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20 Books We’re Watching For in 2020

Here at the Book Review, we comb through thousands of books a year, while always keeping an eye on the horizon. (Is this the year that President Barack Obama’s memoir finally arrives?) We’ve grouped these books by theme, including anticipated political memoirs, promising debuts, and new books from beloved authors …

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Secretary of State Pompeo postpones Ukraine trip to focus on Iraq

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks on human rights in Iran at the State Department in Washington, U.S., December 19, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday postponed a trip to Ukraine so he could focus on the …

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‘Don’t Believe a Word,’ a Look at Language and Power (and Why Dolphins Have Accents)

“Don’t Believe a Word,” a new book by the Guardian writer and editor David Shariatmadari, delves into the riddles of language: the opacities, ambushes, dead ends, sudden ecstasies. It’s a brisk and friendly introduction to linguistics, and a synthesis of the field’s recent discoveries. So much more is now known …

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