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Albert Pujols left the St Louis Cardinals last December and signed for the Los Angeles Angels

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Hold on to your hats: the Oscar-winning documentary
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A nationwide hunt is on for a violent prisoner who escaped after his two guards were threatened at gunpoint when they arrived at hospital.

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It's a very good swing, just not quite knocked out of the park

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If Chad Harbach's much-vaunted debut novel is too well-mannered, too readily digestible, to be called the Moby-Dick of baseball, Melville's whale certainly lurks beneath, and quite frequently breaches, its surface. On the strength of his sublime natural gifts as a "shortstop" –the pivotal infielder positioned between second and third base – Henry Skrimshander, an unassuming South Dakotan 17-year-old, secures a place at Westish College, a small, "slightly decrepit" liberal arts school "in the crook of the thumb of the baseball glove that is Wisconsin". As an undergraduate at Westish some 40 years earlier, its current President, Guert Affenlight, had unearthed a document that proved Melville gave a lecture there in 1880. That furnishes Affenlight with a lifelong enthusiasm, the Small Quad with a statue of Melville, and Harbach with the sound narrative rationale for loading his book with enough Melville references to sink a Nantucket whaleship.

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18 February 2011: Tahrir Square protesters have switched their focus from demands for Hosni Mubarak’s downfall to anger at delays in the transition to a fully fledged democracy

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You can get almost anything you want in Tahrir Square these days: corn-on-the-cob, suitcases, a cheap holiday in Sharm el-Sheikh, eggs, empty tear-gas cartridges and lots and lots of arguments and heaps of banners extolling the courage of martyrs and the evils of policemen. There are still a few thousand there every day – today, the revolutionaries are calling for another million – but the many more millions who queued to vote on Monday and Tuesday have put Tahrir Square's integrity in doubt.

18 February 2011: Tahrir Square protesters have switched their focus from demands for Hosni Mubarak’s downfall to anger at delays in the transition to a fully fledged democracy

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