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Man Booker Prize 2016: Paul Beatty wins with his novel The Sellout

Published in the U.S. previous year, The Sellout tells the story of a nameless narrator, an African American who grows artisanal marijuana and watermelons in his Los Angeles neighbourhood. Chair of the five judges for the £50,000 ($60,900) prize Amanda Foreman said, " The Sellout " had been a unanimous choice, reached after a meeting lasting some four hours.

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Paul Beatty's The Sellout wins 2016 Man Booker Prize for fiction

Those moves land him at the Supreme Court where the books begins. The language is uncompromising and may offend some readers. Beatty has admitted readers might find it a hard book to digest, but Foreman said that was no bad thing. In the past, Beatty has admitted that readers might find the book a bit hard to digest, but historian Amanda Foreman , who chaired this year's judging panel, said that was no bad thing.

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4th to face charges in Terre Haute radio personality's death

On Monday, police found Matt Luecking dead inside of his apartment on Jackboot Court in the Village Quarter apartment complex. The suspect is identified as Donald Featherstone, according to a press release from the Terre Haute Police Department Tuesday night.

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Verizon CEO Sees 'Logic' of AT&T-TW Deal (T, TWX)

But he didn't make it clear why buying Time Warner is necessary to offer that streaming package-while its pricing wasn't unveiled until today, AT&T announced plans for DirecTV Now almost eight months ago. The price tag also puts DirectTV Now in direct competition with rival services such as Sling, which starts at $20 per month for 50 channels, and Sony's PlayStation Vue, which starts at $40 for at least 60 channels.

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First bus carrying migrants leaves Calais 'Jungle' ahead of demolition of camp

French authorities are now in the process of demolishing the so-called "Jungle" refugee camp in Calais, where an estimated 1,000 children are thought to live. Dorothy Sang, working on the ground for Save the Children, said the camp was being made even more risky by demolition starting before everyone had left.

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Lawyer says accused Kendall Jenner stalker meant her no harm

McKenzie was arrested in August for allegedly following the 20-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star up her gated driveway and then banging on her auto window to catch her attention. McKenzie was arrested August 14 after approaching Jenner as she waited for the 13-foot-tall gate to her property to close after she drove through. In the prosecution's closing argument, Deputy City Attorney Alex T.

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Nick Kyrgios Fined $16.5K By ATP For Tanking In Shanghai

Kyrgios, who won the Japan Open title last week, was booed off the court during a petulant display on Wednesday, which included tame serves and walking out of points before they were finished. Djokovic , speaking after cruising into the Shanghai Masters quarterfinals, said he had only made arrangements with the German great for the rest of the season.

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Told To Lose Weight, Icelander Quits Miss Grand International

And that's what I'm gonna remember. Miss Iceland said she didn't take the owner's comments to heart, adding, "Personally, I think I'm fine as I am". Arna Ýr has reportedly sent a letter to the owner of the contest telling him how ridiculous his message was and advising him that if he wants to hold an global beauty contest he needs to learn to appreciate worldwide beauty.

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'The Walking Dead' Season 7, Episode 1 Recap: Two Deaths Shock Audiences

Steven Yeun, who said goodbye to the show with the gnarly premiere, has finally opened up about his character's finale words to Maggie. In the most heartbreaking farewell, he called to his wife and promised, " Maggie, I'll find you ". For those who aren't quite up to speed with The Walking Dead's recent storylines, hero Rick Grimes and his ragtag band of zombie apocalypse survivors were taken captive by a loquacious guy named Negan who decided he had to make the group pay for killing ...

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4 still in critical condition after bus crash

A maintenance crew had slowed down traffic on the highway through Sunday night, and the work had gone on for hours without problems. Riverside County authorities noted that they were in contact with the Japanese, Mexican and Australian consulates, but also that the vast majority of passengers aboard the bus were Latino.

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Paul Beatty's 'The Sellout' is first US Booker Prize victor

In an emotional acceptance speech he said: "writing has given me a life". "It is both amusing and painful at the same time, and it is really a novel for our times", she said. This is the third year that the prize has been open to writers of any nationality, writing originally in English and published in the UK. The award, as well as its £50,000 ($61,000) prize, was presented Tuesday night in London by Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, at a black-tie dinner whose guests included former ...

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In critical Florida, Hillary Clinton warns against complacency

Vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine also barnstormed the state with four rallies on Sunday and Monday. "The tightrope you walk is that assuming a Hillary win can potentially depress your base" voters' turnout, said GOP pollster Jon McHenry.

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Aaron Chalmers' girlfriend revealed - and it's NOT Nicole Bass!

