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Saudi Arabia, Sutherland Springs, and the Year in Push Alerts

Saudi Arabia, Sutherland Springs, and the Year in Push Alerts

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Nov. 6 2017 5:59 PM

The Angle: Too Much News Edition

Slate’s daily newsletter on Saudi Arabia, Sutherland Springs, and the year in push alerts.

Purveyors of the push.

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A plague year: This year, the perfect digital anxiety machine—the breaking-news push alert—came into its own. We’ve put together all the New York Times alerts in a timeline, along with a package of essays on the changes this year has wrought in our psyches.

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What’s happening in: Saudi Arabia, where the heir apparent to the throne has had 11 princes, along with dozens of politicians, arrested? Josh Keating writes that Mohammed bin Salman may fear a rocky transition from his father’s reign to his own.


Starting early: The GOP tax plan includes a strange little provision allowing fetuses to save for college. Christina Cauterucci explains why this is such an insidious threat to women’s rights.

The details: Matthew Dessem with everything we know about the shooter in Sutherland Springs. (Not that one.)

For fun: Nice...car.

Nice car,