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Canada Letter: Summer Advice From Librarians, American Friends

Megan Stecyk, Saskatoon Public Library, Saskatchewan: “100 Days of Cree,” by Neal McLeod “McLeod describes Cree as ‘the sexiest’ of all languages, and his book explores the humor, modernity and adaptability of today’s Cree. It’s easy to drop in to any page and learn the Cree word for the Death Star from Star Wars or a Tim Horton’s double-double, as well as traditional and seasonal phrases.” “The Devourers,” by Indra Das “This is Das’s first full fiction piece outside of his work in science fiction anthologies. It’s a raw, intense…

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“American Horror Story: Cult” teaser drops

The teaser for “American Horror Story: Cult” dropped on Friday.  FX The first teaser is out for “American Horror Story” Season 7, and it looks pretty twisted.  Creator Ryan Murphy hinted before that at least one clown — Twisty — would be making an appearance in the new season, but the new trailer shows that there are hordes of clowns. Coulrophobics might want to stay away.  The teaser was released after Murphy unveiled the name of Season 7 at Comic-Con: “American Horror Story: Cult.” The video shows dozens of sinister-looking…

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Mother of 4 facing deportation takes sanctuary in church

HARTFORD, Conn. — U.S. immigration officials said Friday they consider a woman trying to avoid deportation by seeking sanctuary in a Connecticut church to be a fugitive, but acknowledge they have a policy that restricts them from entering a house of worship except in extraordinary circumstances. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is among those showing support for Nury Chavarria, of Norwalk. The Democrat visited her Thursday night after she took refuge inside the Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal church in New Haven. Malloy said the attempt to deport the housekeeper and mother…

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These Americans Hated the Health Law. Until the Idea of Repeal Sank In.

To win support, Democrats were emphasizing that little would change for people who already had coverage; President Barack Obama famously promised that you could keep your plan and your doctor, even as a few million people’s noncompliant plans that did not offer all the law’s required benefits were canceled as the law was rolled out. “The best way to get something passed was to argue it was small change,” said Stanley Greenberg, a veteran Democratic pollster. “It was only when Republicans got control that people then on their own discovered…

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Lena Dunham joins “American Horror Story”

Lena Dunham attends the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017, in New York City. Getty Lena Dunham is making quite a pivot after closing out her HBO dramedy “Girls.” “American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy announced that Dunham is joining the series for its seventh season. Dunham’s co-star, Allison Williams, also just made her mark in the horror genre with 2016’s wildly successful “Get Out.” Murphy tweeted on Wednesday, “Thrilled that my talented friend Lena Dunham…

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OJ Simpson could be out on parole this year: Here’s what to know about his case

Orenthal James Simpson — commonly referred to as O.J. — could be a free man as early as October. The notorious football star has a July 20 parole hearing that could result in his release from a Nevada prison as early as Oct. 1, according to state parole officials. Simpson, 69, was found guilty in 2008 of armed robbery, kidnapping and other charges stemming from a confrontation with sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas casino hotel room. The altercation occurred in September 2007. Simpson has already served eight years…

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Christopher Nolan’s Latest Time-Bending Feat? ‘Dunkirk’

Mr. Nolan’s film is about the astounding rescue of 338,000 Allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk, France, in 1940. Hemmed in by German forces, the Allies were trapped as German aircraft strafed and bombed the sands, with the only way out across the English Channel. Shallow waters prevented British destroyers from coming close to the beaches, so the call went out to private boat owners in England to help ferry the soldiers to safety. Continue reading the main story A flotilla of hundreds of pleasure boats, barges, yachts, ferries…

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With Serious Implications Set Aside, All-Star Game Loosens Its Collar

“I didn’t know the rule changed,” said Cano, who replaced the injured Starlin Castro of the Yankees. “Now you don’t have to win to start the World Series. When I found out, I said, ‘I might get an at-bat — now it don’t mean anything.’ Continue reading the main story “I really, honestly, like that way. That way, you’re able now to joke around, make the game more fun, like the way it used to be before. That’s what people and fans love now these days, especially joking around with…

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