Roger Lapointe

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Sumo: Can Japan's national sport survive?

The millennia-old sport of sumo, arguably the quintessential Japanese game, has been played largely in its current form since the Edo period. But with a combination of decline in young people's interest in the game with its ceremonial traditions, influx of top players from outside Japan and …

Japan

The 20 best travel books of 2016

From Australia to America, and Bulgaria to Burma, Michael Kerr draws on the year’s travel books to find the ideal Christmas gifts.<p>The Outrun by Amy Liptrot<p><b>Canongate, £8.99</b><p>I was delighted to see this win the 2016 Wainwright Prize. It’s a wonderful book though hardly conventional, whether you …

Books

9 Rules of Storytelling from Moneyball Writer Michael Lewis

“Have the nerve to be yourself” — and other advice from a master storyteller<p>Michael Lewis is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of multiple books …

Writing

It's official: Clinton swamps Trump in popular vote

<b>(CNN) —</b> More Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than any other losing presidential candidate in US history.<p>The Democrat outpaced President-elect Donald Trump by almost 2.9 million votes, with 65,844,954 (48.2%) to his 62,979,879 (46.1%), according to revised and certified final election results …

Electoral College

Before Trump's presidency, US privacy board in disarray

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal board responsible for protecting Americans against abuses by spy agencies is in disarray just weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.<p>The five-member Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board will have only two remaining members as of Jan. 7 — and zero …

Surveillance

Five enduring mysteries about Trump's victory

<b>(CNN) —</b> When historians look back at the 2016 election, there will likely be many big mysteries to solve.<p>More than many other election in recent history, this heated contest included a number of bizarre game-changing moments that seemed to swing the race in dramatic new directions. And weeks after …

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Nearly 100 poll books in Detroit missing for several days, documents show

Local election officials in Detroit waited several days to deliver almost 100 poll books to county officials to certify the presidential election, according to newly released documents that come as the state has ordered an audit of the city's voting precincts.<p>Wayne County Clerk officials released a …

Government