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Slate News Quiz

<!– FBI, China, and YouTube in the Slate News Quiz. Test your knowledge of this week’s big stories. By Ray Hamel Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Thinkstock, Drew Angerer/Getty Images, Dan Kitwood/Getty Images, and Mandel Ngan/Getty Images. Get the news quiz in your inbox. Welcome to Slate’s weekly news quiz. It’s Friday, which means it’s time to test your ...

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Due to an editing error, the headlines for a July 13 Jurisprudence misstated that three Democrats are suing the Trump campaign. Two DNC donors and a staffer are suing. Due to a copy-editing error, a July 12 Future Tense originally misidentified the date when the Election Integrity Commission stopped data collection and deleted information received so far. That happened Monday, ...

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The Angle: Wasted Sasse Edition

<!– Dieting could be a placebo, why Americans don’t get raises, and Ben Sasse’s failures, in Slate’s daily newsletter. Slate’s daily newsletter on dieting and placebos, our low wages problem, and Ben Sasse’s lost potential. By Rebecca Onion Ben Sasse outside the Capitol on June 27, not helping much.Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Senator, step up: Ben Sasse is a Republican senator ...

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The Russia Conspiracy Goes to Court

Roger Stone speaks to the media at Trump Tower on Dec. 6 in New York City.Spencer Platt/Getty Images The prevailing question in the legal commentariat this week has been, “Shouldn’t there be a law against that?” How can there be nothing on the books that we can use to tag the president’s campaign team for their secret meetings with foreign ...

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Will Anyone Actually Kill This Bill?

Sen. Susan Collins, Sen. Rand Paul, and …Photo illustration by Slate. Photos via Zach Gibson/Getty Images, Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call, and majivecka/iStock. Maine Sen. Susan Collins did not take very long, after seeing the new version of the Republican health care bill in a meeting on Thursday morning, to announce that she would not support it. She listed the many, ...

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David Brooks Almost Gets It

David Brooks speaks on Oct. 19, 2014, in New York City.Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for the New Yorker David Brooks’ New York Times column on the upper-middle class has been the butt of many jokes this week. It’s a piece on social mobility that starts by acknowledging that upper-middle-class Americans support a number of policies, like zoning restrictions, that deepen inequality ...

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At Sea With James Stavridis

Retired Admiral James Stavridis speaks to journalists during the Supreme Allied Commander Europe change of command ceremony in Mons, Belgium, on July 2, 2009.John Thys/Getty Images Listen to Episode 784 of Slate’s The Gist: Advertisement Retired Adm. James Stavridis wants to remind us: Despite headlines about the rise of ISIS, there are bigger existential threats to America. “Terrorism is not apocalyptic, ...

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With Trump, Flattery Will Get You Everywhere

President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron leave after a joint press conference at the Élysée Palace in Paris on Thursday.Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images With one shrewd move, French President Emmanuel Macron has displaced German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the leader of the European Union—or at least as the EU’s face, voice, and ear to its vital trans-Atlantic partner, President ...

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Macron’s Coup

French President Emmanuel Macron makes a statement during a press conference on June 8 in Paris.Chesnot/Getty Images This week, President Trump is in France meeting with the new French president, Emmanuel Macron. Despite being a former government minister and member of the French establishment, Macron left the Socialist Party to found his own “movement,” En Marche!, and used it as ...

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Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Do What You Can” Edition

On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Carvell, and Gabe talk to author and activist Rabia Chaudry about raising Muslim kids in America in 2017. Then they field a question from a listener whose daughter is in a troubling relationship with a disturbed friend. Plus: parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and more. And on Slate Plus this week, Rebecca has a question ...

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