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    Leaks aren't always good for politics or journalism

    News, Published on 19/10/2016

    » Editor's note: This column contains language that some readers may find offensive Both journalism and politics now live in the leak culture, and both professions will be forever changed by it. Both have always benefited from leaks of some kind, from the officially authorised to the criminally filched. But today's ability to download and disseminate vast banks of information constitutes a new chapter in journalistic and political practice. Wikileaks has put US diplomatic cables in the public domain, followed by the much riskier leaking of sensitive files from the National Security Agency and that followed by the leaking of the Panama Papers, which showed how the rich secretly contrive to get richer.

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    In his own time

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 09/03/2018

    » Out of the countless international concerts planned for Bangkok this year, one announcement caused an appropriate collective freak-out. In a short promo video, nine-time Grammy- and Academy Award-winning recording artist John Legend, with his half-Thai, half-Norwegian wife, Chrissy Teigen, greeted Thai fans with a cheery "Sawasdee".

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    Trump is losing his war against the liberal media

    News, Ramesh Ponnuru, Published on 16/10/2017

    » A lot of Republicans love how President Donald Trump bashes the media. They think journalists at most major outlets are biased against them, and they think it's about time that a Republican president hits back. He gets applause even when he seems to be wrong.

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    Trump launches crude attack on TV news host

    Published on 30/06/2017

    » WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Thursday ridiculed the brains, looks and temperament of a female cable television host whose show he says he has stopped watching. His latest crude broadside against a woman's appearance set off a storm of protest from Republicans and Democrats alike and did nothing to advance his struggling policy agenda.

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    How 'The Donald' trumps satire, and we're all laughing

    News, Published on 19/05/2016

    » No presidential candidate in living memory has attracted the scale and intensity of the satire unleashed on Donald Trump.

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    Cloud of violence looms over Republican presidential race

    News, USA TODAY, Published on 15/03/2016

    » A Republican presidential race that has been dominated by economic anxiety and outsider politics heads toward important primaries today under the cloud of a troubling new issue: the prospect of violence.

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    Shirley Temple dies at 85

    Associated Press, Published on 11/02/2014

    » Woodside, California — Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of depression-era moviegoers, has died, according to publicist Cheryl Kagan. She was 85.

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