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Oklahoma City officer formally charged in series of sexual assaults

An Oklahoma City police officer was formally charged with sexual assault and sodomy after he forced several women to perform sexual acts or expose themselves to him while he was on patrol between February and June of this year, according to court documents made public on Friday.<p>Daniel Ken …

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Education requirements deter many would-be 'Dreamers,' activists say

Naira Zapata might seem a typical candidate for the Obama administration's deferred deportation program. Her family smuggled her across the U.S.-Mexican border when she was 12.<p>But Zapata, now 20, dropped out of high school three years ago after giving birth to her first child. She never received …

Jews expelled from Guatemala village

A few months after moving from Canada to a remote part of Guatemala to find religious freedom, a group of ultra-orthodox Jews have now been forced to leave their homes in a bitter conflict with villagers.<p>The Lev Tahor community packed its bags on Friday in San Juan la Laguna around 150km west of …

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African migrants climb their way into Spain | Africa

<b>Melilla, Spain</b> - The best moment of Edward's life was when he stormed the triple fence surrounding Melilla, a tiny Spanish enclave on the North African coast.<p>"As soon as I touched the fence, I said to myself, 'this is it, this is the chance I have been waiting for', and I got the boost I needed to …

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Dalai Lama Offers Prayers for Tiananmen 'Martyrs'

DHARAMSALA India - Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama marked the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing on Tuesday by urging China to embrace democracy and offering prayers for the protest "martyrs."<p>The Dalai Lama, reviled by Beijing as a separatist, made the rare …

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9 Reasons Why Dan Brown is One of the Most Important (Living) Authors

<i>Gary Jansen is the author of the ebook The Infernos of Dante and Dan Brown: A Visitor's Guide to Hell ($3.06, Tarcher)</i><p>Dan Brown may be one of the most important writers living today.<p>At first blush this statement may sound like hyperbole. Certainly, academics and scholars would think I'm off my …

Dan Brown, Dante, and an Astronomical Mystery

Everywhere you go this summer, you see people reading Dan Brown's newest blockbuster, <i>Inferno</i>. In preparing this book, Brown clearly traveled to many places in Italy, including the "Casa di Dante" museum in Florence, which his protagonist, Harvard Professor Robert Langdon, visits in search of the …

Miami Book Fair International 2013: Dan Brown And 15 Other Authors You Can't Miss (PHOTOS)

Earlier this year, Amazon ranked Miami as the third most well-read city in America. It's no wonder then our fair city is home to the Miami Book Fair International -- the nation's largest literary gathering.<p>In celebration of its 30th anniversary, MBFI has some big plans in store, including seven …

The Da Vinci Code’s Dan Brown Is Now A Manga Character With Superpowers

<i>Bungō Stray Dogs</i> is a manga by <b>Kafuka Asagiri</b> about real life writers with supernatural powers that reflet their work. To date it has concentrated on …

Dan Brown's 'Inferno' tops all book sales in 2013

Veronica Roth's "Divergent" books also had a good year.<p>For the third time since 2004, Dan Brown has written the best-selling book of the year.<p>Brown's <i>Inferno,</i> a modern-day thriller built on clues from <i>The Inferno</i>, Dante's 14th-century poem about hell, topped sales in 2013. That's based on data from …

Command Authority

• <b>Author:</b> Tom Clancy & Mark Greaney<p><b>The #1 New York Times-bestselling author and master of the modern day thriller returns with his All-Star team.</b><p>There’s a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most …

Sycamore Row

• <b>Author:</b> John Grisham<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p><i>Don’t miss an original essay by John Grisham in the back of the book.</i><p><b>John Grisham takes you back to where it all began.</b> One of the most popular novels of our time, <i>A Time to Kill</i> established John Grisham as the master of the legal thriller. Now we …

Twelve Years a Slave

• <b>Author:</b> Solomon Northup<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p>The story that inspired the major motion picture produced by Brad Pitt, directed by Steve McQueen, and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Benedict Cumberbatch, <i>Twelve Years a Slave</i> is a harrowing, vividly detailed, and utterly …

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