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Postpone the Gorsuch Hearings

Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch meets with Maine Sen. Angus King in his office on Wednesday in Washington. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Within a few hours of Justice Antonin Scalia’s sudden death last year, Senate Republicans decreed that then-President Barack Obama could not fill his seat. Why? Because Obama had completed three years of his four-year term. The Supreme Court ...

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The Angle: Lyin’ Jeff Sessions Edition

<!– Slate’s daily newsletter on threats to marriage equality, the trouble with Feud, and the attorney general’s lies. Slate’s daily newsletter on threats to marriage equality, the trouble with Feud, and the attorney general’s lies. By Molly Olmstead Jeff Sessions at a press conference Thursday at the Department of Justice in Washington. Win McNamee/Getty Images The Jeff Sessions Perjury Standard: ...

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The Bard of Florida

Florida postcard from 1952. Wikimedia Commons Listen to Episode 691 of Slate’s The Gist: Advertisement The inexplicable oddness of Florida takes on a sort of logic after you listen long enough to Dave Barry , Pulitzer Prize–winning humorist and longtime denizen of the state. On The Gist, Barry provides a mental atlas for the various regions of weird within Florida, ...

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Sessions Steps on Trump’s Speech

Donald Trump delivering his first address to a joint session of Congress from the floor of the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool/Reuters Welcome to This Week in Trump, Slate’s weekly look at Donald Trump’s presidency. Every week, we’ll catch you up on the events of the past seven days, point you to further reading, ...

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Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Allison’s Viking Funeral” Edition

Photo illustration by Slate. Illustration by Charlie Powell. Listen now: To subscribe in iTunes, click here. Advertisement On this week’s episode, Slate editors Allison Benedikt and Gabriel Roth talk to teacher and writer Matthew Dicks about parent-teacher conferences and how to get the most out of them. Then, Dan Kois joins us to send Allison off in style, with a ...

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The “How Does a Satirist Work?” Edition

Satirist Alexandra Petri. Erik Uecke Listen to this episode of Working with special guest Alexandra Petri: Advertisement This season on Working, we’re speaking to individuals employed in fields potentially imperiled by the Trump presidency. These are the stories of people doing difficult but important jobs—jobs that may get much more difficult and much more important in the years ahead. Some ...

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Here's What Parental Leave Is Really Like Around The World

We asked the BuzzFeed Community what it’s like taking leave to care for a new child where you live. Some countries offer long leaves to mothers, but little or no time to fathers, and reflect cultural beliefs about family structures and whether women with young children should work. Others allow families the flexibility to split the time off between two ...

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In One Month, 3 Black Transgender Women Were Killed In Louisiana

Three transgender women of color were killed in Louisiana in the month of February, with two of the killings taking place just 48 hours apart. HuffPost Photos: Handout From left to right: Ciara McElveen, Chyna Gibson and Jaquarrius Holland. Chyna Gibson, 31, was gunned down Saturday night  outside New Orleans’ Bella Plaza shopping center between two parked cars. Witnesses told ...

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