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—Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) American writer known for free verse, Smoke and Steel

 

World News From BBC

Later sunsets 'make kids more active'  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:15:39 GMT
Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year could lead to children getting two more minutes of exercise every day, say UK researchers. 
'Hold Qatar World Cup in May'  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:59:11 GMT
Europe's biggest football clubs consider asking Fifa to hold the 2022 World Cup in May to avoid the intense summer heat. 
Spurs boss hails Lamela wonder goal  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:26:19 GMT
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says Erik Lamela's Europa League wonder-strike was the best goal scored by one of his players. 
Reclaiming the swastika  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:03:34 GMT
In the Western world the swastika is synonymous with fascism, but historically it was used as a symbol of good fortune in almost every culture in the world. 
US seniors face student loan debt  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:29:15 GMT
Around the world, student debt is a financial burden for millions - and in the US, a growing number of senior citizens are still repaying the cost of their education into retirement age. 
Boko Haram 'abducts more women'  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:54:17 GMT
Dozens of women and girls have been abducted from two villages in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants despite a reported truce, residents say. 
Quetta mourns attacks on Shias  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:04:12 GMT
Markets are shut and lawyers are on strike after a day of violence across the Pakistani city of Quetta, which left at least 13 dead. 
Kosovo minister in key Serbia visit  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:28:04 GMT
Enver Hoxhaj becomes the first minister from Kosovo to officially visit Serbia since his country unilaterally seceded in 2008. 
Honduras drought puts many 'at risk'  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:26:52 GMT
More than half a million people in Honduras have been affected by a severe drought, according to the Red Cross. 
US-led Syria strikes 'kill hundreds'  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:12:04 GMT
US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say. 
White House fence jumper arrested  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:08:04 GMT
A man who jumped the White House fence was attacked by dogs before being arrested, in the latest security incident at the US president's official home. 
Payout to mother of secret PC's child  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:34:33 GMT
The Metropolitan Police is to pay £425,000 to a woman whose child was fathered by a man she did not know was an undercover police officer. 
GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:49:51 GMT
The economy expanded by 0.7% in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said. 
UK gives extra £80m for Ebola fight  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:51:43 GMT
Prime Minister David Cameron pledges an extra £80m of aid for the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. 
Scotland to reduce drink-drive limit  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:57:11 GMT
The Scottish government announces plans to reduce the country's drink-drive limit in time for Christmas, making the limit lower than in England.