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Florence dropped so much rain that hog waste is spilling out of lagoons

What hurricanes reveal about our neglected, time-bomb toxic waste sites.

Poland’s president wants Trump to open a US base in his country — and name it “Fort Trump”

Poland wants a US military base in Poland. Trump might agree to it.

I’ve studied false rape claims. The accusation against Kavanaugh doesn’t fit the profile.

What I learned reading hundreds of false rape accusations.

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Now’s a great time to commit some white-collar crime

The Mueller investigation has revealed how easy it is to get away with white-collar crime in the United States. ProPublica’s Jesse Eisinger explains how we got here.

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3 things we learned from the Captain Marvel trailer

Trump on Kavanaugh allegations: “I feel terribly for him”

I’m a bartender. I depend on tips. It’s a terrible way to make a living.

Susan Collins thinks lawyers should be able to cross-examine Kavanaugh and Ford on sexual assault allegations

Don’t blame the scooters. Blame the streets.

The Hunt for the Trump Tapes With Tom Arnold, explained

Anita Hill: “There is no way to redo 1991, but there are ways to do better”

5 powerful images from Kim Jong Un’s historic meeting with South Korea’s president

Two-thirds of US smokers say they want to quit. This company has a new idea for helping them.

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Elon Musk’s first moon tourist, explained

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Donald Trump Jr.’s Anderson Cooper hurricane conspiracy theory, explained

Photos: what Hurricane Florence’s destruction looks like on the ground

J.K. Rowling’s latest Robert Galbraith novel is addictive, murderous fun

The 10 most important Senate elections, briefly explained

Women who work at McDonald’s plan walkout Tuesday over sexual harassment

Captain Marvel and the future of the Avengers, explained

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If Beale Street Could Talk adapts James Baldwin’s novel into a haunting, gorgeous film

President Trump just seriously escalated his efforts to interfere with Mueller’s probe

The Kavanaugh assault allegations are a reminder that Democrats were smart to push out Al Franken

Watch: Elon Musk reveals Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire, will fly to the moon

Trump slashed refugee levels this year. For 2019, he’s slashing them even further.

Australia is trying to figure out who’s sticking needles in strawberries

2,000 US kids go to the emergency room every year because of baby walkers

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Captain Marvel’s first trailer sees Carol Danvers going higher, farther, faster (and punching old ladies in the face)

Glenn Weiss’s Emmys proposal to his girlfriend: your questions, answered

A feminist makes the case against feminism

The Emmys fashion worth talking about, from Tiffany Haddish to the Fab Five

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Michael Che and Colin Jost open the 2018 Emmys to lukewarm laughs

The Emmys’ opening musical number was a wry nod to Hollywood’s (lack of) diversity

Here’s who won at the 2018 Emmy Awards

8 winners and 5 losers from the 2018 Emmy Awards

Martha C. Nussbaum recommends 3 books about her political heroes

I was a luxury fashion reporter $100,000 in debt

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DC voters raised the minimum wage for restaurant servers. City lawmakers are ready to cancel it.

Why bouncy, hyper-feminine script is the font of choice for bridesmaid gifts and novelty wine glasses

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From “Mad Dog” to “Moderate Dog”: How Defense Secretary Mattis lost Trump

The “natural” beauty industry is on the rise because we’re scared of chemicals

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Leslie Jones and Aidy Bryant’s standout Emmys outfits say a lot about inclusivity in fashion

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Black-ish’s Jenifer Lewis wore Nike on the Emmys red carpet to support Colin Kaepernick