BETO O'ROURKE'S BEATNIK ROAD TRIP THROUGH THE SOUTHWEST IS GOOD FOR AMERICA

Potential 2020 presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has taken to the road to find the soul of America-and maybe find himself along...

CHINA GREW A PLANT ON THE MOON. IT'S ALREADY DEAD

In 2012, Newt Gingrich proposed a space program that would put a colony on the moon by 2021; that same year, startup Mars One announced...

 
 
 

TRUMP POSTPONES PELOSI'S TRIP TO AFGHANISTAN IN RETALIATION FOR HER REQUEST TO DELAY STATE OF THE UNION

President Trump on Thursday notified House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that he was postponing her previously undisclosed trip to Europe and...

ON ITS 15TH ANNIVERSARY, REMEMBERING THE L WORD'S MOST ENDURING LEGACY: THE CHART

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MOM AND DAD ARE FIGHTING: THE “GRANDMA INCEPTION” EDITION

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COULD THE 10YEARCHALLENGE REALLY IMPROVE FACIAL RECOGNITION TECH?

Over the past week, the 2009vs2019 meme challenge , alternately known as the 10yearchallenge and HowHardDidAgeHitYou, has become the...

 
 
 

WILL I TRAUMATIZE MY CAT BY GOING ON VACATION?

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NO, A PANEL OF RESPECTED ECONOMISTS DID NOT JUST DISMISS AOC'S 70 PERCENT TAX PLAN

Did a panel of respected economists just dismiss the idea of raising the top income tax rate to 70 percent?

 
 
 

MAKE CONSERVATIVES GREAT AGAIN

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MY WIFE ASKED ME TO DESTROY EVIDENCE OF HER SECRET PAST. I DIDN'T

Dear Prudence, This is my wife's second marriage. She had a daughter from that first marriage, and we have adult children of our own....

 
 
 

IF YOU HAVE THIS TECH GADGET, YOU'LL LOVE THIS OTHER THING

One of the most seamless - and eeriest - things about shopping on Amazon is how good it is at suggesting other things you might like....

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY SHOULD BE A DAY OF SERVICE AND REFLECTION

Care and Feeding is Slate's parenting advice column. In addition to our traditional advice, every Thursday we feature an assortment...

 
 
 

CARDI B CALLS FOR AN END TO THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

As the government shutdown stretches on with no end in sight, President Trump is facing increasingly vocal opposition from his political...

ATLANTA MAN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED TERRORIST PLOT TO “BLOW A HOLE IN THE WHITE HOUSE”

A Georgia man was arrested Wednesday and charged with a terrorist plot to attack the White House, as well as the Washington Monument...

 
 
 

TAX THEIR STUFF, NOT THEIR MONEY

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ANTITRUST IN THE HOUSE

The most recent major antitrust case in the U.S. happened 20 years ago, when the federal government went after Microsoft. In the decades...

 
 
 

WITH HULU AND NETFLIX'S FYRE FESTIVAL DOCS, INSTAGRAM INFLUENCERS GET THEIR GIMME SHELTER

If every generation gets the musical gathering it deserves, millennials may have grounds to sue the Fyre Festival for mass defamation...

THIS WILL BE A WEIRD YEAR FOR THE MARCH FOR LIFE

The 46 th annual March for Life will take place Friday at the National Mall, where organizers say they expect 100,000 people to gather...

 
 
 

THE ANGLE: ALMOST FIVE WEEKS OF THIS EDITION

It is Day 26: As we likely enter the government shutdown's fifth week, Nathaniel Frank and Evan Wolfson highlight ways Democrats can...

MACKENZIE BEZOS IS LEGALLY ENTITLED TO HALF OF THE $140 BILLION AMAZON FORTUNE

When news broke last week that the founder and CEO of Amazon would be getting divorced, people across the country wondered: Is MacKenzie...

 
 
 



BuzzFeed: Officials say Trump directed former attorney Michael Cohen to lie...

BuzzFeed: Officials say Trump directed former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress

President Donald Trump personally directed his longtime former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the Moscow Trump Tower project, two federal law enforcement... Read more ...

Watch: Legendary great white shark, 'Deep Blue,' filmed swimming with divers

Watch: Legendary great white shark, 'Deep Blue,' filmed swimming with divers

A great white shark, believed to be one of the largest on the planet, has been spotted by divers as it fed on a whale carcass off the coast of Hawaii. Read more ...

Report: Trump Had Michael Cohen Lie To Congress About Moscow Trump Tower

Report: Trump Had Michael Cohen Lie To Congress About Moscow Trump Tower

President Trump instructed his longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the Moscow Trump Tower talks, BuzzFeed reported late Thursday, citing two federal... Read more ...

Videocast: Winter Storm Warnings this weekend

Videocast: Winter Storm Warnings this weekend

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Pelosi Spokesman: Trump Administration Leaked Plans To Fly Commercially To...

Pelosi Spokesman: Trump Administration Leaked Plans To Fly Commercially To War Zone

The speakers office says congressional delegation was prepared to fly commercial to Afghanistan after Trump revoked military flight (Image credit: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty... Read more ...

Pelosi says Trump put her life in danger by yanking plane access

Pelosi says Trump put her life in danger by yanking plane access

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday accused President Trump of putting her life in danger by publicly nixing her top-secret trip to a war zone in Afghanistan - and then... Read more ...

These Are the Americans Who Were Killed in Syria This Week

These Are the Americans Who Were Killed in Syria This Week

Three of the four Americans killed in a bomb blast in Syria on Wednesday have been identified. The Department of Defense said Special Forces Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan... Read more ...

NASCAR legend Glen Wood dies at 93

NASCAR legend Glen Wood dies at 93

Wood and his brother, Leonard, co-founded Wood Brothers Racing in 1950, making it the oldest active team in the sport. Read more ...

Democrats are calling for Trump's impeachment after bombshell report...

Democrats are calling for Trump's impeachment after bombshell report alleging he instructed Cohen to lie to Congress

Democrats are discussing impeaching President Donald Trump after a bombshell BuzzFeed News report. The report claimed Trump told his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to lie... Read more ...

Tesla to sack over 3,000 workers amid poor profits and Model 3 production...

Tesla to sack over 3,000 workers amid poor profits and Model 3 production challenges

Electric car maker Tesla is planning to fire around seven percent of its full-time staff, as the road ahead will be “very difficult,” according to an email sent to employees by... Read more ...