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5 Ridiculously Huge Crimes America Covered Up

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Everyone has something in their past they’d like to keep hidden. Not paying for those Cokes in the bottom of your grocery cart, an ill-advised breakdancing phase, a secret second family, etc. But whatever horrible sin you may think you’ve gotten away with (we know, Li’l B; we will always know), it’s nothing compared to some of the enormous crimes the U.S. government pulled off … 4 The US Government Gave An International Assassin And Terrorist Witness …

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Jerry Lewis, comedian, dies at 91

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(CNN)Jerry Lewis, the slapstick-loving comedian, innovative filmmaker and generous fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, died Sunday after a brief illness, said his publicist, Candi Cazau. He was 91. Lewis first gained fame for his frenzied comedy-and-music act with singer Dean Martin. When that ended in the mid-1950s, Lewis went solo, and by the early ’60s, he had become a top draw in movies such as “The Bellboy,” “The Nutty Professor” and “The …

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Squirrels Are Getting Seriously Tubby From The Warm Winter Weather

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The season of overindulgence has come and passed. But if you’re feeling riddled with guilt, building up the courage to renew your long-forgotten gym membership, these squirrels might make you feel a little better you’re not alone. The exceptionally mild winterin many areas of the worldhas led tosquirrels across europe and North America pilingon the pounds. The freakishly warm weather has meant trees still have an abundant banquetof nuts and seeds, which the squirrels havebeen taking …

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Partition, 70 years on: Salman Rushdie, Kamila Shamsie and other writers reflect

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… about their beginnings in the milieux that gave them their personalities. I think of it partly in the terms of two great languages: the near-loss of Urdu in the west; the bifurcation of Bengali in the east. Partition is not only about religion or the land that went to one side or the other; it signifies an irrevocable cultural shift. As with europe after the second world war, what was damaged irreparably in 1947 was a modern civility that possessed aremarkable delicacy. I encountered this …

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‘Valerian’ turns French comic into epic mess

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… forgiven for being mystified — not only by what’s happening in the movie, but why material that feels so generic, at least as adapted here, merited such extravagant treatment. If nothing else, those who lament Hollywood’s over-reliance on special effects have a shiny new example of such excess by way of europe, situated in a faraway galaxy that mostly makes one yearn to escape into the sunlight of planet Earth. “Valerian: The City of a Thousand Planets” opens July …

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MashReads Podcast: ‘The Idiot’ is one of the best books you’ll read all year

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Image: Penguin Press, Mashable Composite If there is one word to describe Elif Batuman’s new novel The Idiot, it’s the word “mundane.” And that just might be the novel’s greatest strength. The book follows the year in the life of Selin, a Turkish-American freshman at Harvard. As Selin goes through her freshman year, she must navigate getting along with her roommates, an infatuation/ relationship with an older Hungarian student, and later, a trip to europe to …

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Best holiday reads 2017, picked by writers part one

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… churned out by many though not all of todays creative writing industries. He has a brilliant mind, is a master of the compound pun and never writes for idiots; whats not to adore? Pankaj Mishra Writers from Russia and Eastern europe remain the most eloquent witnesses to the insidious appeal of authoritarianism and demagoguery, especially as it goes global. In Miosz: A Biography (Harvard) Andrzej Franaszeks life of Czesaw Miosz, we see a profound sensibility living through, and grasping, the …

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Election blind dates: Nigel Farage and Rachel Johnson – BBC News

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Nigel Farage Who are you? I’m Nigel Farage, aged 53. Former leader of UKIP, campaigned for Brexit. What are your political views? I’ve always thought that the UK should be – must be – an independent self-governing nation that makes its own laws, controls its own borders and chooses its own friends in the world. I don’t just want the UK to leave the EU, I want europe to leave the EU. How would you describe yourself? I’m a hard-working person, I’ve …

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Meme La France: To stop globalization, alt-right meme makers have begun a global movement

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… Rotterdam University in the Netherlands, doesn’t believe that the overseas attempt to harness a community into action has an easy path to victory. “There’s, however, one major obstacle for image meme campaigns in France and the rest of continental europe,” he said. “[I]mageboard and meme culture is a very specifically American phenomenon. Its popular cultural references and humor are incomprehensible to most europeans.” That lack of translation has not, and …

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