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The literary prize, which honors fiction that tackles tough social issues, has announced a longlist of 16 titles. The nominees for the $35,000 prize include some big names and plenty of debuts.
Nov. 14, 2019
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Wolf had authored a memo calling for the separation of families at the border. Cuccinelli is an immigration hard-liner who was once seen as President Trump's pick for the top job.
Nov. 14, 2019
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A sweeping study in The Lancet finds that longstanding progress in treating diseases and reducing childhood deaths is in jeopardy.
Nov. 14, 2019
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Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the civil war-era defense secretary, is considered a hero to many majority Buddhists but the prospect of his winning Saturday's presidential election terrifies some minorities.
Nov. 14, 2019
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Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor and top State Department official George Kent testified in an open hearing Wednesday, the first of many to come in the impeachment inquiry.
Nov. 14, 2019
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The full D.C. Circuit voted 8-3 not to reconsider an earlier decision by a three-judge panel that ruled against the president. Trump's lawyer says he will appeal to the Supreme Court.
Nov. 14, 2019
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The former Massachusetts governor is joining the race after briefing elected officials and supporters. Patrick had earlier decided against a run out of concern about how it might affect his family.
Nov. 14, 2019
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The CIA's use of torture after the Sept. 11 attacks has led to years of legal battles at the U.S. military court in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, where 40 accused terrorists are still being held.
Nov. 14, 2019
The requirements for the Nov. 20 debate, hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post, were stricter than they have been — and December's bar is even higher.
Nov. 14, 2019
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In most states, a person who commits a property crime can face a felony murder charge if it results in someone being killed, even unintentionally. Juvenile justice advocates say the law is unfair.
Nov. 14, 2019
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The National Transportation Safety Board says it has issued almost two dozen safety recommendations in the past 20 years and not all have been implemented.
Nov. 14, 2019
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The latest remains were found in a burned forest in New South Wales on Wednesday night. As of Thursday morning, there were nearly 70 fires in that state, and more than 70 in neighboring Queensland.
Nov. 13, 2019
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Investigators found that the mass shooter was socially isolated and had some personal problems, but found no clear warning signs ahead of the attack.
Nov. 13, 2019
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When Suriya Paprajong arrived in Greenland in 2001, he didn't even have a coat. These days, his eatery in Qaqortoq, population 3,000, is a local favorite, melding Thai flavors with an Arctic twist.
Nov. 13, 2019
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President Trump welcomed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the Oval Office just weeks after Turkish forces stormed into Syria. But in Congress, there's a bipartisan push to punish Turkey.
Nov. 13, 2019

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