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Review: Paul Doiron cranks up a suspenseful, fast-paced plot

Review: Paul Doiron cranks up a suspenseful, fast-paced plot

“One Last Lie,” by Paul Doiron (Minotaur) Fifteen years ago, a young Maine game warden went undercover to investigate a poaching ring in Maine’s north woods and was never heard from again; so his mentor, retired warden Charlie Stevens, is stunned whe
Liz Weston: Some taxpayers face a desperate wait for refunds

Liz Weston: Some taxpayers face a desperate wait for refunds

As a 58-year-old woman on disability, Robin Short of Wallingford, Connecticut, relies on her tax refund to catch up on bills. She filed her return electronically in February, opting for direct deposit so she could get her $773 refund quickly.
A list of winners at the 2020 BET Awards

A list of winners at the 2020 BET Awards

A list of winners at the 2020 BET Awards, which aired virtually Sunday because of the coronavirus pandemic.
La Scala plans 4 July concerts in post-lockdown reopening

La Scala plans 4 July concerts in post-lockdown reopening

ROME — Italy’s La Scala theatre is reopening next week after a four-month coronavirus shutdown with a series of four concerts before a reduced audience of 600, a third of its normal capacity.

A look at COVID-19 travel restrictions in each province and territory

If you're looking to explore Canada this summer, you'll first have to navigate the fluctuating patchwork of travel restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus throughout the country.
BET Awards highlight Black voices as artists turn political

BET Awards highlight Black voices as artists turn political

NEW YORK — The BET Awards served as an extension of the voices of Black people protesting in the streets about the inequalities Black people face daily, as artists used their performances to highlight the Black Lives Matter movement, civil rights and
Taiwan parade celebrates LGBT Pride, island's virus success

Taiwan parade celebrates LGBT Pride, island's virus success

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Taiwanese capital held its annual LGBT Pride parade on Sunday, making it one of the few places in the world to proceed with such an event in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
Summer may decide fate of leading shots in vaccine race

Summer may decide fate of leading shots in vaccine race

People on six continents already are getting jabs in the arm as the race for a COVID-19 vaccine enters a defining summer, with even bigger studies poised to prove if any shot really works -- and maybe offer a reality check.

Author Kimberly Jones writing a book based on popular video

NEW YORK — Kimberly Jones, the author and activist whose "How Can We Win?” video following the murder of George Floyd was shared online by Lebron James and Trevor Noah among others, has a deal for two books.
L'Oreal to remove words like 'whitening' from skin products

L'Oreal to remove words like 'whitening' from skin products

PARIS — French cosmetics giant L’Oreal said Saturday that it will remove words like “whitening” from its skin care products, a move that comes amid global protests against racism sparked by the death of George Floyd in the United States.