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John Steinbeck was a sadistic womaniser, says wife in memoir

Gwyn Conger Steinbecks newly unearthed book tells of troubled marriage to author John Steinbecks wife Gwyn Conger Steinbeck describes the author as a sadistic man and a serial womaniser, in a newly unearthed memoir found in Wales, which is set to be published for the first time this week. The manuscript for My Life With [&hellip

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Michelle Obama’s Book Tour May Be Coming To An Arena Near You

She will appear in arenas across the country for “An Intimate Conversation With Michelle Obama,” produced by Live Nation, which is known for promoting concerts for such artists as Cher, Paul McCartney, Rihanna and Pink.  “It’s a big day for me because I am finished with my book. My memoir, called Becoming, is coming out [&hellip

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The Ultra-Pure, Super-Secret Sand That Makes Your Phone Possible

Penguin Random House The wooded mountains surrounding it, though, are rich in all kinds of desirable rocks, some valued for their industrial uses, some for their pure prettiness. But it’s the mineral in Glover’s bag—snowy white grains, soft as powdered sugar—that is by far the most important these days. It’s quartz, but not just any [&hellip

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‘It IS bad there’: Emails reveal Trump officials pushing for immigrant protection terminations

Washington (CNN)There was a simple explanation in October 2017 when a Department of Homeland Security official was asked why a memo justifying ending immigrant protections for Central Americans made conditions in those countries sound so bad. Friday’s document dump come as backup for the attorneys’ request that the judge immediately block the government’s decision to [&hellip

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Trump administration set to hit Russia with new sanctions over chemical attack against ex-spy in Britain

Video US to sanction Russia for poisoning former spy The White House already kicked 60 Russian diplomats out of the U.S. in response to the attack in Britain, but the determination that Russia violated the law triggers new sanctions; chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports. The United States says it will impose new sanctions [&hellip

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John Bolton on Maduro ‘assassination’ attempt, Russian election meddling

Video Bolton on Maduro ‘assassination’ attempt, Russian meddling On ‘Fox News Sunday,’ the national security adviser reacts to apparent attack on President Maduro, questions surrounding a disconnect between the administration and President Trump on the issue. This is a rush transcript from “Fox News Sunday,” August 5, 2018. This copy may not be in its [&hellip

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Exclusive: White House stops announcing calls with foreign leaders

Washington (CNN)The White House has suspended the practice of publishing public summaries of President Donald Trump’s phone calls with world leaders, two sources with knowledge of the situation tell CNN, bringing an end to a common exercise from Republican and Democratic administrations. The White House has not published a readout of a call between Trump [&hellip

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‘Nice people make great Nazis’: Why it’s urgent that we rethink politeness in 2018.

When Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked in June to leave a Virginia restaurant —  a restaurant that, in response, allegedly had chicken feces thrown at it by a man who drove over two hours to achieve this rather creative form of “protest”  —  she made a point of saying that she left “politely” and that [&hellip

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The story from 1931 we still need to hear on Juneteenth

(CNN)June 19 is the anniversary of the day in 1865 that black people in Galveston, Texas, belatedly learned from the Union Army that the Civil War was over and that they were freed. African-Americans have celebrated Juneteenth since 1866 as both a commemoration of freedom and a remembrance of the lies of whites. Hurston conducted [&hellip

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Europe takes another step towards copyright pre-filters for user generated content

In a key vote this morning the European Parliament’s legal affairs committee has backed the two most controversial elements of a digital copyright reform package — which critics warn could have a chilling effect on Internet norms like memes and also damage freedom of expression online. In the draft copyright directive, Article 11; “Protection of press publications [&hellip

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