How to read a text file into a string variable and strip newlines?
You can read from a file in one line:
str = open('very_Important.txt', 'r').read()
Please note that this does not close the file explicitly.
CPython will close the file when it exits as part of the garbage collection.
But other python implementations won't. To write portable code, it is better to use
with or close the file explicitly. Short is not always better. See https://stackoverflow.com/a/7396043/362951