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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


World News From BBC

Is London safe?  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:56:16 GMT
Hashtag undermines city's reputation 
VIDEO: The heroic all-black regiment of WW1  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:25:07 GMT
Legendary all-black unit that never lost a man in WW1 trenches 
The real story of Frank Sidebottom  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:22:04 GMT
How a cult comic character inspired a major new film 
Astrotourism skyrockets in Chile  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:32:49 GMT
Why tourists are flocking to Chile's observatories 
Fear and mistrust in Rio's favelas  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:04:20 GMT
Rio's shanty town dwellers scared of retribution, says Wyre Davies 
Scepticism over Hamas and Fatah reconciliation deal  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:03:19 GMT
Can Hamas-Fatah reconciliation deal last? asks Yolande Knell 
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National News From NPR
The FDA Moves To Regulate Increasingly Popular E-Cigarettes  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:03:24 -0400
In Age Of Custom-Tailored Ed Tech, Teachers Shop Off The Rack  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:24:05 -0400
Why Are We Spiteful, Even Though It Bites Us Back?  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:14:07 -0400
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World News From BBC
US troops in Poland for exercises  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:59:19 GMT
Japan pact 'covers disputed islands'  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:08:02 GMT
Oldest baseball player dies aged 102  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:49:53 GMT
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