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U.S. writer Paul Beatty wins Man Booker prize for The Sellout

A book about a young Chinese woman who flees to Canada in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square protests is the favourite to be handed this year's Man Booker Prize. 2016 Booker Prize victor: The Sellout by Paul Beatty. Previously it was confined largely to authors from the Commonwealth. Apart from the £50,000 prize winning the Man Booker can have a major impact on a writer's sales and readership.

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BUSTED: Jury Finds Rolling Stone Liable For Defamation For Rape Hoax

UVA administrator Nicole Eramo sued the magazine, claiming the piece portrayed her as a villain: The article claimed the school staffer discouraged Jackie from reporting her alleged attack to police. The jury also found the magazine and its publisher responsible for defaming Eramo... In arguing there was actual malice, Eramo's attorneys claimed Erdely came into the story with a preconceived narrative, had reasons to doubt Jackie's credibility and didn't follow standard journalistic ...

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Lady Gaga calls Melania Trump's anti-bullying stance 'hypocrisy'

During Melania Trump's Philadelphia speech last week, she specifically called out the harm that cyberbullying can have, particularly on children. They're hurt when they're made fun of or made to feel less in looks or intelligence (sic). Your husband is 1 of the most notorious bullies we have ever witnessed", the 30-year-old entertainer wrote. Gaga also issued a call to action to her USA -based fans to help elect Hillary to office on Tuesday (08Nov16).

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Doctor Strange Brings In Whopping $84 Million During Opening Weekend!

The film's white-hot debut kept alive Marvel's impeccable streak of 14 consecutive films to open in the top spot, with almost half (47 percent) of the revenue in North American theaters coming from screenings in enhanced theaters and ones with 3D capability, RealD reported.

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November 8 General Election: What You Need To Know Before You Vote

It is certainly an impressive number and accomplishment. Voters also have until Election Day to postmark their mail-in ballots or drop them off at their location election authorities. You can not display such items in the polling place or within 100 feet of an entrance to a polling place. With that being said, please take the time to exercise your right to vote , if you haven't already.

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Jon Stewart joins Stephen Colbert to sing about the importance of voting

The little girl, meanwhile, tells them she can't decide between Trump and Hillary Clinton - the lesser of two evils argument - before Colbert and Stewart unanimously rebuff her: "He's worse!" After the antics, the little girl sighed. Like most of the material on Colbert's Late Show , it's nowhere near as good as The Colbert Report , but there were still some good laughs, and the comic chemistry between Colbert and Stewart is one for the ages.

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Early Voting Data Shows Surge in Latino Turnout in 3 Key States

Nevada is critical to Trump's chances of assembling an Electoral College majority. Inflamed by Trump's candidacy but with an eye on turning the whole ticket blue, unions are in the thick of an aggressive get-out-the-vote campaign in Nevada .

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Taylor Swift returns to southern roots at CMA Awards

The CMAs have become more recognized throughout the United States and they are also a celebration of the ever-growing diversity and beauty of country music. "Queen Bey and the Dixie Chicks , I thought that was just power, raw power and I love that it was all feminine raw power". She won with Tim McGraw's " Humble and Kind " this year.

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Presidential Election Polls for November 7, 2016

Trump remains possible: Mrs. Clinton's chance of losing is about the same as the probability that an N.F.L. kicker misses a 38-yard field goal". Among Arab voters, neither Trump or Clinton came out on top of a recent YouGov poll that saw 47 percent of polled Middle Eastern citizens across 18 countries "would snub both if given chance to vote".

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Even with Beyoncé, the CMA Awards played to country's core

Garth Brooks was announced as the victor of the night and Taylor celebrated his win with him onstage with a hug and laughter. Entertainer of the Year - Garth Brooks . Dolly Parton, who earned the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award , was honored by Reba, Underwood, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles and Kacey Musgraves, who all sang a rousing rendition of "I Will Always Love You".

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Appeals court will take another look at Arizona's 'ballot harvesting' ban

Democrats argue that the state law could disenfranchise thousands of voters, especially in minority communities that rely upon neighbors and activists to collect and hand deliver the ballots. The state and federal Democratic parties along with the Clinton campaign and others sued, charging that the law is racially discriminatory. Democrats in six states asked federal judges to block what they alleged were voter intimidation tactics planned by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, his ...

