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Howard Hughes Has a Plan to Fix the NBA

Howard Hughes, the movie mogul, and James Dolan, owner of the Knicks.Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Bettman/Getty Images, Tim Clayton/Getty Images. Lost in the midst of a manic free agency period is an uncomfortable secret about the upcoming NBA season: Most of it is going to be pretty bad. Blame the Eastern Conference, which, unfortunately, makes up 50 percent ...

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The Most Dangerous Game

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Alex Wong/Getty Images and Win McNamee/Getty Images. Last September, in a classified briefing, the CIA told senior lawmakers that Russia was working to elect Donald Trump president. In that meeting, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed skepticism of the intelligence and questioned ...

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Slush Funds for All

Senate Indian Affairs Committee members Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) (L) and Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) talk during a hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill March 8, 2017 in Washington, DC.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images To listen to Episode 12 of Trumpcare Tracker, use the player below: Advertisement Jim Newell and Jordan Weissmann discuss the latest draft of the ...

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Excuses, Excuses

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions looks during a news conference in Washington on Thursday.Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters Journalists and investigators poking around the Trump-Russia story are on the hunt for lies—or, to borrow a word from Kellyanne Conway, any “furtive” activity that points to a deliberate effort to cover something up. In recent days, there’s been scrutiny of two documents that ...

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Haunted by A Ghost Story

The white sheet with two eyeholes cut out from A Ghost Story.Bret Curry for A24 Listen to Episode 785 of Slate’s The Gist: Advertisement Director David Lowery has made one of the most remarkable films of 2017 so far, and he’s built it around a ridiculous image: a white sheet with two eyeholes cut out. So what makes A Ghost ...

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The Angle: Playing Chicken Edition

<!– A new TB risk, David Brooks’ ideas about class, and the GOP’s silence on Russia, in Slate’s daily newsletter. Slate’s daily newsletter on a new TB risk, David Brooks’ lunchmeats column, and the GOP’s silence. By Rebecca Onion Sen. Orrin Hatch thinks Donald Trump Jr. is “a very bright young man.”Drew Angerer/Getty Images On the line: The GOP’s refusal ...

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The Best of Slate Podcasts

<!– The best of Slate podcasts for the weekend of July 14. Slate Plus Only have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one. Donald Trump, Jr., (L) places a hand on the shoulder of his father, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, during in a rally on the final night of the 2016 US presidential election at the ...

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The “How Does a Community Internet Organizer Work?” Transcript

Ara Howrani This is a transcript of the July 9 edition of Working. These transcripts are lightly edited and may contain errors. For the definitive record, consult the podcast. Jacob Brogan: You’re listening to Working, the podcast about what people do all day. I’m Jacob Brogan. For this season of Working, we left the East Coast behind and flew to ...

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Grandma Is Family Again

Donald Trump speaks while aboard the USS Iowa in Los Angeles on Sept. 15, 2015.Visions of America/UIG via Getty Images. In the latest twist in the travel ban wars, Judge Derrick Watson issued an order late Thursday night finding that the Trump administration’s definition of close family for the purposes of exclusion from the ban is too narrow. In response ...

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Newspapers’ Stand Against Tech Giants Won’t Save Them

The current news economy holds much more opportunity for national and special-interest publications than it does for the local, general-interest papers.Zefart/Thinkstock Newspapers’ business models have been taking on water for years thanks to the rise of Google and online advertising, and they’re continuing to gradually sink as their readers find more of their news on Facebook. The social network and ...

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