The former TOWIE star spilled the beans on the end of their engagement - claiming that it was down to HER boozing. "I'm quite a protective boyfriend and I knew when she did go out, she'd get really drunk", he said. There's no love lost between former betrothed couple Marnie Simpson and Ricky Rayment. However, just three months later their fairy-tale ended with Marnie calling the relationship "the biggest mistake of my life".

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Simpsons writer Kevin Curran dies at the age of 59

Curran passed away at his Los Angeles home and was 59 years old. Throughout his career, Curran won six Emmys, including three as a producer on The Simpsons and three as a writer for Late Night with David Letterman , where he worked from 1984 to 1989.

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Madeleine Thien's story of revolutionary China favourite to win Man Booker Prize

Beatty's satire beat out 155 competitors. " The Sellout is a novel for our times". "This was one of the most extraordinary days of my life", Ms. Thien said after the event. Ending his speech, Beatty said: "I tend to keep my head underground, like an ostrich I think". Beatty's novel overcame competition from bookies favourite Madeleine Thien's Do Not Say We Have Nothing (Granta Books), tipped most likely to win at odds of 7/2 from William Hill, as well as from "the people's favourite" ...

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In a tense campaign season, Texas ad takes humorous approach

If that happens, though, it won't be because Daugherty did a poor job of introducing himself or his values to voters. Instead it is a folksy, lighthearted and self-deprecating one minute ad for Gerald Daugherty who is seeking re-election for his seat on the Travis County Commissioners Court in Texas.

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BBC preheats its ovens for Great British Bake Off final

The BBC is set to hold an inquiry into how it lost the show. The result will then be revealed in front of the trio's family, friends and their former Bake Off colleagues. Since winning the show Nadiya has gone on to release two cookbooks including Nadiya's Kitchen and children's book Bake Me a Story. Series five - Retired grandmother of eight Nancy Birtwhistle now writes about the show for the Telegraph.

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Gareth Edwards teases conflict within the Empire for Rogue One

Krennic poses another problem in that he appears to be a pretty visual player in the Empire, but we know he's not big enough to be in Darth Vader's inner circle in George Lucas' original trilogy. The actor plays Orson Krennic, a man in the pay of the empire. His humble origins prevent him him from getting anywhere significant, which smartly emulates what happens with people in the real world and introduces a great dynamic: He's the guy in charge of their weapon (the deadliest in the galaxy), ...

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Bob Dylan branded 'arrogant' over Nobel snub

Awarding the prize, the Swedish Royal Academy said: "Dylan has the status of an icon". The world was stunned to here that Dylan had been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. On Saturday, an academy member called Dylan "impolite and arrogant". "The ball lies entirely on his half", he added. Jean-Paul Sartre is the only known victor of the literature prize to have declined the award voluntarily.

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Khloe Kardashian wants a boob job

It was reported that Khloe was growing tiresome - and anxious - over Odom's constant insistence in communication, something that she reportedly didn't want. And the website states that the settlement - which reportedly was signed on Friday - is now just waiting for the judge's signature. He's the coolest guy in the world - and you know, Khloé's always loved basketball.

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Backup dancer for Beyoncé, Rihanna missing

Police say her phone was found at a bridal store in NYC's Chelsea neighborhood. Quigley created the first high heel dance class at a studio in her hometown of Los Angeles and later brought the workshop to New York City. Quigley's father said she wrote an odd text to a friend recently, along the lines of: " Get ready, it's about to happen and I'm going to need you to sub for me ".

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Most see a Clinton victory and a fair count ahead

Nevertheless time is running out for Mr Trump to make a comeback in the polls before election day in just two weeks. 'No presidential candidate, Republican or Democrat, has ever said this, ' Clinton continued. The election isn't rigged. Analysts for the conservative watchdog evaluated evening news coverage on ABC , CBS and NBC during a 12-week period from July through mid-October to find that 91 percent of the stories about Mr.

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France starts clearing 'jungle' migrant camp in Calais

There they will be separated into four groups for families, single men, unaccompanied minors and other people considered vulnerable before boarding one of 60 buses that will take them to almost 300 shelters nationwide. France's far-right National Front party said the government plan would create mini-Calais camps across the country. After months of planning, France has taken the first steps to shut down the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais .

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Bob Dylan branded 'arrogant' over Nobel Prize snub

The literature prize and five other Nobel Prizes will be officially conferred in Stockholm on December 10, the anniversary of award founder Alfred Nobel's death in 1896. Bob Dylan performs during a segment honoring Director Martin Scorsese, recipient of the Music + Film Award, at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles January 12, 2012.

