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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) – Charles Portis, the reclusive Arkansas writer known for the classic Western novel “True Grit” and the wry humor that filled his works, died on Monday at the age of 86 after battling a long illness, the New York Times reported. Portis wrote five novels, numerous magazine articles and short stories
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Feb 16, 2020; Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; President Donald Trump with First Lady Melania Trump speaks before the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump took a loop around the Daytona 500 racetrack on Sunday in the presidential limousine known as “The
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – The National Basketball Association All-Star Game MVP Award has been permanently named for the late Kobe Bryant, league Commissioner Adam Silver said on Saturday. Feb 15, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; NBA commissioner Adam Silver unveils the Kobe Bryant MVP Award at a press conference during NBA All Star Saturday Night at United
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in Congress on Wednesday brushed aside calls to investigate possible political interference at the U.S. Justice Department after the agency asked for a lighter prison term for President Donald Trump’s longtime adviser Roger Stone. The Justice Department’s decision to back off its sentencing recommendation of seven to nine years for the
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FILE PHOTO: Actor Jussie Smollett leaves the Leighton Criminal Court Building after his hearing in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. March 14, 2019. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski CHICAGO (Reuters) – Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was charged on Tuesday in a six-count indictment, returned at the recommendation of a special prosecutor, with falsely claiming to Chicago police that he
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SAN JUAN (Reuters) – Puerto Rico’s long-running bankruptcy could cross the finish line by the end of the year under a schedule proposed by the U.S. commonwealth’s federally created financial oversight board, according to a court filing on Monday. FILE PHOTO: The flag of Puerto Rico flies outside the Capitol building in San Juan, Puerto
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Pentagon belt-tightening efforts identified and redirected $6.5 billion worth of bloated payments, inefficiencies and overlaps last year, a senior Defense Department official said. The Pentagon’s Chief Management Officer Lisa Hershman said in an interview on Friday that the savings, equivalent to 83 F-35A fighter jets, were achieved through methods including the sale
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