My English friends never really got it, and that was fine. “No presents? No religion? Just … supper?” they would ask, befuddled by a holiday meal that you attended because you wanted to, no strings attached. The British schools did not get the day off — which made sense, since at heart Thanksgiving celebrates the early Americans’ gratitude for not having to live in Britain anymore — so we’d eat in the evening, or just go ahead and reschedule the day for Saturday or Sunday. Who cared?
The long-running saga exploded this week as the Murdochs announced they would close The News of the World in the face of public and parliamentary outrage over revelations that the phone of Milly Dowler, a 13-year-old girl murdered in 2002, was hacked by The News of the World after she disappeared but before her body was found, hampering the police investigation and adding to her parents’ distress.
“It’s the Pistons, man — they never win,” said Daniel Bronston, 29, a cook who was at a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves late last month. (He was exaggerating. The team is 8-3, and it handily beat Minnesota that evening, 122-101. But it is fair to say that the Pistons’ performance in recent years has been anemic.) Then there is the area itself.
"Reading this article almost made me cry.
Reading the comments did make me cry.
When the lyrical soul of New Yorkers is strummed, it responds in kind with generosity. Bravissimi." https://t.co/CEQCLW24uG Read the piece; stay for the readers' comments.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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