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Writing for @Slate. Previously covered India for @NPRNews & @TIME.

TLC reality show star Josh Duggar apologizes after child molestation allegations surface

news.nationalpost.com — Reality TV show star Josh Duggar apologized Thursday for molesting multiple underage girls more than a decade ago. Duggar, now 27 years old, is the oldest son on TLC's 19 Kids and Counting reality show, which began its 10th season in February chronicling the lives of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their offspring in Arkansas.

Seattle couple gives estate to U.S. government in will.

slate.com — Peter and Joan Petrasek didn't have any children or relatives in the U.S., so they made an unusually patriotic decision when they devised a will-they bequeathed all of their assets "to the government of the United States of America." The donation of nearly $850,000 to the American government is without...

Son in 19 Kids and Counting show Josh Duggar apologizes molestation accusations.

slate.com — Reality TV show star Josh Duggar apologized Thursday for molesting multiple underage girls more than a decade ago. Duggar, now 27 years old, is the oldest son on TLC's 19 Kids and Counting reality show, which began its tenth season in February chronicling the lives of Jim Bob and Michelle...

Gyrocopter pilot Douglas Hughes who landed at Capitol pleads not guilty.

slate.com — Sometimes you have to take a stand. And every so often that stand involves a gyrocopter. Douglas Hughes, the 61-year-old Florida mailman who flew his gyrocopter onto the Capitol grounds last month as a form of protest, appeared in court on Thursday to respond to charges related to his gyrocopter-related...

Cancer charities charged with multi-million fraud.

slate.com — In the hierarchy of awfulness: fraud is generally bad, charity fraud is particularly appalling, but cancer charity fraud? While you think of a way to describe it, the Federal Trade Commission has been busy going after a family of fraudsters and on Tuesday charged four cancer charities with swindling some...

Bin Laden Abbottabad Pakistan bookshelf documents declassified.

slate.com — No matter where you fall on the Seymour Hersh nailed it or is full of it spectrum, you have to admit: Calling, essentially, the entire U.S. government liars is a much faster way to get hard to reach information than FOIAing it. On Wednesday, the U.S. government declassified a trove...

North Korea cancels UN chief Ban Ki-moon visit.

slate.com — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's scheduled Wednesday visit to North Korea was set to be a milestone for the country-not only would it be the first trip by the U.N. Secretary-General in more than twenty years, Ban, who hails from South Korea, was once the foreign minister North Korea's southern neighbor....

New Texas state law outlaws local fracking bans.

slate.com — Six months ago, the city of Denton, Texas became the first in the state to ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Fearing similar bans could be imposed by other municipalities in the state, Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott took preemptive action on Monday, signing into law a statewide ban on banning...

NFL owners vote to move extra point back to 15-yard line.

slate.com — NFL owners voted on Tuesday to change the league's extra point rules for the 2015 season, moving the placement of the ball for a potential extra point kick back from the two-yard line to the 15-yard line. A rule change had been bandied about-including consideration given to eliminating the extra...

Executioners wanted: Saudi Arabia posts online job listing for swordsmen to carry out public beheadings

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May 26, 2015

RT @EllenBarryNYT: Now that's political magic: India launches 24hr farming TV. Back to back shows on crop diversification, soil, weather & …

May 21, 2015

@BenMathisLilley Yeah, but it's that 30 percent that keeps the stickball-playing neighborhood kids up at night.

May 21, 2015

How's your “reverse two-point turnabout" these days, @BenMathisLilley? Better or worse than your triple salchow?

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