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"I think a good novel would be where a bunch of men on a ship are looking for a whale. They look and look, but you know what? They never find him. And you know why they never find him? It doesn't say. The book leaves it up to you, the reader, to decide. Then, at the very end, there's a page you can lick and it tastes like Kool-Aid."

—Jack Handey [Deep Thoughts], Recurring Saturday Night Live comedy bit

 

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Key Jerusalem holy site reopens  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:34:49 GMT
Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist. 
US shares close at record levels  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:55:04 GMT
The Dow and S&P 500 close at record levels, helped by a surprise move by the Bank of Japan to boost its stimulus measures. 
Police cautions 'to be scrapped'  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 09:30:23 GMT
The use of police cautions - where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning - is set to be scrapped in England and Wales. 
Abuse inquiry 'must start soon'  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 09:54:07 GMT
The government is urged to get an inquiry into historical child sex abuse moving quickly after Fiona Woolf stood down as its chairwoman. 
UK travellers warned of terror threat  Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:24:51 GMT
The Foreign Office warns British travellers they could be targeted by terrorists seeking revenge for UK air strikes against Islamic State militants. 
Labour 'to replace Lords with senate'  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:58:53 GMT
Ed Miliband says that Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected senate if the party won the general election in May 2015. 
Day in pictures: 30 October  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:25:12 GMT
24 hours of news images: 30 October 
Day in pictures: 29 October  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:07:03 GMT
24 hours of news images: 29 October 
Day in pictures: 28 October  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:03:14 GMT
24 hours of news images: 28 October 
Bolshoi behind bars  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:44:58 GMT
Costumes on show at a former prison 
Day in pictures: 27 October  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:59:55 GMT
24 hours of news images: 27 October 
Week in pictures: 18-24 October 2014  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:02:34 GMT
Top news images from 18-24 October 
Day in pictures: 23 October  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:36:21 GMT
24 hours of news images: 23 October 
Your pictures: Steps  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:11:23 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "steps" 
Love to Patrick  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:59:58 GMT
The official who enraged his boss by sending 'Love to Patrick' 
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