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Do fish oil supplements work? Science keeps giving us slippery answers.

Two new studies came to opposite conclusions about preventing heart disease with fish oil. What the heck is going on?

Florida’s Bill Nelson would have likely beat Rick Scott if ex-felons had been able to vote

Florida voters restored voting rights for people with felony records on Election Day.

How to host Thanksgiving dinner when everyone has a dietary restriction

It’s possible to find unity in the age of dietary division.

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Northern California now has the worst air quality in the world, thanks to wildfire smoke

The Journal of Controversial Ideas is already, well, controversial. Here’s a founder’s defense.

All the Democrats running for top spots in the House

The surprisingly weak scientific case for emotional support animals 

New York’s Orthodox Jewish community is battling measles outbreaks. Vaccine deniers are to blame.

Why the people of Finland are trolling Trump by raking the woods

Trump indicates he trusts Saudi crown prince’s Khashoggi denials over his own intelligence agency

Trump’s extremely misleading tweet on Osama bin Laden, decoded

Trump made some very scary statements about North Korea in his Fox News interview

Green Book builds a feel-good comedy atop an artifact of shameful segregation. Yikes.

The endless shaming over Thanksgiving pie makes no sense

Trump tweets about “Adam Schitt” after complaining about decorum

Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend doesn’t just compel people to read, but to travel

Trump’s latest interview with Fox News should make us glad he’s mostly too lazy to govern

House Democrats introduce a bill to protect millions of health care workers

Trump’s ties to the Russian mafia go back 3 decades

California’s wildfires are hardly “natural” — humans made them worse at every step

The Paradise fire is catastrophic. And the wildfire threat to California is only growing.

What’s happened with the outstanding midterm races in the last 48 hours

Trump attacks retired Navy SEAL Adm. Bill McRaven, suggests he should have gotten bin Laden sooner

American Horror Story: Apocalypse was somehow both absolutely nuts and largely forgettable

Trump refuses to commit to Kirstjen Nielsen continuing as DHS secretary

HBO’s My Brilliant Friend adaptation is a knockout

SNL’s cold open makes voter fraud conspiracies sound as ludicrous as they are

How the media should respond to Trump’s lies

SNL explains Amazon’s HQ2 strategy: to troll President Trump

Andrew Gillum concedes Florida gubernatorial race

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Trump skipped Arlington Cemetery on Veterans Day because he was “extremely busy”

CIA reportedly concludes that Jamal Khashoggi was killed on the Saudi crown prince’s orders

Photos: what California’s lethal wildfires look like on the ground

Turkey: Khashoggi’s dismembered body possibly carried through Istanbul’s airport

The host of You Must Remember This on writing a book as essential as her podcast

The darker side of Stan Lee’s legacy

Trump says Pelosi deserves speakership, offers Republican votes

HQ2 is a perfect opportunity to massively upgrade the DC area’s commuter rail

Does cutting carbs really help keep weight off? The big new diet study, explained.

Elite library sorters race to process books in cutthroat competition

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald feels like a giant prologue for some other movie

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’s bonkers plot twist, explained