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Jonathan Fisher Discusses Possible Rematch With Matt Amodio on 'Jeopardy!'

Actor Jonathan Fisher was seen bringing Matt Amodio's record-breaking "Jeopardy!" run to an end last week—and they could well be competing once again.
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‘PEN15’ was a radically honest, thoroughly singular show about Asian American girlhood
"PEN15," whose final episodes debut Friday, was a delightfully cringeworthy comedy underrated for its portrayal of Asian American tween angst.
Amazon, can we have our name back?
Amazon's use of Alexa as a wake word for its voice assistant turned the name into a command, impacting daily interactions for people with the name, myself included.
America's cash bail system has many flaws, here's a better solution
To require cash bail is to criminalize poverty. That’s the kind of bogus claim you’d expect to hear from an overzealous criminal defense lawyer. To hear it, instead, from a prosecutor is quite something else.
Ultimate Christmas music guide: 50 of the best songs to get you into the holiday spirit
There's a Christmas song for all tastes – jolly to melancholy – so corralling them into one list is not only futile, but impossible. Still, we try.
She mistakenly called a stranger across the country 20 years ago. The two became friends — and finally just met in person.
“I asked her where she was from, and we just started talking,” said Mike Moffitt, explaining how he and Gladys Hankerson became friends.
She mistakenly called a stranger across the country 20 years ago. The two became friends — and finally just met in person.
“I asked her where she was from, and we just started talking,” said Mike Moffitt, explaining how he and Gladys Hankerson became friends.
Cook Political Report's Wasserman on redistricting and 2022 midterms
Wasserman talks with "Takeout" host Major Garrett about the increasing partisanship and polarization in our congressional districts.
Stop Avoiding The Facts About Waukesha | Opinion
It is stunning how much reporting and liberal commentary distorted the massacre at a Christmas parade last week.
Omicron Poses New Threat to Joe Biden's Ratings, Gives Critics Another Opening
The COVID-19 strain has put the world on high alert, and its ramifications could spell bad news for the president.
December is holiday train garden season. Here’s where to find the festive displays.
Epic layouts created by model train enthusiasts are a long-standing Christmastime custom.
As drone popularity increases, feds look to rein in bad behavior
A Virginia case is among drone-related incidents to catch the attention of prosecutors.
Anthony Broadwater was wrongfully convicted four decades ago — and fought to get his life back
Last week Anthony Broadwater was exonerated for the rape of author Alice Sebold, a case that has exposed inequities in the criminal justice system.
In the galleries: Artist’s works criss-cross the paths of U.S. colonialism
Raises questions about who has access to resources, citizenship, and the right to sovereignty.
When it comes to China, sports and entertainment often tread lightly
The WTA and the IOC have taken different approaches to China amid the Peng Shuai controversy. What have other sports and entertainment entities done at similar moments?
November Jobs Report Expected to Show Another Month of Healthy Gains
The trajectory of the economy as the holidays approach and a tumultuous year nears its end will come into focus as the government releases new data. The emergence of the Omicron variant threatens some employment gains, but it is too soon to gauge the risk to the economy. Here’s the latest.
Omicron Variant Is Found in Several U.S. States
Health officials say that community spread of Omicron is inevitable, even as much remains unknown about the new variant. Follow updates on Covid.
Dear Care and Feeding: My Son’s School Called About His Laptop Usage, and I’m Extremely Worried
Parenting advice on school laptops, cruel grandparents, and sleep training.
Pakistan police: mob kills Sri Lankan over alleged blasphemy
Pakistan police say a Muslim mob has attacked a sports equipment factory in the eastern Punjab province, killing a Sri Lankan man over allegations of blasphemy
Daughter's Adorable Sign for Uber Driver Dad Learning English Resurfaces: 'My Hero'
The note asked passengers to have patience with the father, who was still learning English.
Think You’re Smarter Than Slate’s News Director? Find Out With This Week’s News Quiz.
