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6 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

The vote that could change the world

YOU might think it's a simple decision in a faraway corner of the world, but a vote on Thursday could change the map in more ways than one. THE Vatican has been left red-faced after a car bearing its diplomatic plates was stopped in France with four kilograms of cocaine on board.

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Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Books, Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Texas

12 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

Dan Brown's 'The Digital Fortress' will be adapted for TV

According to Deadline , Brown's book "Digital Fortress," which was first released in 1998 and centers on cryptographer Susan Fletcher, is being adapted as a pilot for ABC by director Ron Howard's production company Imagine Entertainment. Howard directed the 2006 movie "The Da Vinci Code" and the 2009 follow-up "Angels and Demons," both of which starred actor Tom Hanks as Brown's character Robert Langdon.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Dan Brown, Books, Vocal, Angels & Demons, The Independent, Comedy Movies, Ron Howard, Tom Hanks

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Townhall

In Scotland, 'Aye' Means No to England

"Should Scotland be an independent country?" reads the referendum on which Scotland will vote Thursday. Voters have two choices -- yes or no.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Elizabeth Ii, Lothian County, Scotland, J.K. Rowling, Books, Opinion

Daily Mail

Stand up to bullies, No supporters are urged as Alex Salmond is...

Stand up to bullies, No supporters are urged as Alex Salmond is accused of failing to take a stand against 'mob' outside BBC headquarters in Glasgow Voters who plan to say No in Thursday's referendum have been urged not to be intimidated by independence 'bullies'. As Alex Salmond was accused of failing to take a stand against a 'mob' outside BBC headquarters in Glasgow on Sunday, Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael told voters: 'Don't let the bullies shout you down.'

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Books, J.K. Rowling

Examiner.com

Harry Potter: not only 'Undesirable No. 1' in his universe

Day two of the preliminary books has found us exploring books challenged from 2006-2007. For today's book, I chose the "Harry Potter" series by J.K. Rowling.

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Related Topix: Books, Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling, Pagan/Wiccan

Daily Mail

'Nationalists are running a misogynistic campaign': John Reid...

'Nationalists are running a misogynistic campaign': John Reid accuses Yes supporters of deliberately targeting female unionists such as JK Rowling for abuse The Nationalists are running an offensive misogynistic campaign against female unionists such as J K Rowling, one of Labour's big beasts said today. John Reid, the former Defence Secretary, accused the Yes side of employing the 'language of abuse' at women who speak up for the maintenance of the 300-year Union.

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Related Topix: Books, J.K. Rowling, Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Central County, Scotland, Strathclyde County, Scotland,

Newsday

'No' receives most campaign cash

The pro-Union group Better Together raised more cash during the Scottish independence referendum campaign than the "Yes" side, official figures show. According to the Electoral Commission, the "No" campaign raised a total of A 2.7m.

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Related Topix: Books, J.K. Rowling

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Who is Kevin Tsujihara, the Hollywood exec named in Dotcom's big reveal?

Kevin Tsujihara leaves Premier house in October 2010 after meeting John Key to resolve a stand-off over the filming of the Hobbit films in New Zealand. Photo / Mark Mitchell The studio executive named in the alleged email purported to be part of Kim Dotcom's big reveal is one of the most powerful men in Hollywood.

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Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Books

Sat Sep 13, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Celebrating 25 years of The Simpsons

A NEW book by The Simpsons' creator Matt Groening traces the history of everyone's favourite four-fingered family from Springfield. MEET Brooke Hemphill, the 'straight' Sydneysider who kissed a girl and liked it so much she spent the next year living as a lesbian.

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Related Topix: Animated TV, The Simpsons, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Matt Groening, J.K. Rowling, Books, Yeardley Smith

St. Augustine Record

FSDB takes part in national braille competition

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind , working with the Duval County Visually Impaired Program and the Jacksonville Public Library, will host the north Florida regional competition as part of the Braille Challenge, beginning Jan. 22, 2015. The Braille Challenge is a national program of the Braille Institute, located in Los Angeles, and is hosted by regional schools and agencies that serve students who are blind or visually impaired.

