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The New Statesman
Robert Macfarlane: why we need nature writingThe 2011 Christmas issue of the New Statesman was guest edited by Richard Dawki
Robert Macfarlane: why we need nature writing
The New Statesman / Posted an hour ago
The 2011 Christmas issue of the New Statesman was guest edited by Richard Dawkins. This is his interview with Christopher Hitchens from that issue. It was to be Hitchens' final interview; he died as it was published. A sensation at the time, it is... Read more
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Grand Blanc View
Keeping the “riffraff” out isn’t so easyI recently came across a travel article about Mackinac Island and, as it has be
Keeping the “riffraff” out isn’t so easy
Grand Blanc View / Posted an hour ago
I recently came across a travel article about Mackinac Island and, as it has been a few years since my family and I have visited “The Island,” it piqued my interest. A few sentences in, it was not my interest, but my ire, that was piqued. The author... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The 10-Point Plan Will Deliver, CdesPresident Robert Mugabe Dear Cabinet and Politburo members COMRADES, I think
The 10-Point Plan Will Deliver, Cdes
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 hours ago
President Robert Mugabe Dear Cabinet and Politburo members COMRADES, I think we have allowed anarchy to go unchecked in this country. Surely, how could those miscreants, the urchins and the scoundrels that constitute a token opposition be allowed... Read more
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The Burton View
ViewpointI recently came across a travel article about Mackinac Island and, as it has be
Viewpoint
The Burton View / Posted 8 hours ago
I recently came across a travel article about Mackinac Island and, as it has been a few years since my family and I have visited “The Island,” it piqued my interest. A few sentences in, it was not my interest, but my ire, that was piqued. The author... Read more
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The Burton View
Keeping the “riffraff” out isn’t so easyI recently came across a travel article about Mackinac Island and, as it has be
Keeping the “riffraff” out isn’t so easy
The Burton View / Posted 8 hours ago
I recently came across a travel article about Mackinac Island and, as it has been a few years since my family and I have visited “The Island,” it piqued my interest. A few sentences in, it was not my interest, but my ire, that was piqued. The author... Read more
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Swartz Creek View
Keeping the “riffraff” out isn’t so easyI recently came across a travel article about Mackinac Island and, as it has be
Keeping the “riffraff” out isn’t so easy
Swartz Creek View / Posted 8 hours ago
I recently came across a travel article about Mackinac Island and, as it has been a few years since my family and I have visited “The Island,” it piqued my interest. A few sentences in, it was not my interest, but my ire, that was piqued. The author... Read more
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Swartz Creek View
ViewpointI recently came across a travel article about Mackinac Island and, as it has be
Viewpoint
Swartz Creek View / Posted 8 hours ago
I recently came across a travel article about Mackinac Island and, as it has been a few years since my family and I have visited “The Island,” it piqued my interest. A few sentences in, it was not my interest, but my ire, that was piqued. The author... Read more
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The Davison Index
The VIEW from hereKeeping the “riffraff” out isn’t so easy Lania Rocha — Staff Writer I recently
The VIEW from here
The Davison Index / Posted 8 hours ago
Keeping the “riffraff” out isn’t so easy Lania Rocha — Staff Writer I recently came across a travel article about Mackinac Island and, as it has been a few years since my family and I have visited “The Island,” it piqued my interest. A few... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
'1.5% is better than 00.0%': Abbott government's sales job on public service wagesThe phrase flogging a dead horse comes to mind. Vote No Senior management's ad
'1.5% is better than 00.0%': Abbott government's sales job on public service wages
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 8 hours ago
The phrase flogging a dead horse comes to mind. Vote No Senior management's advertising is audacious, and their reference to 'facts' challenges credulity. Most of us have read George Orwell and have lived through the Cold War, and know that... Read more
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Flint Township View
Keeping the “riffraff” out isn’t so easyI recently came across a travel article about Mackinac Island and, as it has be
Keeping the “riffraff” out isn’t so easy
Flint Township View / Posted 8 hours ago
I recently came across a travel article about Mackinac Island and, as it has been a few years since my family and I have visited “The Island,” it piqued my interest. A few sentences in, it was not my interest, but my ire, that was piqued. The author... Read more
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Flint Township View
ViewpointI recently came across a travel article about Mackinac Island and, as it has be
Viewpoint
Flint Township View / Posted 8 hours ago
I recently came across a travel article about Mackinac Island and, as it has been a few years since my family and I have visited “The Island,” it piqued my interest. A few sentences in, it was not my interest, but my ire, that was piqued. The author... Read more
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The Age
'1.5% is better than 00.0%': Abbott government's sales job on public service wagesThe phrase flogging a dead horse comes to mind. Vote No Senior management's ad
