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5:32am

Wed July 17, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Hemingway Look-Alike Competition To Crown New 'Papa'

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 5:13 pm

American writer Ernest Hemingway.
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The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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5:28am

Wed July 17, 2013
The Two-Way

Lawyer: Snowden Could Leave Moscow Airport Within A Week

Originally published on Wed July 17, 2013 10:22 am

Terminal F of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport where Edward Snowden remains.
Paul Gypteau AFP/Getty Images

A day after submitting an application for temporary asylum in Russia, the lawyer representing Edward Snowden tells Russia's Interfax news agency that the NSA leaker could leave the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport within a week.

Reuters reports:

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5:11am

Wed July 17, 2013
Asia

Chinese Museum Closes Because Of Fakes

A visiting writer noticed some of the fakes. Like an ancient artifact bearing Chinese characters that first appeared in the 20th century. And an ancient vase bearing modern looking cartoon animals.

5:05am

Wed July 17, 2013
World

English Soccer Team Sees New Level Of Fan Dedication

As players for the team were sightseeing in Vietnam, they noticed a man in an Arsenal shirt running alongside the team bus. He kept pace for more than 3 miles. Players began chanting, "Sign him up!"

4:55am

Wed July 17, 2013
The Two-Way

In India, At Least 22 Children Die After Eating Poisoned School Lunch

Originally published on Wed July 17, 2013 2:42 pm

A woman cries after her grandson, who consumed a poisoned meal at a school on Tuesday, died at a hospital in the eastern Indian city of Patna.
Reuters /Landov

At least 22 children are dead in India after they ate a poisoned school lunch Tuesday at a school in the eastern state of Bihar.

The images are horrific. The AFP reports:

"There were emotional scenes as children, their limbs dangling and heads lolling to one side, were brought to a hospital in the Bihar city of Chhapra.

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