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  • Keeping the Police Honest

    29 August 2014, 1:17 pm by: Jamelle Bouie

    “I’ll put a round in your ass so quick” sounds like the kind of macho quip you hear in an action movie or prime-time police thriller, after the hero has confronted the villain and the two are stuck in a standoff.
  • The Agents of Smash

    29 August 2014, 12:43 pm by: Troy Patterson

    Today, we have a tasty, late-summer beverage for you. When I say “you,” I mean you, the discerning adult thirsty to wrap up the season with a simple sunny drink. When I say “we,” I mean I, a drinks writer supposing that smashes are having a moment this…
  • War in Europe

    29 August 2014, 12:31 pm by: Anne Applebaum

    WARSAW, Poland—Over and over again—throughout the entirety of my adult life, or so it feels—I have been shown Polish photographs from the beautiful summer of 1939: The children playing in the sunshine, the fashionable women on Krakow streets. I have even…
  • The “Gabfest to End All Gabfests” Edition

    29 August 2014, 12:28 pm by: Emily Bazelon

    Become a fan of the Political Gabfest on Facebook. We post to the Facebook page throughout the week, so keep the conversation going by joining us there. Or follow us @SlateGabfest!
  • What Happened at Slate This Week?

    29 August 2014, 12:21 pm by: Chad Lorenz

    Greetings, folks.
  • Is Hillary Clinton Better at Talking About Racial Injustice Than Obama?

    29 August 2014, 10:36 am by: Jamelle Bouie

    After almost three weeks of silence, Hillary Clinton has finally spoken on the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • The Best Things to Do in a Bear Encounter

    29 August 2014, 9:01 am by: Rachel Stewart

    A man reported this month that he survived a bear attack because Justin Beiber’s “Baby” began sounding on his phone. It turns out he was on to something. As the video above shows, there are a few key things to do in an encounter with an aggressive bear.…
  • Fifty Years of Wilderness

    29 August 2014, 8:08 am by: Michelle Nijhuis

    This article originally appeared in The Last Word on Nothing. Tagline: “Science says the first word on everything, and the last word on nothing”—Victor Hugo.
  • Corrections

    29 August 2014, 4:45 am

    Due to a photo provider error, the photo caption for an Aug. 29 Science identified Death Valley as the largest national park in the United States. It is the largest national park in the contiguous 48 states.
  • Play the Slate News Quiz

    28 August 2014, 11:56 pm by: Ken Jennings

    Welcome back to Slate’s weekly news quiz. I’m your host, 74-time Jeopardy! winner Ken Jennings.

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