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    Colombia peace deal: Historic agreement signing under way

    Colombia peace deal: Historic agreement signing under way Image copyright EPA Image caption The deal is being signed in the city of Cartagena amid tight security The Colombian government and left-wing Farc rebels are signing a historic agreement deal that formally brings an end to 52 years of civil war. The last of the major […] More

  • Burnley 2-0 Watford

    Burnley's record signing Jeff Hendrick scores his first goal for the club to help his side beat a lacklustre Watford at Turf Moor. More

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    Hang Up and Listen: the Short, Joyous Life of José Fernández Edition

    Listen to Hang Up and Listen with Stefan Fatsis and Mike Pesca by clicking the arrow on the audio player below: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download∙ Play in another tabSlate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. Advertisement Become a fan of Hang Up and Listen and join the discussion of this […] More

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    Water spotted spurting from Jupiter’s moon

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Water spotted spurting from Jupiter's moon 26 September 2016 Last updated at 21:22 BST Nasa says jets of water spotted spurting from Jupiter's moon, Europa, take them a step closer to finding out if there is life in space. More

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    Uprising in Kashmir: ‘If We Protest, the Soldiers Will Shoot at Us’

    Camillo Pasquarelli Abdul Salaam Sheikh at his home in Kashmir. His 15-year-old son was killed during a revolt against the Indian government in Jammu and Kashmir.
    On August 15, as India celebrated the 70th anniversary of its independence, 15-year-old Yasir Salaam Sheikh was playing with friends in the streets of his neighborhood. Sheikh lived in Kashmir, the contested region nestled between India and Pakistan and on that summer evening, the government had once again imposed a strict curfew on his district.
    That didn't stop the young man from walking around 300 meters over to a group of young men who were protesting for Kashmir's independence in the capital city of Srinagar. They were part of an uprising that has been raging there for weeks, with the streets of Kashmir resembling a war zone for some time now. Shops, schools, .. More

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    An Interview with Seehofer: ‘We Want a Solution to the Immigration Problem’

    The debate has been raging for more than a year now. Ever since German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened up the country's borders to refugees in early September of 2015, Horst Seehofer has been using every opportunity at his disposal to voice his disagreement. As head of the Christian Social Union (CSU) party, he is not someone who can easily be shrugged off. The CSU is the Bavarian sister party to Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU). The two parties, which collectively are known simply as the “union,” have a long tradition of campaigning together ahead of general elections and of divvying up cabinet posts should the center-right end up in government, which, for the last 12 years, it has. The CSU has no chapters in any other state while the CDU has no state chapter in Bavaria.
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    Following the Money: On the Trail of African Migrant Smugglers

    He is the most wanted migrant smuggler in the world but there are no photos of him, only an artist's rendering that investigators produced. It depicts a heavyset man with short hair. He is thought to be an Ethiopian in his early 40s and is suspected of having been in the business for the last 10 years.
    On the phone, his voice sounds dark and guttural and he chooses his words carefully, his Arabic occasionally punctuated by English words. Words such as “life jackets,” which he used in an intercepted telephone call after one of his ships sank off the coast of Lampedusa on Oct. 3, 2013. “I have never sent along life jackets, is that clear?”
    On that day, 366 people drowned as they sought to make it to Europ.. More

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    National Museum of African American History and Culture Opening Special: The “How Does a Curator Work?” Edition

    Mary Elliott. Photo illustration by Slate. Images by Michael R. Barnes and comotomo/Thinkstock. Listen to this episode of Working with guest Mary Elliott: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab Advertisement Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. This weekend saw the grand opening of the National Museum […] More

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    Murders Rose At Their Fastest Pace In A Quarter Century Last Year

    It’s official: Murder rose across the U.S. last year at the fastest pace since 1990, according to data released by the FBI on Monday. There were an estimated 15,696 murders in 2015, 1,532 more than in 2014 and the most recorded in a calendar year since 2008.
    The increase isn’t a surprise; other reports, based on partial data, have shown the same trend. But Monday’s report provides the first reliable, nationwide figures on an issue that has emerged as a major topic in this year’s presidential campaign. Donald Trump has cited rising murder rates in major U.S. cities as evidence that criminal-justice reform efforts, such as the pullback of “stop and frisk” policing in New York and other cities, are failing.
    “Decades of progress made in bringing down crime are now being reversed by this administration’s rollback of criminal enforcement,” Trump said in his speech at the Republican Convention in July.
    But while Monday’s report confirms the increase in murder, it doesn’t support Trump’s large.. More

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    Nothing Like the Real Gene

    Mallory Ortberg Sam Breach <![CDATA[ requirejs(["jquery"], function($) { if ($(window).width() < 640) { $(".slate_image figure").width("100%"); } }); ]]> Mallory Ortberg, aka Dear Prudence, is online weekly to chat live with readers. An edited transcript of the chat is below. (Sign up below to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Read Prudie’s Slate […] More

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    Why Are Millennials Casting Their Votes for Third-Party Candidates?

    <![CDATA[ requirejs(["jquery"], function($) { if ($(window).width() < 640) { $(".slate_image figure").width("100%"); } }); ]]> Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, on Sept. 15. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images <![CDATA[ requirejs(["jquery"], function($) { if ($(window).width() < 640) { $(".slate_image figure").width("100%"); } }); ]]> Popularity polls for the Democratic and Republican […] More

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    Help! I Don’t Know if I’m Ready to Be a Mom.

    Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Sam Breach. <![CDATA[ requirejs(["jquery"], function($) { if ($(window).width() < 640) { $(".slate_image figure").width("100%"); } }); ]]> Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. If not now, when?: I know I want kids, and I’ve used the idea of having kids with […] More

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