A US military operation killed Osama bin Laden’s son, Hamza, the White House confirms

Hamza bin Laden in footage from a video taken on his wedding day. | CIA via the Associate Press Hamza bin Laden is believed to have been the last of Osama’s sons with ties to al-Qaeda. A senior member of al-Qaeda and son of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, Hamza bin Laden, was killed in a US counterterrorism operation, the White House announced on Saturday. Bin Laden’s death was first reported on July 31. The…

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Felicity Huffman sentenced to 14 days in a college admissions case that raises questions of race and class

Actress Felicity Huffman and her husband, actor William H. Macy, following her sentencing in Boston, Massachusetts. | Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty Images Huffman is the first of a group of accused parents to face consequences in the college admissions case. Actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced on Friday to 14 days in federal prison for her role in a college admissions conspiracy. In that conspiracy, which 34 wealthy and mostly white parents of college-age children are alleged to…

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Margaret Atwood says hackers tried to steal the manuscript for her Handmaid’s Tale sequel

Margaret Atwood poses during a photocall following the release of her new book The Testaments, in London on September 10, 2019.  | TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images And the rest of the week’s best writing on books and related subjects. Welcome to Vox’s weekly book link roundup, a curated selection of the internet’s best writing on books and related subjects. Here’s the best the web has to offer for the week of September 8, 2019. Editor and…

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