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PBS docu-series 'Asian Americans' more timely amid pandemic

PBS docu-series 'Asian Americans' more timely amid pandemic

A century of racist attacks detailed in the new PBS documentary series “Asian Americans” might have felt like ancient history just a few months ago. But through the lens of the coronavirus pandemic that originated in China and is now hitting the U.S.

Jobless rate spikes to 14.7%, highest since Great Depression

WASHINGTON — The U.S. unemployment rate hit 14.7% in April, the highest rate since the Great Depression, as 20.5 million jobs vanished in the worst monthly loss on record.

Alaska school board postpones decision on banned books

PALMER, Alaska — An Alaska school board postponed a vote over rescinding a ban on selected English course books after taking public testimony on the issue that attracted national attention when a Grammy-winning rock group pledged to purchase the bann
Butler's prescient sci-fi resonates years after her death

Butler's prescient sci-fi resonates years after her death

NEW YORK — Novelist N.K. Jemisin was a teenager the first time she read Octavia Butler, and nothing had prepared her for it. It was the 1980s, and the book was called “Dawn,” the story of a black woman who awakens 250 years after a nuclear holocaust.
California doom: Staggering $54 billion budget deficit looms

California doom: Staggering $54 billion budget deficit looms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California will have a budget shortfall of $54.3 billion because of the economic devastation wrought by the coronavirus, Gov.
Texas salon owner jailed for defying governor's order freed

Texas salon owner jailed for defying governor's order freed

DALLAS — A Texas salon owner who was jailed for defying Republican Gov.
US consumer borrowing fell for first time since 2011

US consumer borrowing fell for first time since 2011

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer borrowing fell in March for the first time in more than eight years, with the category covering credit cards dropping by the largest amount in over three decades, the Federal Reserve reported Thursday.
'Let's Make a Deal' asks frontline staff to join its special

'Let's Make a Deal' asks frontline staff to join its special

NEW YORK — Wayne Brady and the folks at “Let's Make a Deal” want to honour those fighting the coronavirus — and they don't have to wear their capes if they don't want to.
La Scala opens virtual tour during coronavirus lockdown

La Scala opens virtual tour during coronavirus lockdown

Milan’s famed La Scala opera house on Thursday unveiled a virtual journey through its ornate premises and rich archives via Google Arts & Culture, with serendipitous timing as theatres throughout Italy and the western world remain closed due to t
Unanimous Supreme Court throws out 'Bridgegate' convictions

Unanimous Supreme Court throws out 'Bridgegate' convictions

WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court on Thursday threw out the convictions of two political insiders involved in the “Bridgegate” scandal that ultimately derailed the 2016 president bid of their ally, then-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
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