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Reagan exhibited signs of Alzheimer’s while still in White House, son claims

The son of President Ronald Reagan suggests in an as-yet-unpublished book that his father was exhibiting the tell-tale signs of Alzheimer’s disease while still serving as President of the United States. Alzheimer’s disease is a brain condition that interferes with memory and behavior, which usually starts small and develops into…

Assange: I signed $1.5 million-worth of book deals

LONDON — WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange said in an interview published Sunday he had signed deals for his autobiography worth more than one $1.5 million. Assange told Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper that the money would help him defend himself against allegations of sexual assault made by two women in Sweden.…

Google opens e-book store in challenge to Amazon

New digital book store opens latest chapter in Google’s attempt to reshape media, commerce Google Inc. is making the leap from digital librarian to merchant in a challenge to Amazon.com Inc. and its Kindle electronic reader. The long-awaited Internet book store, which opened Monday in the U.S., draws upon a…

Fox News hosts pretend birther author’s novel is non-fiction

Fox News is helping a former Republican congressman spread the myth that President Barack Obama was born in Kenya. Appearing on Fox News Monday, John LeBoutillier explained that his new fictional book uses “real things” like Obama’s grandmother once claimed she was present for his Kenyan birth. LeBoutillier’s new book,…

Palin laments loss of privacy on first episode of reality TV show

It begins with a sweep-around view of a lake at the end of Palin’s Wasilla, Alaska home. “Where I like to do a lot of my writing and researching especially on beautiful day is outside,” she remarks, “where I get to take in the beauty of the lake.” But it…

Court rules teachers don’t have free speech rights in curriculum

A teacher’s in-class curriculum in primary and secondary schools is not protected by the First Amendment, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday. “Only the school board has ultimate responsibility for what goes on in the classroom, legitimately giving it a say over what teachers may (or may not) teach…

Comic company launching ‘Silver Scorpion’, a disabled, Muslim superhero

Comic book fans will soon be getting their first glimpse at an unlikely new superhero — a Muslim boy in a wheelchair with superpowers. The new superhero is the brainchild of a group of disabled young Americans and Syrians who were brought together last month in Damascus by the Open…

US suspects Karzai manic depressive: report

US intelligence suspects Afghan President Hamid Karzai has received treatment for manic depression, contributing to the uneasy US ties with him, a new book by legendary reporter Bob Woodward says. “He’s on his meds, he’s off his meds,” the US ambassador to Afghanistan, Karl Eikenberry, is quoted as saying in…

Woodward book says aides doubt Obama’s Afghan strategy

US official confirms CIA has 3,000-man ‘covert army’ in Afghanistan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Members of President Barack Obama’s national security team have waged an internal battle over Afghan policy that has been marked by bitter infighting, according to a new book by journalist Bob Woodward. Although many of the internal…

Carter: I ‘was in some ways like the tea party candidate’

Jimmy Carter thinks tea party will be much less of a factor in 2012 Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday he sees parallels between today’s tea party and his own campaign for the White House in 1976. But he doesn’t think the movement will be much of a factor beyond…

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