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‘Saint Monkey,’ by Jacinda Townsend

NY Times Books - April 18, 2014 - 8:19am
Two ambitious friends come of age in 1950s Kentucky, but a rift forms when one moves to Harlem.

Editors’ Choice

NY Times Books - April 18, 2014 - 8:18am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Paperback Row

NY Times Books - April 18, 2014 - 8:17am
Paperback books of particular interest.

The Shortlist: Susan Cheever’s ‘E. E. Cummings,’ and More

NY Times Books - April 18, 2014 - 8:17am
New books about Marianne Moore, E. E. Cummings, William and Dorothy Wordsworth, and Tennyson.

Open Book: From Fan Letter to Pen Pal

NY Times Books - April 18, 2014 - 8:16am
“Fare Forward” collects letters written by the experimental-fiction writer David Markson to a fan turned friend.

FDA Warns on Hysterectomy Procedure

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 18, 2014 - 7:35am
Federal regulators advised doctors Thursday to stop using a surgical device used in tens of thousands of hysterectomies each year called a power morcellator, citing its potential to spread cancer.

Christie Administration Dismantles Office Linked to Favoritism

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 18, 2014 - 6:56am
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration is dismantling an office that was found to have favored some local officials over others, one of several overhauls in the wake of the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal.

House Immigration Bills Are Still in the Mix

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 18, 2014 - 5:37am
Speaker John Boehner and other senior House Republicans are telling donors and industry groups that they aim to pass immigration legislation this year, despite the reluctance of many Republicans to tackle the divisive issue before the November elections.

Scientists Make First Embryo Clones From Adults

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 18, 2014 - 4:41am
Scientists for the first time have cloned cells from two adults to create early-stage embryos, and then derived tissue from those embryos that perfectly matched the DNA of the donors.

Conejo Valley group to hold fundraising event for cancer foundation

Ventura County Star News - April 17, 2014 - 10:50pm
The Conejo Valley Guild, the local chapter of the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation at UCLA, will hold its 15th annual Game Day on April 29 at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village.

Coachella 2014: Selfies (and Outkast) in the Desert

New York Times - California News - April 17, 2014 - 10:00pm
Jon Caramanica talks to Ben Ratliff, who reviewed the festival for The Times.

N.B.A. Players Reset Union Search With Kevin Johnson as Point Man

New York Times - California News - April 17, 2014 - 10:00pm
Kevin Johnson, a former Suns player and the mayor of Sacramento, is leading the search for an executive director for the N.B.A.’s players union, which has been without one since February 2013.

California: Spouse Convicted in Killing Once Thought to Be a Hate Crime

New York Times - California News - April 17, 2014 - 10:00pm
A jury in El Cajon convicted an Iraqi immigrant on Thursday of bludgeoning his wife to death in a case that was initially considered a hate crime.

Hollywood Begs for a Tax Break in Some States, Including California

New York Times - California News - April 17, 2014 - 10:00pm
A battle for filmmaking tax credits has begun in several states — including in California, the home of Hollywood — and has led to cutbacks in others like Maryland.

Puppet show at Camarillo Library charms children, parents

Ventura County Star News - April 17, 2014 - 9:40pm
More than 100 people turned out for a spring break puppet show at the Camarillo Library's Community Room for a lighthearted retelling of the classic Aesop's fable "Grasshopper and the Ants."

Ventura students compete in national wind turbine event [Video]

Ventura County Star News - April 17, 2014 - 9:35pm
A team of five Ventura middle school students is working on a wind turbine design they will use in a competition in Washington, D.C., later this month.

Easter Bunny delivers fun at Oxnard farmers market

Ventura County Star News - April 17, 2014 - 9:35pm
Colored eggs were available at Oxnard's downtown farmers market Thursday when the Easter Bunny joined the shoppers and vendors at the fourth annual Easter Bunny Day.

Nina Cassian, Exiled Romanian Poet, Dies at 89

NY Times Books - April 17, 2014 - 9:19pm
Ms. Cassian sought refuge in the United States after her poems satirizing the regime of President Nicolae Ceausescu fell into the hands of the secret police.

At Tribeca Festival, Nas Looks Back

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 17, 2014 - 8:35pm
The opening night of the Tribeca Film Festival featured the premiere of the Nas documentary 'Time Is Illmatic' and a performance by Nas functioned as a live retrospective of his early career.

Economist Honored for Work on Media Slant

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 17, 2014 - 7:56pm
An economist known for pioneering work on slanted coverage in the news media won the John Bates Clark Medal, one of the profession's most prestigious honors.
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