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Negotiating With North Korea, California Wildfires, and Celebrities Versus Weinstein

Negotiating With North Korea, California Wildfires, and Celebrities Versus Weinstein

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Oct. 10 2017 5:50 PM

The Angle: Shiny Statements Edition

Slate’s daily newsletter on negotiating with North Korea, California wildfires, and celebrities disavowing Harvey Weinstein.

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Betrayer of womankind?

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Speak up: As Hollywood’s sweating publicists work overtime to figure out what stars should say about the recent Harvey Weinstein stories, Christina Cauterucci argues that some people—those who were there, and those who helped him along—are obligated to talk.

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Rebecca Onion is a Slate staff writer and the author of Innocent Experiments

Negotiating worked—sort of: Contra the president’s protestations, in the past North Korea has been willing to come to the table with us, Fred Kaplan writes. We’ve often been the ones to back out of nascent deals before they have time to prove sound.

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Love her: Why do LGBTQ people stan for Chelsea Manning? Evan Urquhart explains that Manning’s experience of persecution and loss is deeply familiar to many.

Damned if you do: Eleanor Cummins finds that the end of the California drought may actually have made the wildfires worse this year.

So it seems,

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