NANCY PELOSI WILL RISE AGAIN

With less than a month to go before the election, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi can just about taste it. In an interview last...

HAS MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN MADE HIS LAST TRIP TO THE UNITED STATES?

As each day brings new developments in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, one of the questions I've been wondering about is what role,...

 
 
 

HOW SEN. MARK WARNER WANTS TO CRACK DOWN ON TECH

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WHERE ARE THE RADICAL QUEERS?

This piece is part of the Radical issue , a special package from Outward , Slate's home for coverage of LGBTQ life, thought, and culture.

 
 
 

THE DAILY SHOW SAYS SAUDI ARABIA IS MAKING UP LIES ABOUT JAMAL KHASHOGGI THAT WILL WORK FOR TRUMP

On Wednesday a senior Turkish official confirmed the existence of audio revealing that Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was...

TRUMP: I'M GOING TO HAVE A “LONG TALK” ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO KHASHOGGI. (BY THE WAY, SAUDI ARABIA IS BUYING LOTS OF WEAPONS.)

President Trump told reporters Wednesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is doing his best to find out from Saudi Arabia what happened...

 
 
 

ARIANA GRANDE AND PETE DAVIDSON'S LASTING LEGACY: NEVER GET COUPLE'S TATTOOS

When news broke Sunday night of Pete Davison and Ariana Grande's tragically short-lived betrothal, it felt like the final nail in the...

MUELLER REPORTEDLY CLOSE TO WRAPPING UP BIG PART OF THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

Robert Mueller is getting closer to concluding and issuing findings in a major portion of the Russia investigation, Bloomberg News...

 
 
 

TRUMP'S “POCAHONTAS” MOCKERY OF ELIZABETH WARREN IS RACIST. BUT IT ALSO REVEALS SOMETHING PROFOUND ABOUT HIS MISOGYNY

Trump's sneering “Pocahontas” nickname for Elizabeth Warren is more than just a mind-bendingly racist accusation of dishonesty with...

THE MOST UNPREDICTABLE THING IN WILDLIFE IS CARRIE MULLIGAN

No one looks their age in Wildlife , the new 1960s-set coming-of-age drama that marks Paul Dano's directorial debut. Even taking into...

 
 
 

WHY IN THE WORLD IS DEAN HELLER LEADING IN THE POLLS IN NEVADA?

In the past several weeks, most forecasters have lowered Democrats' odds of taking back the Senate. Many red-state Senate polls have...

CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD'S MEMORY OF HER ASSAULT ISN'T A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY

In late September, Christine Blasey Ford testified under oath that she was “100 percent” sure that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted...

 
 
 

DOES CLIMATE CHANGE MEAN I SHOULDN'T HAVE KIDS?

Care and Feeding is Slate's parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Email careandfeeding slate.com or post it...

STEAK KNIVES, BABY MONITORS, SOUS VIDE MACHINES: THIS WEEK'S BEST WIRECUTTER DEALS

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EXCLUSIVE: WATCH CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND'S SPUNKY NEW THEME SONG FOR THE FINAL SEASON

The first season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend explained the show's entire premise in its animated opening title sequence , with protagonist...

IN DEFENSE OF SOYLENT GREEN INVENTOR HENRY C. SANTINI

On October 16, 2018, Popular Mechanics published a deeply weird tribute to mercurial industrialist Elon Musk , in which a carefully-curated...

 
 
 

TRUMP COMPARES CRITICISM OF SAUDI ARABIA FOR APPARENT MURDER OF A JOURNALIST TO THAT OF BRETT KAVANAUGH, NOW A SUPREME COURT JUSTICE

Here's a quick heat check: on Tuesday, President Trump gave an interview to the Associated Press where he pushed back at the growing...

BETWEEN A ROCK AND A FUNNY PLACE

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TRUMP SAYS THE FEDERAL RESERVE IS THE “BIGGEST THREAT” TO HIS PRESIDENCY. SO WHY HASN'T HE DONE ANYTHING ABOUT IT?

Donald Trump's feud with the Federal Reserve is getting more heated and bizarre by the week. Last we left this saga, the president...

REPUBLICANS AREN'T RUNNING ON TAXES ANYMORE. THEY'RE RUNNING ON BIGOTRY

“The tax bill is part of a bigger theme that we're going to call The Great American comeback,” said Ohio Rep. Steve Stivers, chairman...

 
 
 



'Pull over NOW': Mom filmed whipping teen son with belt after he took her...

'Pull over NOW': Mom filmed whipping teen son with belt after he took her new BMW

The boy planned to sneak out with the car to see his girlfriend. But it appears he underestimated his mother's innate tracking ability. Read more ...

Plane carrying Melania Trump forced to turn around over smoke in cabin

Plane carrying Melania Trump forced to turn around over smoke in cabin

Melania Trump's Philadelphia-bound plane was forced to return to Joint Base Andrews on Wednesday morning after a “mechanical issue” caused smoke to waft though the cabin... Read more ...

Pakistan Executes 'Serial Killer' Who Raped And Murdered 7-Year-Old Zainab...

Pakistan Executes 'Serial Killer' Who Raped And Murdered 7-Year-Old Zainab Ansari

Zainab's death triggered rioting in Pakistan and was reported throughout the world. Her murderer, Mohammad Imran, was reportedly hanged in the presence of Zainab's father. Read more ...

Puppeteer Who Played Big Bird On ‘Sesame Street' Retiring After Nearly 50 Years

Puppeteer Who Played Big Bird On ‘Sesame Street' Retiring After Nearly 50 Years

WOODSTOCK, Conn. - The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on “Sesame Street” is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show. Caroll Spinney tells the New York Times that Thursday... Read more ...

Trump will ask every cabinet secretary to take 5 percent budget cut

Trump will ask every cabinet secretary to take 5 percent budget cut

President Trump will ask every cabinet secretary to take a 5 percent budget cut next year, he announced Wednesday. “We're having a cabinet meeting in a little while and we're... Read more ...

12-year-old boy electrocuted while climbing fence to retrieve ball at...

12-year-old boy electrocuted while climbing fence to retrieve ball at football practice

"This young man was where he needed to be. He was doing what he loved, he was doing what was tied to his passion, which was playing football." Read more ...

AP sources: NFL looking into Tannehill injury

AP sources: NFL looking into Tannehill injury

DAVIE, Fla. - Two people with knowledge of the situation say the NFL is looking into how the Miami Dolphins reported quarterback Ryan Tannehill shoulder problem on injury... Read more ...

Canada is now the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

Canada is now the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

Canadian leaders say the goal is to better reflect society's changing opinion about marijuana and bring black market operators into a regulated system. Read more ...

Bills name veteran QB Anderson to start in place of Allen

Bills name veteran QB Anderson to start in place of Allen

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - The Buffalo Bills are turning to newly signed veteran quarterback Derek Anderson to fill in for injured rookie starter Josh Allen. Read more ...

Melania Trump visits babies, moms affected by opioid crisis in Pennsylvania

Melania Trump visits babies, moms affected by opioid crisis in Pennsylvania

The first lady said there are few things harder than seeing a newborn suffering from opioid withdrawal, and she wants to shine a light on the issue. Read more ...