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5 French novels are finalists for $10,000 Albertine Prize

One year ago   |   By Star Tribune

English-language editions of French novels drawing upon everything from immigration to Burundi's civil war to Nazism in the 1930s are finalists for the $10,000 Albertine Prize.
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Florida reports record number of coronavirus cases amid nationwide surge

Florida reports record number of coronavirus cases amid nationwide surge

Florida reported another record-breaking spike in coronavirus cases on Saturday, with 11,458 people confirmed to have been infected with the virus as cases surge nationwide... Read more ...

New Idaho Laws Target Transgender Residents

New Idaho Laws Target Transgender Residents

Transgender people in Idaho say two new state laws are aimed at making their lives much harder. One involves changing the sex listed on birth certificates. The other affects... Read more ...

Picking low-profile French PM, Macron bets big on himself

Picking low-profile French PM, Macron bets big on himself

PARIS - Emmanuel Macron appointed low-profile conservative Jean Castex as his prime minister on Friday, in a move that means the French president is effectively betting the... Read more ...

SCOTUS Allows Alabama to Restore Voting Restrictions

SCOTUS Allows Alabama to Restore Voting Restrictions

The Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision Thursday blocked a lower court ruling allowing curbside voting in Alabama and waiving some absentee ballot requirements during the pandemic... Read more ...

UK looks to the White House with plan to televise press briefings

UK looks to the White House with plan to televise press briefings

LONDON - Boris Johnson's government plans to shake up the U.K.'s system for briefing the press and introduce White House-style televised briefings from Downing Street. Before... Read more ...

Washington Post Editorial Board Spells Out A Stark Truth About The...

Washington Post Editorial Board Spells Out A Stark Truth About The Coronavirus To Trump

“The reality is that the virus is not under control; it is in control," the newspaper's board told the president in its new column. Read more ...

Independence Day Recognition

Independence Day Recognition

BOSTON, MA: July 4, 2020: USS Constitution Officers overlook Fourth of July celebrations on the USS Constitution at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts. (Staff... Read more ...

Trump wants a park for statues of 'American heroes.' Just how might that work?

Trump wants a park for statues of 'American heroes.' Just how might that work?

Near the end of Donald Trump's polarizing, history-steeped speech at Mount Rush Read more ...

Progressives Surge In Congressional Democratic Primaries

Progressives Surge In Congressional Democratic Primaries

Activists say the pandemic and racial justice protests have contributed to a climate that is more favorable to progressive candidates and ideas. Read more ...

Trump Plans National Mall Blowout Amid Pandemic

Trump Plans National Mall Blowout Amid Pandemic

As coronavirus cases spike, public health officials are pleading with Americans to avoid large crowds and hold more muted Independence Day celebrations, but subdued is not... Read more ...