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Sept. 19 2014 8:20 PMESPN Story Alleges Ravens, NFL Are Scapegoating Ray Rice in Cover-Up
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Sept. 19 2014 4:55 PMCatalonia Will Defy Spanish Government, Hold (Non-Binding) Independence Vote
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Sept. 19 2014 12:11 PMHere Is the Wicked Long Line for the iPhone 6 on 14th Street in New York
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Sept. 19 2014 3:05 AMScotland Votes to Remain in U.K.
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Sept. 18 2014 3:42 PMScotland's Secession Ballot is Outstandingly Simple
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Sept. 18 2014 10:27 AMChild Poverty in U.S. Declines for First Time Since 2000
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Sept. 17 2014 3:35 PMA Brief Reminder That Not Everything in the World Is Terrible
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Sept. 17 2014 12:41 PMGun-Control Group Investigates 81 People Looking for Guns, Finds Eight Are Ex-Cons
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Sept. 17 2014 10:06 AMVikings Re-Suspend Adrian Peterson
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Sept. 16 2014 3:51 PM98 Senators Ignore Ongoing Affront to American Democracy
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Sept. 16 2014 10:27 AMU.S. Will Commit Up to 3,000 Troops to African Ebola Fight
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 5:37 PMA Stupid Man for Our Stupid TimesWhat Stephen Colbert is to dumb, infuriating politicians, PFTCommenter is to the dumb, infuriating NFL.
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Sept. 15 2014 4:18 PMNFL Player Reportedly Suffering Memory Loss Will Return to Play After Concussion
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Sept. 12 2014 3:00 PMSo, George Zimmerman Allegedly Threatened to Kill Someone This Week
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Sept. 12 2014 10:57 AMConvicted Ohio School Shooter Captured After Prison Escape
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Sept. 19 2014 6:58 PMDean of Islamic Studies at University of Karachi is Murdered Amid “Blasphemy” Allegations
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Sept. 19 2014 12:39 PMPutin Tradition of Arresting Billionaires To Take Their Stuff Apparently Continuing
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
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Sept. 18 2014 4:37 PMLeBron James’ Hairline is Un-Receding
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Sept. 18 2014 11:09 AMTypo on 1999-Era Résumé Explains Why Tom Brady's Life Stalled Out After College
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Sept. 17 2014 4:41 PM$30 Million Reward Offered for Info on MH17 Shootdown
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Sept. 17 2014 1:47 PMHow Many Countries Were Created Through Secession Votes?
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Sept. 17 2014 11:44 AMSurvivalist Sniper Still at Large in Pennsylvania
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Sept. 16 2014 4:44 PMEPA Still Hasn’t Fired Employee With Epic at-Work Porn Habit
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Sept. 16 2014 12:29 PMWalmart VP of Communications Reportedly Resigns for Lying on Résumé
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Sept. 15 2014 7:43 PMExtreme Tax Cuts Hurting Sam Brownback's Popularity Even in Republican Kansas
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Sept. 15 2014 5:01 PMTMZ Says Detained Actress Was Having Sex in Public
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Sept. 15 2014 11:17 AMUrban Outfitters Sells Kent State Sweatshirt Splattered With Fake Blood
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Sept. 12 2014 11:46 AMFlorida Man Who Allegedly Helped Finance Yasiel Puig’s Defection Charged With “Alien Smuggling”
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Sept. 12 2014 9:52 AMPistorius Guilty of “Culpable Homicide” and Firearms Charges



Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Global Marches Demand Action on Climate Change


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

  News & Politics
Sept. 20 2014 11:13 AM -30-
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
Sept. 21 2014 9:00 PM Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 21 2014 8:00 AM An Astronaut’s Guided Video Tour of Earth
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.