Month: November 2020

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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden smiles during a Voter Mobilization Event campaign stop at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio, October 12, 2020. Tom Brenner | Reuters General Services Administration chief Emily Murphy on Monday told President-elect Joe Biden that the Trump administration is making federal resources available for his
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Former Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen Joshua Roberts | Reuters President-elect Joe Biden’s choice of Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary was seen as a win for markets, since the former Federal Reserve chair should focus on fixing the economy rather than the progressive Democratic agenda feared by some investors. The first woman Fed chief
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Luzerne County employees open mail-in ballots to be counted at the elections board in Wilkes-Barre. Pennsylvania mail-in ballots are being counted with about fifty thousand in total, Luzerne County hopes to finish tonight. Aimee Dilger | LightRocket | Getty Images The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday dealt President Donald Trump’s campaign yet another legal loss,
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The good news is that we’re in the golden age of queer literature, especially YA titles. More queer books are being published than ever before, and it seems to just be increasing—watch out June 2021 for an avalanche of queer YA, just in time for Pride! That bad news is that although there are more
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(L-R) U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken, National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Secretary of State John Kerry listen as President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki address reporters in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, November 1, 2013. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters WASHINGTON –
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For readers and book lovers, books set inside the beloved institutions that sell literature are catnip. We’re swept away in fantasy stories, in romances, and in mysteries with the bookstore as backdrop. Though adult books have showcased bookstores significantly more than young adult books have, YA books set in bookstores exist. Over the last couple
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AstraZeneca’s building in Luton, Britain. Tim Ireland | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images LONDON — The coronavirus vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford was found to be “highly” protective, potentially paving the way for a vaccine that is more affordable and easier to distribute than some of its peers. An
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The editors of The New York Times Book Review have named their top ten books of 2020. The first five titles on the list showcase the best in fiction — all which might be categorized under the broad label “literary” (though arguably, Deacon King Kong lies closely within mystery and crime fiction) — while the
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Regeneron will provide the U.S. with 300,000 doses of its newly authorized Covid-19 antibody treatment by early January, the company’s CEO Dr. Leonard Schleifer said on Monday. The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday granted an emergency use authorization for the company’s antibody treatment, called REGN-COV2. The experimental therapy was given to President Donald Trump when he contracted the coronavirus in October.
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Our earliest experiences with stories are with their oral forms, both on an individual level and as a society. Many of us developed our love for stories from listening to the stories and anecdotes that we were told by our elders in our childhood. Human beings have been spinning tales and passing them down to
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Today’s Featured Deals In case you missed yesterday’s most popular deals Previous Daily Deals Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson for $2.99 Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell for $2.99 The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley for $1.99 The World-Ending Fire by Wendell Berry for $2.99 Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire for $0.99 The Strange
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Is this North Jersey — or the North Pole? In Colts Neck, NJ, a stately stone-clad home that hit the market in October for $2.19 million stands out for more than its two-story foyer, roomy kitchen and 2,000-square-foot outdoor patio surrounding a large saltwater pool. It’s all totally tricked out with Christmas decorations. The four-bed,
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With weather turning colder here in the Northern hemisphere, and the pandemic raging, I’m here to recommend reading aloud as an activity to connect with yourself and others during these trying times. We’ve written before about the value of reading aloud to children, but I’m talking about reading aloud to people of any age, or