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Slate Money: The Protection Money Edition

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Slate Money on the sale of a da Vinci, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Zimbabwe

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Nov 18, 2017

Stocks Wobble on Tax Uncertainty; Fed Minutes Out Wednesday

WSJ What's News

Weekend Edition for November 18-19: A second straight week of declines for the Dow and the S&P, amid uncertainty over the tax overhaul. Plus, the Fed releases the minutes from its last policy meeting next Wednesday.

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Nov 18, 2017

Gist: At Home With Gilbert Gottfried

Slate Magazine Daily Feed

Comedian, voice actor, and lifelong hoarder of tiny soaps.

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Nov 17, 2017

At Home With Gilbert Gottfried

Slate's The Gist

Comedian, voice actor, and lifelong hoarder of tiny soaps.

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Nov 17, 2017

Closing Bell Brief for Friday, November 17th

WSJ Minute Briefing

The Dow and S&P 500 see a second straight week of declines. Tesla shares rise after it unveils its electric commercial truck. Stitch Fix finishes just above its IPO price in the fashion startup's market debut. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Nov 17, 2017

Tax Reform's Progress

WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

Strassel, Bachelder and Gigot on tax reform's progress and Roy Moore and Al Franken.

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Nov 17, 2017

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Nov 17, 2017
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Josh Voorhees tells you what you need to know about the GOP tax plan—and about a giant penis in the sky.

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Nov 17, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 17th: BuzzFeed's struggle to meet revenue projections is raising questions about its IPO. Plus, the normally secretive Senate Ethics Committee takes the spotlight and electric vehicles have yet to get in gear in China.

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Nov 17, 2017
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For a retail conglomerate like Sunrise Brands, sourcing is the name of the game. But in today’s global economy, you can’t source effectively without hyper-connectivity.

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Nov 17, 2017
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The House approves a tax bill. Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, appears in public, for the first time since the military took over the country earlier this week. Puerto Ricans are fleeing to Florida, in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 17, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Kevin Young, director of the Schomburg Center and poetry editor at The New Yorker, about his new book Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News.

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Nov 17, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Kevin Young, director of the Schomburg Center and poetry editor at The New Yorker, about his new book Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News.

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Nov 17, 2017
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Dana Stevens and Jonathan Fischer spoil Justice League

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Nov 17, 2017
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On his new documentary, "The Problem With Apu."

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Nov 17, 2017
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The Federal Communications Commission reverses longstanding limits. The latest attempt for Barnes & Noble to go private. Friday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Nov 17, 2017
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Comcast has expressed interest in acquiring a substantial piece of 21st Century Fox's business. Plus, treating opioid abuse patients without medication. Also, does sitting in front of a computer improve your chances of getting a raise?

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Nov 16, 2017
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Elizebeth Smith’s code-breaking genius helped America win two world wars, but the FBI took all the credit.

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Nov 16, 2017
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David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the downward spiral for Roy Moore, the tax plans of the House and Senate, and the latest with the Russia investigation and Wikileaks.

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Nov 16, 2017
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David Plotz, Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson discuss the downward spiral for Roy Moore, the tax plans of the House and Senate, and the latest with the Russia investigation and Wikileaks.

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Nov 16, 2017
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Tax bill approval fuels stocks higher. Wal-Mart shares soar on strong earnings. Justice Department issues an ominous statement for a potential AT&T-Time Warner deal. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Nov 16, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 16th: The House passes the GOP tax overhaul plan. Also, Wal-Mart posts its strongest U.S. earnings in years. Plus, would you lose weight on the 'Olive Garden diet?'

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Nov 16, 2017
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Kurt talks to Alec Baldwin about playing Donald Trump, how the actor depicts villains, and his favorite depictions of villains in the movies. Plus filmmaker Taika Waititi on the jump from making low-budget comedies to making “Thor: Ragnarok”

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Nov 16, 2017
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Josh Voorhees has everything you need to know about the new allegations against Al Franken—and what could happen next.

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Nov 16, 2017
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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss how to deal with verbally abusive dad-coaches, Gabe's not-messed-up weekend with Leo, a question about in-laws whose culture you disagree with, and more in Triumphs and Fails and recommendations.

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Nov 16, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Marian Tupy on socialism's ends in Venezuela and Zimbabwe.

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Nov 16, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg, Virginia Heffernan, Jamelle Bouie, and John Di Domenico are live from the Nourse Theater in San Francisco!

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Nov 16, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg, Virginia Heffernan, Jamelle Bouie, and John Di Domenico are live from the Nourse Theater in San Francisco!

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Nov 16, 2017
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Emerson's plan for a Rockwell takeover. Meredith's pursuit of Time Inc. Wal-Mart's strong sales gains. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Nov 16, 2017
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The DoubleX Gabfest on Roy Moore, Louis C.K., and At Home with Amy Sedaris

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Nov 16, 2017
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The journalist on sexual misconduct stories, and the coming backlash to them.

