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NEW YORK | Former CIA head John O. Brennan writing memoir, due in 2020

NEW YORK — John O. Brennan, the former CIA director and longtime intelligence official, is working on a memoir. Celadon Books, a division of Macmillan Publishers, confirmed to The By Associated Press on Wednesday that it had a deal with Brennan. According to Celadon, the book will cover his more than 30 years in government … Continue reading NEW YORK | Former CIA head John O. Brennan writing memoir, due in 2020

NEW YORK | James says he ‘stands with Nike’ in reference to Kaepernick

NEW YORK — Clutching his young daughter in his arms, LeBron James said on Tuesday that he “stands with Nike,” a clear reference to the company’s Colin Kaepernick ad campaign. The basketball superstar — and new Los Angeles Laker — made the remarks as he received an award for both his style and his philanthropy, … Continue reading NEW YORK | James says he ‘stands with Nike’ in reference to Kaepernick

AP Essay: Aretha Franklin, John McCain and the 1960s

“Hope I die before I get old,” the Who sang at Woodstock as the 1960s hurtled to their end. Indeed, the decade and its echoes made premature legends of so many — Kennedy to King, Hendrix to Joplin to Morrison. They became emblems of an era, and the packaging of their virtues and vices has … Continue reading AP Essay: Aretha Franklin, John McCain and the 1960s