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The wait for news has been agonizing for families from Mexico to Honduras whose relatives were being smuggled through south Texas this week. Now they hope for what before would have been dreaded -- capture by the Border Patrol, even hospitalization -- anything but confirmation that their loved ones were among the 53 migrants who died inside a sweltering trailer in Texas. Then again, at least they would know. For now parents re-read last messages, swipe through photos, wait for a phone call and pray.

THURSDAY, June 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The United States has higher population-based, distance-based, and vehicle-based motor vehicle crash death rates compared with other high-income countries, according to research published in the July 1 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, June 25, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2022 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2022, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Hotel Nantucket. Elin Hilderbrand. Little, Brown 2. Sparring ...

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Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, June 25, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2022 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2022, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Hotel Nantucket" by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown) Last week: 1 ...

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Maternal characteristics and infant outcomes vary by maternal place of birth, according to a report published in the June issue of Vital and Health Statistics, a publication of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

LOS ANGELES — Ibram X. Kendi has spent years studying racism's history, and he is intimately familiar with its violence, horrors and brutalities. So when he became a father six years ago, the thought of exposing his daughter to the legacy and realities of racism deeply troubled him. The issue became more personal when Imani, then 1, became attached at day care to a white doll with blue eyes ...

NONFICTION: Ed Yong's luminous new book on animal senses expands our understanding of the web of life. "An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the World Around Us" by Ed Yong; Random House (464 pages, $30) ——— Six years ago, Ed Yong stunned and delighted readers and critics with his dazzling début, "I Contain Multitudes," revealing, in granular detail, the invisible, indispensable world of ...

NONFICTION: The author of "Wide Sargasso Sea" had a complicated and turbulent life. "I Used to Live Here Once: The Haunted Life of Jean Rhys" by Miranda Seymour; W.W. Norton (368 pages, $32.50) ——— The best biographies marry the talents of a perceptive biographer and a complicated subject. In Miranda Seymour's new biography of British writer Jean Rhys, readers will find a perfect match. ...

Don't miss "Mushroom Foraging and Feasting" by Victoria Romanoff; Abbeville Press (127 pages, $25) ——— I've never understood the passion that my friends have for hunting mushrooms — to be honest, I don't much like mushrooms — but now, after reading this gorgeous and vivacious book, I get it. Victoria Romanoff and her mother fled their native Latvia in 1944, in advance of the Soviet invasion, ...

FICTION: Jess Walter's new story collection features a return to Italy and a riotous take on climate change. "The Angel of Rome" by Jess Walter; Harper (288 pages, $27.99) ——— Fans of Jess Walter's novel "Beautiful Ruins" will likely be thrilled by the titular story of his new collection, "The Angel of Rome." The piece, which debuted as an Audible Original last year, was written in ...

NONFICTION: Corporate profits vs. doing the right thing. No contest, as "Wastelands" shows us once again. "Wastelands" by Corban Addison; Alfred A. Knopf (464 pages, $30) ——— Given all that's going on in the world, I thought I'd reached my limit of outrage. But Corban Addison's "Wastelands" raised my anger threshold to new heights. It is a story of corporate greed, of politicians who follow ...

FICTION: A poignant look at growing up in Chicago public housing by a debut novelist who lived in one of the city's most notorious developments. "Last Summer on State Street" by Toya Wolfe; William Morrow (224 pages, $27.99) ——— From their completion in 1962 until their demolition began in 1998, Chicago's Robert Taylor Homes were the United States' largest public housing development and one of ...

As “Avalon” opens, Bran, the young woman at the heart of Nell Zink’s coming-of-age story, sprawls on a grassy Southern California hillside and imagines that the “smear of moonlight” before her leads to Avalon. Not the town on Santa Catalina Island, though a few paragraphs later she recalls a childhood trip to the island off the Southern California coast, one of her few half-good memories of ...

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TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The United States is deploying an enhanced nationwide vaccination strategy to counter the continuing spread of monkeypox, federal public health officials announced at a White House briefing on Tuesday.

The 2022 BET Awards ceremony on Sunday saw plenty of young artists pay their respects to veteran performers, as well as nationwide hot topics like Roe vs. Wade and gun safety. Returning to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the star-powered show was hosted by “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson, who said the evening was meant to celebrate “Black excellence.” The ceremony kicked off with Lizzo’s ...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn a constitutional right to abortion could lead to the loss of other rights. And he's indicating that his country will continue to allow Americans to get abortions in Canada. Trudeau on Saturday called the court’s decision “horrific” and voiced concern that the ruling could someday allow a rollback of legal protections for gay relationships, including the right for same-sex couples to marry. He says it is a reminder that people has to stand up for the rights of all.

Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, June 18, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2022 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2022, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Hotel Nantucket. Elin Hilderbrand. Little, Brown 2. Sparring ...

Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, June 18, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2022 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2022, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Hotel Nantucket" by Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown) Last week: — ...

Rapper Lil Tjay has reportedly undergone emergency surgery after being shot in New Jersey. In an early-morning tweet, the Bergen County prosecutor's office said that its major crimes unit and the Edgewater Police Department are investigating a shooting with two victims that occurred around midnight Wednesday at 14 The Promenade, a shopping plaza in Edgewater. TMZ reported Wednesday that one of ...

CHICAGO — Adrian Matejka, Indiana’s poet laureate from 2018-2019, is still trying to figure out Chicago’s bus system. He laughs about missing his bus heading to the Poetry Foundation on Superior Street because a new neighbor recognized him and said, “I love poetry, and heard that you’re the new editor. Let’s talk.” He graciously introduced himself and Matejka offered his thanks to the neighbor ...