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A New Collection, Well-Furnished With Munro's Best

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:30am

Family Furnishings collects 24 of short story master Alice Munro's best works. Reviewer Jane Ciabattari calls it a superb introduction to Munro, and a reminder that she's a writer to be cherished.

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A Great Director — Who's Also A Woman — Might Direct 'Wonder Woman'

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:07am

Breaking Bad and Game Of Thrones veteran Michelle MacLaren is reportedly a strong candidate to direct the upcoming Wonder Woman movie.

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3 New Ebola Therapies Will Be Tested; Liberia Lifts Emergency

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 7:45am

Two of the therapies that medical teams plan to start testing next month involve anti-viral drugs. In Liberia, the president has lifted a state of emergency.

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Hotel Breaks Simultaneous Breakfast-In-Bed Record

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 6:43am

A Shanghai hotel moved dozens of beds into a giant room, and served croissants and noodles to 388 people. That broke the previous record of 288.

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Top Stories: Comet Landing; Senate To Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 6:42am

Also: President Obama arrives in Burma for talks; a doctor in India is arrested after several women died following sterilization surgery; and a report says U.S. weather satellites were hacked.

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Congress Will Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline, With An Eye On Louisiana

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 6:37am

The two bills' sponsors — Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La. — are heading toward a runoff election next month.

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Led Zeppelin Reunion Story Was Apparently False

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 6:36am

Earlier this week, we reported on a story that suggested Led Zeppelin had been offered a lot of money to reunite, but it appears there have been no offers for a band reunion.

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'Three-Body Problem' Asks A Classic Sci-Fi Question, In Chinese

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 6:03am

Chinese sci-fi author Cixin Liu bridges the gap between East and West in his new novel, a tale of alien first contact influenced by Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke and Chinese history and mythology.

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Photo Shows Lander Sitting On Comet After Bounce-Landing

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 5:57am

Before the Philae lander came to rest on the surface of a comet Wednesday, it bounced — twice. The lander weighs far less on the comet than it did on Earth.

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