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The Florida Times-Union
Book review: Potter fans may be disappointed with 'Cursed Child'breadth of his story as well as his popularity, Harry Potter is unique in our t
Book review: Potter fans may be disappointed with 'Cursed Child'
The Florida Times-Union / Posted an hour ago
breadth of his story as well as his popularity, Harry Potter is unique in our time. Perhaps not since Charles Dickens or Mark Twain has an author been such a supercharged celebrity. No matter how much hand-wringing Harold Bloom and his type... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Naturalization Ceremony At The Mark Twain House & Museum U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services presented 30 candidates, from 15 co
Naturalization Ceremony At The Mark Twain House & Museum
Hartford Courant / Posted 4 hours ago
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services presented 30 candidates, from 15 countries, for citizenship to the U.S. District Court of Connecticut during a special naturalization ceremony. This... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
KNBR staffers wage battle over wagesperfect touch of irony came 10 days after I was let go. I won my fifth Associat
KNBR staffers wage battle over wages
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 10 hours ago
perfect touch of irony came 10 days after I was let go. I won my fifth Associated Press Television and Radio Association/Mark Twain Award for best news promo in the 16 Western states.” Amatori is getting work. But, he says, “it saddens me that... Read more
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The Manteca Bulletin
Elvis has left the column . . .my old Spanish teacher Earl Pimentel couldn’t be happier that I’m writing. That
Elvis has left the column . . .
The Manteca Bulletin / Posted 18 hours ago
my old Spanish teacher Earl Pimentel couldn’t be happier that I’m writing. That is pure joy for me. He even called me the Mark Twain of Manteca. I’m still unsure if he was referring to being talented, or my propensity to speak at length about... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
South Callaway makes long trip to Milanquick, athletic-type guy better." The Bulldogs will battle a Milan squad that
South Callaway makes long trip to Milan
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 19 hours ago
quick, athletic-type guy better." The Bulldogs will battle a Milan squad that bowed last week in an opening 25-14 loss at Mark Twain, ranked fifth in Class 1. The Wildcats' wing-T offense is directed by freshman quarterback Ryan Dabney (6-foot-3,... Read more
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iol.co.za
Suffering from vacation envy? Don’t go therecontagious. That comes more out of a sense of inadequacy than strength. See it
Suffering from vacation envy? Don’t go there
iol.co.za / Posted 22 hours ago
contagious. That comes more out of a sense of inadequacy than strength. See it for what it is. You don't have to brag if you're secure.” LaRue is a freelance writer and director of writing programs at the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, C... Read more
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The Daily Voice - New Canaan
New Canaan Woman Makes Large Donation To Mark Twain Library's Book FairREDDING, Conn. – When Mark Twain ran into financial trouble, his good friend He
New Canaan Woman Makes Large Donation To Mark Twain Library's Book Fair
The Daily Voice - New Canaan / Posted yesterday
REDDING, Conn. – When Mark Twain ran into financial trouble, his good friend Henry Huttleston Rogers, a successful oil executive, helped guide him toward fiscal stability. Today, Rogers’ great-great-granddaughter is coming to the aid of the library... Read more
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The Manila Times
Leni’s slam-dunk, LMB and Plaza Mirandatime, we can understand why we need a Circular Firing Squad thrashing itself (a
Leni’s slam-dunk, LMB and Plaza Miranda
The Manila Times / Posted yesterday
time, we can understand why we need a Circular Firing Squad thrashing itself (and therefore the lawmaking branch, which Mark Twain calls in the US as the only distinct American criminal class). Sen. Leila’s colleagues should support her to... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Affinity Gaming, owner of 3 Colorado casinos, sold to Z Capital Partners LLCtown of Primm, and the Rail City Casino in Sparks. It also owns the Mardi Gras
Affinity Gaming, owner of 3 Colorado casinos, sold to Z Capital Partners LLC
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted yesterday
town of Primm, and the Rail City Casino in Sparks. It also owns the Mardi Gras, Golden Gates and Golden Gulch properties in Blackhawk, Colorado; the St. Jo Frontier and Mark Twain casinos in Missouri; and the Lakeside Hotel Casino in Osceola,... Read more
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The Daily Voice - New Canaan
New Canaan Woman Makes Donation To Mark Twain Library's Annual Book FairREDDING, Conn. – When Mark Twain ran into financial trouble, his good friend He
New Canaan Woman Makes Donation To Mark Twain Library's Annual Book Fair
The Daily Voice - New Canaan / Posted yesterday
