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Eight Women Accuse Morgan Freeman of Harassment, ‘Inappropriate Behavior‘

80-year-old actor Morgan Freeman has been accused of harassment and ‘inappropriate behavior‘ by at least eight women, according to a new report from CNN. One of those accusers is CNN entertainment reporter Chloe Melas, who co-wrote the story breaking the allegations. The others include journalists, production assistants, and staffers at Revelations Entertainment (the company co-founded by Freeman in 1996), who describe a pattern of un

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‘She Should Be Honored, She Got a Bullet from Elizabeth.‘

Each week onSlate‘sAmericanspodcast, June Thomas sits down with the creators, cast, and crew ofTheAmericansas they reveal behind-the-scenes details about the making of the FX drama‘s sixth and final season.

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What Rod Rosenstein Has to Do if the DOJ Meeting Doesn‘t Satisfy Trump

On Thursday, Department of Justice officials have scheduled a pair of meetings about an FBI informant‘s role in the bureau‘s investigations of Donald Trump. In brokering the deal, Trump and the Department of Justice have averted one showdown, but they are still heading toward a confrontation over highly sensitive and confidential material. The bad news is that the next confrontation might provide a pretext for Trump to fire DOJ offici

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The ‘White Lady Tears‘ Edition

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The Handmaid‘s Tale Season 2 Is Gayer, but Not Better

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

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De Olas Polticas y Princesas Modernas

Esta semana, el panel discute mucha poltica. Primero, Len Krauze habla de su experiencia moderando el debate presidencial en Mxico. Luego, con sus colegas Dori Toribio y Fernando Pizarro, analizan el futuro de los dos partidos estadounidenses despus de la ola azul que est llevando a los Demcratas a las elecciones en noviembre. De invitado, el senador del estado de California Kevin de Len habla de su campaa para llegar al Senado federal, y de los

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Trump Cancels Kim Jong-un‘s Summit

President Trump has cancelled his highly anticipated June 12 summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un via a letter released by the White House Thursday:

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Sweating the Summer Scramble

Lethargic and overfed from the holidays and with a major case of the Januaries one Saturday night, I wanted nothing more than to crawl under a blanket and watch a movie. My youngest was finally in bed. But instead of relaxing, I dragged myself over to my computer, cracked my knuckles, and started the Search. Even though June and the end of school were months away, the fresh calendar on my wall was a potent reminder of the looming terror of the su

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Samantha Bee Makes the Case For Abolishing ICE on Full Frontal

At a public roundtable on immigration enforcement last week (yes, that one), ICE director Thomas Homan took to the mic to lament his woes as a criticized public official: ‘ICE does more to protect immigrant communities than any politician ever, ever has done I‘m sick and tired of the constant vilification of these men and women.‘

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Trump on NFL Players Who Protest: ‘Maybe You Shouldn‘t Be in the Country.‘

Asked by one of his Fox Friends for his thoughts on the NFL‘s new anthem policy, Donald Trump sounded satisfied on Wednesday with the outcome of his long-running quest to stop predominantly black athletes from protesting peacefully on the field before games. And then, for good measure, the president of the United States suggested that maybe, just maybe, those same athletes ‘shouldn‘t be in the country‘ at all.

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Jason Bateman Issues Inevitable Apology for That Disastrous New York Times Interview

None of the men of Arrested Development came off looking great in that New York Times interview published on Wednesday, in which a question about Jeffrey Tambor‘s bad behavior (specifically, what he has described as a ‘blowup‘ with castmate Jessica Walter) was downplayed by all but Alia Shawkat and Walter herself, who was in tears. But no one made a worse impression than Jason Bateman, who repeatedly tried to redirect the conver

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My Flailing Boyhood

Minor Leagues is Slate‘s pop-up blog about kids‘ sports.

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Updates to My Privacy Policy

Thanks to the European Union‘s new General Data Protection Regulation, you‘ve probably received emails from every service you‘ve ever signed up for alerting you to their privacy policies. Konstantin Kakaes decided it was time for him to update his contacts too.

