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Ralph Whittington, erotica collector extraordinaire, dies at 74

For years, he stored his trove — which included thousands of items, from 19th-century “bawdy house coins” to magazines, videotapes, photographs, dolls and devices — at his Clinton, Md., home, which he shared with his mother. Mr. Whittington, who was 74, died at his home on Aug. 6. The cause was cardiovascular disease, said his […]

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UK parliament cannot stop Brexit, Johnson to tell Macron and Merkel

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks next to Youth Justice Board Adviser Roy Sefa-Attakora during a roundtable on the criminal justice system at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain August 12, 2019. Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor […]

The Independent

‘Our country is on the brink’: More than 100 MPs ask Boris Johnson to recall parliament

More than 100 MPs from all sides of the House of Commons have urged Boris Johnson to recall parliament immediately. “Since the Second World War, parliament has been recalled multiple times in every decade for a wide range of political, security and economic reasons,” the MPs said, in a letter sent to the prime minister. “Our country […]

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This journalist spent two years backpacking the world. Here’s what she packed.

Nicole Ellis spent two years backpacking around the world, visiting 17 countries across six continents. In one backpack and one pack she wore on the front, Ellis was able to get two years of travel life out of five pairs of socks, eight sets of underwear, tank tops, T-shirts, yoga pants, sandals, hiking boots, flats, […]

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American consumers are holding up the global economy. Some worry it might not last.

American consumers are increasingly propping up the global economy, an enduring source of strength that is helping keep the United States out of recession and drawing a sharp contrast with the rest of the world. But as a number of signs point to a possible downturn in the United States, economists are growing more skeptical […]