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10:38am

Wed August 21, 2013
The Salt

Forget Cronuts: London's 'Townies' Take On Hybrid-Dessert Craze

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 11:45 am

American baker Bea Vo, who runs Bea's of Bloomsburg, a string of bakeries in London, came up with this answer to the cronut: the townie, a tartlet-brownie with a gooey center and a crisp outer shell.
Courtesy Bea's of Bloomsburgy Helena Marie Fletcher

What's a baker to do when all foodies can talk about, on both sides of the Atlantic, is the cronut craze, a croissant-doughnut that NPR reported on earlier this year? Simple: Come up with an equally addictive hybrid dessert.

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6:15am

Tue August 20, 2013
Royals

Prince George's First Official Photos Break With Tradition

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 9:41 am

In a second "first" photo of Prince George, the family's dogs joined in. Tilly, a retriever, is to the Duchess of Cambridge's right. Lupo, a cocker spaniel, is beside the duke.
Michael Middleton PA Photos /Landov

For all you royal watchers:

"Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have bypassed professional photographers and chosen family snapshots for the first official images of their new son, Prince George," as The Associated Press writes.

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5:02pm

Mon August 19, 2013
World

Guardian Editor: U.K. Govt. Destroyed Hard Drives With NSA Leaks

The offices of The Guardian and The Observer in London.
Peter Macdiarmid Getty Images

A day after journalist Glenn Greenwald's partner was detained by authorities at London Heathrow Airport, the editor of the British newspaper that employs Greenwald is making a bomb-shell allegation: Alan Rusbridger writes that the British spy agency raided the offices of the The Guardian and destroyed hard drives containing some of the classified information leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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5:52am

Mon August 19, 2013
World

NSA Leak Reporter Says 'U.K. Puppets' Detained His Partner

Originally published on Mon August 19, 2013 12:58 pm

Glenn Greenwald (left) and David Miranda after Miranda's arrival early Monday at Rio de Janeiro's International Airport. Miranda had been detained for 9 hours at London's Heathrow Airport. Authorities reportedly questioned him about Greenwald's reporting of the "NSA leaks."
Ricardo Moraes Reuters/Landov

7:42am

Sun August 18, 2013
World

Scotland Yard 'Assessing' New Information In Diana Death

Originally published on Sun August 18, 2013 2:33 pm

A photo taken in the Alma Tunnel in Paris on the night of Aug. 31, 1997, shows the smashed Mercedes in which Princess Diana and her companion Dodi Al Fayed were passengers.
Handout Getty Images

Scotland Yard says it is "assessing [the] relevance and credibility" of new information relating to the 1997 death of Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed in a Paris car crash.

The Metropolitan Police would not say what the information entailed or where it came from, but that it was "not a re-investigation" of the case.

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