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“Yes, Mississippi,” said one lawmaker sarcastically when it was pointed out that Mississippi is one of only three states where a run-off general election is required if a candidate for a government-wide office. State does not get a majority vote in the first election. In all US states except Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi, the person […]

Best Selling Books: 10/17/2021 | Living...

Northern Michigan Hardcover fiction 1. “Cloud Cuckoo Land” by Anthony Doerr, Scribner, $ 30 2. “The Lincoln Highway” by Amor Towles, Viking, $ 30 3. “Apples Never Fall” by Liane Moriarty, Henry Holt & Company, $ 28.99 Pocket fiction 1. “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides, Celadon Books, $ 17.99 2. “Anxious People” by Fredrik […]

Two new books explore the impact of acce...

October 16, 2021 The exponential age. By Azeem Azhar. Diversion books; 352 pages; $ 28.99. Published in Great Britain as “Exponential”; Random business from home; £ 20 Human borders. By Michael Bhaskar. MIT Press; 432 pages; $ 29.95. Bridge Street Press; £ 20 Masters of scale. By Reid Hoffman with June Cohen and Deron Triff. […]

Texas Books Controversy: School Administ...

During a training session last week, a school administrator from Carroll ISD in Southlake, Texas attempted to counsel elementary teachers on how to follow the new district guidelines for auditing books. The guidelines were issued in an attempt to align with a controversial Texas law that seeks to restrict discussion of race and history in […]

Tennessee judge charged with inventing u...

Judge of Tennessee Donna Scott Davenport faces further criticism after discovering she illegally sentenced children to prison terms by creating bogus laws that don’t exist in Tennessee. According to WREG and ProPublica, Judge Davenport, a Rutherford County juvenile judge, instituted a policy in 2016 that all children accused of crimes should be treated in the […]

Four Signs Brian Laundrie Was ‘Addicted’

BRIAN Laundrie’s social media feeds are full of weird artwork and creepy messages that detectives say may offer clues to his state of mind. Months before embarking on a journey through the haunted country with his fiancee Gabby Petito, he shared his love of haunting imagery, twisted novels and witchcraft-inspired pages. 11 Brian Laundrie uploaded […]

Woodlands volunteer helps return old boo...

Karla Oubre didn’t expect to become the unofficial historian in residence at the Interfaith Hand Me Up boutique in the spring, but after identifying the original owners of two old books, the title seems to fit. Oubre has volunteered at the store for about 10 years since hearing her sister-in-law talk about her volunteer experience […]

The bad bank will help banks clean their...

Many things have been tempted by the government and the Reserve Bank to deal with the bad debt problem that has plagued India’s banking system for a long time–from recovery courts to the mechanism for the sustainable structuring of stressed assets–but with little success. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code implemented five years ago was widely […]

Did the zodiac killer take inspiration f...

It looks like one of the scariest criminal cases in American history has finally got answers. A group called Case Breakers have reportedly identified the mysterious Zodiac Killer as Gary Francis Poste. The notorious criminal has remained at the center of countless investigations and documentaries. Its influence even then spread to pop culture like movies […]

“The purge of books is an attack on acad

Prof. José Maria Sison. (Photo from José Maria Sison’s Facebook account) By ANNE MARXZE D. UMILBulatlat.com MANILA – Progressive educators have said the purge of books from university libraries is a clear attack on academic freedom. The Congress of Teachers / Educators for Nationalism and Democracy (CONTEND) released the statement after some universities reportedly released […]