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The longlist includes four U.S. writers, one year on from the prize going to its first American recipient. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is one of 13 novels longlisted for the £50,000 prize, which is now in its 49th year. Her second novel, published in June, is described by the Booker judges as "a rich and vital book [that] comes from the bowels of India". These novels had to be published in the United Kingdom between 1 October 2016 and 30 September 2017.
  • Will Trump Try to Bypass Senate to Replace Jeff Sessions?

    Will Trump Try to Bypass Senate to Replace Jeff Sessions?

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    In recent days, Trump has openly criticized Sessions in a series of tweets for recusing himself from a Justice Department of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA election, not firing several top Department of Justice officials and not pursuing a criminal investigation of defeated presidential candidate Hillary Clinton .
  • Palestinians demand all gates open at East Jerusalem's shrine

    Palestinians demand all gates open at East Jerusalem's shrine

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    Three days later, that following Sunday, Israeli forces reopened the mosque with security cameras, metal detectors, turnstiles and metal barricades. But Muslim religious leaders have called for prayers to continue outside until delicate arrangements at the site, holy to both Jews and Muslims, return to what they were before Israel installed new security measures.
  • Showers and storms today with rain heavy at times

    Showers and storms today with rain heavy at times

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    Some of the storms could be strong to severe Thursday afternoon through Friday . It won't be as hot with high temperatures reaching the mid to upper 80s with winds shifting to the northwest under 10 miles per hour. Highs in the lower 80s. Friday: Partly Sunny and Hot. Lows will drop into the upper 60s to low 70s. Right now, it remains dry with high pressure keeping our weather quiet Monday through midweek.
  • 34 people found inside trailer were Mexican nationals, Mexican Consulate says

    34 people found inside trailer were Mexican nationals, Mexican Consulate says

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    Authorities said they found more than three dozen people, including eight who were dead, in the truck's trailer after an employee at the San Antonio Walmart where it was parked overnight called the police. His book, "Militarizing the Border: When Mexicans Became the Enemy", explains current tensions and controversy over immigration and law enforcement issues centered on the U.S.
  • Michael Caine's secret cameo in Dunkirk revealed

    Michael Caine's secret cameo in Dunkirk revealed

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    And of course, as Nolan added, "it's Michael ". Although the aforementioned film categories have been thoroughly well explored, Nolan is one of those rare, visionary filmmakers with the ability to deconstruct genres and shine original light onto familiar subject matter.
  • President Trump's approval rating tops 50 percent in Louisiana

    President Trump's approval rating tops 50 percent in Louisiana

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    In the three key Rust Belt states that had not backed a Republican for president since the 1980s and largely gave him his victory in last year's election, Trump is hovering at just slightly above his national average, with 43 percent in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and 42 percent in MI.
  • General Says North Korean Missile Launch 'Game Changer'

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    In their statement, Russian diplomats disputed USA allegations that North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile against Japan on July 4, saying rather, that Pyongyang had launched an intermediate-ranged rocket. The conflict began in 1950 when the Soviet-ruled North invaded the democratically ruled South. The North has also not made any mention of the government's proposal to hold inter-Korean Red Cross talks on August 1 to arrange reunions for the families divided by the ...
  • Pan-Islamic body to meet over Jerusalem crisis

    Pan-Islamic body to meet over Jerusalem crisis

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    Tensions have been high since Israel set up new measures after Arab gunmen earlier this month opened fire from the shrine, killing two Israeli policemen. But as with anything connected to politics and religion in the Holy Land, the dispute is about much more than the security devices themselves, touching on issues of sovereignty, religious freedom, occupation and Palestinian nationalism.
  • Pakistani diplomats abducted in Afghanistan rescued

    Pakistani diplomats abducted in Afghanistan rescued

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    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called Pakistan's Chargé d'affaires in Kabul to report the incident, it stressed. Two Pakistani diplomats who were abducted in Afghanistan last month have been "safely recovered" in a security operation on Wednesday, the foreign ministry in Islamabad said.