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Harper Lee's Hometown Museum Fires Back at 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Author

The reclusive author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," Harper Lee, is suing her hometown museum for unauthorized use of her name, causing a war of …

On the Red Couch with Author Margaret Atwood

Inside Flipboard / September 19, 2013<p>The Guardian calls the writer Margaret Atwood “literature’s digital doyenne.” The author of more than 40 books …

News of the World

Inside Flipboard / October 7, 2013<p>The watershed moment for cable news was the Gulf War, in 1991: Who can forget Wolf Blitzer & Co.’s live reports—the …

The Hidden War Against Gay Teens

A strange thing happened to Tristan at the end of eighth grade: He received a Facebook message from someone he didn’t know who seemed, somehow, to …

LGBTQI

The Tea Party’s Government Default Fantasy

Has the Tea Party been listening to too many late night infomercials? (“Bad credit? No credit? No problem!”) There is no other explanation for the …

Tea Party

Hopes of shutdown deal rise after Obama meets Senate Republicans

Hope was rising in Washington on Friday afternoon that Republicans were on the cusp of a deal that would end the crippling two-week government shutdown after opinion polls showed a collapse in public support for their stand against President Obama.<p>House speaker John Boehner has already offered a …

Paul Ryan gets schooled: History made as GOP offers non-insane budget compromise

President Obama’s biggest victory? Making Republicans understand the limits of their power<p>You can tell that Democrats have successfully changed the terms of the debate when Republicans are proposing an armistice in the budget fight that isn't completely unrealistic and extortive. (It's also a …

White House downplays short-term debt limit extension as talks continue - live blog

Summary<p>We're going to wrap up our live blog coverage for the day. Here's a summary of where things stand:<p><b>• The White House and Congressional Republicans vowed to "keep talking"</b> to find a solution to the government shutdown and looming debt ceiling.<p><b>• The negotiations appeared to be active but not</b> …