The Fall of Gondolin, ‘new’ JRR Tolkien book, to be published in 2018

Edited by his son Christopher, Tolkiens tale of a reluctant hero defending a city was written while the author was in hospital after the Battle of the Somme JRR Tolkiens The Fall of Gondolin, his tale of a beautiful, mysterious city destroyed by dark forces which The Lord of the Rings author called the first [&hellip

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FBI sought Trump’s communications with his personal lawyer regarding ‘Access Hollywood’

(CNN)FBI agents who raided the home, office and hotel of Donald Trump’s personal lawyer sought communications that Trump had with attorney Michael Cohen and others regarding the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape that captured Trump making lewd remarks about women that surfaced a month before the election, according to sources familiar with the matter. The search [&hellip

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Trump Defends Pruitts Condo Lease, Security; Says Travel Spending OK

President has seen condo lease documents, official says Person familiar says Republican-led panel also probing Pruitt prominent conservatives have come to Pruitt’s defense. Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina indicated he’d begun inquiring into Pruitt’s actions, according to a video shot by activists on Friday and released by Friends of the Earth. Security [&hellip

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Trevor Noah Says The Scary Truth About Trump’s Rumored Love Child

That’s what Trevor Noah wants to know after a rumor of a Donald Trump love child emerged Thursday. The New Yorker investigated a claim that the National Enquirer’s publishing company paid off a doorman in Trump Tower to keep quiet about a child Trump supposedly fathered with an employee. Several former employees of the publisher anonymously [&hellip

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New federal rules blamed in disappearance of Kindle erotica titles

The upcoming Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, in addition to making Microsoft move to reduce obscenity on its platform, has hit erotica authors on Amazon. After many authors saw their rankings stripped on the Kindle store, essentially reducing their availability and visibility, while forcing others in the romance category to recategorize or get dinged as [&hellip

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Why Trump’s China spat has 2018 consequences

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s decision to crack down on Chinese trade practices may seem a world away from the rural roads of Martin County, Minnesota, the self-proclaimed “Bacon Capitol of the USA.” Most of the biggest pork producing counties are in red states, including Iowa, where there is a competitive House race, and Indiana and Missouri, [&hellip

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Hit job on conservative family reveals how low journalists will go and other media madness

Video ‘Girl With No Job’ stars fired for controversial tweets Claudia, Jackie, Olivia and Margo Oshry, the millennial stars behind the online Oath talk show ‘The Morning Breath’ and Instagram sensation ‘Girl With No Job’ have been fired and they believe its because their mother, Pamela Geller, is a conservative pundit and Trump supporter. Journalism [&hellip

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Woman Photographs Strangers To Show How People React To Overweight People

When photographer Haley Morris-Cafiero decided to take pictures of herself in environments that made her feel uncomfortable, she didn’t expect to come up with another project that earned her a world-wide fame. “Wait Watchers” is a social experiment in a form of series of photos collected into one book that capture how passers-by react to overweight [&hellip

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Essential Phones new Halo Gray color goes on sale exclusively at Amazon

The Essential Phone is currently in the midst of being rolled out in a range of new colors, including three that will be released excessively on Essential’s own website, with a staged release schedule that began Thursday. On Friday, however, Essential revealed a surprise fourth new color, “Halo Gray,” which will be exclusive to Amazon [&hellip

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Gothamist Lives, Thanks to a Boost From Public Radio

After billionaire Joe Ricketts announced the shuttering of local news organizations Gothamist and DNAInfo last fall, readers across the country mourned the loss of the beloved sites, and worried about the vulnerability of journalism in the digital age. Now, a consortium of public radio stations, including WNYC in New York, WAMU in Washington DC, and [&hellip

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