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Secret Service agent retiring amid probe into conduct at White House

Sept. 20, 2014<p>Sept. 19, 2014<p>1861-1980<p>Here are images showing how security has changed over the years at the White House.<p>The Secret Service is under scrutiny after a man scaled the White House fence and made it all the way into the East Room.<p>A top member of President Obama’s Secret Service detail …

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The Book of B.J. Novak: An Absurdist, Scathingly Funny Literary Debut

One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is an absurdist, scathingly funny literary collection from Ryan from The Office. B.J. Novak on his …

5 Books To Help You Build Better Habits

Change is difficult, especially when it comes to overarching standards for ourselves, like health and finances. These five books have wisdom for making moves toward better choices.<p>There’s an oft-quoted rule of thumb that says it takes 21 days to change a habit.<p>Meanwhile, it’s day 23, and you still …

The Martian makes the tale of an engineer stranded on the red planet gripping

One of the endorsements on the back cover of <i>The Martian</i> bills the novel as a “survival thriller,” the tale of a man trying to endure alone on the …

Alice Hoffman's 'Museum' is an extraordinary place

USA TODAY BEST-SELLING BOOKS<p># 134<p>this week<p># 77<p>last week<p>2<p>weeks listed<p># 77<p>best week<p>Debuted: February 27 2014<p>Carnival sideshows, freak shows and the midway all offer chances to gawk at the differences that divide us while forgetting the humanity we all share.<p>Novelist Alice Hoffman employs her …