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Was Dylan too freewheelin' in borrowing for Nobel lecture?

As Slate points out, a hefty number of phrases used throughout Dylan's 27-minute lecture bare a striking resemblance to passages from online learning guide (a lazy students' saviour) SparkNotes . In this case, Slate writer Andrea Pitzer has discovered that a dozen of Dylan's 78 sentences in his lecture "appear to closely resemble" lines found on SparkNotes , with much of the specific wording exclusive to the site rather than being taken by both from the books. Read More »

England, France Unite With Britpop


That came after the Italian referee gave a spot-kick for a foul on Dele Alli and the video assistant - being trialled here - ruled that Raphael Varane deserved a straight red card. The decision was a controversial one, coming after Federation Internationale de Football Association tweaked the rules previous year to reduce cases of players being sent off for denying clear goal-scoring opportunities, unless the offence is deliberate. Read More »

Several people dead in mass blaze at London tower block

London Ambulance Service said 30 people had been taken to five hospitals following the fire . "There have been a number of fatalities ". The fire commissioner, Dany Cotton said, " This is an unprecedented incident ". " 'We've complained to council, ' said Edward Daffarn, 55, who said nothing had been done to improve safety". You could see the fire spreading across. Read More »

IPad Pro 10.5 Reviews: What you really need to know


The iPad Pro 10.5-inch is powered by the A10x chip. On the outside, we still have basically the same iPad, though this time - depending from where you're viewing it from - it's either upsized from the garden-variety 9.7-inch iPad or a toned-down original 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Read More »

Trump Remains Vague When Asked If He Taped Meetings With Comey

The committee also sent a letter to White House Counsel Don McGahn asking that he inform the committee whether the White House has ever had any recordings or memos of Comey's conversations with Trump. He said that he'd carefully documented his interactions with Trump because he anxious Trump would misrepresent them, and accused the administration of spreading "lies, plain and simple" about the reasons for his firing. Read More »

Sessions vigorously denies improper Russia contacts

His staffers have since acknowledged that he met twice with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak. Mr. Sessions insisted his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak past year were innocuous. Sessions also refused to answer whether any Justice Department officials had discussed possible presidential pardons of individuals being looked at in the Russian investigations. Read More »

More Than 50 People Injured In London Tower Block Fire: Ambulance Service

She said the first fire trucks were on the scene within six minutes. Muna Ali, 45, said: "The flames, I have never seen anything like it, it just reminded me of 9/11". The fire brigade could only help downstairs. It was fire up, up, up. The disaster occurred 10 days after a terror attack at London's Borough Market. Read More »

Thousands protest across Russia; Putin opponent arrested

Thousands of angry demonstrators thronged to Tverskaya Street chanting "Down with the tsar" and singing the Russian national anthem. Many graduates of its prestigious university have left Russian Federation to work in the West. Similar to the March protests, young people predominated in Monday's rally. The protest gatherings in cities from Far East Pacific ports to St. Petersburg were spearheaded by Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who has become the Kremlin's most visible ... Read More »

Backed Syrian rebel force launches battle for IS capital

The SDF have spent months cornering Daesh in the city. "We all saw the heinous attack in Manchester , England", U.S. -led coalition commander Lt. "Raqqa will be an important step towards annihilating ISIS, but this will not be the end of the terrorist organization ISIS in Syria ", he said , adding that the terrorists still hold quite a bit of territory downriver that needs to be cleared once Raqqa has been retaken. Read More »

Britain can still remain in EU: French President Macron to May


Mrs May also said she was confident of securing a deal "that will be in the interests of not just the United Kingdom but the remaining 27 members of the EU". Both countries have been hit by deadly Islamist militant attacks in recent months.Macron said Internet companies would be asked to do more to remove content promoting terrorism, access to encrypted content on online messaging systems would be widened, and co-operation with the United States on online content would be improved. Read More »

London fire could delay deal between UK PM May's Conservatives and DUP

Corbyn would back a call for a referendum on Northern Ireland leaving the United Kingdom and joining Ireland . Theresa May is in a shaky partnership with the DUP . With the two-year clock on Brexit ticking since March, when a letter from May formally started proceedings, Mr Barnier dismissed the suggestion of postponing the negotiations and said such a delay would prompt only further instability. Read More »