'1.5% is better than 00.0%': Abbott government's sales job on public service wages
The Age / Posted 9 hours ago
The phrase flogging a dead horse comes to mind. Vote No Senior management's advertising is audacious, and their reference to 'facts' challenges credulity. Most of us have read George Orwell and have lived through the Cold War, and know that... Read more
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WA Today
'1.5% is better than 00.0%': Abbott government's sales job on public service wagesThe phrase flogging a dead horse comes to mind. Vote No Senior management's ad
'1.5% is better than 00.0%': Abbott government's sales job on public service wages
WA Today / Posted 9 hours ago
The phrase flogging a dead horse comes to mind. Vote No Senior management's advertising is audacious, and their reference to 'facts' challenges credulity. Most of us have read George Orwell and have lived through the Cold War, and know that... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Yes, One Book Can Change Your Life, Even In PrisonReginald Dwayne Betts Jr. goes by the name Dwayne. But for the majority of the
Yes, One Book Can Change Your Life, Even In Prison
The Huffington Post / Posted 14 hours ago
Reginald Dwayne Betts Jr. goes by the name Dwayne. But for the majority of the nine years he spent in prison, he gave himself the name Shahid. It means "the witness" in Arabic. At 16, Betts pled guilty to carjacking in Virginia and was in prison... Read more
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Ipswich Star
Ipswich fuel fraudster given community order 13:29 02 September 2015 A fuel fraudster has been given a community order af
Ipswich fuel fraudster given community order
Ipswich Star / Posted 23 hours ago
13:29 02 September 2015 A fuel fraudster has been given a community order after failing to pay garages for fuel on seven occasions. Kraige Parkes, of Bilberry Road, Ipswich, even told police after his... Read more
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Anorak
Boarding School Survivors: turning students into victims 21st September 1959: A view of a boarding school boy on his way back to schoo
Boarding School Survivors: turning students into victims
Anorak / Posted yesterday
21st September 1959: A view of a boarding school boy on his way back to school. (Photo by John Pratt & Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images) Joy Schaverien has a theory that boarding... Read more
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Ipswich Star
Power station dominated Cliff Quay for decades 08:00 02 September 2015 Cliff Quay power station, Ipswich, was badly damaged
Power station dominated Cliff Quay for decades
Ipswich Star / Posted yesterday
08:00 02 September 2015 Cliff Quay power station, Ipswich, was badly damaged by a fire in September 1982. It never generated electricity again. Ipswich power station dominated Cliff Quay during the... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Property boom in Greater Manchester with even homes worth £1m plus selling quicklyGreater Manchester’s property market is booming - and properties worth £1m plus
Property boom in Greater Manchester with even homes worth £1m plus selling quickly
Manchester Evening News / Posted yesterday
Greater Manchester’s property market is booming - and properties worth £1m plus are even selling quickly, new figures have revealed. High-end homes in Hale and Bowden are selling particularly well, while experts say there is also a high demand for... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Sheep Led To The Slaughter: The Muzzling Of Free Speech In AmericaSubmitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “If the freedom of s
Sheep Led To The Slaughter: The Muzzling Of Free Speech In America
Zero Hedge / Posted yesterday
Submitted by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “If the freedom of speech be taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”—George Washington The architects of the American police state must think we’re... Read more
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Ipswich Star
Rain...flooding – just another typical summer bank holiday in Suffolk 13:56 01 September 2015 Traffic chaos caused by flooding on the A143 near Bu
Rain...flooding – just another typical summer bank holiday in Suffolk
Ipswich Star / Posted yesterday
13:56 01 September 2015 Traffic chaos caused by flooding on the A143 near Bury St Edmunds. The final summer bank holiday of the year was a wash out, causing traffic chaos in... Read more
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The New Yorker
Danish PostmodernThe Duchess of Cornwall told the creator of “The Killing” that she and Prince C
Danish Postmodern
The New Yorker / Posted yesterday
The Duchess of Cornwall told the creator of “The Killing” that she and Prince Charles watched the show on DVD at the castle.Credit Illustration by Marc Aspinall In March, as part of the celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Prince of Wales... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Beware 'innovation' space-cadetsGeorge Orwell warned of language ‘designed to make lies sound truthful’. I warn
Beware 'innovation' space-cadets
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
George Orwell warned of language ‘designed to make lies sound truthful’. I warn of gobbledegook. Writer George Orwell's advice was to "never use a long word where a short one will do". Listening to officialdom can be dangerous for the health. A... Read more
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The Christian Post
Vester Lee Flanagan: Can a Gay Black Man Commit a Hate Crime?Vester L. Flanagan also known as Bryce Williams. Edwin Hubbel Chapin once said
Vester Lee Flanagan: Can a Gay Black Man Commit a Hate Crime?
