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›  Prolific Science Fiction And Fantasy Author Ursula K. Le Guin Dies At 88
Author Ursula K. Le Guin has died at age 88. She was a prolific writer of science fiction and fantasy who brought feminism into her work and raised the genres into literature.
›  Ursula K. Le Guin, Whose Novels Plucked Truth From High Fantasy, Dies At 88
The author, best known for works such as the Earthsea series and The Left Hand of Darkness, used her fantastic realms to grapple with difficult themes. She leaves a legacy as a literary trailblazer.
›  China Seizes Publisher Of Banned Books Again ? Just Months After Releasing Him
Gui Minhai, a Hong Kong-based bookseller with Swedish citizenship, was on a train to Beijing for medical treatment when police detained him. Now, Swedish authorities are demanding answers.
›  The Far Out History Of How Hippie Food Spread Across America
Finding granola, hummus, organic produce and whole grains is easy now, but it wasn't always. Jonathan Kauffman's new book, Hippie Food, explores the people and places that expanded America's palate.
›  'The Friend' Is No Shaggy Dog Story
Sigrid Nunez's new novel follows a woman mourning the suicide of a close friend, mentor and fellow writer ? and the upheaval after she reluctantly takes in his huge, bereft (and smelly) Great Dane.
›  Alan Alda Wants Us To Have Better Conversations
We've all experienced miscommunications. Their consequences can range from hilarious... to disastrous. The actor Alan Alda ? yes, that Alan Alda ? wants to help us avoid them.
›  'How Democracies Die' Authors Say Trump Is A Symptom Of 'Deeper Problems'
Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt are experts in what makes democracies healthy ? and what leads to their collapse. They warn that American democracy is in trouble.
›  'The Perfect Nanny' Is The Working Mother's Murderous Nightmare
Leila Slimani's taut new novel centers on a nanny who kills her two young charges. Critic Maureen Corrigan says despite its retrograde message, The Perfect Nanny is a guilty pleasure.
›  Escaping Boko Haram In 'A Gift From Darkness'
Writer Andrea Hoffmann tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro the story of Patience Ibrahim, a teenager captured and brutalized by Boko Haram. Ibrahim and Hoffmann co-authored the book A Gift from Darkness.
›  Ten Years After The Rising, 'Iron Gold' Asks: What Now?
Pierce Brown's rip-roaring Romans-in-space series Red Rising seemed to come to a triumphant end with last year's Morning Star. But what was the cost of that triumph, and where will it lead?
›  Crime Is Down In American Cities, And 'Uneasy Peace' Explains Why
Contrary to what you might see on TV, homicide, assault and rapes have decreased in big cities since the 1970s. Patrick Sharkey attributes the change, in part, to something that happened in the '90s.
›  How The Man In The Apartment Hit Big With 'The Woman In The Window'
Take a pinch of Hitchcock, a bit of Gone Girl, stir in a mysterious author and you've got the recipe for something unusual: One of the rare debut novels to hit number one its first week on the market.
 

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Democrats withdraw offer to fund Trump's border wall
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats said on Tuesday they had withdrawn an offer to fund U.S. ...
 
›  Kentucky school shooting kills 2, wounds 13, teen arrested
›  Turkey's Halkbank working with U.S. Treasury, Justice Department after Iran case: Simsek on Bloomberg HT
›  U.S. investigators to probe crash between Tesla vehicle, fire truck
›  Five bodies recovered in Oklahoma oil well explosion: sheriff
›  U.S. lets more healthcare workers prescribe opioid addiction treatment
›  U.S. attorney general orders probe of FBI agents' text messages
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Militants storm Save the Children aid group office in Afghanistan
JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Four gunmen stormed an office of the Save the Children ...
 
›  Alienation drives young Palestinians beyond politics
›  Swiss marchers protest against Trump, break through Davos security cordon
›  U.N. calls on Myanmar for unhindered access to Rohingya camps
›  Syria says claims it uses chemical weapons 'lies'
›  Mattis sees Indonesian forces drink snake blood, roll in glass
›  Qatar Airways to comply with TSA's tougher cargo screening
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Tennis: Chung blazes trail into Australian Open semi-finals
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Chung Hyeon's trailblazing run through the Australian Open continued...
 
›  Tennis: Halep roars back to dismantle Pliskova
›  Serena to play Fed Cup tie against Netherlands
›  Tennis: Volatile times ahead as slams plan return to 16 seeds
›  Tennis: Steely Edmund keeps it simple as final beckons
›  Kerber crushes Keys to reach Melbourne Park semis
›  Wozniacki sees off Suarez Navarro to reach semi-finals
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Asia shares take a breather, dollar sold anew
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets took a time out on Wednesday as investors were left...
 
›  Mnuchin welcomes weaker dollar as U.S. makes Davos investment push
›  Battle of the beans: Monsanto faces a fight for soy market
›  Air Baltic says likely to order Bombardier jets in coming months
›  Puerto Rico utility sale sets up fight with creditors
›  2018 global growth to roll to highs not seen in eight years: Reuters poll
›  Toys "R" Us says to shut a fifth of its U.S. stores
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Ex-Obama administration official in exclusive talks with Weinstein Co: source
(Reuters) - The Weinstein Company has entered into exclusive negotiations t...
 
›  Radio host Keillor fired over 'dozens' of incidents: network
›  U.S. author Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88: family
›  Hindu groups call for all-India protest ahead of controversial movie release
›  'Shape of Water', 'Three Billboards' lead best picture race after Oscar nominations
›  'Wonder Woman' stumbles, 'Get Out' surprises at Oscar nominations
›  In Davos, Cate Blanchett jokes about playing Melania Trump
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Tesla sets massive stock awards for Musk based on boosting market value
BANGALORE/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley billionaire Elon Musk could earn as muc...
 
›  Texas Instruments' revenue growth slowdown rattles investors
›  Facebook buys Boston software company that authenticates IDs
›  Apple launches HomePod voice speaker, takes on Google, Amazon
›  Online lender SoFi nabs Twitter executive Noto as CEO
›  Google, Tencent, Sequoia China join $15 million funding for pharma startup XtalPi
›  Qualcomm fine from EU antitrust regulators expected Wednesday: source
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Pope defends in-flight wedding from conservative headwinds
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday defended his decision to marry a...
 
›  Prize camels keep tradition alive in changing Saudi, but please no Botox!
›  In Year of the Dog, Malaysia plays down, skirts dog decorations
›  Beijing to launch campaign to root out 'low taste' video games: Xinhua
›  Eastern U.S. cougar declared extinct 80 years after last sighting
›  Craft and tech mingle at French couture house Fournie
›  Mexican hotel keeping Hotel California name after Eagles settlement
       
 
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