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Emily Fridlund's 6 favoriteThe Beast in the Jungle by Henry James (Dover, $4). James' ghost story The Turn of the Screw famously reckons with the unreliability of human perception. But I find his late novella The Beast in the... Jungle even more confounding when it comes to crises of vision and insight. It shows how a self-aggrandizing fantasy can distort an entire life. Lamb by Bonnie Nadzam (Other Press, $16). This is one of the most unflinching and seductive novels I know about a man's drive to deceive himself. David Lamb kidnaps an 11-year-old girl and takes her on a road trip out West, all the while telling himself, and her, the sweepingly romantic story that he is rescuing her from her lonely suburban life. Open City by Teju Cole (Random House, $16). Cole relays his narrator's observations of New York City -- and...
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Roy Moore campaign releasesPresident Trump is offering his voice in support of Roy Moore in Alabama.
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Faces of the fire: Victims inThey lost homes. They helped others. They worry about their future. They are the faces of the Thomas Fire.        
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US may sanction Russian firmsThe Trump administration is considering new sanctions to make sure Russia abides by the terms of a 1987 nuclear-arms treaty that limits intermediate-range missiles. Russian companies that helped... develop a new version of a banned cruise missile will bear the brunt of the sanctions being weighed by the Commerce Department, Politico reported. The US says...
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States are looking for newThe synthetic painkiller fentanyl has been the driving force behind the nation's opioid epidemic, killing tens of thousands of Americans last year in overdoses. Now two states want to use the drug's... powerful properties for a new purpose: to execute prisoners on death row. As Nevada and Nebraska...
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'World's biggest sleepout' toMore than 8,000 are sleeping rough overnight in sub-zero conditions to raise money to tackle homelessness.
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Brexit: MPs call forThe group wants 'national interest' to be put above politics with an EU Withdrawal Bill amendment.
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Priest who used to be KKKThe Rev. William Aitcheson told Philip and Barbara Butler he was “blinded by hate and ignorance” when he targeted them in 1977 at their home.        
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Authorities in the French port city of Calais say a ferry with 313 people onboard has run aground, interrupting boat traffic across the English Channel. The Pas-de-Calais prefecture said the …
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The top U.S.-led coalition commander is congratulating Iraq on defeating the Islamic State group. In a statement released by the coalition Sunday, U.S. Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk II pledged …
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Anti-Trump protesters inScores of Lebanese and Palestinian demonstrators have clashed with security forces outside the US Embassy in Beirut over President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as... Israel’s capital. The protesters gathered hundreds of yards away from the embassy on Sunday, where they burned an effigy of Trump, U.S. and Israeli flags, as well as piles...
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GOP tax plan diverges wildlyThe GOP tax plan on the cusp of becoming law diverges wildly from the promises President Donald Trump and top advisers said they would deliver for the middle class - an evolution that shows how... traditional Republican orthodoxy swamped Trump's distinctive brand of economic populism as it moved through...
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Trump drinks 12 Cokes andDonald Trump voraciously drinks Diet Coke, is addicted to news and uses TV to manipulate his own moods, insiders say - and aides know he'll be grumpy if he's watched Morning Joe.
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Pablo Escobar’s hit manColombian authorities are seeking to re-arrest a former hit man for the late drug lord Pablo Escobar.        
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United Nations, North KoreaOfficials say the Korean peninsula situation is the world's most dangerous security issue
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An Italian right-wing party leader has used a rally opposing easier citizenship for foreigners to seek more support in Italy's upcoming election. Matteo Salvini, head of the anti-migrant Northern... League, …
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A leading activist in the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, has likened her group's aim with her struggle to survive the atomic bombing …
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The United Nations children's agency says 137 children stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital require immediate medical evacuation amid a crippling siege in which five have died...
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Roy Moore aide 'highly' doubtsMoore's strategist said he expect his candidate to win Tuesday.
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WATCH: Sheriff's deputyCellphone video and body-cam footage has emerged showing the moment that a man was shot and killed by a Broward Sheriff's Office deputy in Lauderdale Lakes.
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The UK Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, ended a trip to Iran on Sunday with no announcement on the fate of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British woman who has been in a Tehran jail since April 2016... on spying charges.
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Chennai Six's Billy Irving: 'IFormer soldier 'disgusted and betrayed' by FCO as his fiancee accuses Boris Johnson of hypocrisy following release of men A former British soldier who spent four years in an Indian prison has said he... will never forgive the UK government for failing to do enough to secure his release. Billy Irving, 37, touched down at Glasgow airport on Wednesday, the first of the so-called Chennai Six to arrive back in the UK after they were jailed in the southern Indian city on weapons charges.
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Nureyev premieres in MoscowRussia's political elite enjoy ballet about famous dancer at Bolshoi Theatre but Kirill Serebrennikov is conspicuously absent The most hotly anticipated and controversial Russian ballet in years has... been premiered as Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre finally staged Nureyev, which tells the life story of the dancer. The theatre's best dancers took to the stage on Saturday night with much of the Russian elite in the audience. But the ballet's director, Kirill Serebrennikov, was conspicuously absent, having spent the past few months under house arrest.
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Kuwait has announced new picks for Cabinet, with five out of 16 members hailing from the royal family, including the ruler's son who has been chosen to head the Defense …
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North Atlantic right whalesNoaa scientist: 'You do have to use the extinction word' Study suggests whales leave protected areas to feed US federal officials say it is time to consider the possibility that North Atlantic right... whales could become extinct, unless new steps are taken to protect them. Related: North Atlantic's greatest survivors are hunted once more
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