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Tom Waits: ‘We Are Monkeys With Money and Guns’

It might be hard to believe, but Tom Waits — the iconic American troubadour with the gravelly voice — will be 70 years old on Saturday. For fans of Waits, what better way to celebrate the milestone than by reading this 2008 interview published by NPR while ...
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Newsom Won’t Block Building in High-Fire Areas

SACRAMENTO — A desire to live near nature is embedded in California's ethos, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday as he explained why he doesn't want to block home building near forested areas at high risk for wildfires. "There's something that is truly California...
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Melania Trump Says She Might Be ‘the Most Bullied Person’

WASHINGTON — First lady Melania Trump says she could be "the most bullied person" in the world, judging by "what people are saying about me." "We need to educate the children of social-emotional behavior so when they grow up ... they know how to deal with t...
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Who Was Questioned by FBI in Kavanaugh Probe?

WASHINGTON — The FBI has wrapped up its background investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but much of what it did remains a mystery, including its decisions about whom to interview. Investig...
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Trump Is In Full Retreat After Bombshell Brit Interview

ELLESBOROUGH, England — In a fresh bout of diplomatic whiplash, President Donald Trump denied Friday he had criticized Prime Minister Theresa May and declared the U.S.-U.K. relationship "the highest level of special" — not long after lobbing thunderous broadsi...