‘Golden Compass’ author Philip Pullman touts ‘darker’ prequel

Lyra Belacqua is finally back. And fans of “The Golden Compass,” both the best-selling fantasy novel and the Oscar-winning film, are no doubt beside themselves. Belacqua, heroine of author Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” trilogy, makes her reappearance nearly 20 years after “Materials” wrapped up publication, and almost a decade after “Compass,” the first book […]

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‘Golden Compass’ author Philip Pullman touts ‘darker’ prequel

Lyra Belacqua is finally back. And fans of “The Golden Compass,” both the best-selling fantasy novel and the Oscar-winning film, are no doubt beside themselves. Belacqua, heroine of author Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” trilogy, makes her reappearance nearly 20 years after “Materials” wrapped up publication, and almost a decade after “Compass,” the first book […]

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Narrative Justifying New Obamacare ‘Fix’ Is Wrong

While President Donald Trump’s response to the bipartisan health care proposal on Capitol Hill has slid from optimistic to negative, and then back to optimistic, he would be right to move away from this deal. Despite its advocates’ claims, this proposal isn’t needed to help low-income Americans or stabilize the insurance markets—and is a major […]

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Oakland Raider Sits for Anthem, Sits Out Game After Pushing Ref

The Oakland Raider who sat during the National Anthem before Thursday night’s National Football League (NFL) game ended up sitting in the stands after he was ejected for pushing a referee. The Raiders Marshawn Lynch sat in protest during the playing of the Anthem, as did Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Ukeme Eligwe, despite a new […]

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Oakland Raider Sits for Anthem, Sits Out Game After Pushing Ref

The Oakland Raider who sat during the National Anthem before Thursday night’s National Football League (NFL) game ended up sitting in the stands after he was ejected for pushing a referee. The Raiders Marshawn Lynch sat in protest during the playing of the Anthem, as did Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Ukeme Eligwe, despite a new […]

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How ‘Blade Runner 2049’ made Sean Young young again

Enlarge Image The real Sean Young as Rachael in Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic “Blade Runner”. Getty Images Sci-fi sequel “Blade Runner 2049” harks back to the 1982 original in lots of subtle ways. But the most striking callback has to be the return of one of the original movie’s major characters looking exactly the same […]

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IG: 13 Afghan Military Trainees Have Disappeared Inside the U.S.

(CNSNews.com) – Between 2005 and 2017, 253,977 foreigners came to the United States for military training — 2,537 of them from Afghanistan, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said in a report released on Friday. During that time, 320 foreign trainees went AWOL in the United States. And of those 320 AWOL trainees, […]

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How ‘Blade Runner 2049’ made Sean Young young again

Enlarge Image The real Sean Young as Rachael in Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic “Blade Runner”. Getty Images Sci-fi sequel “Blade Runner 2049” harks back to the 1982 original in lots of subtle ways. But the most striking callback has to be the return of one of the original movie’s major characters looking exactly the same […]

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Chinese phone maker Vivo entering Hong Kong, Russia and beyond

The Vivo Xplay6 looked like Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge. Aloysius Low/CNET You may not have heard of Vivo, but you would have seen its phones in “Captain America: Civil War.”  Besides making product placement cameos, the Chinese company is actually the world’s fifth largest phone maker, as well one of the big four in China […]

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