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After firing, Bannon returns to his 'killing machine'

By James Oliphant and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With Stephen Bannon, the worry always was that he could be even more disruptive to President Donald Trump’s White House from outside than he was within. In the hours following...Show More Summary

The Latest: South Africa grants immunity to Zim first lady

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Grace Mugabe returning to Zimbabwe (all times local):

Senator McCain completes first round of radiation and chemotherapy

"His resilience & strength is incredible," Meghan McCain, who is a host on the Fox News program "Outnumbered," wrote on Twitter about her father. McCain, 80, who is known for his political independence during three decades in the Senate...Show More Summary

The Latest: Notre Dame holds Mass for world's attack victims

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the two vehicle attacks in Barcelona and the nearby seaside resort of Cambrils (all times local):

The porker paradox: a very human dilemma

After 11,000 years, we still can't decide whether to eat pigs or cuddle up with them. Can the book Pig/Pork help us?

Postscript: Jerry Lewis

Richard Brody remembers the actor, director, moviemaker, and philanthropist Jerry Lewis, who has died at the age of ninety-one.

Soft Soaping Food Banks

More Conservative idiocy. This time from the self-styled salon intellectuals at CapX, or to you and me the place where brain cells go to die. Chewing up bandwith in defence of indefensible class privilege this week saw Tim Worstall hail the Conservative triumph (his phrase) that are... Show More Summary

It's Now Legal to Sell Rhino Horn in South Africa. The World's Top Breeder Makes His Move.

John Hume hopes that holding an auction will help protect the world’s embattled rhinos—and yield a big payoff.

Links & Reviews

45 minutes agoAcademics / Literature : PhiloBiblos

- Over at American Book Collecting, a transcription of an unpublished account of antiquarian bookselling in the early 1880s by Isaac Mendoza, plus some background info. Very much worth a read, and many thanks to Kurt for posting it.-...Show More Summary

World gathers to watch total eclipse of the Sun cross the USA

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky Millions of people have have been gathering to see less than three minutes of darkness on Monday, 21 August, during a total eclipse of the Sun. The...Show More Summary

Death toll in SLeone flood disaster reaches 441

The death toll from a mudslide and flooding that struck Sierra Leone's capital Freetown has reached 441, the government said on Saturday. A tally of deaths, issued on Friday by the Red Cross, stood at more than 400, with around 600 others listed as missing. At Connaught Hospital, morgue worker Mohamed Sinneh Kamara gave a slightly higher toll than the minister's.

Horgan on the British emergentists

The British emergentists were not substance-dualists; they held that all particulars are physical entities wholly constituted out of physical entities as their parts. But they were not full-fledged materialists either, because they denied that physics is a causally complete science. Show More Summary

Trump Tweets About Boston

"Our great country has been divided for decades. Sometimes you need protest in order to heal, & we will heal, & be stronger than ever before!" he tweeted at one point.

The most expensive British car in history: 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 sells for record-breaking £17.5m

A classic car raced by Sir Stirling Moss and described as the "most important Aston Martin ever produced" became the most valuable British-made car ever when it sold for $22.5m (£17.5m) at the annual auction at Monterey Car Week on Friday. Show More Summary

Sunday assorted links

1. The Chinese Emily Dickinson? (NYT) 2. The virtues of reading books we don’t understand. 3. “…there are Edgar Cayce centers in 35 countries.” 4. A contrarian view on whether America over-incarcerates. 5. “Science weirdly spurs on the pursuit of the disenchanted corpse…” 6. Show More Summary

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