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The Wednesday Slatest: Hair Sprouts, Nobel Peace Prize Contenders, and Tragic Hypnosis Suicides in Florida

The Wednesday Slatest: Hair Sprouts, Nobel Peace Prize Contenders, and Tragic Hypnosis Suicides in Florida

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Oct. 7 2015 3:38 PM

The Wednesday Slatest: Hair Sprouts, Nobel Peace Prize Contenders, and Tragic Hypnosis Suicides in Florida

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A woman wearing sprout hairpins in Beijing.

Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

This year's Nobel Peace Prize winner will be announced in two days. In Slate today, Joshua Keating explained the strengths and weaknesses, as it were, of top contenders ranging from high-profile newsmakers like Pope Francis to worthy but lesser-known candidates like Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege. In other noteworthy news:

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