REDDING, Conn. – When Mark Twain ran into financial trouble, his good friend Henry Huttleston Rogers, a successful oil executive, helped guide him toward fiscal stability. Today, Rogers’ great-great-granddaughter is coming to the aid of the Library... Read more
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Kane County Chronicle
@ Your Library: New program, relatively new servicesif the patrons have not moved from the address listed in their account. Postcar
@ Your Library: New program, relatively new services
Kane County Chronicle / Posted yesterday
if the patrons have not moved from the address listed in their account. Postcards featuring the library’s “Egghead” and “Mark Twain” sculptures notify patrons that their cards have been renewed. Teens who receive the “Mark Twain” postcard are... Read more
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The Irish Times
What’s the first rule of book club? Wine, of course, but there are othersthe connections people make with each other. In that sense, it’s almost like th
What’s the first rule of book club? Wine, of course, but there are others
The Irish Times / Posted yesterday
the connections people make with each other. In that sense, it’s almost like therapy. “There’s a quote we borrowed from Mark Twain to use as the motto of the book club festival,” explains O’Gorman. “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Firm sues North Little Rock over termination of riverboat leaseits lease in December. DAM Riverboat Co. was under lease to operate from the c
Firm sues North Little Rock over termination of riverboat lease
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted yesterday
its lease in December. DAM Riverboat Co. was under lease to operate from the city's riverfront and to tie the riverboat Mark Twain to the city-owned tug Patriot that also served as the company's offices, gift shop and event rental space. North... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Ithaca golfers edge ElmiraT.J. Manning shot a 40 to pace the Express in the STAC meet at Mark Twain Golf
Ithaca golfers edge Elmira
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted yesterday
T.J. Manning shot a 40 to pace the Express in the STAC meet at Mark Twain Golf Course. Nick Miller was medalist with a 3-over-par 39 as Ithaca edged Elmira, 223-227, in a Southern Tier Athletic Conference golf meet Tuesday on the back nine at Mark... Read more
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KWWL Iowa
Casino owner Affinity Gaming sold to New York equity firmalso owns the Mardi Gras, Golden Gates and Golden Gulch properties in Blackhawk
Casino owner Affinity Gaming sold to New York equity firm
KWWL Iowa / Posted 2 days ago
also owns the Mardi Gras, Golden Gates and Golden Gulch properties in Blackhawk, Colorado; the St. Jo Frontier and Mark Twain casinos in Missouri; and the Lakeside Hotel Casino in Osceola, Iowa. Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All... Read more
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KTTC Rochester
Casino owner Affinity Gaming sold to New York equity firmalso owns the Mardi Gras, Golden Gates and Golden Gulch properties in Blackhawk
Casino owner Affinity Gaming sold to New York equity firm
KTTC Rochester / Posted 2 days ago
also owns the Mardi Gras, Golden Gates and Golden Gulch properties in Blackhawk, Colorado; the St. Jo Frontier and Mark Twain casinos in Missouri; and the Lakeside Hotel Casino in Osceola, Iowa. Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All... Read more
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Hartford Courant
R.J. Julia Hosting Booklover's Dream Day TripRegistration: 203-245-3959. Studying Stowe And Twain A Capital Community Coll
R.J. Julia Hosting Booklover's Dream Day Trip
Hartford Courant / Posted 2 days ago
Registration: 203-245-3959. Studying Stowe And Twain A Capital Community College class that explores the work of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe will begin Wednesday, Aug. 31. English 220, Studies in American Literature: Stowe &... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Casino owner Affinity Gaming sold to New York equity firmalso owns the Mardi Gras, Golden Gates and Golden Gulch properties in Blackhawk
Casino owner Affinity Gaming sold to New York equity firm
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 2 days ago
also owns the Mardi Gras, Golden Gates and Golden Gulch properties in Blackhawk, Colorado; the St. Jo Frontier and Mark Twain casinos in Missouri; and the Lakeside Hotel Casino in Osceola, Iowa. Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All... Read more
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Standard Democrat
2016 Missouri Media football rankings -- Week 2Valle Catholic (14), 1-0, 140, 1 2. Marceline, 1-0, 122, 2 3. Hamilton-Penney
2016 Missouri Media football rankings -- Week 2
Standard Democrat / Posted 2 days ago
Valle Catholic (14), 1-0, 140, 1 2. Marceline, 1-0, 122, 2 3. Hamilton-Penney, 1-0, 115, 3 4. Lincoln, 1-0, 91, T4 5. Mark Twain, 1-0, 85, T4 6. Lockwood, 1-0, 66, 7 7. Polo, 1-0, 47, 9 8. East Buchanan, 1-0, 33, NR 9. Cass-Midway, 1-0,... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
A pattern emergesand the Clinton Family Foundation, or at least we're told. Who says words don't
A pattern emerges
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
and the Clinton Family Foundation, or at least we're told. Who says words don't mean anything? Like somebody, maybe Mark Twain, once said, a word can mean the difference between a lightning bug and lightning. Cheers to the Clinton Family... Read more