The Christian Post / Posted 2 days ago
Vester L. Flanagan also known as Bryce Williams. Edwin Hubbel Chapin once said, "Through every rift of discovery some seeming anomaly drops out of the darkness, and falls, as a golden link into the chain of order." If ever there was a "seeming... Read more
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Ipswich Star
Valley views and estuary waters near the famous Flatford MillPeaceful scene Lotte Sherman follows an intriguing linear route along the Esse
Valley views and estuary waters near the famous Flatford Mill
Ipswich Star / Posted 2 days ago
Peaceful scene Lotte Sherman follows an intriguing linear route along the Essex Coastal path. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. A walk along the Essex Coastal path The Spill Weir known as the mysteriously named... Read more
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Daily Mail
See these iconic black and white images were transformed into colorFrom the famous 1945 Times Square sailor kiss to the U.S. Marines raising the A
See these iconic black and white images were transformed into color
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
From the famous 1945 Times Square sailor kiss to the U.S. Marines raising the American flag on Iwo Jima: See these iconic and historic black and white images transformed into color A number of the most legendary photos taken in history are not in... Read more
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Op-Ed News
The Pope's Eco-Encyclical and Mario Vargas Llosa's New Book (REVIEW ESSAYDuluth, Minnesota (OpEdNews) August 31, 2015: The Peruvian novelist Mario Varga
The Pope's Eco-Encyclical and Mario Vargas Llosa's New Book (REVIEW ESSAY
Op-Ed News / Posted 2 days ago
Duluth, Minnesota (OpEdNews) August 31, 2015: The Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa, who was born in 1936, won the Nobel Prize in literature in 2010. Pope Francis, who was also born in 1936, became the first Jesuit pope in 2013. Both men were... Read more
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The News-Herald
Paul Greenberg: Conquest without his conquestRobert Conquest, dead at 98, was a scholar who studied the late and unlamented
Paul Greenberg: Conquest without his conquest
The News-Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Robert Conquest, dead at 98, was a scholar who studied the late and unlamented Soviet Union, but always remained more scholar than Soviet � which explains why he was denied the rave reviews that were lavished on historians who could be counted on to... Read more
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Ipswich Star
Flood alerts issued for stretches of Suffolk and Essex coastHeavy winds and rain hit Felixstowes seafront. The Environment Agency has issu
Flood alerts issued for stretches of Suffolk and Essex coast
Ipswich Star / Posted 2 days ago
Heavy winds and rain hit Felixstowes seafront. The Environment Agency has issued a series of flood alerts for the Suffolk and Essex coastline ahead of tonight’s high tide. To send a link... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Trudeau, Mulcair switching policies in tight electionGerald Caplan is an Africa scholar, a former NDP national director and a regula
Trudeau, Mulcair switching policies in tight election
The Globe and Mail / Posted 2 days ago
Gerald Caplan is an Africa scholar, a former NDP national director and a regular panelist on CBC’s Power & Politics. Well, we were warned there was a mood for change in Canada, but we had no idea how ferocious this mood actually is. You might even... Read more
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Northern Echo
Hopscotch, kerby and tig in street games pilot projectThe cul-de-sac will still be accessible to those who live on the street but res
Hopscotch, kerby and tig in street games pilot project
Northern Echo / Posted 2 days ago
The cul-de-sac will still be accessible to those who live on the street but residents Mary Watts and Paul Grant will be acting as stewards by walking ahead of returning vehicles and whistling for children to pause their play. Cllr Tracy Harvey,... Read more
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Ipswich Star
Annual motorcycle rally brings in funds for new equipment at Ipswich HospitalTriangle Motorcycle Club annual charity rally from Orwell crossing More than 6
Annual motorcycle rally brings in funds for new equipment at Ipswich Hospital
Ipswich Star / Posted 2 days ago
Triangle Motorcycle Club annual charity rally from Orwell crossing More than 60 members of Ipswich Triangle Motorcycle Club set off through Suffolk yesterday morning to... Read more
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heraldscotland
Thief steals war memorial plaque featuring his great-grandfather's name and tries to sell it for scrapPerth Sheriff Court was told yesterday that Millar was now a pariah in his home
Thief steals war memorial plaque featuring his great-grandfather's name and tries to sell it for scrap
heraldscotland / Posted 2 days ago
