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Slate News Quiz

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:56:00 GMT2018-01-19T10:56:00Z

Welcome to Slate’s weekly news quiz. It’s Friday, which means it’s time to test your knowledge of the week’s news events. Your host, Ray Hamel, has concocted questions on news topics ranging from politics to business, from culture to sports to science.


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The “A House Is Not a Hole” Edition

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:58:38 GMT2018-01-19T01:58:38Z

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Activists rally for the passage of a “clean” DREAM Act, one without additional security or enforcement measures, outside the New York office of Sen. Chuck Schumer on Jan. 10 in New York City.


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Busted: A Gist Productions Parody

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:28:20 GMT2018-01-19T00:28:20Z

Listen to Episode 911 of Slate’s The Gist:

A cracked bust represents U.S. President Donald Trump after a presentation during Madrid Fashion Week in Madrid on Sept. 16, 2017.


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I Killed Captain Kirk

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:00:00 GMT2018-01-18T21:00:00Z

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Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham on Star Trek: Discovery.


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Del Guasón Bannon y Jiu Jitsu Político

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:48:26 GMT2018-01-18T16:48:26Z

León Krauze en Los Angeles y sus colegas en Washington, D.C., Dori Toribio y Fernando Pizarro, responden a los comentarios racistas saliendo de la Casa Blanca y a la falta de un acuerdo migratorio. Entrevistan a Kevin de Leon, presidente pro tempore del Senado del estado de California y aspirante al Senado federal, que da su perspectiva de los pleitos en el Congreso, y su candidato Demócrata preferido para el 2020. Más: visitas del papa a Chile, injerencias rusas en las elecciones de México, y la moda de comer detergente.

Steve Bannon speaks during a Roy Moore campaign event on Dec. 5 in Fairhope, Alabama. 


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Wait and CR

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:42:16 GMT2018-01-18T00:42:16Z

Listen to Episode 910 of Slate’s The Gist:

Sen. John Barrasso, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Sen. John Cornyn at the Capitol on Wednesday in Washington.


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Why Facebook and “Meaningful Interactions” Don’t Mix

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:22:59 GMT2018-01-18T00:22:59Z

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Racism, Party Politics, and #MeToo

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:03:51 GMT2018-01-17T18:03:51Z

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Dear Prudence: The “Ongoing Fling With a Famous Person” Edition

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:00:00 GMT2018-01-17T17:00:00Z

Prudence is joined this week by Charlotte Shane, author, essayist, and co-founder of TigerBee Press. First up: My sister keeps comparing my desire to have a child with adopting a cat. How do I handle attending friends’ engagement parties and weddings when I am still single and not feeling the festive spirit? I’ve been having an affair with a famous person for years, but do I need to alter my expectations? And finally, my wife got a great job in a distant city, but the kids and I don’t want to leave—are we jerks?


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