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Santa Fe Reporter
Back to School Reading List for Adultsto go to the barricades and fight for a lot of people, but if we can get beyond
Back to School Reading List for Adults
Santa Fe Reporter / Posted 2 days ago
to go to the barricades and fight for a lot of people, but if we can get beyond that expectation of the classic quote that Mark Twain never said, that beer is for drinking and water is for fighting over, then you can create the space for... Read more
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The New Yorker
Learning from the Slaughter in AtticaNor were they, so far as anyone can detect, under direct commands to kill. In a
Learning from the Slaughter in Attica
The New Yorker / Posted 2 days ago
Nor were they, so far as anyone can detect, under direct commands to kill. In an American tale already known fully to Mark Twain, a white ethnic proletariat could distinguish itself as superior only by its ability to be brutal to a still more... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
MORE NOTES FROM MY DESKit gives the illusion of permanence.' —Woody Allen19. 'Travel is fatal to preju
MORE NOTES FROM MY DESK
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
it gives the illusion of permanence.' —Woody Allen19. 'Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.'—Mark Twain (Too many Worcester County Repcons obviously have never gone further than Hampton Beach).20. If tyranny and... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Science fiction author Heinlein honored as famous Missourianwriting also influenced the fields of science and space exploration. Heinlein
Science fiction author Heinlein honored as famous Missourian
KOMU Columbia / Posted 3 days ago
writing also influenced the fields of science and space exploration. Heinlein joins 45 other Missourians honored in the hall. Others include Mark Twain, Dred Scott and Ginger Rogers, as well as more controversial figures such as Rush... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Science fiction author Heinlein honored as famous Missourianwriting also influenced the fields of science and space exploration. Heinlein
Science fiction author Heinlein honored as famous Missourian
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 3 days ago
writing also influenced the fields of science and space exploration. Heinlein joins 45 other Missourians honored in the hall. Others include Mark Twain, Dred Scott and Ginger Rogers, as well as more controversial figures such as Rush... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Science fiction author Heinlein honored as famous Missourianwriting also influenced the fields of science and space exploration. Heinlein
Science fiction author Heinlein honored as famous Missourian
KOMU Columbia / Posted 3 days ago
writing also influenced the fields of science and space exploration. Heinlein joins 45 other Missourians honored in the hall. Others include Mark Twain, Dred Scott and Ginger Rogers, as well as more controversial figures such as Rush... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Science fiction author Heinlein honored as famous Missourianwriting also influenced the fields of science and space exploration. Heinlein
Science fiction author Heinlein honored as famous Missourian
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
writing also influenced the fields of science and space exploration. Heinlein joins 45 other Missourians honored in the hall. Others include Mark Twain, Dred Scott and Ginger Rogers, as well as more controversial figures such as Rush... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Science fiction author Heinlein honored as famous Missourianthe fields of science and space exploration. Heinlein joins 45 other Missouria
Science fiction author Heinlein honored as famous Missourian
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 3 days ago
the fields of science and space exploration. Heinlein joins 45 other Missourians honored in the hall. Others include Mark Twain, Dred Scott and Ginger Rogers, as well as more controversial figures such as Rush Limbaugh. Copyright 2016 The... Read more
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Maneater
On the street: Students share aspirations for this year at MUcollege? “The walks are not as long as I thought they would be. I was very nerv
On the street: Students share aspirations for this year at MU
Maneater / Posted 3 days ago
college? “The walks are not as long as I thought they would be. I was very nervous about getting across campus because Mark Twain [Residence Hall] is pretty far from a lot of my classes. It’s definitely not as bad as I thought it would... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Grand opening for Trade and Transit II sitethat used to grace the entrance to Brandon Park and a new mural by artist Micha
Grand opening for Trade and Transit II site
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
that used to grace the entrance to Brandon Park and a new mural by artist Michael Pilato. That mural will feature images of Mark Twain and various wildlife in Pennsylvania. Midtown Landing's other amenities include a pavilion that can double as a... Read more
