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Writing From Real Life, in All Its Excruciating Detail

By Thomas Rogers

“Reality fiction” is a publishing sensation in Norway. But some have accused the country’s most high-profile writers of revealing intimate secrets under the guise of fiction.

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Architecture’s Most Irredeemable Cad

By Sarah Williams Goldhagen

“Plagued by Fire,” Paul Hendrickson’s biography of Frank Lloyd Wright, attempts to show the fundamental decency of a man history has portrayed as both a genius and a monster.

Death, Taxes and Frank Gore

By Danielle Allentuck

The Buffalo Bills running back, 36, may soon climb to No. 3 in career rushing yards, surpassing Barry Sanders. It would be a testament to an improbable career that just keeps chugging along.

Turkish-led Syrian rebel fighters advancing on flashpoint region of Manbij

By Frank Miles

The flashpoint region of Manbij in northeastern Syria is becoming a battleground for Turkish-led Syrian rebel fighters advancing in the area following the pullback of U.S. forces.

Fed Votes to Lighten Regulations for All but the Largest Banks

By Jeanna Smialek

Banks including Capital One, U.S. Bancorp, Barclays and Credit Suisse can file ‘living wills,’ which describe how they would wind down in a failure, less often.

Whistle-Blower? A Half-Century Ago in N.Y.C., It Was Serpico

By Corey Kilgannon

Friday: The current scenario in Washington is “so parallel to my situation,” said Frank Serpico, who in the 1970s spoke up about widespread corruption in the Police Department.

As government cares for migrant children, private sector seeks profit in their detentions

By Frank Miles

Sheltering migrant children has become a growing business for the Florida-based government contractor, as the number of minors in government custody has swollen to record levels over the past two years. More than 50 babies, toddlers and teens were closely watched on this day inside the clean, well-lit shelter surrounded by chain link fences.

Atlantic City Mayor Stole $87,000 From Youth Basketball Program

By James Barron

The mayor pleaded guilty and resigned. It’s the latest chapter in a long history of criminal behavior among the city’s top public officials.

EU Commission hopeful of Russia-Ukraine thaw as many in Kyiv denounce β€˜capitulation’

By Georgi Gotev

The European Commission commended on Thursday (3 October) a recent diplomatic meeting in the Belarus capital Minsk, which gives hope for an international summit to stop the fighting in Eastern Ukraine. But many in Ukraine see the development as “capitulation”.

Trump Is β€˜Last Hope for White People,’ Said Police Chief on Trial

By Andrea Salcedo

The former chief, accused of a hate crime after allegedly slamming a black teenager’s head into a doorjamb, has used “derogatory racial terms,” his lawyer said.

Jeanette Winterson’s Playful New Novel Offers Thoughts on Mad Science and Sexbots

By Dwight Garner

“Frankissstein” combines a story involving Mary Shelley, the author of “Frankenstein,” with a contemporary plot about artificial intelligence and sex dolls.

Chinese parade may include glimpse at nuclear-capable missile that could reach US in 30 minutes

By Frank Miles

As Beijing apparently gets closer to matching Washington and other powers in weapons technology, China is having a parade this week that might show off its rapidly developing arsenal, which may include a nuclear-capable missile that could reach the United States in 30 minutes.

German Court Says a Hangover Is an Illness

By Mike Ives

The state court in Frankfurt ruled that an “anti-hangover shot” violated a ban on claiming that foods or supplements can cure human ailments.

Al Franken Moves Back Into the Public Eye With a SiriusXM Talk Show

By Ben Sisario

The former U.S. senator is trying a comeback 21 months after he left government over allegations of unwanted sexual advances.

Britain, France, Germany blame Iran for attacks on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia

By Frank Miles

Britain, France and Germany joined the United States on Monday in blaming Iran for attacks on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, but the Iranian foreign minister pointed to claims of responsibility by Yemeni rebels and said: “If Iran were behind this attack, nothing would have been left of this refinery.”