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Boko Haram Says Kidnapped Girls Are Now 'Married'

Saturday, November 01, 2014

The Nigerian extremist group says more than 200 girls it kidnapped from a school in April have been married to fighters. The group also denies stories that it has reached a cease fire deal.

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Book News: J.K. Rowling Exposes Origin Of Harry Potter's 'Twee' Nemesis

Friday, October 31, 2014

Dolores Umbridge, enemy of the boy wizard, gets profiled in a new story from Rowling on Halloween. Also: Goodnight Moon goes bilingual, and a campaign for diverse books turns to crowd-funding.

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Book News: Remembering Poet Galway Kinnell, Whose Song Said Everything

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Pulitzer Prize winner has died at the age of 87. In his deceptively simple poetry and in his activism, Kinnell sought to broaden his audience, even while grappling with difficult themes.

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Book News: Young Adult And Kids' Lit Boost E-Book Revenue

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

From January to July, e-book revenue grew 7.5 percent compared with the same period last year. Also: R.L. Stine tweets a horror, and poets slip into something a bit sexier.

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Thieves Tunnel Into Indian Bank Vault — From Across The Street

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

When a bank in northern India opened for business Monday, the staff was surprised to find the strongroom breached from underground. Local media say the crime resembles a movie plot.

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Australia Blocks New Visas From West Africa Over Ebola Outbreak

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says Australia's steps to keep Ebola from crossing its borders include "temporarily suspending our immigration program, including our humanitarian program."

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Book News: 2 Popular Books May Be Coming To TV

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ann Leckie's sci-fi epic Ancillary Justice and Karen Russell's St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves have been optioned for TV. Meanwhile, a long-lost Malcolm Lowry novel sees publication.

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CDC Chief Announces New Shift In Ebola Protocols

Monday, October 27, 2014

The new protocol announced by Dr. Tom Frieden on Monday stops short of the mandatory 21-day quarantines imposed by some states. Instead, it relies on individual assessment and close monitoring.

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CVS Pulls Apple Pay, And Many See A Fight Over Mobile Wallets

Monday, October 27, 2014

Rite Aid took the same step, leading many observers to note that the two companies are part of a group of retailers that's developing its own payment system, called CurrentC.

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Ronnie Milsap Joins Country Music's Hall Of Fame

Monday, October 27, 2014

Milsap's career ranged from playing on the 1960s Elvis hit "Kentucky Rain" to his own solo success in the '70s and '80s. One of his biggest hits was 1980's "Smoky Mountain Rain."

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N.J. Says Quarantined Nurse Will Be Discharged, Allowed To Leave

Monday, October 27, 2014

Kaci Hickox, the nurse who spent the weekend in mandatory quarantine after arriving in New Jersey from West Africa, will be discharged from the hospital and allowed to leave the state, officials say.

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LeVar Burton Reads 'Go The [Expletive] To Sleep'

Sunday, October 26, 2014

To any over-exhausted parents who suspect they're hallucinating, we assure you: Former Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton gave a reading of the 2011 best-seller this weekend.

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Christie Defends Quarantine And Jabs At CDC Over Ebola

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Dr. Anthony Fauci, leader of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, disagrees, says the quarantine could hamper efforts to combat the deadly outbreak in West Africa.

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Nurse Criticizes Quarantine After Negative Ebola Test, Hires Lawyer

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Kaci Hickox says she doesn't have a fever; a preliminary blood test came back negative for Ebola. She reportedly hired a civil rights attorney to work for her release Sunday.

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Brazil Picks New President In A Tight Race Of Stark Contrasts

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The race has come down to competing visions for the future of Latin America's largest economy, put forth by leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff and center-right challenger Aecio Neves.

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Federal Agencies Recognize Gay Marriages In 6 More States

Saturday, October 25, 2014

With the addition of Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming, the federal government now recognizes same-sex marriage in 32 states and the capital.

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Jack Bruce, Bassist And Singer For Cream, Dies At 71

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Playing alongside Eric Clapton on guitar and Ginger Baker on drums, Bruce sang such hits as "Sunshine of Your Love," "White Room" and "I Feel Free."

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'Near-Space Dive' Sets New Skydive Record, 25 Miles Above Earth

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Google's Alan Eustace fell from an altitude of more than 135,000 feet, plummeting for some 15 minutes. The jump broke the record of 127,852 feet that Felix Baumgartner set in 2012.

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New Incan Find One-Ups Peru's Famous 12 Angle Stone

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The find was announced by Peru's Ministry of Culture, which says the 13-angled stone was part of a water system that irrigated a strategically important area southeast of Lima.

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Details Emerge About Washington State High School Shooting

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Students of Marysville-Pilchuck High School describe a desperate scene — and in at least one case, a teacher is being credited with helping to prevent more killing.

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