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Pence pushes back against GOP calls to ‘defund the FBI’

Pence pushes back against GOP calls to ‘defund the FBI’

Placeholder while article actions load Former vice president Mike Pence pushed back Wednesday against those in his party who have called to “defund the FBI” after the bureau’s search of former president Donald Trump’s residence in Florida last week. Pence, appearing at a Politics & Eggs breakfast in New Hampshire, said he was “deeply troubled” …

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Zapato Power Series

What’s wrong? Shortly after moving into ZAPATO POWER SERIES’ Starwood Park Apartments, young Freddie Ramos discovers a mysterious gift for him: shoes (“zapatos” in Spanish). Not just any shoes, but shoes that let him run faster than anything else, shoes that help him race on a train and fly around. Using this secret superpower, Freddy …

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The Clackity

What’s the Story? At the beginning of The Clackity, 12-year-old Evie von Rathe sets out to save her aunt from a mysterious creature known as The Clackity. Evie must enter seven strange houses and uncover their secrets. Her horror missions are scary and fun until she comes face-to-face with the ghost of a serial killer. …

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Greenland

British author E. M. Forster, best known for his novels “Howard’s End,” “A Room with a View,” and “The Passage to India,” was a conscientious objector to military service during World War I. His community service took him to Alexandria, Egypt, where he worked for the British Red Cross. There, he met an Egyptian tram …

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Three authors show us how writing can turn adversity into beauty

What does this dangerous time of disease and destruction demand of us as readers and writers? Three new books highlight the power of the written word to foster creative responses to limitations and oppression — and inspire profound change within us. Dangerous Reading: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times by Azar Nafisi, On …

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Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?

In the early days of the pandemic lockdown, when we all acted as if we were stuck in a snowstorm that was about to thaw, I got the perfect TV show on Netflix: Derry Girls. Derry Girls is set in Derry, Northern Ireland in the mid-1990s, and captures the everyday life and anxieties of teenage …

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5 books that try to explain the unexplained: The prevalence of gun violence in America

As of May 31, there have been 233 mass shootings in 2022, according to the Gun Violence Archive, an independent group that collects data from more than 7,500 sources. These include last week’s massacre at Rob Elementary School in Uwald, Texas, that killed 19 children and two adults and injured many more. The U.S. Centers …

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This Time Tomorrow

Emma Straub’s fifth novel is an entertaining wizard that unleashes the magic of time travel and sweetens the exploration of potentially difficult issues like death, the passage of time, and very little Choices can change your life. In “This Time Tomorrow,” Alice Stern faces her own stagnation, trapped in the same cramped one-bedroom apartment and …

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Translating Myself and Others

In the mid-2000s, American writer Jhumpa Lahiri moved to Rome and began writing exclusively in Italian, a language she had long learned and loved. In 2016, she published a short book called In altre parole, translated into English as In Other Words, explaining the benefits of writing in the new language. It was translated into …

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