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U.S. President Barack Obama has tapped the highest-ranking U.S. diplomat in Cuba to be the first ambassador to the island in more than 50 years. But the appointment of Jeffrey DeLaurentis, which still must be confirmed by the Senate, is likely to set up a fierce fight with Republicans opposed to the normalization of relations with the communist nation. 133 more words

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The Korean man who attacked U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert with a knife last year was sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempted murder by the Supreme Court on Wednesday. 149 more words

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Mountain

There is a mountain in us such mountains are not meant to stop us or scare us but they  are meant for us to ascend and to keep going .

By:- Jolex

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EXPRESSIONS

I Muted Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton During the Debate. I Still Knew the Score. by JONATHAN MAHLER


By JONATHAN MAHLER

The idea was simple: to test the theory that what presidential candidates say during debates is less important than what they look like while they’re saying it. 12 more words

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Indian-origin lawyer shoots 9 in US, killed by police

Indian-origin lawyer shoots 9 in US, killed by police

An Indian-origin lawyer with apparent Nazi sympathies went on an early morning rampage in US’ Houston city shooting nine people on Monday before he was killed by police, according to authorities. 147 more words

You Were Never Really Here by Jonathan Ames (Pushkin Vertigo)

I love the Pushkin Vertigo series, a collection of classic, mind-bending crime novels by a variety of different authors from around the world. (My review of Boileau-Narcejac’s… 1,029 more words

Book Reviews

unsaid #50

h a i k u / 5-7-5

Manufactured gods
craving for flesh, bones and blood;
maggots crawl amok.

by drsva

The nude photographs of Bangkok-based…
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