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He Didn’t Have to Do It

Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a press conference at the Justice Department in Washington, D.C., on July 13.Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters In an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday, Donald Trump said Jeff Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation had been a grave miscalculation that had effectively disqualified him from serving as attorney general. “Sessions should ...

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Misguided Attempt to Free Thousands of Minks Goes Horribly Wrong

Minks are strange little creatures somewhere between otters and ferrets.ArmanWerthPhotography/Thinkstock Between 30,000 and 40,000 farm-raised minks  were released into the wild near Eden Valley, Minnesota. earlier this week when burglars—presumably animal rights activists—cut the fence to a mink-pelt farm and opened the cages holding the mammals, letting them run into the wild. Minks are strange little creatures somewhere between otters ...

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Here’s How We Made Our Study Reproducible

In our new publication, we describe recent work at an archaeological site in Australia.iStock This story was originally published on the Conversation and is republished here with permission. If you keep up with health or science news, you’ve probably been whipsawed between conflicting reports. Just days apart you may hear that “science says” coffee’s good for you, no actually it’s ...

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Everybody Hates Civil Forfeiture

Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice in Washington on Thursday.Getty Images When he’s making arguments he knows will enrage his critics, Attorney General Jeff Sessions adopts a soft, matter-of-fact tone, as if to suggest it’s obvious he’s being totally reasonable in the face of an immoderate opposition. “With care—gotta be careful—and professionalism, we plan to develop policies ...

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What Good Is Fear?

Thinkstock/Thinkstock It’s not often that a story about climate change goes viral, but last week, David Wallace-Wells’ New York story “The Uninhabitable Earth ” did. (It even claimed the distinction of being most-read-of-all-time article on the magazine’s website.) The piece, which is an assessment of how bad things could get if we don’t curb greenhouse gas emissions, also prompted a ...

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Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Adventures in Babysitting” Edition

On this week’s episode, Rebecca, Carvell, and Gabe take a question from a listener whose babysitter’s email address is—not unreasonably—freaking him out. Plus: parenting triumphs and fails, recommendations, and more. And on Slate Plus this week, Carvell describes putting his son on an airplane for the first time. Follow us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to tell us ...

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A Big Reason Trumpcare Failed Was Trump

President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday.Andrew Harrer – Pool/Getty Images Most presidents take a keen interest in their legislative agenda, working with policymakers to craft laws that satisfy their aims and objectives. They have goals, and they want to see them accomplished. But what happens when the president lacks an actual agenda? When his rhetoric is at ...

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Mitch McConnell’s Many Missteps

Join Slate Plus to Hear More Trumpcast Slate Plus members get extended, ad-free episodes of Slate‘s Trumpcast every week. Membership starts at just $5 a month. Sign up today and try Slate Plus free for two weeks. Join Now Your Slate Plus podcast link Copy this link and add it to your podcast app to subscribe to the ad-free Slate Plus ...

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Amazon Is Coming for Blue Apron’s Meal Ticket

A Blue Apron box sits on the porch of a house in Boston.Scott Eisen/Getty Images E-commerce companies have a lot to fear from Amazon, and not just because the retail giant will always beat them on convenience and price. It’s also a prodigious maker of cheap knockoffs —and its latest clone looks a lot like Blue Apron’s meal kits. On ...

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The Law Is Irrelevant to Donald Trump

President Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Tuesday.Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images On Wednesday, in an interview with the New York Times, President Trump attacked everyone involved in the Russia investigation: Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, former FBI Director James Comey, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller. It’s one of those tirades that tell ...

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