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Larger L.A. earthquake possible after 5.1 temblor, USGS says

The 5.1 magnitude earthquake that rattled Southern California on Friday night raises the possibility that a larger quake is on the way, seismologists said.<p>The swarm of earthquakes began at 8:03 p.m., when a 3.6 earthquake hit. That ended up being a foreshock of the largest earthquake to hit, a …

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John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

The history of artistic takes on literary classics is long and colorful. There are William Blake’s paintings for Milton’s <i>Paradise Lost</i> and for Dante’s <i>Divine Comedy</i>, Picasso’s drawings for a naughty ancient Greek comedy, Matisse’s etchings for <i>Ulysses</i>, and Salvador Dalí’s prolific illustrations for</i> …

March 28, 1941: Virginia Woolf’s Suicide Letter and Its Cruel Misinterpretation in the Media

On March 28, 1941, shortly after the devastating dawn of WWII, <b>Virginia Woolf</b> (January 15, 1882–March 28, 1941) filled her overcoat pockets with rocks and walked into the River Ouse behind her house never to emerge alive. A relapse of the all-consuming depression she had narrowly escaped in her …

Grit and the Secret of Success

<i>“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work,”</i> Chuck Close scoffed. <i>“A self-respecting artist must not fold his hands on the pretext that he is not in the mood,”</i> Tchaikovsky admonished. <i>“Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too,”</i> Isabel Allende …

US urges Russia to leave Crimea border area

US President Barack Obama has urged his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to withdraw troops from near the Ukraine border, in the first direct contact between the leaders since the takeover of Crimea.<p>The White House said on Saturday that Obama had urged Putin in a "frank and direct" telephone …

Washington community grieves growing toll in U.S. mudslide

DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - The grim task of combing through debris from a landslide that sent a wall of mud cascading over dozens of homes on the outskirts of a rural Washington town came to a standstill briefly on Saturday for a moment of silence.<p>The somber moment at 10:37 a.m. (1737 GMT) …

Boston Marathon Bombing Defense Strategy: Older Brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev Could Not Be ‘Disobeyed’

New motions filed by the defense team for suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reveal how the attorneys may plan, at least in part, to …

Thailand protests: Anti-government march in Bangkok

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1064000/1064776_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534645600_a02a49cd33ab87716ca80d73a359989d<p><b>Thousands of anti-government protesters have resumed demonstrations in Thailand demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.</b><p>Large …

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