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Nov 16, 2017
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As the House votes on its tax bill, there are signs of dissent over the Senate's plan. Airbus and Boeing have secured multi-billion dollar deals to supply single-aisle planes to discount carriers. And weekly jobless claims are among the economic reports out Thursday. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 16, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 16th: In the wake of a mass shooting, the Army says it failed to send military convictions to federal databases in up to 20 percent of all cases. Plus, the Wall Street Journal gets an earful from readers of its bitcoin articles.

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Nov 15, 2017
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There have been three big constitutional changes in our lifetime. How did they happen?

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Nov 15, 2017
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There have been three big constitutional changes in our lifetime. How did they happen?

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Nov 15, 2017
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U.S. stocks extend losses. GOP Senator Ron Johnson says he opposes the Senate Republican tax bill. Cisco Systems reports better than expected earnings. Charlie Turner reports.

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Nov 15, 2017
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Josh Voorhees tells you about a dirty robocall in Alabama, how liberals are reckoning with Bill Clinton’s past, and points you to a Trump tweet that, sadly, perfectly illustrates America’s mass shooting problem.

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Nov 15, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 15th: Richard Cordray will soon resign as head of an agency created after the financial crisis. Plus, Vice President Mike Pence answers questions at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council.

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Nov 15, 2017
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Host John Dickerson visits May 24, 1946 and President Harry S. Truman's challenges to labor bosses and delight in an action-hero-style presidency.

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Nov 15, 2017
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Host John Dickerson visits May 24, 1946 and President Harry S. Truman's challenges to labor bosses and delight in an action-hero-style presidency.

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Nov 15, 2017
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Senate attaches health care provisions to its tax proposal. Zimbabwe president Mugabe in home confinement as unrest continues. Time Inc. announced Sports Illustrated TV. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Nov 15, 2017
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While the media overwhelmingly focuses on Trump and Russia, Yemen is dying, covert ops are spreading and war is raging.

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Nov 15, 2017
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And How Fighting Tech with Tech Might Make More Tech...

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Nov 15, 2017
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Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and Stephen Metcalf discuss the new film adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, Louie CK's sexual abuse with Willa Paskin, and a new translation of Homer's The Odyssey with classicist Emily Wilson.

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Nov 15, 2017
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House Republicans wonder whether the president will support their tax plan, or the Senate's. TJX reports flat growth, for the first time in eight years. And Wednesday's economic reports include the New York Fed's Empire State Manufacturing Survey. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 14, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 15: Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a House panel he now recalls meetings where Russian contacts were discussed, but he denied ever having lied about them. Plus, the Securities and Exchange Commission is levying fewer penalties on Wall Street.

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Nov 14, 2017
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Adam Davidson sizes up Trump’s top economic adviser

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Nov 14, 2017
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Adam Davidson sizes up Trump’s top economic adviser

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Nov 14, 2017
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U.S. stocks pull back Tuesday. Apple shares fall following Foxconn's earnings report. Senate to include repeal of the Affordable Care Act mandate in their tax reform plan. Homeland Security targets Russian-based Kaspersky Lab. Charlie Turner reports.

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Nov 14, 2017
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Josh Voorhees has the latest on the Roy Moore scandal, the early takeaway from Jeff Sessions' congressional testimony, and a musical climate protest at a U.N. conference.

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Nov 14, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 14: Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned by a House panel over discussions with Trump campaign advisers who had contacts with Russians last year. Plus, the manufacturing sector picks up steam.

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Nov 14, 2017
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Hear Greiner USA President, David Kirkland, talk about developing new competitive advantages and how going “green” was the key to his company unlocking new international business.

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Nov 14, 2017
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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions now says he remembers meeting with a campaign adviser who talked about contacts with Russia. Fines for Wall Street dropped to a four-year-low last year. And three UCLA players detained in China are back in the U.S. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 14, 2017
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Language is often at the mercy of pure chance.

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Nov 14, 2017
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Reporter Megan Marrelli tells the story of Dennis Rickett and his life without  a photo ID.

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Nov 13, 2017
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2014 Sandy Hook case against gun makers reaches Connecticut Supreme Court. Google is under investigation in Missouri. And some senators seek to remove smaller, regional banks from Dodd-Frank oversight. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 14, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 14: Republicans on a Senate committee are meeting this week to debate revisions to their tax overhaul plan. And ready-to-drink cold coffee is becoming very popular, especially with millennials.

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Nov 13, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg chats with Slate's Justin Peters who spent 3 weeks watching Fox News.

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Nov 13, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg chats with Slate's Justin Peters who spent 3 weeks watching Fox News.

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Nov 13, 2017
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Private prisons were billed as a way to bring innovation to incarceration, housing more prisoners for less money. They’ve failed.

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Nov 13, 2017
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Private prisons were billed as a way to bring innovation to incarceration, housing more prisoners for less money. They’ve failed.

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Nov 13, 2017
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The major U.S. indexes edge higher. Mattel's stock soars on news of Hasbro takeover offer. Buffalo Wild Wings also receives a takeover bid. Some curbs in Dodd-Frank will help regional banks. Charlie Turner reports.

