Cracking Cases, Finding “Cracks”

Marcia Clark’s new TV drama. Plus, how the “Cracks” monster terrified Sesame Street.
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Why Is Devin Nunes Really Suing Over Twitter Parody Accounts?

Before Nunes’ suit, @DevinCow had 1,204 followers. It now has close to 600,000.
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Protests and Blackouts Sweep European Internet Ahead of Copyright Law Vote

Internet protesters will also take to the streets.
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How Scary Is Jordan Peele’s <em>Us</em>?

Introducing our highly scientific system for determining whether new movies are too scary for you.
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Judge Blocks Wisconsin Republicans’ Power Grab, Rules “Extraordinary Session” Convened Illegally

The decision invalidates Scott Walker’s 82 last-minute appointments, as well as sweeping restrictions on the Democratic governor’s authority.
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One Thing <em>Five Feet Apart </em>Gets Right About Chronic Illness

Some cystic fibrosis advocates are boycotting the “sick flick,” but others see value in how it depicts the disorder’s mental toll.
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Indiana Teachers Say They Were Shot “Execution Style” With Pellet Guns in Active Shooter Training

The teachers testified that the training left them with welts and drew blood.
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How the American Fervor for Deregulation Contributed to the 737 Max Crashes

These few hundred deaths are a reminder of why the public is ill-served by calls to cut oversight of potentially dangerous businesses.
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Let’s Play Election “Guess Who?” With Samantha Bee

Keep track of the 2020 candidates and learn which one doesn’t know how to make a margarita.
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How Long Should You Wait Before Talking to Your Kids About Death?

Slate’s parenting podcast on exposing your kids to adult culture and talking to kids about death.
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