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2 min read: meeting Henry Miller’s widow

The Japanese journalist asks the usual question: “And what are your favorite writers?” I give my usual answer: “Jorge Amado, Jorge Luis Borges, William Blake and Henry Miller.” The translator looks at me astonished: “Henry Miller?” But she soon realizes her role isn’t to digress and gets back to her work. At the end of […]
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After years of research, diver finds shipwreck from 1917

The steam tug Nyora was found off the coast of Australia 102 years after it was hit by a severe storm that killed 14 crew members.
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'Puppy dog eyes' have evolved to appeal to humans

Dog owners have long been aware of the phenomenon of puppy dog eyes -- just a simple glance from a canine companion can soften even the hardest of human hearts.
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Streets full of tents in Los Angeles as homelessness spikes

In one of America's largest city, Los Angeles, homelessness has increased by 16%. Maeve Reston reports on what's being done to tackle this growing epidemic.
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