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Book News: Former Poet Laureate Robert Hass Wins $100,000 Poetry Prize

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 6:37am

Also: Leslie Jamison on a lonely whale; Ben Lerner on writing fiction.

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Ukrainian President Says Russian Troops Have Entered His Country

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 6:23am

One official called the latest Russian incursion a "full-scale invasion." Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on the U.N. Security Council to offer an assessment of the "sharp aggravation."

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'Kill My Mother' Is A Darkly Drawn Confection

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 6:03am

Veteran cartoonist Jules Feiffer has just written his first graphic novel, the noirish Kill My Mother. Reviewer Alan Cheuse is discovering graphic novels equally late, but still finds it a good read.

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Telling Crimea's Story Through Children's Books

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 6:02am

Blending history, myth and geopolitics, Lily Hyde uses fairy tales to teach children and young adults about Eastern European history. To cover the current unrest, though, she's put fiction on hold.

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China Accuses Panda Of Faking Pregnancies To Get Treats

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:55am

When pandas have symptoms of pregnancy, keepers put them in private rooms and feed them extra food. When it's clear the pandas aren't pregnant, some maintain the act to keep the better accommodations.

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Jamaica Sets Its Sights On Winter Olympic Hockey Team

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:37am

Payers recently gathered in Toronto for the Jamaica Olympic Ice Hockey Federation trials. The Toronto Sun is accusing Jamaica of "poaching" Canadians of Jamaican descent.

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