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George Saunders' 'Lincoln in the Bardo' wins 2017 Man Booker prize

LONDON (Reuters) – American author George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize, a high-profile literary award, for his first novel, “Lincoln in the Bardo,” – a fictional account of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln burying his young son. In his acceptance speech, Saunders, 58, noted that “we live in a strange time,” adding he saw the key question of the era being whether society responded to events with “exclusion and negative projection and violence,” or “with love.” Saunders was the second consecutive American writer to win the prize, after ...

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American Richard H. Thaler wins Nobel Prize in economics

Richard H. Thaler of the University of Chicago was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for his contributions to the field of behavioral economics. Thaler was cited for his research in the psychology of economic decision-making. His theory explains “how people simplify financial decision-making by creating separate accounts in their minds, focusing on the narrow impact of each individual decision rather than its overall effect,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences every year awards the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences ...

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Anti-nuclear weapons group ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize

Media playback is unsupported on your device The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Ican). Berit Reiss-Andersen, the Nobel committee chair, said it was due to the group’s “groundbreaking efforts to achieve a treaty prohibition” on nuclear weapons. “We live in a world where the risk of nuclear weapons being used is greater than it has been for a long time,” she continued. She cited the North Korea issue. In July, after pressure from Ican, 122 nations backed a UN treaty designed ...

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Discovery of Gravitational Waves Wins 3 US Scientists Nobel Prize

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. In 1916, the famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein postulated certain events in the universe would produce gravitational waves. The detection of such waves would be even more confirmation of general relativity, but Einstein suspected the waves would be too faint to be detected on Earth. Now, 100 years later, three US scientists are sharing the Nobel Prize in Physics for detecting gravitational waves. The Nobel Committee has awarded this year’s prize in physics to Rainer ...

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Discovery of Gravitational Waves Wins 3 US Scientists Nobel Prize

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. In 1916, the famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein postulated certain events in the universe would produce gravitational waves. The detection of such waves would be even more confirmation of general relativity, but Einstein suspected the waves would be too faint to be detected on Earth. Now, 100 years later, three US scientists are sharing the Nobel Prize in Physics for detecting gravitational waves. The Nobel Committee has awarded this year’s prize in physics to Rainer ...

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Germany election: Merkel wins fourth term, exit polls say

Media playback is unsupported on your device German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term in federal elections, exit polls suggest. Her conservative CDU/CSU alliance won 32.5% of the vote, remaining the largest party in Germany’s parliament, according to the ARD poll. Its outgoing coalition partner, the social democratic SPD, said it would go into opposition after winning 20%. In a result which shocked many, the nationalist AfD was on track to win 13.5%, making it the third party. Addressing supporters, Mrs Merkel said she had hoped ...

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Brexit: EU repeal bill wins first Commons vote

The government’s bid to extract the UK from EU law in time for Brexit has passed its first Parliamentary test. MPs backed the EU Withdrawal Bill by 326 to 290 in a late-night vote despite critics saying it represented a “power-grab” by ministers. The bill, which will end the supremacy of EU law in the UK, now moves onto its next parliamentary stage. Ministers sought to reassure MPs by considering calls for safeguards over their use of new powers. Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed the Commons vote in the early ...

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Elliott wins injunction, likely to play full season

8:27 PM ET FRISCO, Texas — Federal judge Amos Mazzant on Friday granted a request by the NFL Players Association for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to prevent the implementation of the six-game suspension for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. Elliott was already eligible to play in Sunday’s season opener against the New York Giants, but his suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy was to begin Monday. With the injunction granted, Elliott likely will be able to continue playing as the legal process plays out. ...

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Mother wins MoD apology over 'Snatch' Land Rover death

Media playback is unsupported on your device In July 2005, Sue Smith’s son, Pte Phillip Hewett, was killed by a roadside bomb while travelling in a lightly armoured “snatch” Land Rover in Iraq. He was the ninth of 37 service personnel to be killed in the vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan, which came to be known as “mobile coffins”. Twelve years later, following a legal battle that reached the Supreme Court, Sue has finally got her apology. “He didn’t die for nothing,” she says. Speaking exclusively to the BBC, Sue ...

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Bolt injured in final race; Britain wins 4×100

6:13 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — Usain Bolt ended his stellar career in excruciating pain. The Jamaican great crumpled to the track with a left leg injury as he was chasing a final gold medal for the Jamaican 4×100-meter relay team on Saturday at the world championships. In what was expected to be the last competitive race of his career, Usain Bolt pulled up with an apparent left leg injury during the anchor leg of the men’s 4×100-meter final on Saturday. AP Photo/Matthias Schrader Having to make up lots of ...

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