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Drug Maker Gave Large Payments to Doctors With Troubled Track Records

Five of the 20 physicians who received the most money from Insys, maker of Subsys, a powerful painkiller, recently faced legal or disciplinary action.






P. D. James, Novelist Known as ‘Queen of Crime,’ Dies at 94

A consummate stylist, the British author and baroness accumulated numerous awards for the 13 crime novels produced during her writing career.






E.U. Parliament, in Nonbinding Measure, Calls for Breaking Up Google

While the vote poses no immediate threat to the company, it symbolizes the growing resentment in Europe toward the American technology titan.






Scotland Should Get Increased Powers, Including Over Taxation, Commission Says

Under new recommendations, the Scottish Parliament would set income tax rates and brackets, and the region would get a larger share of welfare spending and revenue from sales taxes.

DealBook: British Hedge Fund Titan Ordered to Pay Ex-Wife $531 Million in Divorce Case

The divorce award between Chris Hohn and Jamie Cooper-Hohn underscores the immense wealth Mr. Hohn has accumulated at the helm of the Children’s Investment Fund.






Thanksgiving Parade Floats Through New York, With Protesters Marching Along

Pockets of demonstrators marched intermittently along the route, protesting the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo., but for the most part the event was festive.






Market Turmoil: Under Pressure From Uber, Taxi Medallion Prices are Plummeting

Market data suggests that the taxi business, which has undergone little change over many decades, is in the midst of a revolution.






OPEC Leaves Oil Production Quotas Unchanged, and Prices Fall Further

The 30 percent decline in oil prices in recent months has shaken the solidarity of the 12-member Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.






A Time to Snooze

News: Slate - 5 hours 10 min ago

This article originally appeared in Wired.

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Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 11 Transcript

News: Slate - 5 hours 14 min ago

We’re posting weekly transcripts of David Plotz’s Working podcast for Slate Plus members. This is the transcript for Episode 11 featuring flight paramedic Jeff Ennis. To learn more about Working, click here.

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M.I.T. Is 10-0 and Finding Success in N.C.A.A. Division III Playoffs

M.I.T.’s football team, which has long been an afterthought at a university known for academics, is 10-0 and in the second round of the Division III playoffs.

DoubleX Gabfest: The Butch Goddess Edition

News: Slate - 5 hours 59 min ago

Become a fan of DoubleX on Facebook. Leave us love letters and see what other listeners are saying about the Gabfest. Send us an e-mail to doublexgabfest@slate.com.

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The Startup Factory

News: Slate - 6 hours 24 min ago

This article originally appeared in Wired.

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PD James has died

Crooked Timber - 6 hours 47 min ago

Guardian story here. Harry is, I think, the official Crooked Timber PD James aficionado, and likely has far more interesting things to say than I do. Obviously, I disagreed with her politics, and I disliked her main character, Adam Dalgliesh, in direct proportion to the tender regard that she lavished on him. But she was excellent in describing disagreeable but interesting characters, and especially disagreeable but interesting women. She also had an astute sociological eye for the distinctive worlds that middle-class women in certain vocations and professions (viz. nursing in Shroud for a Nightingale) created amongst themselves in the interstices of the workplace before feminism. While she was unsentimental about the dynamics of mutual dislike and competition among women in these worlds, I felt that she missed them, and I sometimes wondered how much of her conservatism was grounded in a positive sense of loss.

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Sports of The Times: No Shame in Giving Thanks for Some Story Lines

Although misconduct and violence dominated much of the sports landscape this year, a select few sports figures stood above the fray and provided reasons to be thankful.






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Algorithms Can Ruin Lives

News: Slate - 7 hours 12 min ago

This article originally appeared in Wired.

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P. D. James, Novelist Known as ‘Queen of Crime,’ Dies at 94

A consummate stylist, the British author and baroness accumulated numerous awards for the 13 crime novels produced during her 33-year writing career.

Why Don’t We Eat Turkey Eggs?

News: Slate - 8 hours 1 min ago

Americans will eat tens of millions of turkeys this Thanksgiving. In 2012, Explainer asked why we eat turkey meat but not turkey eggs. The original article is below:

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Dear Prudence: Mother Who Can’t Tell the Truth

News: Slate - 8 hours 34 min ago

Slate is revisiting some of Prudie’s most popular video answers during the holidays this year. Below is a question from earlier this year.

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