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New DNA Evidence Exonerates, Frees Two North Carolina Inmates After 30 Years in Prison
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The Sad Conclusion to the Tale of the Sex Geckos Lost in Space
Why Israel Is No Better Than Russia
It’s using the same twisted arguments to rationalize its illegal land grab in the West Bank.
Is Living in an Expensive City a “Consumption Choice,” Just Like Buying a Fancy Car?
Five Possible Explanations for Why ISIS Is Beheading Americans
Jessie Ware Continues to Impress With Her Latest Song, “Want Your Feeling”
A Huge Abortion Win in Texas
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Read Part of an Early Draft of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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Why 1994 Was One of Network TV’s Last Truly Great Seasons
Hang Up And Listen
Hang Up and Listen: The Jerry Loves Johnny Edition
Slate’s sports podcast on college football’s neutral-site money grab, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, and the U.S. Open.
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Stephen L. Carter discusses his book at Politics & Prose.
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What Happens If ISIS Keeps Beheading Americans?
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Back That Seat Up
Prudie advises a letter writer who doesn’t let passengers recline their seats on planes.
The Surprising Method That Keeps Herbs and Vegetables Fresh for Weeks
The XX Factor
At Least 1,400 Children Sexually Exploited in One English Town. How Could This Possibly Happen?
What Exactly Was the “Mars Face”?
An image so powerful NASA spent 20 years debunking it.
A Tween Is Born
The legacy of Saved by the Bell.
Another American Contracts Ebola as Human Vaccine Trials Begin
Derrick Rose and James Harden Are Very Confused by New Zealand’s Pregame Haka
Hear Three New Songs From Jens Lekman (Spoiler: They’re Charming and Wistful)
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Germany Tries to Bring Uber to a Standstill
TV on the Radio’s New Song Is Their Best In Years
ISIS Has Reportedly Killed American Captive Steven Sotloff