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The Best Sunscreens for Your Face, According to Dermatologists

Sunscreen is a year-round necessity. But when temperatures rise, and our Instagram feeds fill up with RockawayBeachtacos, we‘re all a little more aware of making sure we‘re wearing the rightsunscreen. According toJennifer Stein, dermatologist at NYU Langone Health, everyone should look for a sunscreen with broad-spectrum coverage (which protects against both UVB rays that cause burning and UVA rays that cause lasting damage) and an SP

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‘Barbie on Bath Salts‘

This post is part of Outward, Slate‘s home for coverage of LGBTQ life, thought, and culture.

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Lily Bailey‘s Because We Are Bad Made Me Rethink OCD

When Lily Bailey was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, she had already been silently grappling with it for about 16 years. As a child, she performed painstaking, sleep-depriving rituals to ensure her family‘s safety-the mental illness often forces the people who have it to battle intrusive thoughts or urges and to feel they must perform certain actions to alleviate their anxiety. Bailey believed, for instance, that checking on h

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Westworld Is More Than a Puzzle. It‘s About Life After Death.

It may say something about the anxieties of the present that so many television shows are obsessed not with death but with its absence. From The OA to The Leftovers to The Good Place to Legion, American Gods, Twin Peaks: The Return, Altered Carbon, and-most prominently-Westworld, we‘re awash in shows where death happens plenty but doesn‘t quite stick. Characters perish, wander into bizarre afterlives, and end up boomeranged back. Some

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Plus None

Dear Prudence,I have recently gotten engaged, and my partner and I are absolutely over the moon about it. However, our parents can never be allowed to meet. My partner is transgender, his very Baptist parents haven‘t been supportive, and we‘re worried they‘re going to out him to my parents-either ‘accidentally,‘ because they won‘t use his correct name and pronouns, or on purpose, because they think my parents h

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Why Every Media Company Fears Richard Liebowitz

Our story starts with Geno Smith getting punched in the jaw by a teammate, as most good stories about copyright law do. It was August 2015, and the then-quarterback for the New York Jets got clocked in a practice altercation that sent him into surgery and sidelined him for the start of the NFL season. Two days after Smith‘s surgery, a photojournalist named Angel Chevrestt spotted the shirtless, puffy-cheeked quarterback standing outside his

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Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump is ‘Living Proof That Karma Does Not Exist‘

Stephen Colbert took network TV on a rare detour into nihilism on Wednesday night, using Donald Trump‘s ‘spygate‘ conspiracy theory as a jumping off point for a powerful argument that nothing anyone says or does matters in the slightest anymore. Noting that tweeting ‘What goes around comes around‘ was a bold move for a bully like the president, Colbert called him ‘living proof that karma does not exist,‘

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The Cast of Arrested Development Discussed Jeffrey Tambor‘s Behavior With the New York Times. It Didn‘t Go Well.

If you‘d like a case study in the ways men can paper over women‘s legitimate grievances in the name of a false sense of consensus and agreement, you could do worse than studying the interview the cast of Arrested Development just gave to the New York Times. The show returns to Netflix for a fifth season on May 29, and the ensemble-minus Michael Cera and Portia de Rossi-sat down for what, in other times, might have been a routine publi

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‘Philip Roth Was His Own School of Writing‘

On Tuesday, novelist Philip Roth passed away at the age of 85. I spoke by phone on Wednesday with Gary Shteyngart, the Russian-born writer and author whose new novel, Lake Success, will be released in September. During the course of our conversation, which has been edited and condensed for clarity, we discussed Roth‘s unique blend of humor and seriousness, why he is considered a quintessentially male writer, and who among today‘s nove

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The Milwaukee Police Video Shows Just How Shameful Sterling Brown‘s Arrest Was

The Milwaukee Police departmentreleased the body camera footage of the January arrest of Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brownand there‘s no way to describe it other than shameful. The city‘s mayor and some in the community warned that the video‘s release could spark unrest because of the outrageous police conduct during what should have been, at most, a parking violation that needlessly escalated into the now-23-year-old shooti

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Thanks for Protesting Now Stop

Listen to Episode 999 of Slate‘s The Gist:

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