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Douglas Stuart hopes Booker win helps working-class writers

Douglas Stuart hopes Booker win helps working-class writers

LONDON — Fittingly in this year of work-from-home and lockdowns, Douglas Stuart’s life-changing moment came to him on his sofa. The Scottish writer was at home in Manhattan when he was announced as the winner of the 2020 Booker Prize last week.

Biden certified as winner of Pennsylvania presidential vote

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Democrat Joe Biden was certified Tuesday as winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, culminating three weeks of vote counting and a string of failed legal challenges by President Donald Trump. Democratic Gov.

Egyptian celeb faces backlash over photo with Israeli singer

CAIRO — An Egyptian celebrity has sparked an uproar after a photo of him with an Israeli pop star was posted online, prompting angry rants from newscasters and the actor-singer's suspension from a stage and film professionals’ union.
US consumer confidence drops to 96.1 as virus spreads

US consumer confidence drops to 96.1 as virus spreads

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence fell to a reading of 96.1 in November as rising coronavirus cases pushed American optimism down to the lowest level since August.
US home price gains accelerate as pandemic shakes up housing

US home price gains accelerate as pandemic shakes up housing

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices jumped in September as strong demand, low interest rates and the smallest number of available homes on record combined to push up housing costs.
Netflix to expand production hub in New Mexico

Netflix to expand production hub in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.
The show must go on: Students put a spin on 'Romeo & Juliet'

The show must go on: Students put a spin on 'Romeo & Juliet'

WESTWOOD, Mass. — “Parting is such sweet sorrow” — especially for a theatre troupe hoping to stage a live performance of “Romeo & Juliet” in the middle of a pandemic that has closed schools and required social distancing.
Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn and Chris Columbus save Christmas

Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn and Chris Columbus save Christmas

They may be one of Hollywood’s most beloved couples, but Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have never felt the pressure to use that unmatched chemistry for the big screen time and time again.
Biden signals sharp shift from Trump with Cabinet picks

Biden signals sharp shift from Trump with Cabinet picks

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden on Monday tapped Obama-era officials for top national security and economic roles, signalling a stark shift from the Trump administration's “America First” policies that disparaged international alliances and fa
Biden transition gets govt OK after Trump out of options

Biden transition gets govt OK after Trump out of options

WASHINGTON — The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov.