease Makes the Lady

Rabbit Holes is a recurringseriesin 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.

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FBI: New Mexico Observatory Closed Because of Child Porn Investigation, Not Aliens

When the National Solar Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico, was evacuated and remained closed mysteriously for 10 days in September, many amateur investigators could think of but one answer: aliens.

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Cary Fukunaga Replaces Danny Boyle as Director of the Next James Bond Movie

Danny Boyle was set to direct the 25th installment in the James Bond franchise, but he departed the project last month over ‘creative differences‘ with the movie‘s producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. On Thursday, the team behind the still-untitled film announced that Boyle will be replaced by Cary Fukunaga, best known as the director of Sin Nombre, Jane Eyre, and the Netflix war drama Beasts of No Nation. Fukunaga

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Where Are All the Images of Working Pregnant Women?

With nearly 4 million births in the U.S. each year and more than 70 percent of pregnant women working, former sports reporter Jane Gottesman wondered why she didn‘t see images of them. They weren‘t on TV, in newspapers, or in magazines that weren‘t about having a baby.Gottesman knew the value in using images to convey normalcy and show women in control of their bodies. So where were these pregnant working women, especially when

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Nigella Lawson‘s Magical, No-Churn Gelato Cake

Remember those amazinglydeep-red, candy-like, slow-roasted strawberriesI shared back in April? Michelle Polzine, the pastry chef behind20th Century Cafein San Francisco, wrote up and emailed me the recipe from her phonewhile she was locked out of her apartment-that‘s how simple it is.

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The Three Best Pimple Patches for All Kinds of Pimples

When I think about my life before I discovered the world of pimple patches, I actually shudder.Pimple patches, if you‘ve never read one of my articles before, are hydrocolloid stickers that draw out all the gunk in yourpimple and protect them from outside bacteria. Korean skin-care company Cosrx‘spimple patchesare the originals-if put on before bed, they can make a pimple look noticeably smaller and flatter by the morning-but there ar

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My Elderly Father Revised His Will, and His New Girlfriend Is Getting More Than Me

Dear Prudence,My mom died four years ago at the age of 80. My dad was devastated. About two years ago, Dad met a woman who‘d also lost a partner and they started dating. They‘ve made each other very happy, and my siblings and I have all been glad to see him doing well. We don‘t know ‘Molly‘ very well, but she seems lovely. Dad sold the family home six months ago and moved in with her. He also revised his will. He&lsq

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‘Inside, You Just Want to Scream‘

According to the Washington Post‘s data on school shootings, more than 215,000 students have experienced gun violence since the killings at Columbine High School in 1999. And that number doesn‘t even include teachers and other school workers. To understand what it‘s like to survive a school shooting and then return to the classroom as an adult, I spoke with three educators who have experienced gun violence in their schools.

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The Very Public Love of Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian

Hearts and Stars is Slate‘s pop-up blog about celebrity relationships.

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LeBron James, Ryan Coogler, Terence Nance, and Bugs Bunny Are Remaking Space Jam

On Wednesday, SpringHill entertainment announced that it was remaking the 1996 Michael Jordan/Looney Tunes fiasco Space Jam, with the help of some of the greatest talents in film and basketball. LeBron James will star, Terence Nance will direct, Ryan Coogler will produce, and Bugs Bunny will reprise his legendary role as ‘Bugs Bunny.‘ The news came in a Tweet:

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Trevor Noah Responds to Republican Attacks on Christine Blasey Ford: ‘Get the F- Out of Here, Man‘

Some arguments are such transparently bad faith bullshit that the only rational response is to refuse to engage with them at all. So when Erin Elmore, Amy Kremer, and Laura Ingraham all floated the idea that it was suspicious that Christine Blasey Ford waited until Brett Kavanaugh was nominated for the Supreme Court to come forward-and immediately, and predictably, got harassed out of her home to avoid the right wing‘s internet monkeys-it f

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Will Christine Blasey Ford Testify on Monday? Here‘s the Current State of Play.

In response to Christine Blasey Ford‘s allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Senate Republicans offered the California professor a slot to testify this upcoming Monday about the incident that took place when they were both teenagers. At first, this appeared to be a welcome inclusion of Ford‘s experience into the public accounting of Kavanaugh‘s confirmation, one that Republican‘s did n

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Should You Buy the New iPhone XS?

The new iPhone XS is expensive. Like last year‘s iPhone X, it costs 999. The larger XS Max costs 100 more-and if you opt for additional storage capacity, its price could reach nearly 1,500. With the days of carrier-subsidized hardware purchases but a shiny memory, that‘s a lot of money to pay out of pocket. It makes the question ‘Should I buy this year‘s iPhone?‘ all the more important.

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Return to Sender: No More Mailing Books to Inmates in Pennsylvania

On Sept. 5, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections announced a host of new restrictions on the way its inmates can interact with the outside world as part of what Corrections Secretary John Wetzel called an ‘all-hands-on-deck approach‘ to prison safety. Part of that ‘all-hands-on-deck approach‘: banning direct book donations to inmates.

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Coal Over Climate

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Why the Feud Between Asia Argento and Rose McGowan Is So Incredibly Dispiriting

Two of the biggest names in the #MeToo movement are in the middle of a very public feud. For weeks, Asia Argento and Rose McGowan, both of whom accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault last fall, have been sending out tweets and press releases accusing one another of civil and criminal offenses. It started when McGowan announced that her partner, model Rain Dove, had shared with law enforcement officials possible evidence of Argento‘s all

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Why Is Tiger Woods Even Here?

It was on Tiger Woods‘ seventh hole, or somewhere around his second or third shirt of the opening round of the BMW Championship, that I knew I‘d shown up for the right tournament.

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Professor Convicted of Using Carbon Monoxide-Filled Yoga Ball to Murder Wife, Daughter

A professor in a high-profile murder trial in Hong Kong has been found guilty of murdering his wife and daughter by poisoning them with a carbon monoxide-filled yoga ball.

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