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—Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) American writer known for free verse, Smoke and Steel

 

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VIDEO: Syria-held French journalists freed  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:08:22 GMT
Four French journalists held captive in Syria for almost a year have been freed. 
VIDEO: Rio Olympics: Reason to be concerned  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:56:42 GMT
The president of the International Olympic Committee says “there is reason to be concerned” about preparations for the Rio Olympics. 
Stars read leaked Tarantino script  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:22:44 GMT
Samuel L Jackson, Bruce Dern and Michael Madsen join Quentin Tarantino for a live reading of a leaked, unproduced film script. 
Jack White cuts single in four hours  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:35:32 GMT
Jack White records and cuts a single in four hours, and claims a world record has been broken. 
US banking giants see mixed results  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:34:30 GMT
US banking giant Goldman Sachs reports a drop in net earnings while Morgan Stanley sees profits jump. 
Two government agencies quit CBI  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:35:34 GMT
Scottish government agencies Scottish Enterprise and Visit Scotland have quit business lobby organisation CBI after it formally backed the campaign against Scottish independence. 
German media boss criticises Google  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:20:24 GMT
In an open letter to Google's Eric Schmidt the boss of German publishing firm Axel Springer says it is afraid of the search giant. 
Lavabit loses contempt appeal  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:37:07 GMT
A US appeals court upholds a contempt of court ruling against the secure email service provider Lavabit used by whistleblower Edward Snowden. 
Crouching Tiger prequel set to shoot  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:09:20 GMT
A prequel to Oscar-winning martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will begin filming later this year. 
Paolo Nutini sets 2014 sales record  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:01:28 GMT
Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini tops the charts with Caustic Love, which becomes the fastest-selling album of the year. 
Ancient life 'frozen' by impacts  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:54:53 GMT
Ancient grasses from the Pampas of Argentina were preserved when asteroids struck the area, scientists report. 
SpaceX launches station cargo flight  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:06:02 GMT
US company SpaceX launches its latest re-supply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a Dragon freighter to rendezvous with the orbiting platform on Sunday. 
Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests'  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:03:35 GMT
Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says. 
Sensors to prevent pain for amputees  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:41:59 GMT
Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores. 
Norwich City 2-3 Liverpool  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:35:18 GMT
Liverpool open up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League after a hard-fought win over relegation-battling Norwich.