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Mark Twain's grave attacked and vandalized

Elmira - Someone has committed an act of vandalism and removed a bronze likeness of Mark Twain from his gravesite, located in the Elmira cemetery New York.

Global warming changes rain patterns

Berkeley - Scientists have proven Mark Twain wrong . The writer said: “Everybody talks about the weather but no one does anything it.”

Mark Twain Prize for American Humor awarded to Carol Burnett

The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor now goes through the legendary Carol Burnett. It was announced today (May 22) that Burnett is this year's prize winner.

Op-Ed: The disappearing America — US spending cuts hit the fan

Sydney - Perhaps the most interesting thing about the US budget cutbacks is the sheer lack of talent and ideas. Apparently all the rhetoric and ideological chest thumping don’t equate to actually doing anything for the people who pay the taxes.

Op-Ed: Kids starve in Yemen; U.S. sends $112 million in weapons to help

United Nations and other aid organizations are appealing for help to feed the millions of people in Yemen who are starving.

Roger Ebert stirs racial tension with Huck Finn 'N word' tweet

Chicago - Film critic Roger Ebert shocked and angered many of his 300,000 followers on Twitter when talking about the latest version of Huck Finn and censorship. His choice to use the 'N word' in his tweet incited criticism from the blogosphere.

New edition of Huckleberry Finn'to replace 'N word'

A new edition of the American classic, Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, will have the controversial and derided 'N word' replaced. The more politically correct word, 'slave', will be used instead.

Mark Twain’s autobiography to be published

Mark Twain was a man with a quick wit, a sharp pen, and many fans. Many have speculated what his life was like toward the end, and with speculation more questions can result than answers. But much of that may come to an end.

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