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The Cold War gets played out in a showdown between a Russian grandmaster and an American professor who can’t move a pawn without being drunk. Bill Pullman pulls out all the stops as the troubled teacher who reluctantly steps into the role of hero. It’s far from a classic, but it’s a kick to watch the “Independence Day” president pretend that he’s starring in a remake of “Barfly.” (Netflix)

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Section 4 of the amendment gives Congress the power to establish a "body" that can, with the support of the vice president, declare that the president is unable to do his job. If they agree the president is unfit, the vice president would take over. But Congress has never set up the body.

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CLAIM: The new vaccine for COVID-19 will be the first of its kind ever. It will be an “MRna vaccine" which will literally alter your DNA. It will wrap itself into your system. You will essentially become a genetically modified human being.

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In “Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women’s Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics,” Waller and her writers relied heavily on this comprehensive history of the battle over the ERA and the still-raging culture war it ignited. Spruill, a historian and professor at the University of South Carolina, provides a detailed account of the 1977 Women’s Convention — a pivotal but overlooked event in the women’s movement that’s the focus of a standout episode later in the series. Spruill “did a really impressive job on the political history,” Waller says, “and really giving context to how the battle between the ‘pros’ and the ‘antis’ fit within a larger political history and landscape.”

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Remember when you first read this? It’s still that good. Beguiled by their charismatic professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college bond and conspire — discovering things about themselves they could never have predicted. It’s still chilling and unique. Tartt’s voice is still astonishing. It’s the most atmospheric novel about loyalty, envy, peer pressure and the power of a secret. Lord of the Flies, but with mostly cool kids. Haunting and memorable, this book is one of a kind.

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The book: Written by Bryan Stevenson, this memoir looks at the civil rights attorney’s work in opposition to inequities in the American criminal justice system. Stevenson is the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Ala., a New York University law professor and a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” grant recipient who has mounted legal challenges to free wrongly convicted prisoners. He published “Just Mercy: A Story of Redemption and Justice“ in 2014. “I just want people to see what I’ve seen for 35 years,” Stevenson says, “namely, the humanity of these people on full display.”

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MAYS LANDING — At least 200 protesters crowded the street in front of U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew’s office Tuesday night, demanding the impeachment of President Donald Trump and expressing anger with Van Drew for changing parties.

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MAYS LANDING — A group of protesters from across South Jersey protested outside U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew’s office Thursday afternoon, holding signs encouraging the Democrat to change his mind about voting no on impeachment of President Donald Trump.

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U.S. Jeff Van Drew, D-2nd, said Democrats shouldn’t judge him strictly on his votes against impeachment of President Donald J. Trump, after receiving a letter from the Atlantic County Democratic chairman warning him he will face a primary challenge if he continues to oppose it.

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