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The Return
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"When Qaddafi took my father," Hisham Matar writes in the long-awaited nonfiction account of his father's disappearance, "he placed me in a space not much bigger than the cell Father was in. I paced back and forth, anger in one direction, hatred in the other, until I could feel my insides grow small and hard."

Blue Man Coup: How Gadhafi's Mercenaries Broke Mali
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Everything that rises must converge, and in 2012, an uprising at the ancient crossroads of Timbuktu kicked up a decades-in-the-making sandstorm of global capitalism, US counterterrorism, cocaine smuggling and the long-denied rights of the most romantic nomads on earthAn uprising at the ancient crossroads of Timbuktu has kicked up a decades-in-the-making sandstorm of global capitalism, U counterterrorism, and the long-denied rights of the most romantic nomads on earth.

Truthdigger of the Week: Glenn Greenwald
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We tip our hats this week to journalist and Salon columnist Glenn Greenwald for having the guts and the smarts to point out certain jarring inconsistencies in the Obama administration's treatment of alleged WikiLeaker Bradley Manning versus accused Afghanistan shooter Staff Sgt Robert BalesWe tip our hats to the Salon columnist for having the guts and the smarts to point out inconsistencies in the Obama administration's treatment of alleged WikiLeaker Bradley Manning versus accused Afghanistan shooter Staff Sgt.

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Say what you will about Sacha Baron Cohen's ribald and untoward brand of comedy, but he has at least one thing going for him in his latest big-screen venture, "The Dictator": good timing. Speaking of which, here's a glimpse of what Super Bowl ad-watchers will see from Baron Cohen's camp this Sunday.

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