Brazen Thief Steals $20,000 Dali Artwork From San Francisco Gallery

(SAN FRANCISCO) — A brazen thief stole a Salvador Dali etching valued at $20,000 from a San Francisco gallery, then walked off down the street with the work in his hand. “Burning Giraffe,” a 1960s hand-colored, limited-edition surrealist work, was stolen in seconds Sunday afternoon from Dennis Rae Fine Art off Union Square. Rasjad Hopkins, a gallery director, said he …

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Younger Candidates Hope to Edge out Front-Runners at the Democratic Debate

A dozen presidential candidates will face one another in Ohio on Tuesday at the fourth Democratic debate, where the three front-runners—all of whom were born in the 1940s—must hold their ground against a younger, more diverse set of challengers. Former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, 78, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, 70, are the ones to …

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Olympic Swimming Champion Retires After Receiving Ban For Injecting Testosterone Pellets

Two-time Olympic swimming champion Conor Dwyer has announced his retirement, after receiving a 20-month ban for having testosterone pellets surgically inserted into his body. Dwyer had failed three drug tests late last year, the United States Anti-Doping Agency said on Oct. 11. A panel with the American Arbitration Association determined that Dwyer had violated the sport’s anti-doping rules and suspended …

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Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo Share Fiction’s Prestigious Booker Prize

LONDON — Canadian writer Margaret Atwood and British author Bernardine Evaristo split the Booker Prize on Monday, after the judging panel ripped up the rulebook and refused to name one winner for the prestigious fiction trophy. Chairman Peter Florence said the five judges simply couldn’t choose between Atwood’s dystopian thriller “The Testaments” and Evaristo’s kaleidoscope of black women’s stories, “Girl, …

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Harold Bloom, Author of ‘Anxiety of Influence,’ Dies at 89

NEW YORK — Harold Bloom, the eminent critic and Yale professor whose seminal “The Anxiety of Influence” and melancholy regard for literature’s old masters made him a popular author and standard-bearer of Western civilization amid modern trends, died Monday at age 89. Bloom’s wife, Jeanne, said that he had been failing health, although he continued to write books and was …

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Fort Worth Officer Who Killed Atatiana Jefferson Quits. Here’s What to Know About the Police Shooting

The shooting of a 28-year-old black woman in her own home by a white police officer in Fort Worth, Texas, has sparked protests over the Fort Worth Police Department’s treatment of city’s residents of color—and raised questions about whether local police can be trusted to investigate their own. Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus on Monday identified Aaron Dean as …

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This Expressive Sign Language Interpreter’s Jubilant Dancing Is Truly Inspirational

Sign language interpreters can be some of the most exciting people to look out for at shows. Just take a look at David Cowan, a freelance deaf interpreter who appeared at Atlanta’s Pride celebrations this week and whose jubilant dancing and expressive interpretation have fans applauding his festive performance. Captured and shared on social media by deaf activist, Dancing with …

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White House: President Trump ‘Condemns’ Violent Video Played at Free Speech Conference at His Miami Resort

(WASHINGTON) — The White House says President Donald Trump has yet to watch a graphically violent parody video that depicts a likeness of him shooting and stabbing opponents and members of the news media, but based on what he’s heard, he “strongly condemns” it. The parody was shown at a meeting of Trump supporters at his Miami resort. The video …

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