Test your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
Report: ISIS attack on Iraqi village leaves 12 dead
Iraqi Kurdish media says an attack by Islamic State militants on a village in northern Iraq has killed at least 12 people, including a number of Kurdish forces
U.S. white supremacists blamed for targeting Aboriginal Australians with covid vaccine misinformation
Officials in Western Australia, led by Premier Mark McGowan, said some misinformation was coming from Facebook groups, including one with a cover image of Donald Trump.
Thefts, Always an Issue for Retailers, Become More Brazen
In recent months, robberies have been more visible, with several involving large groups rushing into stores and coming out with armloads of goods.
'I've never seen anything like that': Bizarre goal marks thrilling Manchester United and Arsenal clash
Manchester United bounced back from conceding one of the most unusual goals you're ever likely to see to eventually beat Arsenal 3-2 in Thursday's Premier League clash.
Didi’s Brief U.S. Foray Is Ending. What Happens Next?: QuickTake
Didi Global Inc. said Thursday it plans to delist from the New York Stock Exchange, barely five months after its initial public offering drew the wrath of Beijing. The Chinese ride-hailing giant said it plans to list in Hong Kong instead, allowing existing shareholders to convert their holdings in the company. But the announcement was scarce on details, leaving investors -- already nursing roughly $40 billion of losses -- with many unanswered questions.
Space station's orbit adjusted to dodge debris from old U.S. rocket
The debris avoidance maneuver comes amid heightened concern about space debris following a controversial Russian weapons test.
Appeals court hears arguments in E. Jean Carroll's defamation lawsuit against Trump
Former magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll squares off against the Justice Department before a New York federal appeals court Friday in an oral argument that will likely decide the fate of her defamation lawsuit against former President Donald Trump.
Julia Child’s Georgetown house on the market for $3.5 million
HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The circa 1869 house, which has undergone a complete renovation, was where she taught cooking lessons and tested recipes for her famous cookbook.
They've read the briefs and heard oral arguments. Here's what the Supreme Court justices do next.
In their private conference room, no one is allowed to talk twice until everyone has talked once.
Lamine Diack, Olympics Power Broker Convicted of Taking Bribes, Dies at 88
The former head of the world governing body for track and field was convicted of accepting bribes to cover up a Russian doping scandal.
'Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Gave Me His Truck—He Was So Inspiring'
The minute I walked out, I saw cameras and photographers and a gift bag. I was wondering what was going on, and felt like maybe I was being "Punk'd". But it was actually the opposite!
Christmas Delivery Services: When Is the Last Day to Send Post Before the Holidays?
The last day to post packages may be in early December for deliveries to be made by December 24 or Christmas Day.
When Are the Game Awards 2021 and How To Watch the Livestream
This year's Game Awards promises to feature exciting trailer reveals and celebrity musical performances. Of course, its main focus will be celebrating the year in gaming.
Carbon Monoxide Leak Inside Plane Prompts Emergency Landing
A Frontier Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing at El Paso International Airport because of a "passenger medical emergency and a fume event," the airline said.
Alec Baldwin 'Couldn't Give a S***' About His Career After 'Rust' Shooting
"I said to myself, 'Do I want to work much more after this? Is it worth it?'" the actor said during the ABC interview.
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14 arrested over L.A. smash-and-grab thefts, but none kept in jail
Most suspects either bailed out or met no-bail criteria under a policy meant to ease prison overcrowding during the COVID pandemic – a policy local leaders want lifted.
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South Africa's Covid cases are 'increasing rapidly'
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How Pfizer developed a COVID pill in record time
Pfizer researchers looking for a drug to treat SARS found clues that gave the company a head start in its quest for a pill to treat COVID-19, including the omicron variant.
