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Here’s a story that isn’t dominating the headlines, but deserves a close look: Three African authors are nominated for a relatively new fiction literature prize, and the finalist will walk away with £15,000 and a continental book tour....
Minneapolis-based Target, the second-biggest U.S. discounter, obtained creditor protection for the Canadian unit and said on Thursday it will seek to sell real estate assets, including leases for some 14.7 million square feet of retail space. Photo...
After a year where police brutality was in the spotlight, Attorney General Eric Holder has called for better record-keeping on police use of force. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder called...
The nominations for the 2015 Academy Awards were announced this morning. “Boyhood” received a total of six nominations, including best picture, best actor in a supporting role (Ethan Hawke), best actress in a supporting role (Particia...
A view is seen from the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma in the middle of the Amazon forest in Amazonas state January 10, 2015. Photo by Bruno Kelly/Reuters Last August, construction began deep in the Amazon rainforest...
“Gangnam Style” — at over 2 trillion views on YouTube, if for some reason you haven’t seen (or heard) this K-pop sensation, go ahead and click through. We’ll wait. Slightly more forgivable, although only less so, is...