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Hello Dossier, My Old Friend

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Same Rules Apply

Not even a full year into his term, President Donald Trump has already made clear in countless ways that he doesn‘t think the normal rules apply to him. The administration applied that principle again earlier this month when it issued rules loosening the Affordable Care Act‘s contraception mandate without going through a key necessary step. This part of the process-called notice-and-comment rule-making-tripped up the Obama administrat

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The Jewelry Designer Who‘s Already Selling #MeToo Necklaces Explains Herself

How soon is too soon to cash in on the latest social-justice hashtag? A month? Two months? (Um, never?) They don‘t exactly teach this stuff in business school.

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The Jewelery Designer Who‘s Already Selling #MeToo Necklaces Explains Herself

How soon is too soon to cash in on the latest social-justice hashtag? A month? Two months? (Um, never?) They don‘t exactly teach this stuff in business school.

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Grief and Grievance

October was supposed to be a month of progress for President Trump, when he and Congress could focus on crafting a budget and clearing a path for tax reform. Instead, it‘s been another month of turmoil, from his eruption at the NFL over player protests of police brutality to this week‘s clash with a military widow and her representative in Congress.

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No Bush, No Trump

It‘s long been an open secret that George W. Bush has little regard for Donald Trump. It‘s hard to blame our previous Republican president for that stance, as our current Republican president hasn‘t exactly covered himself in glory over the course of his brief political career. Nevertheless, after Bush gave an address in New York City that‘s been widely interpreted as a rebuke to Trump‘s distinctive brand of national

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Stylin‘ and Profilin‘

Mindhunter‘sfirst scene begins with a hostage negotiation and ends in a spatter of blood and brain matter. The gore is a fake-out. Though the series, which premiered last week on Netflix,brims with gruesome murders, but for some hide-your-eyes crime photos we only ever hear tell of them. The show, loosely based on a nonfiction book of the same name about the FBI unit that investigates serial killers, isn‘t a bloodbath: It‘s a he

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Telling Marsha P. Johnson‘s Story

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Of Dogs and Mailmen

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It Still Doesn‘t Really Matter What A.I. Can Score on IQ Tests

Measuring human intelligence is already a pretty controversial and complicated process, not the least because there‘s stringent definition for what intelligence even is. So it goes without saying that trying to measure machine intelligence is another iteration of an already flawed process. But whereas applying human intelligence to a scale is perhaps unnecessarily reductionist, measuring machine intelligence is a fraught necessity. A.I. are

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The Problem With the ‘Pipeline‘

If you‘ve spent any time listening to conversations about STEM education, you‘ve surely heard about the pipeline.

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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 sports to science.

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Corrections

In an Oct. 18 Slatest, Ben Mathis-Lilley misidentified Sgt. La David Johnson as David Johnson.

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More Than Uber

Google‘s parent company Alphabet doubled down on its investments in the ride-hailing space on Thursday, leading a 1 billion round in ridesharing company Lyft.

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Flags Tell Fibs

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The ‘How Does a Comic Book Colorist Work?‘ Transcript

This is a transcript of the Oct. 1 edition of Working. These transcripts are lightly edited and may contain errors. For the definitive record, consult the podcast.

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Trump‘s Dred Scott

Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump maligned undocumented immigrants as violent criminals and sexual predators who deserved to be rounded up and deported. Once in office, Trump transformed this rhetoric into policy, implementing a nationwide crackdown on immigrant communities. Now, the president‘s dehumanizing disparagement of undocumented people has now seeped into his administration‘s legal positions. This week, the D

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We Need to Humanize Shooters

‘Each of us is more than the worst thing we‘ve ever done.‘ If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of people who read acclaimed civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson‘s best-selling book, Just Mercy, that affirmation might sound familiar.

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The Angle: Trump‘s Values Edition

New commandments: Trump is the first sitting president to speak at the Values Voter Summit, and the group has totally twisted its priorities to embrace him, Will Saletan writes. Trump-loving ‘values voters‘ must accept that authenticity trumps virtue, immigrants are evil, and the United States is a sacred entity.

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Here‘s How to Watch Uranus in the Sky

Thursday evening is a good time to take a few minutes to go outside, get some fresh air, and look up-because you‘ll be able to see Uranus, bigger and brighter than ever before. It won‘t be as close as the moon, of course, but for something that sits all the way out in the rear of the universe, it‘s going to be one hell of a spectacle.

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The ‘President Pence‘ Edition

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Snap Decisions

Evan Spiegel, Snap‘s 27-year-old CEO, isn‘t in the habit of explaining himself to the public. Until recently, he rarely had to: Snapchat‘s wild popularity, especially with teens, spoke for him.

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Sugar Mouth

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Gretchen Carlson Rebrands

In her new book, Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back, the former Fox News Channel anchor Gretchen Carlson examines the prevalence of sexual harassment and different ways to combat it. Carlson herself was the victim of such harassment; she left Fox and received a 20 million settlement for her harassment claims against former network head Roger Ailes. She says she received so much support and information from other women who had fac

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