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Maneater
ResLife implements flat fee for laundryIt means I can do my laundry a lot more than if I just had ‘a buck-25’ for ever
ResLife implements flat fee for laundry
Maneater / Posted 3 days ago
It means I can do my laundry a lot more than if I just had ‘a buck-25’ for everything,” freshman Mac Whaley said. Former Mark Twain Hall President Caiden Webb, who has been living in the residence halls since last year, said the new system is... Read more
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The Morning Call
Annual L.V. Hunting & Fishing Extravaganza immerses kids in the outdoorsDangling a cane fishing pole over a meandering creek on a lazy summer's day may
Annual L.V. Hunting & Fishing Extravaganza immerses kids in the outdoors
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
Dangling a cane fishing pole over a meandering creek on a lazy summer's day may seem like a page right out of a Mark Twain book, but for more than a decade it has been one of the major attractions that has hooked kids on the outdoors at the Lehigh... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
You can still see the Main Street Electrical Parade when it moves to DisneylandAmong the attractions reopening next summer are the Disneyland Railroad, the Pi
You can still see the Main Street Electrical Parade when it moves to Disneyland
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
Among the attractions reopening next summer are the Disneyland Railroad, the Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island, the Mark Twain Riverboat, the Sailing Ship Columbia and the Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes as well as the Fantasmic fireworks... Read more
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The Hollywood Reporter
Galloway on Film: Lies, Damned Lies and (Hollywood) Statisticsthe black or how profitable it truly is. Box office numbers may not be lies, b
Galloway on Film: Lies, Damned Lies and (Hollywood) Statistics
The Hollywood Reporter / Posted 4 days ago
the black or how profitable it truly is. Box office numbers may not be lies, but they obfuscate and distort the truth. As Mark Twain famously observed (or Disraeli, depending on your preference), there’s lies, damned lies and statistics. And few... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking ReportHere is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AKRIDGE, JOEY DAW
Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report
The Chattanoogan / Posted 5 days ago
Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: AKRIDGE, JOEY DAWONE 3717 MARK TWAIN CIR CHATTANOOGA, 37406 Age at Arrest: 30 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DOMESTIC ASSAULT ALLEN, RONALD 5346 RINGGOLD ROAD EAST RIDGE,... Read more
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Church Central
5 things the Church gets right“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day
5 things the Church gets right
Church Central / Posted 5 days ago
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Generally attributed to Mark Twain, the website quoteinvestigator.com maintains that the earliest written occurrence of the quote appeared in a 1970... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Dutch Flat, from commercial center to a semi-ghost townlived here in its heyday, a historical marker proclaims, though subsequent rese
Dutch Flat, from commercial center to a semi-ghost town
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 5 days ago
lived here in its heyday, a historical marker proclaims, though subsequent research suggests about half those numbers. Mark Twain performed at the opera house and Theodore Judah planned part of the transcontinental railroad at the... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
New Missouri state park opens with some controversyprivate property. Shannon County is already home to tens of thousands of feder
New Missouri state park opens with some controversy
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
private property. Shannon County is already home to tens of thousands of federally owned acres as part of either the Mark Twain National Forest or Ozark National Scenic Riverways, part of the National Park Service. It also is home to tens of... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
The red flags in Lochte's storytimes or simply ask the person to retell the story. If the story is fabricated,
The red flags in Lochte's story
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 7 days ago
times or simply ask the person to retell the story. If the story is fabricated, you can expect to find inconsistencies. As Mark Twain put it, "If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." When we deceive others, however, we have to... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Tallent walks the walk, so let him fly the flagMark Twain once called golf "a good walk spoiled". He should have seen Jared Ta
Tallent walks the walk, so let him fly the flag
Brisbane Times / Posted 7 days ago
Mark Twain once called golf "a good walk spoiled". He should have seen Jared Tallent on Friday. After 48km of the 50km race walk, he led. Moral victory was his, and a win for morals, too. He had won this event in London, but only after re-evaluation... Read more
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The Age