Perth Sheriff Court was told yesterday that Millar was now a pariah in his home town because locals were so sickened by the theft. Jailing Millar for the maximum 12 months, Sheriff Valerie Johnston said: "War memorials are extremely important in... Read more
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Scotsman
Brian Monteith: SNP turns to Orwell for inspiration Actor Ronald Pickup plays George Orwell, writing his masterpiece on the island
Brian Monteith: SNP turns to Orwell for inspiration
Scotsman / Posted 3 days ago
Actor Ronald Pickup plays George Orwell, writing his masterpiece on the island of Jura. The books Ignorance is strength could be a mantra for the modern age in Scotland. Picture: Brian... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Pirouettes on Airstrip OneThe first ever ballet adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 is abo
Pirouettes on Airstrip One
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 4 days ago
The first ever ballet adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 is about to get its world premiere in Leeds. Choreographer Jonathan Watkins talks to Sarah Freeman about realising his childhood dream. There were two books which made an... Read more
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The Daily & Sunday Review
Home Textile Tool Museum ends season in styleORWELL TWP. - The Home Textile Tool Museum operates each year from May to Augus
Home Textile Tool Museum ends season in style
The Daily & Sunday Review / Posted 4 days ago
ORWELL TWP. - The Home Textile Tool Museum operates each year from May to August, and on Saturday it closed out the season with a community involved event dubbed Wool Waulking Day. Each year, the museum welcomes staff, volunteers and visitors to... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Scores from around OhioHigh-school football | Ada 69, McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley 21 Akr. Buchtel
Scores from around Ohio
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 5 days ago
High-school football | Ada 69, McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley 21 Akr. Buchtel 41, Cle. Hts. 6 Akr. Ellet 48, Akr. Springfield 21 Akr. SVSM 34, Lansing Everett, Mich. 20 Albany Alexander 45, Federal Hocking 14 Andover... Read more
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Orange County Register
More proof smart people can do dumb thingsGeorge Orwell said, “There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual c
More proof smart people can do dumb things
Orange County Register / Posted 5 days ago
George Orwell said, “There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.” As if determined to prove Orwell right, a Ph.D. candidate and former White House fellow suggests giving reparations to blacks for past wrongs by... Read more
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The Alliance Review
Friday night's high school football scoresFriday's Scores The Associated Press PREP FOOTBALL Ada 69, McGuffey Upper Sc
Friday night's high school football scores
The Alliance Review / Posted 5 days ago
Friday's Scores The Associated Press PREP FOOTBALL Ada 69, McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley 21 Akr. Buchtel 41, Cle. Hts. 6 Akr. Ellet 48, Akr. Springfield 21 Akr. SVSM 34, Lansing Everett, Mich. 20 Albany Alexander 45, Stewart Federal Hocking... Read more
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FOX 8 Cleveland
FNTD Game of the Week #1: Hornets tame the TigersOur Friday Night Touchdown Game of the Week was a battle between the Chagrin Fa
FNTD Game of the Week #1: Hornets tame the Tigers
FOX 8 Cleveland / Posted 5 days ago
Our Friday Night Touchdown Game of the Week was a battle between the Chagrin Falls Tigers and the Kirtland Hornets. The Hornets regular season winning streak still intact as they tamed the Tigers 24-9. Kirtland was led by running back Joey Bates who... Read more
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TheStreet.com
'1984,' the Sequel; Lessons Learned"The S&P 500 index rallied 107 points or 5.7% in 24 hours -- from the 1880 low
'1984,' the Sequel; Lessons Learned
TheStreet.com / Posted 5 days ago
"The S&P 500 index rallied 107 points or 5.7% in 24 hours -- from the 1880 low on Wednesday at 12:45 ET to Thursday at 12:45 ET. An afternoon tumble rescinded 334 points of the DJIA's 381 point-rally after ex-Philly Fed President Plosser stated on... Read more
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Daily Mail
Stalin's SUPERSPY: Etonian Guy Burgess biography reveals deadly secretSozzled seducer who was Stalin's SUPERSPY: Debauched and indiscreet, Old Etonia
Stalin's SUPERSPY: Etonian Guy Burgess biography reveals deadly secret
Daily Mail / Posted 5 days ago
Sozzled seducer who was Stalin's SUPERSPY: Debauched and indiscreet, Old Etonian Guy Burgess was a very unlikely KGB spy. But as a major biography reveals, that's what made him deadly Guy Burgess' upbringing was one of privilege, via Eton and... Read more
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Rutland Herald
