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Provocative study finds popular opinion has near-zero impact in D.C. Read full story for latest details.
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Nina Cassian dies at 89; Romanian poet granted asylum in U.S. Nina Cassian found refuge after the secret police discovered her critical poetry in 1985. She wrote 50 books and translated Shakespeare, Moliere and Bertolt Brecht.Romanian poet and translator Nina Cassian, who obtained political asylum in the United Stat
Los Angeles Times | 3 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Lois Wallace, a Respected Agent of Prominent Authors, Dies at 73 Ms. Wallace formed a small but prestigious literary agency that represented Erich Segal, William F. Buckley Jr., Joan Didion and Don DeLillo.
New York Times | 5 hours, 25 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Adrianne Wadewitz, 37, Wikipedia Editor, Dies After Rock Climbing Fall Ms. Wadewitz, a British literature scholar, completed more than 49,000 edits on the online encyclopedia, and was an influential editor there, focusing on womens biographies.
New York Times | 5 hours, 29 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Emotions, questions mount as S. Korea ferry rescue efforts continue As rescuers struggled to find some 270 people still missing and feared dead, officials say the investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster is focusing on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and whether a quicker evacuation order c
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Bill Driscoll - obituary Prison governor awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal for taking on an inmate who was wielding a knife
Telegraph.co.uk | 9 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Jacques Servier, Accused of Hiding Risks of Drugs His Firm Made, Dies at 92 Laboratoires Servier, the pharmaceutical company founded by Mr. Servier, was hailed as a champion of French business until its diabetes drug was withdrawn from the market.
New York Times | 11 hours, 16 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Brewers seek to rekindle Belgium's love of beer DWORP, Belgium (AP) The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub "In de Welkom" has peeled almost beyond recognition. Owner Leza Wauters, a tough 87-year-old, is holding on to her business but can't say how much longer. Sooner or l
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Nina Cassian, Exiled Romanian Poet, Dies at 89 Ms. Cassian sought refuge in the United States after her poems satirizing the regime of President Nicolae Ceausescu fell into the hands of the secret police.
New York Times | 19 hours, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
PASSINGS: Phillip Hayes Dean, Cheo Feliciano, Hal Cooper Phillip Hayes Dean, 83, 'Paul Robeson' playwright; Cheo Feliciano, 78, famed salsa singer; Hal Cooper, 91, director of TV's 'Maude,' 'Dick Van Dyke Show'Phillip Hayes Dean
Los Angeles Times | 20 hours, 10 minutes ago | comment? | recommend