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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Too Big for Their...

Today in 5 LinesA federal jury convicted two former aides to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie over the George Washington Bridge lane closures in 2013. A jury found Rolling Stone magazine liable for defamation in a suit related to the now-debunked 2014 article about an alleged rape at the University of Virginia. The U.S. added 161,000 jobs in October, while the unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.9 percent. The Paris Agreement—which includes 96 countries and aims to combat climate change—officially became international law. President Obama shortened the sentences of 72 inmates, bringing the total number of commutations granted during his presidency to 944. Today on The Atlantic No Pressure: Arizona, a Republican-leaning state, may be in play for Democrats this election. Conor Friedersdorf traveled to the state “to talk to these newly relevant voters as they weighed a decision that could affect the fate of the whole country.” One Heck of a Year: Trevor Noah took over as host of ..

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Men Hold Lost Kitten Ransom, Demand $50 From Owners

When two men found a lost kitten named Lefty, they decided to hold it hostage until the owners gave them $50. An 11-year-old girl in Albuquerque, New Mexico, put up fliers after her cat went missing.

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