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John Prine's wife urges Tennessee to expand absentee voting

John Prine's wife urges Tennessee to expand absentee voting

NASHVILLE — The wife of singer-songwriter John Prine, who died from complications of COVID-19, urged lawmakers Tuesday to expand absentee voting so Tennesseans would not have to put their health at risk to exercise their right to vote.
Lea Michele apologizes for being 'difficult' on 'Glee' set

Lea Michele apologizes for being 'difficult' on 'Glee' set

NEW YORK — Former “Glee” star Lea Michele has apologized for being “unnecessarily difficult” on the set of the musical TV show after a co-star accused Michele of making her time there “a living hell.
Review: New novel explores race, identity, belonging

Review: New novel explores race, identity, belonging

“The Vanishing Half,” by Brit Bennett (Riverhead) A new novel explores the construct of race in the diverging lives of light-skinned black twins, one of whom transitions into a life as a white woman.

Edmunds: 0% loans are a smart way to get out of a bad loan

To spur car sales amid the coronavirus pandemic, nearly every automaker has introduced 0% financing. Getting a 0% car loan can be a smart way to finance a new car. Edmunds data shows that 26% of vehicle loans in April took advantage of 0% financing.
The American story, splintered, and those vying to tell it

The American story, splintered, and those vying to tell it

What does the United States of America mean? Perhaps it’s Storyline No.
Science summary: A look at novel coronavirus research around the globe

Science summary: A look at novel coronavirus research around the globe

Thousands of scientists around the world are working on problems raised by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Late-night hosts say fighting racism means more than talk

Late-night hosts say fighting racism means more than talk

NEW YORK — Six of America's late-night television comedy hosts — five of them white men — turned serious after the nation's weekend of unrest following the death of George Floyd to suggest they and others need to do more than talk about racism.
New York City contact tracers start, reach out to 600 people

New York City contact tracers start, reach out to 600 people

New York City contact tracers hired to contain the spread of the coronavirus reached out to all of the roughly 600 people who tested positive for the virus citywide on Monday, the first day of the program, and succeeded in reaching more than half of
VIRUS DIARY: He draws, and a world opens up for his mother

VIRUS DIARY: He draws, and a world opens up for his mother

LONDON — I cannot draw. I am unable to sketch anything past the outlines of a simple flower or a house no one would want to live in. For my verbally delayed autistic 6-year-old son though, drawing is a lifeline.

Creator fires 'Law & Order' spin-off writer for online posts

LOS ANGELES — A TV writer who has worked on “S.W.A.T.” and “Chicago P.D.” was fired from an upcoming “Law & Order” spin-off because of online posts about social unrest in Los Angeles.