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A Scary Shark, Listening to Trauma, and Roy Moore’s Beliefs

A Scary Shark, Listening to Trauma, and Roy Moore’s Beliefs

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Nov. 14 2017 5:55 PM

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Slate’s daily newsletter on a scary shark, listening to trauma, and Roy Moore’s beliefs.

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U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee speaks on the Roy Moore sexual misconduct accusations during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday in Washington.

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All good over here: The national media has painted Roy Moore as a freakish and possibly insane outlier, but Ruth Graham reports that there is a group of evangelical homeschooling advocates who also believe that teenage girls make fine matches for grown men—and Moore has ties to them.

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The receipts: Roy Moore must be lying, Will Saletan writes. There’s so much evidence against him that it only a serious conspiracy theorist would believe that he’s telling the truth. (Unfortunately, those are not so rare as once they were.)

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Can’t believe it: WikiLeaks, vaunted hackers, sent messages to Donald Trump Jr. via Twitter DM, and April Glaser can’t stop laughing.

Being there: For years, even professionals have been terrible at listening to stories of sexual trauma. In the era of #MeToo, therapist Jonathan Foiles explains why it’s important for us to get better at the skill.

For fun: The frilled shark.

A true beauty of nature,

Rebecca