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Related Topix: Duval County, FL, Books, J.K. Rowling

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Peninsula Daily News

Forks gets Twilight sparkle for Stephenie Meyer Days starting today

The 2014 Stephenie Meyer Days celebrate the Twilight saga of novels and books set in Forks. Here is the schedule: Today 8 a.m. - Geocaching hunt begins.

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Related Topix: Forks, WA, Vampire News, Entertainment, Celebrities, Books, Stephenie Meyer, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Twilight

Lifehacker

Why You Should Read Harry Potter

Harry Potter is the bestselling book series of all time, and the books are a lot of fun, but there could be more to the story of the boy who lived. Some recent studies have shown that reading the magical tale can increase empathy toward others.

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Cinema Blend News

Is J.K. Rowling Giving Us Major Clues About The Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them?

As the anticipated adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is based on a textbook, penned by the fictional Newt Scamander, Harry Potter fans only have a limited amount of information to go on as it relates to the plot of this feature trilogy. We know it begins in the 1920s, which is when Newt was researching Magical Beasts for the book he would go on to publish.

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Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Books, Harry Potter, Pottermore, SCEA, Video Games

Cinema Blend News

J.K. Rowling Reveals The Form Of Her Patronus, And It's Adorable

In the world of Harry Potter, a witch or wizard's Patronus is a very personal and powerful thing. Conjured by a mixture of magic and a person's happiest memory, the energy force takes the form of an animal, which can be guided to ward off Dementors and Lethifolds.

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Related Topix: Books, J.K. Rowling

Investopedia

Celebrities With Big Dreams That Paid Off

When you set out to find a career, it seems there are two warring camps you have to decide between: doing something you love or doing something that pays well. The dream, of course, is to find something that fulfills both goals, and it is possible.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Vampire News, Books, Entertainment, Stephenie Meyer

Counterpunch

The Casual Vacancy

Today marks thirteen years since the devastating terrorist attack of 9/11. Great changes have been made recently in international politics, and today, a tragic reminder, provides an opportunity for us to reflect on such changes.

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Cinema Blend News

The Da Vinci Code's Dan Brown Is Heading To ABC With Ron Howard

As a nation, we used to be really into codes and messages hidden inside of American symbolism, which turned Dan Brown's 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code into a mega-bestseller. But times have changed, and now we're totally into the government treating our privacy like garbage.

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Related Topix: Comedy, Arrested Development, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Dan Brown, Vocal, Books

Journal Gazette

Scottish celebrities take sides on independence

Scotland's independence battle is a tough one to call. The Yes side has James Bond, but the No campaign has Harry Potter.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Harry Potter, Vocal, J.K. Rowling, Books, Gerard Butler, Alan Cumming, Worcestershire County, England,

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Candymag.com

5 Things You Missed While You Were In School

Vanessa Hudgens goes to Broadway, J.K. Rowling reveals her Patronus - plus updates on The Vampire Diaries , Hilary Duff and Aaron Carter, and Lily Collins! Vanessa Hudgens is going to Broadway! It was revealed earlier that the High School Musical alum will star in the revival of the Broadway musical Gigi , the same play that gave birth to Audrey Hepburn's career in 1951 and was turned into a musical in 1973. Written by Colette, Gigi chronicles a young lady's coming-of-age story and search for love in Paris.

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Related Topix: Vanessa Hudgens, J.K. Rowling, Books, Vampire News, Hilary Duff, Pop/Rock, Entertainment, Twitter

Peninsula Daily News

Open house slated today in Forks for 'Twilight'-related weekend

An open house will kick off Stephenie Meyer Day/Bella's Birthday Weekend celebrations at the Forks Chamber of Commerce's Visitor Center, 1411 S. Forks Ave., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. The public is invited for photo opportunities with the Olympic Coven in the rainforest, outside the city sign, with Bella's trucks, with Charlie's police cruiser and more.

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Related Topix: Forks, WA, Celebrities, Vampire News, Books, Entertainment, Stephenie Meyer

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