Reward increases to $70000 for escaped inmates


The Georgia Department of Corrections identified the fallen officers as Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue . Early Tuesday afternoon they picked up the trail. " I have their blood on my shoes ". Officials believe the two could be anywhere in the southern part of the United States in the hours they've been traveling by auto. Read More »

Apple Gets Serious On Its iPad Product

Overall, if you have a first-generation iPad Pro and are happy with it, you may not find a compelling reason to upgrade to a new one. Unveiled Monday at WWDC , iOS 11 will be the "biggest software release ever" for iPad users, Apple said. Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions talks spy fiction at Senate hearing


The contrast with Comey was striking. The appearance before the Senate intelligence committee gave Sessions a chance to defend himself, but offered little new insight. Trump has cooled on him, Congress is set to interrogate him, and a special counsel could end up making him a focus of a criminal investigation. Aside from looking like he had something to hide, Sessions did himself and the president few favors. Read More »

Who could fire special counsel Robert Mueller

House Speaker Paul Ryan says the White House and President Donald Trump should let the special counsel's investigation continue, and await vindication. The interview was first reported by PBS. For the record, Comey testified under oath last week there is NO EVIDENCE of collusion despite 10 months of FBI investigations. Read More »

Former UK PM Major "wary" about planned deal with N.Irish party

Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster has tweeted that discussions with British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party are "going well" and that she hopes for a conclusion soon. Foster will nearly certainly ask for greater investment in Northern Ireland as part of the deal, as well as guarantees on support for pension plans and for winter fuel allowances for older people. Read More »

27-story London apartment block ablaze

Emergency services attempted to evacuate the concrete block and said at least 50 people are being treated in hospital. London Ambulance have confirmed the sad news that there have been " a number of fatalities " in the "unprecedented" incident. Read More »

Britain can stay in European Union but perks will end: Verhofstadt

His comments come after the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, warned London to "not waste time" and begin negotiations as soon as possible. Verhofstadt said Britain must urgently either confirm the positions she outlined in its March 29 letter triggering the two-year Brexit process, "or they open the game in another direction, that's their responsibility". Read More »

Officials confirm fatalities in London high-rise fire

The brigade says "it is safe for our crews to be in there". Commander Cundy added it was likely to take some time before the Met was in a position to confirm the identity of the victims and said it was too early to speculate on the cause of the fire. Read More »

Nick Timothy resigns as aide to Theresa May


Ms Perrior said Mrs May was a "good person" who would take personal responsibility for the campaign but suggested the set-up in No 10 was not working. David Davis will also stay on as Brexit secretary and Sir Michael Fallon will keep his role as defence secretary. May's courting of DUP has triggered criticism in the media and among members of her party, who have described DUP as anti-abortionist and regressive on LGBTI rights. Read More »

Ask SAM: When did Flag Day start?


The week of June 14 (June 11-17) is designated as National Flag week. Before lowering the flag, raise it to the top again at the end of the day. Honoring the flag became a widespread practice in the 1890s, but did not become an official holiday until President Harry Truman signed an Act of Congress in 1949. Read More »

Election Commission issues notification for Presidential election

Venkaiah Naidu and Arun Jaitley. The BJP led NDA has formed a panel to decide on a candidate. Sources told ANI that the ruling NDA has said it is likely to announce its Presidential candidate by June 23. The last date for filing papers is June 28. Now, a candidate supported by 50 "electors" and seconded by another 50 can file a nomination. Opposition heavyweights like West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee have said their preference would be for the government to name a candidate who ... Read More »

5 things you need to know now


Unable to shake anything out of the trees, Democrats vented much of their frustration at the Attorney General, saying that Sessions had no basis to refuse to answer questions from Senators. Sessions won't describe his conversations with President Donald Trump about the firing of FBI Director James Comey . He denied that he recused himself from overseeing the Russian Federation investigation because he wasn't forthcoming about Russian Federation meetings. Read More »