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January 5, 2016

I am now working on chapter 8 of my new novel, 'Vanished'. 

As usual, I'm working on a chapter-to-chapter basis with my editor, Lee Ann. She had sent the first seven chapters two days ago :-)



 

 

 

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GOP Rep. Liz Cheney criticizes Republicans 'attacking the integrity of the FBI'The Wyoming Republican tweeted that she was 'ashamed' to hear GOP members panning FBI agents who searched Trump's Mar-a-Lago Florida home on Monday.
     

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Rupert Murdoch, Jerry Hall divorce after 6 years of marriage: 'They remain good friends'Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and his former supermodel wife have officially split up after six years of marriage.
     

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The Mar-a-Lago search warrant has become a hot topic for speculation. Here's what we really knowThe search of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago sparked calls for the FBI and Department of Justice to release the search warrant, which is currently sealed.
     

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'Make my day': Texas Gov. Abbott challenges NYC Mayor Adams over migrant busing disputeThe dueling politicians have gone back and forth since the Lone Star State began busing migrants from the Texas-Mexico border to the Big Apple.
     

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Tommy Lee's nude photo on Instagram fuels debate over platform's censorship double standardThe Mötley Crüe drummer, 59, posted a full-frontal nude photo on Instagram and Facebook Thursday with the caption "Ooooopppsss."
     

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Tom Brady takes leave from Buccaneers until after Aug. 20 while attending to personal matterTom Brady turned 45 on Aug. 3 and will spend more than a week away from the Buccaneers to address a personal matter, coach Todd Bowles said Thursday.
     

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'Taste of his own medicine': Plane flew 'Ha Ha Ha' banner over Trump's Mar-a-Lago homeThe man said the message was for Trump and his supporters who gathered near the property for a third day this week protesting this week's FBI search.
     

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Video captures house explosion that killed 3 in Evansville, Indiana; coroner identifies victimsSurveillance footage from a nearby building showed a burst before debris exploded into the air in Evansville, Indiana.
     

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Viral video wrongly blames titanium dioxide in organic tampon strings for host of medical problemsA recent TikTok video went viral with the claim that the titanium dioxide used in L. brand organic tampons is responsible for medical problems.
     

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Beto O'Rourke lashes out with expletive after heckler laughs over Uvalde mass shootingBeto O'Rourke wasn't having it, confronting a heckler laughing over Uvalde. "It may be funny to you, (expletive). But it's not funny to me."
     

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Kathy Hilton awkwardly mistakes Lizzo for 'Precious' on 'Watch What Happens Live'Kathy Hilton was playing a game guessing celebrities on "Watch What Happens Live" when she awkwardly mistook Lizzo, calling her "Precious."
     

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GOP, long the law and order party, slams FBI, Justice Department over search of Trump's Mar-a-LagoHouse Republican leaders and some senators are defending former President Trump and rebuking the nation's top law enforcement agencies.
     

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