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Nobel literature pick heartens liberal Poles in populist era

7 monthes ago   |   By ABC News

The Swedish Academy's decision to bestow the 2018 Nobel Prize in literature on Polish author Olga Tokarczuk has given a rare morale boost to liberal Poles only three days before a national election
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Peter Handke, Olga Tokarczuk awarded Nobel Prizes in Literature

Peter Handke, Olga Tokarczuk awarded Nobel Prizes in Literature

7 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

The 2018 Nobel Prize in literature has been awarded to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk “for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life,” while the 2019 prize went to Austrian author Peter Handke. Mats Malm, the Swedish Academy's permanent secretary, says Handke was honored “for an...
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Polish, Austrian authors awarded Nobel prizes in literature

7 monthes ago   |   By ABC

The 2018 Nobel Prize in literature has been awarded to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life," while the 2019 prize went to Austrian author Peter Handke.
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DC paints huge Black Lives Matter mural near White House

DC paints huge Black Lives Matter mural near White House

“The section of 16th street in front of the White House is now officially ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza,'” D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted. Read more ...

US economy adds 2.5 million jobs in May, unemployment falls to 13.3%

US economy adds 2.5 million jobs in May, unemployment falls to 13.3%

The US economy added 2.5 million jobs last month as the nation began its recovery from the coronavirus crisis, the feds said Friday. The nation's unemployment rate dropped to... Read more ...

National updates: Some protests shift to memorializing Floyd amid push for...

National updates: Some protests shift to memorializing Floyd amid push for change

Many demonstrations were more subdued for a second night as marches Thursday turned into memorials for Floyd, who was the focus of a heartfelt tribute Thursday in Minneapolis... Read more ...

Video shows Sacramento police officer use neck restraint on 18-year-old...

Video shows Sacramento police officer use neck restraint on 18-year-old after protests

The Sacramento Police Department is now investigating the incident. Read more ...

Gov. Cuomo condemns Buffalo police for shoving 75-year-old protester

Gov. Cuomo condemns Buffalo police for shoving 75-year-old protester

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday said Buffalo police shoving a 75-year-old protester, causing him to fall and bash his head, was “fundamentally offensive.” Read more ...

COVID-19 UPDATE: 11 deaths, 387 new positive cases in Iowa

COVID-19 UPDATE: 11 deaths, 387 new positive cases in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Public Health reports the latest statistics on COVID-19 in real time. Read more ...

Mainstream Media Ignores Black Unemployment Rising While Celebrating Jobless...

Mainstream Media Ignores Black Unemployment Rising While Celebrating Jobless Rate

Headlines across the internet repeatedly pointed in celebratory terms to the jobs report for May that was released Friday morning. But the good news of the jobless rate... Read more ...

European states could have ‘free borders' again by end of June - official

European states could have ‘free borders' again by end of June - official

Europe could have its free travel zone up and running again by the end of the month, European Union Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson said on Friday after talks among... Read more ...

Joe Biden says 10-15 percent of Americans are ‘just not very good people'

Joe Biden says 10-15 percent of Americans are ‘just not very good people'

“The words a president says matter. So when the president stands up and divides people all the time, you're going to get the worst of us to come out. The worst in us all to... Read more ...

Dallas Police Adopts 'Duty To Intervene' Policy To Prevent Abuse

Dallas Police Adopts 'Duty To Intervene' Policy To Prevent Abuse

The rule requires police to act to prevent officers from using excessive force. The order comes after widespread outrage over the killing of George Floyd while being restrained... Read more ...