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Little Mix to join Nick Grimshaw at BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards

The annual Teen Awards presented this year by Nick Grimshaw, and his Radio 1 Breakfast Show co-host Dua Lipa as well as Bastille's Dan and Kyle, also saw a string of celebrities including Little Mix, Shawn Mendez, The Vamps and DNCE perform.

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Blake Lively hosts 40th party for Ryan Reynolds

Excuse us while we go #swoon. Missing in the photo of the lovely couple are their first-born James who is 22 months old and their new baby who is three weeks old, according to E! Everrrrr. So she remembers how lucky she is", Ryan tweeted. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have long given us suspicions they might be the most awesome, sweetest, funniest and cutest celebrity couple of the moment.

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Novelist Paul Beatty Is First American To Win Britain's Man Booker Prize

He is the first American to win the prize, which was only open to US authors in 2014. " The Sellout " is 54-year-old Beatty's fourth novel. Beatty's £50,000 win was announced at a black tie dinner at London's Guidhall. Mr. Beatty said he was overwhelmed by the prize. He said: "I'm not sure how I define it". "I don't want to get all dramatic and say "writing has saved my life", but writing has given me a life".

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Benedict Cumberbatch hails 'true superheroes' at charity awards

The 40-year-old said it felt like the "end of an era". A spokeswoman for the Sherlock star said: "Everybody is absolutely thrilled". They announced that they were expecting their first child in January 2015, two months after their engagement and one month before their Valentine's Day wedding on the Isle of Wight.

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Paul Beatty's 'The Sellout' is first US Booker Prize winner

The Duchess of Cornwall, an avid reader , will present the prestigious literary award to the victor at a ceremony in London - the fourth time she has handed over the prize. They were Deborah Levy (UK) for " Hot Milk " (Hamish Hamilton), Graeme Macrae Burnet (UK) for " His Bloody Project " (Contraband), Ottessa Moshfegh (US) for " Eileen " (Jonathan Cape), David Szalay (Canada-UK) for " All That Man Is " (Jonathan Cape) and Madeleine Thien (Canada) for " Do Not Say We Have Nothing " (Granta ...

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Samajwadi Party Chief Ministerial Candidate Pending: Shivpal Yadav or Akhilesh Yadav?

Mulayam strongly defended party's Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, who is being blamed by the Akhilesh faction for the rift in the family, asking 'why drag him into all this.my family and party are united. Later, Shivpal had snatched mike from Akhilesh and had called him a liar. Thousands of partymen who gathered outside the party office once again looked lost and disappointed after Mulayam failed to give them any definite direction, without which the party stands in disarray at a time when it ...

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Kris Jenner banned Kylie from surgery

Kylie Jenner is allegedly looking to land her own reality series spinoff while Keeping Up with the Kardashians remains on hiatus, and Kylie's ambitious plans could be causing tension between the reality star and big sister Kim Kardashian.

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Zack Snyder Reveals New Look at Wonder Woman in Justice League

Taking part in the event held on Friday at United Nations headquarters were, among others, actresses Lynda Carter - who played Wonder Woman on television in the 1970s - and Gal Gadot , the new superheroine. The announcement came a few days after Antonio Guterres , the former prime minister of Portugal, was chosen to be the next secretary general, disappointing women's groups who had campaigned for the first woman to be appointed the world's diplomat-in-chief.

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Melania Trump: Donald Was 'Egged On' into 'Boys Talk'

Melania said that her son talks about the campaign, and she teaches him that "there are consequences. and he needs to be careful in the language he uses", which, once again, may be better served teaching her husband. 'This was all organized from the opposition. Since then, Clinton continued, Trump said he could "not possibly have done those things to those women because they were not attractive enough".

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The Walking Dead 7.01 - The Day Will Come When You Won't Be

Yes, not only did Abraham die in the first episode , but Glenn, poor Glenn, was beaten to death in front of his horrified wife, Maggie, during the season seven premiere. The Mirror quotes Yeun, who of course played Glenn, as saying, "I suppose Daryl is the type of person that would shoulder that type of blame". Negan then wanted to show all its power by killing a second member of the group.

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Two weeks to Election Day

At the very least, ObamaCare's ongoing implosion could have an effect on House and Senate races in states hardest hit by insurance defections and premium shocks, possibly impacting the Democrats' hopes of retaking either house of Congress. She added: "After spending his entire campaign attacking one group of Americans after another - immigrants, African-Americans, Latinos, women, POWs, Muslims, people with disabilities - now his final target is democracy itself".


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