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Harris plans picture book

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris, whose memoir comes out Jan. 8, isn’t only writing for those of voting age.

The picture book memoir “Superheroes Are Everywhere” will be released around the same time, Penguin Young Readers announced Monday. Penguin Press is publishing the adult edition, “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey.”

Harris, a California Democrat, has been widely discussed as a possible 2020 presidential contender and memoirs have become a standard part of a White House campaign.

Anderson: Comments ‘smutty’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pamela Anderson is criticizing Australia’s prime minister for making “smutty, unnecessary comments about a woman voicing her political opinion.”

Appearing on Australia’s “60 Minutes” this month, the “Baywatch” star urged Prime Minister Scott Morrison to bring WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Australia. Assange claimed asylum in Ecuador’s embassy in London in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden.

Morrison turned down the request, but added he had “plenty of mates who have asked me if they can be my special envoy to sort out the issue with Pamela.” A government official called the remark “lighthearted.”