TIKTOK'S SURPRISING TRANSPARENCY EFFORTS

Before the Trump order came down, TikTok had made strides toward greater transparency-which is notable for such a young platform.

RUSSIA IS TRYING SOMETHING NEW TO ISOLATE ITS INTERNET FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD

Surveillance, censorship, and internet isolation are deeply entangled in Russia.

 
 
 

JUDGE RULES TUCKER CARLSON IS NOT A CREDIBLE SOURCE OF NEWS

The “general tenor” of Carlson's show is not “stating actual facts” about the topics he discusses, the judge wrote.

WHAT IT'S LIKE TO MODERATE A PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

The moderator of one of Mexico's 2018 debates on one of the most terrifying experiences in journalism.

 
 
 

THINK YOU'RE SMARTER THAN A SLATE ASSOCIATE EDITOR? FIND OUT WITH THIS WEEK'S NEWS QUIZ

Test your knowledge of this week's big stories.

OVERNIGHT BILLIONAIRES: AIRBNB

It turned ordinary neighborhoods into tourist destinations, and ordinary people into backdoor innkeepers. Did it create the community...

 
 
 

A VACCINE WON'T BE THE END

Many of us are hoping that an effective vaccine will end mask-wearing and social distancing. That would be a mistake.

THE BLOWOUT HOUSE RACE THAT SAYS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEXT CONGRESS

If you thought things were crazy before, just Qwait.

 
 
 

THE WRITER WHO HELPED SPARK AN EXPLOSIVE DEBATE OVER THE FUTURE OF ROMANCE NOVELS

One romance novelist's fight for diverse love stories.

COVID DIDN'T DESTROY NEW YORK CITY. AUSTERITY JUST MIGHT

The state's power brokers are so afraid of the impoverished 1970s that they're inadvertently bringing them back.

 
 
 

DEMOCRACY'S NIGHTMARE SCENARIO

Jonathan Last on the major risk to the Supreme Court's legitimacy.

BEYOND RBG'S BLOCKBUSTERS

Uncovering Justice Ginsburg's consequential but overlooked work.

 
 
 

FARGO 'S NEW SEASON THINKS IT HAS SOMETHING TO SAY

With Chris Rock as a Midwestern gangster, the story pits white immigrants against Black Americans in a struggle for power and acceptance.

HOW SERIOUSLY SHOULD WE TAKE CHINA'S AMBITIOUS NEW CLIMATE PLEDGE?

The surprise announcement is great news for the planet-but there are a lot of unanswered questions.

 
 
 

DO FAKE PHISHING EMAILS REALLY TEACH PEOPLE TO RECOGNIZE SCAM MESSAGES?

Here's what research shows about the effectiveness of this sort of cybersecurity training.

THE PROBLEM WITH PANDEMIC PUPPIES

The world in which they're being socialized is a weird one.

 
 
 

NAKED BALLOTS, SIGNATURE MISMATCH, AND MORE: HOW TO AVOID THE BIGGEST VOTE-BY-MAIL TRAPS

Voting should not require navigating an obstacle course, but here we are.

COULD LINDSEY GRAHAM ACTUALLY LOSE HIS SEAT?

South Carolina is still red. But Democrats in the state are energized-and funded-like never before.

 
 
 

IS BLACK LIVES MATTER REALLY CAUSING A POLICE SHORTAGE?

Police unions are pushing a narrative that protests are driving mass retirements. That's not true.

STOP FORCING 3-YEAR-OLDS TO INTERACT WITH GRANDPARENTS ON ZOOM

Plus, parents who split custody aren't “less of a parent.” They're often better quality parents.

 
 
 



Judge says 2020 census must continue for another month

Judge says 2020 census must continue for another month

Attorneys for the civil rights groups and local governments said the shortened schedule would undercount residents in minority and hard-to-count communities. Read more ...

At least 3 injured in Paris knife attack near former offices of Charlie...

At least 3 injured in Paris knife attack near former offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine - reports

At least three people have been injured in a knife attack near the former offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, local media reports, citing police... Read more ...

Dianne Feinstein's husband named in university admissions scandal

Dianne Feinstein's husband named in university admissions scandal

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's husband, University of California Regent Richard Blum, has been named by the state auditor's office as one of the people involved in an admissions... Read more ...

AP Sources: Pac-12 football to kick off in fall

AP Sources: Pac-12 football to kick off in fall

The Pac-12 has decided to play football this fall, reversing an earlier decision to postpone the season due to COVID-19. Read more ...

RBG Is Still Making History

RBG Is Still Making History

Capping days of commemorations of her extraordinary life, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday becomes the first woman in American history to lie in state in the... Read more ...

Currency markets are overestimating the risk of a delayed US election...

Currency markets are overestimating the risk of a delayed US election result, Goldman Sachs says

Summary List Placement Markets are overpricing the risks of a delayed election result, Goldman Sachs said in a note Thursday. Analysts Michael Cahill and Alec Phillips, said... Read more ...

Britain's biggest supermarkets block bulk-buying key products as new...

Britain's biggest supermarkets block bulk-buying key products as new coronavirus restrictions spark fears of shortages

The UK's biggest supermarket chains Tesco, Aldi and Morrisons have set limits on bulk-buying of staples such as flour, pasta and toilet roll amid new government measures to... Read more ...

President Trump: Millions of Medicare beneficiaries to receive $200 card to...

President Trump: Millions of Medicare beneficiaries to receive $200 card to pay for prescriptions

According to President Donald Trump, 33 million Medicare beneficiaries will soon receive the card in the mail containing $200. Read more ...

London gaining on New York in global financial centers ranking

London gaining on New York in global financial centers ranking

Wall Street is barely hanging onto its title as the global financial capital. A new ranking of the world's top finance centers placed New York City only slightly ahead of... Read more ...

2 vehicles drive into crowd protesting Breonna Taylor's killing; at least 1 hit

2 vehicles drive into crowd protesting Breonna Taylor's killing; at least 1 hit

LOS ANGELES - At least one person was injured after two vehicles drove through a crowd of demonstrators in the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, where an estimated 300... Read more ...