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Many say now is the time to fight racial bias in foster care

Many say now is the time to fight racial bias in foster care

Cheri Williams looks back with regret at the start of her career as a child welfare caseworker in 1998. Systemic racism is a major reason why.
What we know about viral vector vaccines as J&J jab investigated for rare blood clots

What we know about viral vector vaccines as J&J jab investigated for rare blood clots

News of reported blood clots in a handful of American recipients of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has prompted some to wonder why certain brands of the jab are potentially causing the rare side effects while others aren't.
Ralph Lauren unveils crisp white Team USA Olympic uniforms

Ralph Lauren unveils crisp white Team USA Olympic uniforms

NEW YORK — With a crisp white graphic look and roomy pockets, the uniforms to be worn by Team USA at the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics were unveiled Wednesday by official outfitter Ralph Lauren.

Dr. Ken Duckworth writing mental health guide, due in 2022

NEW YORK — A leading mental health expert and commentator has a book deal his publisher is calling an “authoritative yet compassionate guide to managing mental health challenges" anticipated because of the pandemic. Dr.
'The Bachelor' star Colton Underwood comes out as gay

'The Bachelor' star Colton Underwood comes out as gay

Colton Underwood, the former football tight end who found fame on "The Bachelor” has revealed that he is gay. “I’ve ran from myself for a long time. I’ve hated myself for a long time,” Underwood told “Good Morning America” on Wednesday. “And I’m gay.
Review: A book celebrating Black American farming history

Review: A book celebrating Black American farming history

"We Are Each Other’s Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers Land and Legacy,” by Natalie Baszile (Amistad) Farming would seem to be one occupation that Black Americans could find refuge from discrimination.
The gonzo art of writing for 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'

The gonzo art of writing for 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'

NEW YORK — Screenplay writing, usually a fairly solitary, uneventful process, is more of a full-contact sport for a movie like “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.” Work for the nine Oscar-nominated writers of the “Borat” sequel began conventionally enough.
Nielsen, networks clash on stats showing fewer viewers

Nielsen, networks clash on stats showing fewer viewers

NEW YORK — People have been stuck at home for a year due to COVID-19 restrictions, with movie theatres closed, concert venues closed, restaurants closed, sports attendance restricted — yet television viewing is down? That makes no sense to networks a
Rising writer Canisia Lubrin among Canadian finalists for $65K Griffin Poetry Prize

Rising writer Canisia Lubrin among Canadian finalists for $65K Griffin Poetry Prize

Rising literary talent Canisia Lubrin is among the Canadian finalists for the $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize. The Griffin Trust announced the three homegrown wordsmiths and four international poets on this year's short list on Wednesday.
Cover unveiled for Clinton-Penny novel 'State of Terror'

Cover unveiled for Clinton-Penny novel 'State of Terror'

NEW YORK — The cover for Hillary Clinton's first novel will not be mistaken for those of her memoirs.