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slate.com — At a press conference on Friday, President Obama said Sony made "a mistake" by canceling the release of The Interview. He also praised the film's stars Seth Rogen and James ... Flacco? If, like actor James Franco, you want a new last name-one you can share with an NFL quarterback-then...
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Man shoots and kills two New York City police officers.

slate.com — Two police officers were shot and killed Saturday afternoon when they were sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. The gunman apparently came up to the car and shot them both without warning before fleeing into a subway station, where he proceeded to shoot himself in the head....
Dec 20, 2014

RT @Slate: Man Shoots, Kills Two NYC Cops “Execution Style,” Apparently as Revenge for Garner, Brown slate.me/1zOcRYt

The hit podcast was a master class in reporting.

slate.com — Journalism school is expensive and of dubious utility. A degree from a top program can (maybe) help you get an entry-level job somewhere, but you'll learn faster in a stint as a cops and courts reporter, digging up documents, talking to sources, and getting chewed out by your editor when...
Dec 21, 2014

Interesting POV. Why and how @serial was a masterclass in investigative journalism. slate.com/blogs/browbeat…

Dec 20, 2014

RT @reesefish: .@Serial wasn’t a satisfying story. It was a master class in investigative journalism, by @josh_levin slate.com/blogs/browbeat… via @BrowBeat

Dec 20, 2014

RT @LizMackenzie12: .@Serial wasn’t a satisfying story. It was a master class in investigative journalism slate.com/blogs/browbeat… via @BrowBeat

Dec 20, 2014

RT @dancow: .@serial wasn’t a satisfying story. It was a master class in investigative journalism, by @josh_levin slate.com/blogs/browbeat…

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List of everyone who appeared in sing-along "We'll Meet Again" (VIDEO).

slate.com — Thursday night's finale of The Colbert Report practically begged for it, so here it is: the definitive video annotation of everyone who appeared during the final sing-along to "We'll Meet Again." Well, almost everyone.
Dec 20, 2014

Pretty amazing: Colbert’s farewell, annotated: see who all those people were. pic.twitter.com/TWc0mFnBVI slate.com/blogs/browbeat… via @BrowBeat

Dec 20, 2014

Colbert’s farewell, annotated: now you can see who all those people were. pic.twitter.com/R3CACSRpDL slate.com/blogs/browbeat… via @BrowBeat

Dec 20, 2014

RT @browbeat: Watch an annotated version of Colbert’s farewell song and see who all those people were: slate.com/blogs/browbeat… pic.twitter.com/Ln7wnbx5CX

Dec 20, 2014

Amazing. // Colbert’s farewell, annotated: see who all those people were. pic.twitter.com/sTcEnlcm1B slate.com/blogs/browbeat… via @BrowBeat

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Woman used to create Zero Dark Thirty character was architect of torture program.

slate.com — The Senate report on torture released last week does not identify her, but there was one top al-Qaida expert who comes up time and again as a "key architect" of the CIA's "enhanced interrogation program" and as someone who repeatedly misrepresented the effectiveness of torture in gathering important information, according...

Everything you were angry about on social media this year.

slate.com — Following the news in 2014 is a bit like flying a kite in flat country during tornado season. Every so often, a whirlwind of outrage touches down, sowing destruction and chaos before disappearing into the sky. These conditions are hardly new. Over the past decade or so, outrage has become...
Dec 20, 2014

RT @arawnsley: Enjoyed @jhweissmann use of “perpetual umbrage.” Feels like Twitter’s patron saint: “Our Lady of Perpetual Umbrage" slate.com/articles/life/…

Dec 20, 2014

"You're basically all at a rally you don't physically have to go to," @jdickerson says of internet outrage culture. slate.com/articles/life/…

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