Board doesn’t serve publicI read with utter disbelief the letter by Adam Berg (Herald, Aug. 17) in praise
Board doesn’t serve public
Rutland Herald / Posted 6 days ago
I read with utter disbelief the letter by Adam Berg (Herald, Aug. 17) in praise of the Public Service Board. The PSB is exactly the opposite of what its name suggests. It is, in fact, straight out of Orwell�s �1984.� Public: There is no public. The... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
What have we become? – Visnu Natesan Published: 28 August 2015 3:00 PM We are heading towards the path of being a
What have we become? – Visnu Natesan
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 6 days ago
Published: 28 August 2015 3:00 PM We are heading towards the path of being a lunatic society. All of us are closet racists. The truth seemed to only exist in our mind. We rarely say what we really think. We... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Fabulous Animal Farm should be performed in ParliamentGushing isn’t usually my forte, but this production is so fabulous that even th
Fabulous Animal Farm should be performed in Parliament
Daily Maverick / Posted 6 days ago
Gushing isn’t usually my forte, but this production is so fabulous that even the word fabulous barely does it justice. Yet I went alone, unwilling to risk taking anybody with me in case it was crap. That’s because the play was produced specifically... Read more
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The Telegraph
The new red lineEver since President Bill Clinton decided that Kashmir was the "world's most da
The new red line
The Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
Ever since President Bill Clinton decided that Kashmir was the "world's most dangerous place"- a realization that abruptly dawned after the nuclear tests of 1998 - the quest for an India-Pakistan settlement has been transformed into a thriving... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
The Libertines: 'It was a row that took 10 years to get over. Also, I stopped taking heroin all day, every day'Over cocktails and cigarettes in the Sir John Betjeman Suite at the St Pancras
The Libertines: 'It was a row that took 10 years to get over. Also, I stopped taking heroin all day, every day'
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 6 days ago
Over cocktails and cigarettes in the Sir John Betjeman Suite at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London, Pete Doherty and Carl Barât of the Libertines are talking about when they were happiest. On this point, at least, they agree. “The dream was... Read more
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The Addison County Independent
Vermont State Police log for 8/27: Rubbernecker hits first responder's carADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are reminding motorists to yield and slow
Vermont State Police log for 8/27: Rubbernecker hits first responder's car
The Addison County Independent / Posted 6 days ago
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are reminding motorists to yield and slow down when approaching crash scenes after a vehicle passing through a crash scene in Rutland last week sideswiped the vehicle of an Addison County first responder while he... Read more
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The Daily & Sunday Review
Sayre Historical Society invites all to come to the History FairFrom 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sept. 5, the Sayre Historical Society will host th
Sayre Historical Society invites all to come to the History Fair
The Daily & Sunday Review / Posted 6 days ago
From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sept. 5, the Sayre Historical Society will host the 5th annual History Fair at its museum location at 103 S. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, Pa. - rain or shine. The fair will feature displays of treasures from the past including... Read more
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Slate
Home Schooling Is Shockingly Underregulated. This Small but Fierce Lobbying Group Is Why.This story was reported through the nonprofit investigative news organization P
Home Schooling Is Shockingly Underregulated. This Small but Fierce Lobbying Group Is Why.
Slate / Posted 7 days ago
This story was reported through the nonprofit investigative news organization ProPublica. The Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University provided support for this project. In the fall of 2003, police in New Jersey received a... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Cubs appear poised to really break 'the curse'George Orwell probably had the most sullen assessment of sports. He called it,
Cubs appear poised to really break 'the curse'
Los Angeles Times / Posted 7 days ago
George Orwell probably had the most sullen assessment of sports. He called it, "War minus the shooting." In Orwell's eyes, serious sport has nothing to do with fair play or sportsmanship. "It is bound up with hatred, jealously, boastfulness,... Read more
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