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Soviet Spy Under FDR Likely Set Off Pearl Harbor

Harry White subtly influenced policy on Japan

(Newser) - Not all of us know about the Soviet mole who apparently inspired the attack on Pearl Harbor. Harry White was a top Treasury official in FDR's government when he began leaking information to Russian intelligence in the 1930s, reports Time . His Russian handler, Vitalii Pavlov, had one goal in... More »

Fox News Mole Gets Six-Figure Book Deal

But it's 'low' six figures for Joe Muto

(Newser) - The Fox News mole apparently has enough secrets to spill that it's worth a six-figure book deal. Joe Muto will get an advance in the "low six figures" from publisher Dutton for the upcoming Atheist in the Foxhole, reports Gawker , where Muto-as-mole first surfaced . Dutton says the book... More »

Fox News Mole Gets Served Search Warrant

And Joe Muto tweets his way through the process

(Newser) - Fox News mole Joe Muto got an early morning wake-up call from the New York District Attorney's Office today, which served him with a search warrant at 6:30am, tweeted Muto. According to Muto's Twitter feed, he was greeted by a "very polite crew" who "took... More »

Mole Flap Shows Media's Need to Get Over Itself

Forbes blogger: Outlets obsessed with self-image

(Newser) - The Fox News mole story may have generated lots of headlines yesterday, but it's "about the weakest cloak-and-dagger story imaginable," writes John McQuaid at Forbes . Outed mole Joe Muto hasn't offered much beyond the mundane so far about the inner workings at the network, he notes.... More »

Foodie Words That Leave Us Tongue-Tied

From gnocchi to pho, commonly misprounced words

(Newser) - Reacting to news that the Olive Garden and its tough-to-say specialties might be opening up overseas, the Chicago Tribune presents its top 10 mispronounced foodie words:
  • Bruschetta: Say broo-SKEH-tah, get the grilled-bread appetizer.
  • Gnocchi: the dumpling-like noodles are pronounced NYOH-kee.
  • Gyro: YEER-oh is how the Greeks order the pita-enveloped sandwich.
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