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Samantha Bee recruits Sarah Paulson to read Hillary Clinton's emails

If you don't like Clinton's fake politician robot demeanor, Bee explained that America has no one to blame but itself. She joked about Donna Brazile's leaked debate questions - "Oh really, Donna? Great use of a leak, Dumbthroat" - and the fact that numerous messages were simply Clinton and her top aide Huma Abedin asking one another if they were still awake.

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UK Can Still Deepen Ties with India Before Brexit

Wells said the Chinese visa pilot announced past year had successfully grown visitor numbers "without compromising national security concerns and we believe is an excellent model to grow future business". The UK also extended an offer for the Indian government to nominate top business executives to the Great Club , a visa and immigration service. "India-UK ties are truly special".

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Young Justice: Cancelled Cartoon Network Series Revived for Season Three

Animation and Warner Digital Series, said in a statement. The company says the series' return "promises new twists, turns and risky new threats for the team, but most importantly, the opportunity for fans to finally continue the adventures of some of their favorite Super Heroes".

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Melvin Odoom waltzes back into Strictly for Christmas special

The unusual vote-off came after the singer suffered a tear to her scar tissue from a double mastectomy, leaving her unable to dance. As for the three returning gentlemen, first up is Gethin Jones - Welsh TV presenter and an all-round fitness fanatic.

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Hear Lin-Manuel Miranda sing in new Moana clip

This all ties back to the ethos behind making Moana: the movie has lots of recognizable and famous names on board, but it also has involvement in key creative roles from artists that hail from Polynesian islands. Effectively interweaving those Samoan, Tahitian and Fijian oral traditions with their own distinct sensibilities, screenwriter Jared Bush , who also penned this year's Zootopia , and the quartet of directors manage to work in plenty of offbeat humor at every inventive turn.

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Janet Reno, First Female Attorney General, Dead At 78

He calls the late Attorney General courageous. "Very quiet. Firm, but determined", he said . "All it does is shake, and you get used to it shaking after a while", she told a TV interviewer. On the other side, she received honors for enforcing civil rights and regulating violence on TV. Reno had authorized the use of the tear gas to end the standoff and later called the day the worst of her life.

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Why the US-backed Raqa offensive is important for Mosul battle

It says the airstrikes were conducted on Sunday, the day when a coalition of Kurdish and Arab fighters known as the Syria Democratic Forces said they have started the march to liberate Raqqa . John Dorrian. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested his own forces and allies should help take both Raqqa and Mosul, and that Kurdish forces should be sidelined.

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One lakh ex-servicemen to get OROP benefits in two months: Parrikar

Kejriwal, who was detained for seven hours by police on Wednesday as he tried to meet Grewal's family, was critical of the way the police treated the grieving family. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today at his official residence. I know that the reservation (benefits) and facilities of the state government have not been fully extended to you.

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Entire 'Game of Thrones' season seven plot 'leaked' online

Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth) were just a few of the many Game of Thrones stars in attendance. "So we kind of pushed everything down the line, so we could get some grim, grey weather even in the sunnier places that we shoot".

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Gal Gadot announces second pregnancy with lovely photo

She's so handsome, ' she replied. Gadot's answer? Halle Berry! Wonder Woman and Catwoman together? Longtime Wonder Woman comic book writer Greg Rucka recently expressed his belief that the character would have had all-female relationships, and Gadot agreed last month (Oct16), admitting her version of the Amazonian princess-turned-superheroine could be played bisexual.

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HP Fans Are Fucking Livid About Johnny Depp's Casting In 'Fantastic Beasts'

Yates also directed the last four Harry Potter movies, so if his direction is only one half of what it was in those movies, the Fantastic Beasts franchise will be a magical success. The news that Depp would be playing Grindelwald - thus far an unconfirmed rumor - hit Twitter like a ... well , like something bad. Depp is known for playing Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, which will continue next year with a fifth instalment, Dead Men Tell No Tales .

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First Voters in Small New Hampshire Towns Give Trump Early Lead

Polls in the tiny New Hampshire towns of Dixville , Hart's Location and Millsfield opened just after midnight on Tuesday and closed as soon as everyone had voted. Millsfield began midnight voting as early as 1952 (no one seems certain exactly when) and stopped the practice in the 1960s (again, no one seems certain exactly when).