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Nov 13, 2017
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Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl to talk about the race for the U.S. Soccer presidency, and Mike Pesca comes on to talk about NFL celebrations, the Miami turnover chain, and inspirational locker room speeches.

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Nov 13, 2017
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Josh Voorhees has the latest on the Roy Moore scandal, Trump’s new pick for HHS, and the Iran earthquake.

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Nov 13, 2017
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P.M. Edition for November 13: General Electric announced changes Monday, including a dividend cut and a move to focus on three core units. Plus, in a surprise, used-car prices have held up this year even though millions of vehicle leases expired.

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Nov 13, 2017
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Conversations about Trump's first year in office

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Nov 13, 2017
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Qualcomm rejects Broadcom bid. GE cuts its dividend in half. Wal-Mart raising some online food prices. J.R. Whalen reports.

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Nov 13, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on Putin's Syria play and Theresa May's troubles.

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Nov 12, 2017
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Republicans are working on tax plans in the House and the Senate. The U.S. Treasury releases its monthly budget figures. And retail sales numbers are among this week's economic reports. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 13, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 13th: Retail sales will highlight this week's economic calendar. Plus, how the different Republican tax plans are taking shape in the House and the Senate.

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Nov 11, 2017
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In Atlanta, the AJC's top editor goes inside the investigation and prosecution of a double murder.

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Nov 11, 2017
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Josh King talks to Mark Updegrove, author of The Last Republicans, about why Bush 41 & Bush 43 may just be the last establishment Republicans to hold the presidency.

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Nov 11, 2017
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Josh King talks to Mark Updegrove, author of The Last Republicans, about why Bush 41 & Bush 43 may just be the last establishment Republicans to hold the presidency.

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Nov 11, 2017
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Slate Money on Saudi Arabia, Wilbur Ross, and endowments.

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Nov 11, 2017
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Weekend Edition for November 11-12: Stocks broke an eight-week winning streak on concerns about Congress' ability to pass tax reform. Plus, retail sales and inflation highlight the new week's economic calendar.

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Nov 10, 2017
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Loudon Wainwright III reflects on his uneasy relationship with his father, now that he can “appreciate the difficulty of the job.”

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Nov 10, 2017
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Loudon Wainwright III reflects on his uneasy relationship with his father, now that he can “appreciate the difficulty of the job.”

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Nov 10, 2017
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The Dow, S&P both break eight-week winning streaks. Stocks pulled back over tax-reform concerns. Hasbro reportedly makes a takeover bid for Mattel. General Electric to unveil reorganization on Monday.

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Nov 10, 2017
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Conversations about Trump's first year in office

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Nov 10, 2017
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Josh Voorhees tells you what you need to know about the latest reports of powerful men doing horrible things to women—and then gives himself a needed lesson in how to properly pronounce the name of Japan’s prime minister.

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Nov 10, 2017
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Kim Strassel, James Freeman and Paul Gigot on Judge Roy Moore and the Senate tax bill.

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Nov 10, 2017
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In a speech at a trade summit in Vietnam, President Trump delivered a vigorous endorsement of economic nationalism. Plus, Special Counsel Robert Mueller expands his investigation of former White House National Security Adviser Mike Flynn.

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Nov 10, 2017
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What role does the Vice President play in running the country?

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Nov 10, 2017
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Mike Flynn is the subject of another investigation. The U.S. and China lay out different views on trade in Vietnam. And Republicans are calling on Roy Moore to quit the Alabama race for a U.S. Senate seat. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 10, 2017
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POLITICO reporters break down Democrat Ralph Northam win in Virginia’s gubernatorial race, including the White House's reaction, polling errors and the downfalls of gerrymandering...

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Nov 10, 2017
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President Donald Trump flies to Vietnam. Amazon consolidates its physical retail and fast-delivery operations. Friday's economic calendar. Tanya Bustos reports.

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Nov 10, 2017
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A.M. Edition for November 10: President Trump heads to Vietnam. Plus, why health insurance premiums are rising.

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Nov 9, 2017
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Jamelle Bouie is joined by former Virginia congressman, Tom Perriello to discuss Tuesday's election and the Democrats moving forward.

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Nov 9, 2017
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Jamelle Bouie is joined by former Virginia congressman, Tom Perriello to discuss Tuesday's election and the Democrats moving forward.

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Nov 9, 2017
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As president, George H.W. Bush was tight-lipped, decorous, and self-abnegating—loath even to use the word 'I.'

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Nov 9, 2017
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As president, George H.W. Bush was tight-lipped, decorous, and self-abnegating—loath even to use the word 'I.'

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Nov 9, 2017
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Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Tuesday’s victories for Democrats, Trump’s first year, and the role of technology companies in Russian meddling.

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Nov 9, 2017
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Major stock indexes closed lower Thursday, but Macy's, Kohl's, and Roku all posted gains. Annmarie Fertoli reports.

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Nov 9, 2017
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Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Tuesday’s victories for Democrats, Trump’s first year, and the role of technology companies in Russian meddling.