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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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Apr 16, 2014 — Ian McEwan talks about having dinner with Salman Rushdie, who had a fatwa out against him; Man Booker winner Eleanor Catton writes about the process of finding inspiration.
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Nov 19, 2013 — The USPS is banking that Harry Potter buffs will scoop up the limited-edition stamps, which feature stills from the eight Harry Potter films. But not everyone's a fan; critics say the new products are too commercial — and that a British import doesn't belong on a U.S. stamp.
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Sep 12, 2013 — The author of the incredibly successful Harry Potter books, which went on to be incredibly successful movies, has made a deal with Warner Bros. The plan is for a series of movies based on "Newt Scamander," writer of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them textbook in the Potter stories.
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Jul 5, 2013 — Also: Harry Potter's Diagon Alley is now walkable, sort of, in Google Streetview; Jane Smiley on Alice Munro's retirement; a "review" of America.
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Mar 29, 2013 — Best known as Harry Potter's cruel Muggle uncle, Griffiths also was an accomplished stage actor. Actor Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry, says Griffiths' "encouragement, tutelage and humor" made him a joy to work with.
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Jun 23, 2011 — Author J.K. Rowling says the website will be a "safe, unique online reading experience" built around her Harry Potter books. And that she'll be sharing "additional information I've been hoarding for years" about the wizard and his world.
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Jan 31, 2011 — It's a tale that sounds like something the fictional wizard might have been able to survive, not a landfill manager from Glasgow named Adam Potter. But that's what happened.
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May 10, 2010 — "Harry Potter And The Filler Of Big"...on Chinese Harry Potter bootlegs.
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Sep 10, 2009The Times reports on the three most popular books in the Guantanamo Bay library.
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Sep 9, 2008 — A New York judge ruled Steven Jan Vander Ark's Harry Potter Lexicon borrowed too much from the series, amounting to plagiarism. Where would you have drawn the line?
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