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


World News From BBC

Sugary drinks warning posters 'work'  Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:07:04 GMT
Signs warning shoppers how much exercise they need to do to burn off the sugar in fizzy drinks could be a useful tool in the fight against obesity, research suggests. 
Ebola nurse Pooley back in Africa  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:19:01 GMT
William Pooley, the British nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering in West Africa, returns to Sierra Leone to work at a hospital. 
Three-month judgement 'was stupid'  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:47:15 GMT
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says it was "stupid" to tell people to judge him on his first three months. 
Manning breaks NFL touchdown record  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:35:42 GMT
Peyton Manning breaks the NFL record for touchdown passes as he helps Denver Broncos thrash the San Francisco 49ers. 
The element that causes arguments  Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:59:19 GMT
Uranium is the most divisive of elements. It's been used in nuclear bombs and power stations - both of which fray tempers. 
The forgotten women of the 'war in the East'  Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:54:38 GMT
It's well known how badly Japanese soldiers treated POWs in WW2, but women and children interned in South-East Asia are often forgotten. 
Anni Dewani murderer dies in prison  Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:46:38 GMT
A man jailed for the murder of honeymooner Anni Dewani in 2010 has died in prison in South Africa, as the trial of her husband Shrien Dewani continues. 
Pakistan charity boss 'heartbroken'  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:34:11 GMT
One of Pakistan's top charity leaders has told the BBC he is heartbroken after being robbed at gunpoint. 
Spanish nurse's Ebola test negative  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:39:20 GMT
The Spanish nurse who became the first person to contract Ebola outside West Africa has now tested negative for the virus, the government says. 
Hurricane Gonzalo batters Bermuda  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:52:25 GMT
Bermudians are clearing up the damage after a direct hit from Hurricane Gonzalo felled trees and downed power lines on the small Atlantic island. 
Iraq approves Australia anti-IS unit  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:11:06 GMT
Australia closes a deal to allow 200 special forces into Iraq to train local troops to fight against Islamic State, after a month-long legal row. 
Body found in US hunt for student  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:54:30 GMT
Virginia state police say they have found a body which could be that of Hannah Graham, a British-born student missing since 13 September. 
Fire at power station investigated  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:11:30 GMT
Firefighters are investigating the cause of a major blaze at Didcot B power station in Oxfordshire. 
NHS radiographers on strike over pay  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:34:01 GMT
Radiographers across the UK begin a four-hour strike in the latest walkout by NHS staff in an ongoing dispute with the government over pay. 
Strong winds and rain expected in UK  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:59:58 GMT
Strong winds and rain are expected in many parts of UK on Tuesday as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo hit, forecasters warn.