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Baltimore guts the one good gun law it could have had

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The Culture Gabfest “Apes, Pigs, and Comedians” Edition

Listen to Culture Gabfest No. 462 with Jamelle Bouie, Stephen Metcalf, and Dana Stevens with the audio player below. And join the lively conversation on the Culturefest Facebook page. On this week’s Slate Plus extra, Dana, Jamelle, and...Show More Summary

6 major US cities could be underwater within 80 years — here are the disturbing ‘after’ images

If the worst climate-change predictions come true, hundreds of coastal US towns and cities — from Atlantic City, New Jersey, to Galveston, Texas — could disappear underwater by 2100. The National Oceanic and Atmosphere Agency released...Show More Summary

A study estimated that as few as 29 military service members would seek gender-transition care

A 2016 study from the think tank RAND Corp. estimated that few military service members would seek gender transition-related treatment under the Obama administration policy to lift a ban on transgender people openly serving. It alsoShow More Summary

Bonus Quote of the Day

“You ought to treat everybody fairly and you ought to give everybody a chance to serve.” — Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), quoted by ABC News, on President Trump’s new ban of transgender people in the military.

While President Trump Continues to Attack, Support for AG Jeff Sessions Grows

President Trump is publicly lashing out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions on social media. Such behavior is nothing short of an embarrassment. Caleb Howe wrote about Trump’s demand for loyalty, no matter what. Susan Wright discussed how the White House campaign against Sessions will be non-stop. Show More Summary

The Latest: Israel tells Turkey its criticism is 'absurd'

The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Israel's Foreign Ministry has issued a scathing response … Click to Continue »

GOP’s cowardice invites Trump to fire Sessions

If you thought that President Trump was testing the waters, probing for a backlash, as he contemplated firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and, further, that it might be a really good idea for Republicans to signal strongly that this action (presumably a steppingstone to firing special counsel Robert S. Mueller III) would spell the beginning […]

Trump Bans Transgender Troops in a Tweet

The president prohibits transgender people from serving 'in any capacity.'

The Latest: Walker tweets on 'major' jobs news from Trump

The Latest on electronics giant Foxconn's plans to build manufacturing facilities in the United States (all times local): 9:20 a.m. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says President Donald Trump plans to … Click to Continue »

Trump’s Strong Approval Numbers in North Dakota Are a Disaster for Democrats

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks about the results of the Michigan, Mississippi and other primary elections during a news conference held at his Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida, March 8, 2016. REUTERS...Show More Summary

Nepal prime minister adds 19 new Cabinet ministers

Nepal's prime minister has added 19 new ministers to the Cabinet, giving some stability to his coalition government nearly two months after assuming office. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba was … Click to Continue »

Petition started against Washington distracted driving law

At least 18,000 people have decided that a Washington state law against distracted driving takes enforcement too far. The News Tribune reported (http://bit.ly/2w0qghY ) Tuesday that a petition to ban … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Corker wants end to Trump broadsides vs Sessions

The Latest on President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local): 10:20 a.m. A senior Senate Republican says President Donald Trump's broadsides against Attorney General Jeff Sessions … Click to Continue »

Minneapolis police to change officer body camera policy

Minneapolis officials are planning changes to the police department's policy on body cameras following the shooting by an officer of an unarmed Australian woman this month. Mayor Betsy Hodges and … Click to Continue »

A Tale of Two Special Prosecutors: Mueller Vs. Starr

The liberal media’s message to Donald Trump is clear. Don’t even dare think about removing Robert Mueller from his position as Special Prosecutor. Such a decision would be considered a “radical” and “dangerous” move against a man “even...Show More Summary

Friedman to fill seat of late Massachusetts Sen. Donnelly

The former chief of staff to the late state Sen. Kenneth Donnelly has won a special election to fill Donnelly's seat on Beacon Hill. Democrat Cindy Friedman of Arlington easily … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Corker wants end to Trump broadsides vs Sessions

A senior Senate Republican says President Donald Trump's broadsides against Attorney General Jeff Sessions need to end. Despite Trump's intense criticism of Sessions, Corker says he doesn't get the sense that Trump and his White House...Show More Summary

THE STATE IS NOT YOUR FRIEND: Conscience is a flexible thing, so the authorities who blocked a de…

THE STATE IS NOT YOUR FRIEND: Conscience is a flexible thing, so the authorities who blocked a desperate parental bid to risk an untested therapy that just might have helped their child are presumably sleeping soundly with no bad dreams. But it was a wicked abuse of the state’s coercive power to prevent the parents […]

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