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News 12

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  • Up-to-the-minute local news, weather, traffic, and more, serving Long Island, the Bronx, Brooklyn, western Connecticut, the Hudson Valley (Rockland and Orange counties), New Jersey, and Westchester county
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Reuters TV: Video News

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  • Up to date: Insightful coverage of national and international news that’s always current
  • Relevant to you: Tailored to your interests and location
  • Any duration: Choose the length of your news program
  • Live feeds: Watch the world’s most important events as they happen
  • News trends: Whether it’s the latest on U.S. President Trump’s healthcare and immigration policies, or the current state of North Korea, stay on top of the year’s big stories

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News of the World: A Novel

National Book Award Finalist—Fiction

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.

In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence.

In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna’s parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows.

Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous. Johanna has forgotten the English language, tries to escape at every opportunity, throws away her shoes, and refuses to act “civilized.” Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forming a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land.

Arriving in San Antonio, the reunion is neither happy nor welcome. The captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt and uncle she does not remember—strangers who regard her as an unwanted burden. A respectable man, Captain Kidd is faced with a terrible choice: abandon the girl to her fate or become—in the eyes of the law—a kidnapper himself.

An Amazon Best Book of October 2016: I’ll admit, Paulette Jiles’s News of the World was not at the top of my to-read pile. It’s a post-Civil War western, the good guys are good, the bad guys are bad, and you can be sure the former will ride off into the sunset at the story’s end (Womp, Womp). But, what is wrong with that, you say? As it turns out, not a darn thing. Captain Jefferson Kyle is a war-weary widower, traveling from town to town reading relevant bits of news to paying customers. In one such town he is given a $50 dollar gold piece to ferry a kidnapped girl back to what’s left of her family–her parents and sister having been murdered by members of the Kiowa tribe–who spare the then 6-year-old and raise her as one of their own. Fast-forward four years and tribe life is the only life she knows, so she’s not about to go quietly with a stranger who doesn’t speak her language, whose motives she does not trust, and to a place that is not what she now considers home. Thus begins a seemingly ill-advised but transformative road trip where the mismatched pair eventually form and uneasy truce, then a not-so begrudging alliance, and finally something more wonderful that neither Captain nor kid could have imagined. Save for the carnage, this could be a great plot for Disney movie, and there is even a cinematic showdown thrown in for good measure. But in the complex world that we live in, sometimes it’s nice to know who is wearing the white hats, and who is wearing the black hats, and to root for someone who—out of a sense of duty, and later, love–is doing something pure and good. And that’s what News of the World is: Pure and good. –Erin Kodicek, The Amazon Book Review

National Book Award Finalist—Fiction

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.

In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence.

In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna’s parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows.

Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous. Johanna has forgotten the English language, tries to escape at every opportunity, throws away her shoes, and refuses to act “civilized.” Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forming a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land.

Arriving in San Antonio, the reunion is neither happy nor welcome. The captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt and uncle she does not remember—strangers who regard her as an unwanted burden. A respectable man, Captain Kidd is faced with a terrible choice: abandon the girl to her fate or become—in the eyes of the law—a kidnapper himself.

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NPR News

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  • Read, listen, or create a playlist of your favorite NPR stories and share with friends.
  • Hear live streams from hundreds of NPR stations: search by location (GPS) or zip code / call letters.
  • Listen to programs like Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Talk of the Nation, Fresh Air, and Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me.

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NBC News

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  • Available for Kindle Fire Tablets, Fire Phone, and Amazon Fire TV.
  • Faster and more visual than ever before.
  • [Fire TV] Control the app with your voice via Alexa Voice Commands. Use the Alexa button on your remote, or pair an Echo device to your Fire TV.
  • [Phone and Tablet] Listen to MSNBC live audio stream on the go, powered by TuneIn
  • [Phone and Tablet] Get rich media notifications with images and graphics
  • [Phone and Tablet] Unique split screen plays video while you read stories.
  • [Phone and Tablet] Stories download automatically so you can keep reading when you’re offline.

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ABC News

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  • The ABC News app launches directly into video, featuring an editorial-curated playlist with an easily-accessible rundown of all the day’s top stories
  • Breaking News alerts
  • Multiple live streams are always available, enabling viewers to keep up with all the news happening in the moment
  • Contextually relevant stories for a specific video are now accessible with one click via a new Related Videos option playlist
  • Access to our new ABC News Live channel

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CNN Breaking US & World News

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  • Custom alert settings – stay informed without getting overwhelmed
  • Watch live CNN, CNNi or HLN television anywhere, anytime*
  • Experience the world of breaking news through in-depth stories, photo galleries and news clips.
  • Watch CNN Original Series like “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”, CNN news programs like “Anderson Cooper 360” and award-winning CNN Films.

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CBS News – Fire TV

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  • CBSN, our free 24/7 streaming video news channel with live anchored coverage. No cable subscription required.
  • Real-time updates to evolving and breaking news stories throughout the day.
  • On-Demand video clips and full episodes (when available) from top CBS News programs.
  • Ability to continue watching from where you left off and stream full series.
  • Bookmarking to easily access videos you want to watch later and save favorite stories.
  • Latest business headlines and market info from CBS MoneyWatch.
  • Share interesting stories with your friends and family via email, Facebook, or Twitter.
  • Breaking news push notifications.

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Fox News

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  • Watch Fox News Channel live 24×7 without a cable box.*
  • Catch up on episodes of your favorite Fox News shows* or watch FREE highlights.
  • View FREE live streaming coverage of major news events and enjoy exclusive content only available online.
  • Browse Fox News coverage of the biggest stories of the day.
  • Stay across the latest US, World, Politics, Entertainment, Technology, Health, and Science news.

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