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Centireading force: why reading a book 100 times is a great idea

Author and columnist Stephen Marche, who has perused PG Wodehouse and Hamlet more than 100 times each, extols the virtues of literary repetition<p>I have read two books more than a 100 times, for different motives and with different consequences. Hamlet I read a 100 times for my dissertation, The …

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NY store owner tried to support ISIS, feds say - CNN.com

A man who owns an upstate New York food store funded ISIS, tried to send jihadists to Syria to fight with the terrorist group and plotted to do some killing himself -- by gunning down U.S. troops who had served in Iraq -- federal authorities alleged Tuesday.<p>Mufid A. Elfgeeh, 30, was arrested on May …

Two U.S. Ebola patients have recovered, both discharged from Atlanta hospital

Thailand’s Military Ruler Has Been Appointed Prime Minister

Thailand’s military strongman General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed the nation’s Prime Minister on Thursday morning, after securing a landslide …

Man dies midgame at Chess Olympiad, another found dead in hotel

A major international chess tournament in northern Norway ended on a grim note, with one player dying in the middle of a game and another found dead in a hotel room, organizers said Friday.<p>A 67-year-old member of the Seychelles team collapsed and died during the final round Thursday of the two-week …

Hindered by Lack of Photos, Hunt for 2 Amish Sisters Ends With Their Safe Return

“Deep Dive” on Immigration

Faced with a life in poverty, of violence and far from their families, over 57,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border since …