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Lyft Driver in Indianapolis Kicks Gay Couple Out of Car After They Kiss

Lyft Driver in Indianapolis Kicks Gay Couple Out of Car After They Kiss

Ben Martella and Alec Jansen had no reason to believe their ride from Butler University in Indianapolis was going to be anything out of the ordinary earlier this month. But about a mile into the ride,
Trump Misspells Wife’s Name in Tweet Welcoming Her Home From the Hospital

Trump Misspells Wife’s Name in Tweet Welcoming Her Home From the Hospital

First Lady Melania Trump returned to the White House on Saturday after undergoing a surgical procedure that her office said was to treat a benign kidney condition. In a statement, the White House said
You Can Now Officially Sit in Any Starbucks—and Use the Bathroom—Without Buying Anything

You Can Now Officially Sit in Any Starbucks—and Use the Bathroom—Without Buying Anything

No more sneaking around. It’s now official Starbucks policy that anyone can sit in their cafés and use their bathrooms without having to actually purchase anything. Store managers and baristas have
Texas School Shooter Spared People He Liked “So He Could Have His Story Told”

Texas School Shooter Spared People He Liked “So He Could Have His Story Told”

The 17-year-old student who confessed to opening fire at his high school in Santa Fe, Texas told investigators he consciously spared some students when he shot and killed 10 people while wounding 10
BBC Trolls Trump Over Inauguration Crowd Size in Royal Wedding Tweet

BBC Trolls Trump Over Inauguration Crowd Size in Royal Wedding Tweet

BBC Three, the online television channel that targets younger audiences, trolled President Donald Trump just as the country was mesmerized watching the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan
Only Three Survive Cuba Plane Crash That Kills More Than 100

Only Three Survive Cuba Plane Crash That Kills More Than 100

A Boeing 737 operated by Cubana de Aviación crashed shortly after takeoff Friday, killing everyone aboard except for three female passengers who are in critical condition. A fourth passenger had also
What We Know About the Texas School Shooting Suspect

What We Know About the Texas School Shooting Suspect

Police have taken a 17-year-old suspect into custody for a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas on Friday that left at least 10 dead and 10 more injured. The suspected shooter, Dimitrios
The Angle: Richie Rich Edition

The Angle: Richie Rich Edition

The rich remain: The Atlantic’s recent cover story rehashes a popular book to make the argument that it’s the 9.9 percent, not the richest among us, who are responsible for the inequality problem in
New Trump Administration Rule Will Force Doctors to Stop Saying “Abortion”

New Trump Administration Rule Will Force Doctors to Stop Saying “Abortion”

The Trump administration is planning to instate a rule that will bar recipients of federal family planning funding from educating women about abortion options, making referrals to doctors that provide
No, Aaron Schlossberg Will Not Be Disbarred Over His Racist Rant

No, Aaron Schlossberg Will Not Be Disbarred Over His Racist Rant

Most bigots who hurl racist epithets at minorities in the United States face no serious consequences for their actions. Which might explain why it has been extremely gratifying to watch Aaron
How a Divisive Immigration Fight Took Down Republicans’ Farm Bill

How a Divisive Immigration Fight Took Down Republicans’ Farm Bill

When House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy left Speaker Paul Ryan’s office at about 10 a.m. on Friday morning, reporters asked him whether he would pull the sprawling farm bill before a planned vote
Nunes and Meadows Are Undermining Trump’s Argument Against the Mueller Investigation

Nunes and Meadows Are Undermining Trump’s Argument Against the Mueller Investigation

The latest sideshow stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion is Congressmen Devin Nunes’ (R–Calif.) and Mark Meadows’ (R–N.C.) demand for classified
Trump Approved Ex-Con’s Moscow Development Plan a Month Before Telling Press He Wasn’t Sure He Knew the Guy

Trump Approved Ex-Con’s Moscow Development Plan a Month Before Telling Press He Wasn’t Sure He Knew the Guy

On Thursday, BuzzFeed News published an entertaining and scoop-tastic piece about Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s extensive 2015–16 efforts to launch a Trump Tower project in Moscow. Muellerheads
At Least 10 Dead in School Shooting Near Houston

At Least 10 Dead in School Shooting Near Houston

At least 10 people have been killed in a shooting at Santa Fe High School south of Houston, reports say. A suspect, who’s believed to be a student, is in custody. Another person believed to be a
Someone Got in a Gunfight With Police in the Lobby of a Trump Hotel in Florida at 1:30 a.m.

Someone Got in a Gunfight With Police in the Lobby of a Trump Hotel in Florida at 1:30 a.m.

A 42-year-old man shouting “anti-Trump rhetoric” fired four shots shots into ceiling of a lobby at the Miami-area Trump National Doral resort hotel at 1:30 a.m. on Friday morning, police say. The man
Michael Avenatti Might Be Compelled to Reveal His Source

Michael Avenatti Might Be Compelled to Reveal His Source

After weeks of applying legal pressure to Donald Trump and his attorney Michael Cohen, Michael Avenatti might soon see the tables turned. Stormy Daniels’ lawyer faces the possibility of a subpoena
Why the Far Right Believes Every Muslim—Including Me—Is a Liar

Why the Far Right Believes Every Muslim—Including Me—Is a Liar

This is part of Season 2 of “Who’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?,” a series featuring Slate’s Aymann Ismail investigating fears about Muslims in America. Watch the entire series. At a protest the night
Bernie’s Bro

Bernie’s Bro

Bernie Sanders’ challenge to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primary was ultimately unsuccessful, but—especially with time—it hasn’t felt that way to his admirers. Not only did Sanders surpass
Slate News Quiz

Slate News Quiz

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
Donald Trump Doesn’t Know the Difference Between HPV and HIV, but You Kinda Knew That Already

Donald Trump Doesn’t Know the Difference Between HPV and HIV, but You Kinda Knew That Already

Things like this used to be fun. But this won’t make you feel better about things, probably a bit worse actually. There’s no need to overanalyze this video at this point, give it a quick chuckle and