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Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

Brit Pheiffer, a high school senior in Idaho, and her best friend Korbie are going camping and hopefully hiking in the Grand Tetons National Park during spring break. 218 more words

Historical Fiction

ISIS Video Intensifies Pressure on Britain

The release of a video showing the brutal murder of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff, who wrote for TIME and other news organizations, poses urgent questions not only for the U.S. 1,037 more words

Inside the Beslan School Siege, 10 Years On

They were dressed in their best, little girls in spotless white ruffled pinafores and boys in freshly pressed dress shirts buttoned to the collar. It was September 1, 2004, the start of school, a cause for celebration throughout Russia. 906 more words

Photo Essay

An emphatic 'no!' on paying ransom

Why in the world are we even debating this issue of paying ransom for hostages held by terror groups?

Yet we are at some level. 203 more words

National News

Dozens of Syrian army soldiers executed by Islamic State

A militant Islamist fighter waving a flag, cheers as he takes part in a military parade along the streets of Syria’s northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. 336 more words

Bell Canto by Ann Pachett

Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Harsh Language/Sexual Situations: Some

The Synopsis (From Amazon.com):

Somewhere in South America, at the home of the country’s vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. 558 more words
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