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<p>Welcome back to <strong><em>Slate</em></strong>’s weekly news quiz. I’m your host, 74-time <em>Jeopardy! </em>winner Ken Jennings.</p>

Crying Rape

<p>In the emotionally charged conversation about rape, few topics are more fraught than that of false allegations. Consider some responses to the news that singer-songwriter Conor Oberst had ...

Former Police Drummer Stewart Copeland Scores Big With Ben-Hur

<p><strong>Listen to Episode 95 of <em>Slate</em>’s The Gist:</strong></p>

Ground Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters&nbsp;

<p>DENVER—The Colorado referendum on women is just 47 days away. That’s not its official title. Most people here refer to it as the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Democrat Mark Udall ...

How to Fix America’s Recidivism Crisis

<p>IOWA CITY, Iowa—This year more than <a href="http://www.justice.gov/archive/fbci/progmenu_reentry.html">650,000 inmates will be released</a> from American prisons, a figure t...

The Brutal End of Richard III’s Reign

<p>With its crude weaponry and primitive battlefield medicine, war in the Middle Ages was a very bad time to die. And according to new research, the death of Richard III—the last English ki...

When The Cosby Show Got “Very Special”

<p>In the gloriously campy realm of sitcom tropes, perhaps none is more maligned than the “<a href="http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/VerySpecialEpisode">Very Special Episode...

Do People Still Die of Rabies?

<p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5ZLHnwVxuc">Footage of a bat attacking a man</a> in the woods made headlines recently after the bat tested positive for rabies. The ma...

The NFL Is Not a Nonprofit

<p>The National Football League generates about <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-09-12/if-the-nfl-were-a-real-business">$9.5 billion</a> in revenue each year. It...