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Writer Gail Sheehy, author of ‘Passages,’ dies at 83

Writer Gail Sheehy, author of ‘Passages,’ dies at 83

NEW YORK — Gail Sheehy, the journalist, commentator and pop sociologist whose bestselling “Passages” helped millions navigate their lives from early adulthood to middle age and beyond, has died. She was 83.
20 years later, ‘Bring It On’ still gets the cheers

20 years later, ‘Bring It On’ still gets the cheers

No one expected “Bring It On” to win its opening weekend. The Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union teen cheerleading comedy was facing off against a $60 million Wesley Snipes action film.
Pompeo in Sudan visit pushes normalizing ties with Israel

Pompeo in Sudan visit pushes normalizing ties with Israel

CAIRO — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Sudan on Tuesday to push for normalizing ties with Israel, building on momentum from the recent historic agreement to establish relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
Dyson's 'Long Time Coming' addresses history of racism in US

Dyson's 'Long Time Coming' addresses history of racism in US

NEW YORK — One of the country's most prominent scholars on race has a new book out in December. Michael Eric Dyson's “Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America” will be released Dec. 1, St. Martin's Press announced Tuesday.
July sales of new homes surge 13.9%, far more than thought

July sales of new homes surge 13.9%, far more than thought

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Sales of new homes jumped again in July, rising 13.9% as the housing market continues to gain traction following a spring downturn caused by pandemic-related lockdowns.
US consumer confidence falls in August to lowest in 6 years

US consumer confidence falls in August to lowest in 6 years

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence fell for the second consecutive month, sinking to the lowest levels in more than six years as a resurgence of COVID-19 infections in many parts of the country heightened pessimism.
S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: US home prices rise 3.5% in June

S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: US home prices rise 3.5% in June

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices rose at a slightly slower pace in June, but the U.S. housing market continued to show resilience in the face of the coronvavirus pandemic. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 3.

Kayaker reunites author with message in a bottle from 1985

MILTON, Del. — A kayaker who discovered a message in a bottle floating in a Delaware river was able to reunite the letter with the woman who wrote it 35 years ago.
Suffrage anniversary commemorations highlight racial divide

Suffrage anniversary commemorations highlight racial divide

HARTFORD, Conn. — As the U.S. marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, many event organizers, mindful that the 19th Amendment originally benefited mostly white women, have been careful to present it as a commemoration, not a celebration.
Kenosha protesters, police clash again after Black man shot

Kenosha protesters, police clash again after Black man shot

KENOSHA, Wis.