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'Doctor Strange' spins magic at re-energized box office

In the new Marvel movie Doctor Strange , Dr. Stephen Strange's (Benedict Cumberbatch) life changes after a auto accident robs him of the use of his hands. Doss, who became the first conscientious objector in history to receive the Medal of Honor. The movie has broken the previous IMAX record set by " Interstellar " too, making $24.2 million from the large format screens around the world.

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Kanye West throws out expensive furniture for his new mansion

Accompanied by her boyfriend Corey Gamble, Kris Jenner out all the stops with its white and black together to see HERE or HERE. While the news comes as a huge shock to Kris , it makes sense Kim would want to explore her options considering the complications she experienced with her pregnancies with daughter North, 3, and her 11-month-old son Saint.

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Arsenal hold top Tottenham to derby score draw at home

It was a bold move that just about paid off for Spurs, who recovered their assurance at the back after a shaky display against Bayer Leverkusen and created more chances going forward. Pochettino described the Belgium worldwide as "a genius". Although Spurs have gone seven games without a win in all competitions, they have avoided defeat in their opening 11 league games for only the third time in the club's history.

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Rolling Stone, Writer Found Liable in Defamation Case for UVA Rape Story

Rolling Stone issued a retraction of the story in April 2015, soon after the Columbia University report. Jackie said Eramo stated that "nobody wants to send their daughter to the rape school", when asked why numbers of sexual assaults were so hard to find for universities and colleges.

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CMA Awards 2016: Best and worst moments

She also got a chance to sing Dolly Parton at the CMA Awards . "Pretty good night." Brooks was likely referring to his 13-year hiatus from the limelight. The 2016 CMA Awards are over, but country music's biggest night won't be forgotten thanks to some truly wonderful moments. Church won album of the year for Mr.

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Ryan: 'I am going to seek staying on as speaker'

Rep Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) reinforces his intention nationally to pursue the Speakership following the November 8 election, he faces a long-shot Democratic challenger back home. A Trump win likely unify Republicans and allow bygones to be bygones. We know exactly what's driving the congressman's metamorphosis. Johnson agreed, saying he wants to get back to Washington to finish what he started in his first term.

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20-year-old is youngest male victor of NYC Marathon

Keitany was two seconds ahead through the 14th mile, then was 20 seconds in front through the 15-mile mark as the race crossed into Manhattan. Molly Huddle placed third in her debut after setting an American record at the 10,000 metres in the Rio Olympics.

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War and peace? Both get the bombastic treatment in 'Hacksaw Ridge'

Based on a true wartime story in 1945, Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge is not a typical account of an American soldier's journey. From watching the film, I can tell you that, IMHO, he succeeded in that goal. I do wish Gibson had taken more time to flesh some of the other soldiers in Doss's unit, either in boot camp or out on the battlefield before the action happens.

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Thousands calls for South Korean president to resign

Police said around 50,000 people had turned out for the rally - more than double the size of a similar anti-Park protest the week before. Police used dozens of buses and trucks to create tight perimeters in streets around the square in front of the palace gate to close off paths to the presidential office and residence.

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Carol Vorderman and Danny Baker heading for I'm A Celeb, plus more

According to The Daily Star , an insider said that Tulisa is, "everything you would want from a jungle babe". Rumours continue to fly around ahead of the forthcoming series of I'm A Celebrity... The new series begin on November 13 at 9PM with hosts Ant and December. Get Me Out Of Here Now, which was hosted by Swash, Laura Whitmore and David Morgan.

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Parker gets home fight for WBO heavyweight title

Duco chief executive Martin Snedden said it had been a "rocky, volatile" few weeks, as he confirmed the Auckland venue. That left many expecting the fight to be shifted to the United States until Ruiz's promoter, Bob Arum, said at a conference last week the fight was taking place in Auckland - a statement Duco refused to comment on.

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Chance the Rapper leads concert crowd to Chicago voting site

Following his free show, Chance lead a massive parade of fans from the concert straight to an early voting site. The concert features performances from a slew of local talent, including rapper and activist Malcolm London, rock outfit Twin Peaks and Chance's brother, rapper Taylor Bennett.


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