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J.D. Vance’s Investment Firm Got Canceled—by the State of Delaware
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/APVenture capitalist and Republican senatorial candidate J.D. Vance has made his crusade against “woke capital” a cornerstone of his campaign. And in fact, his own firm, Narya Capital, appears to have fallen victim to corporate cancel culture.This spring, the Delaware division of corporations canceled all three of Narya’s entities in the state—not for its politics, mind you, but seemingly for clerical oversights.Records with the Delaware secretary of state show that the company’s registered agent, Cogency Global, resigned in March. One month later, the state changed the firm’s status to “cancelled.” Nayra had lost its business charter.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Meghan Markle vs. the Mail Is a Grudge Match That’s Far From Over
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyMeghan Markle won a dramatic legal victory Thursday over Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL), the publishers of the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail and MailOnline. However, her gloating reaction to the judgement, in which she referred to the “daily fail” and named and shamed the newspapers’ proprietor, Jonathan Rothermere, may only serve to intensify negative coverage of her in the British media, experts and tabloid insiders have told The Daily Beast.After three years of argument and millions of dollars in legal fees, it took less than 10 minutes for a senior judge to demolish ANL’s argument that the outlets were entitled to publish extensive extracts from a letter that Meghan wrote to her father.The key moment came when Sir Geoffrey Vos, Master of the Rolls, emphatically declared: “The Duchess had a reasonable expectation of privacy in the contents of the letter. Those contents were personal, private and not matters of legitimate public interest.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Tucker Carlson Asked Hunter Biden for Help Getting His Son Into College—Leaked Email
The QAnon-supporting lawyer Lin Wood, who is threatening to sue the Fox host, shared what he said was a 2014 exchange between Carlson and the president's son.
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Enrolling in my first health plans felt intimidating, so I got this expert advice on open enrollment.
I'm 26 and have never chosen my own health insurance. Here's what two experts taught me about navigating open enrollment.      
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Governor Steve Bullock Warns: Democrats Face Trouble in Rural America
It’s time to ditch the grand ideological narratives and talk to voters about their real needs.
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Omicron variant found in at least 5 US states; Congress avoids shutdown after vaccine mandate clash: COVID-19 updates
The omicron variant has been discovered in at least five U.S. states as senators narrowly avoided a government shutdown. The latest COVID-19 updates.      
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Food Delivery and Ride Hailing Apps Will Have to Shell Out Billions Under an E.U. Plan
As many as 4.1 million people working for the apps could be reclassified as employees, costing the sector billions more a year
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NAACP Legal Defense Fund: This is the first step to end police violence. But not the last.
Qualified immunity is a serious barrier to police accountability and fairness. Courts routinely excuse officers who shoot first and think later.       
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Police Chief Charged With Going Rogue Has a Very Ugly Past
Village of Loving City Hall & Police Department Frank Methola, 50, a veteran law-enforcement officer and the police chief of the tiny town of Loving, New Mexico, was criminally charged this week for allegedly attempting to make an arrest outside of his jurisdiction and tasing someone in the process.The charges were not a shock to people who’ve had past run-ins with Methola during his career. Not only because what is alleged lines up with their description of a cop who they said has a history of going rogue and using excessive force, but because they could not fathom that Methola was still working in law enforcement.The saga is one of countless examples of a larger national trend of seemingly problem cops bouncing around various agencies, even within the same state, and even getting promoted along the way.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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The Last-Ditch Pressure Campaign to Cancel Student Loans
Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastAs the White House sweats over the rising price of milk, bread and gas, tens of millions of Americans are bracing for an even larger hit to their budgets on the horizon: the return of student loan debt.That is, unless the administration moves to cancel those debts first.Payments on federal student loans have been paused and interest rates set to 0 percent since passage of the CARES Act in March 2020. After repeated extensions, they were set to resume in September 2021, but a final extension allowed the pause to continue through January 2022. That’s been a dramatic financial relief for the nearly 45 million people with student loans who hold more than $1.7 trillion in outstanding student debt nationwide.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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