Tallent walks the walk, so let him fly the flagMark Twain once called golf "a good walk spoiled". He should have seen Jared Ta
Tallent walks the walk, so let him fly the flag
The Age / Posted 7 days ago
Mark Twain once called golf "a good walk spoiled". He should have seen Jared Tallent on Friday. After 48km of the 50km race walk, he led. Moral victory was his, and a win for morals, too. He had won this event in London, but only after re-evaluation... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Tallent walks the walk, so let him fly the flagMark Twain once called golf "a good walk spoiled". He should have seen Jared Ta
Tallent walks the walk, so let him fly the flag
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 7 days ago
Mark Twain once called golf "a good walk spoiled". He should have seen Jared Tallent on Friday. After 48km of the 50km race walk, he led. Moral victory was his, and a win for morals, too. He had won this event in London, but only after re-evaluation... Read more
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WA Today
Tallent walks the walk, so let him fly the flagMark Twain once called golf "a good walk spoiled". He should have seen Jared Ta
Tallent walks the walk, so let him fly the flag
WA Today / Posted 7 days ago
Mark Twain once called golf "a good walk spoiled". He should have seen Jared Tallent on Friday. After 48km of the 50km race walk, he led. Moral victory was his, and a win for morals, too. He had won this event in London, but only after re-evaluation... Read more
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Canberra Times
Tallent walks the walk, so let him fly the flagMark Twain once called golf "a good walk spoiled". He should have seen Jared Ta
Tallent walks the walk, so let him fly the flag
Canberra Times / Posted 7 days ago
Mark Twain once called golf "a good walk spoiled". He should have seen Jared Tallent on Friday. After 48km of the 50km race walk, he led. Moral victory was his, and a win for morals, too. He had won this event in London, but only after re-evaluation... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Student test scores should be viewed in proper context"To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail" -- Mark Twain. The Mis
Student test scores should be viewed in proper context
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 7 days ago
"To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail" -- Mark Twain. The Mississippi Department of Education released the results of the statewide Mississippi Assessment Program (MAP) test this week. The tests, taken by public school students in... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 New Character Descriptions Revealeda hot blond dude, but now (after a casting change) is just a regularly attracti
‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 New Character Descriptions Revealed
Houston Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
a hot blond dude, but now (after a casting change) is just a regularly attractive brown-haired dude. 40. Ned StarkThe Mark Twain of the show, giving his kids a bunch of advice that wasn't actually useful before he got murdered. Wait, how did... Read more
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Fortune
If You Can’t Answer This Question in 5 Seconds, You’re in Troublea shorter letter.” Considering its ironic truth, it’s not surprising that the q
If You Can’t Answer This Question in 5 Seconds, You’re in Trouble
Fortune / Posted 7 days ago
a shorter letter.” Considering its ironic truth, it’s not surprising that the quote has been widely misattributed to Mark Twain. Nevertheless, a veritable who’s who of great thinkers, from Cicero and Martin Luther to Ben Franklin and Henry... Read more
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Maneater
Frequently asked questions about MU’s historic fallHall. Similar anti-Semitic incidents have happened in residential halls before,
Frequently asked questions about MU’s historic fall
Maneater / Posted 9 days ago
Hall. Similar anti-Semitic incidents have happened in residential halls before, when a student drew two swastikas in Mark Twain Hall in 2015. And that wasn’t the only instance of vandalism on campus this past fall. The word “Black” on the... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Felix Bonfils’s Photographs Of Eretz YisraelTravelogues and other reports written in the second half of the 19th century, m
Felix Bonfils’s Photographs Of Eretz Yisrael
The Jewish Press / Posted 9 days ago
Travelogues and other reports written in the second half of the 19th century, most famously Mark Twain’s The Innocents Abroad, establish the presence of thriving Jewish communities throughout Eretz Yisrael, particularly in Jerusalem. See, for... Read more
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PhysOrg
Logging can decrease water infiltration into forest soils, study findstook soil core samples up to 40 centimeters deep from logging roads, log landin
Logging can decrease water infiltration into forest soils, study finds
PhysOrg / Posted 9 days ago
took soil core samples up to 40 centimeters deep from logging roads, log landing areas and logged areas in portions of the Mark Twain National Forest in Callaway County, Missouri. They found that the soil from logging roads and landing areas was... Read more
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