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The only place Billie Holiday received vocal instruction also gave her bad-girl cred and an ambitious spiritual discipline. It was The House of the Good Shepherd for Colored Girls, a Catholic convent.
Aug. 20, 2019
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With her well-researched, beautifully written book, Rachel Monroe addresses the desire to consume stories of murder and mayhem — and what it reflects about us and the world around us.
Aug. 20, 2019
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We thought you might need a laugh right about now, so this year's summer reader poll celebrates all the books (and one short story, and a few uncategorizable gems) that make you laugh out loud.
Aug. 20, 2019
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Economists have long criticized summer vacation as economically inefficient. But one has come to its defense.
Aug. 20, 2019
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In response, European Council President Donald Tusk says the idea would lead to reestablishing a border. Johnson calls the backstop deal "inconsistent with the sovereignty of the U.K."
Aug. 20, 2019
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Russia gets most of the attention when it comes to malicious use of social media by state actors. The protests in Hong Kong have made clear China is using the same playbook.
Aug. 20, 2019
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People are hotly divided about many gun restrictions — but not on extreme risk protection orders. They allow police to temporarily take guns from people seen to be a risk to themselves or others.
Aug. 20, 2019
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Warm temperatures have Californians again bracing for wildfires. But to better prepare, the residents of Ventura say they need a clearer picture of what went wrong in the destructive 2017 Thomas Fire.
Aug. 20, 2019
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Though tobacco ads have been banned from TV for about 50 years, the marketing of electronic cigarettes isn't constrained by the law. Public health advocates consider that a loophole that hurts kids.
Aug. 20, 2019
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The Pentagon says it tested a modified cruise missile that flew "more than 500 kilometers" — a distance prohibited under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty scrapped earlier this month.
Aug. 20, 2019
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The Afghan government has been left on the sidelines as the U.S. and the Taliban have held multiple rounds of talks this year in the Gulf nation of Qatar.
Aug. 19, 2019
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Michael Drejka who is white, says he feared for his life after Markeis McGlockton, who is black, pushed him to the ground in a dispute over a handicapped-accessible parking space in 2018.
Aug. 19, 2019
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Britain's prime minister vows to bring the country out of the European Union at the end of October — deal or no deal. Here are some of the key challenges he faces.
Aug. 19, 2019
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Protests took place Friday. Power cuts can last up to 18 hours a day. About a third of Zimbabwe's population needs food aid, due to drought and the worsening economy, the U.N. says.
Aug. 19, 2019
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The organization says it is leaving the federal family planning program because of rule changes that prohibit its grantees from providing or referring most patients for abortion.
Aug. 19, 2019

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