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Lorde’s New Album, Toddlers at the Pool, and the Antitrust Case Against Amazon

Lorde’s New Album, Toddlers at the Pool, and the Antitrust Case Against Amazon

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June 19 2017 6:17 PM

The Angle: Amazon Octopus Edition

Slate’s daily newsletter on Lorde’s new album, toddlers at the pool, and the Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods.

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A Whole Foods Market in Washington on Friday.

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The case against Amazon: Chris Sagers, a professor of law specializing in antitrust, explains why Amazon has so far escaped legal action so far and why he thinks the company’s purchase of Whole Foods may change the game. 

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C’mon, Jeff: Why won’t Jeff Bezos, who’s looking for a cause, aim his considerable assets at the problem of climate change? Nick Thieme wonders.

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Beautiful Melodrama: Carl Wilson loves Lorde’s newest album, finding it better than her first and probably the best pop album of the year. But, Wilson writes, the record promises even better things to come.

Don’t look away: Swim lessons aren’t a panacea for childhood drowning, Melinda Wenner Moyer reports. In fact, they might well make parents dangerously overconfident in their children’s abilities.

And it’s got Jillian Bell!

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