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Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, June 19, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2021 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2021, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The President's Daughter: A Thriller" by Bill Clinton and James ...

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For the most flavor and tenderest meat, oxtail should be cooked slowly in a bed of juices. Here’s how to cook oxtail in a slow cooker.

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The famed power-pop act, responsible for such radio-friendly singles as “Buddy Holly” and “Island in the Sun” as well as that remarkably faithful and successful cover version of the soft-rock Toto classic “Africa,” is shooting for a harder-edged sound on its 15th studio outing. The title is a nod to classic rock heavyweights Van Halen, with the band explaining on Twitter that the album was being dedicated to the late great Eddie Van Halen “as a thank you for all the incredible music that soundtracked our youth and inspired the record.”

Americans who have been cooped up at home, dreaming of vacations, are excited to explore the world again armed with the inoculations that are rolling out here.

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GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Calif. - I recently violated federal law high in the Marin Headlands overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. How? By riding an electric bike for a mile along the Julian Trail, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The trail is popular with hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. It was an accident. That old fire road is part of a vast regulatory ...

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Heavy rains in East Africa made 2019 one of the region’s wettest years on record, said Nairobi-based climate scientist Abubakr Salih Babiker. He blamed rapidly warming waters in the Indian Ocean off Africa’s eastern coast, which also spawned an unusual number of strong tropical cyclones off Africa last year.

As I write this column, I'm looking out on snow-covered hills listening to "White Christmas" on the radio. Not that I'm even near ready for the holiday. Until yesterday, I still had pumpkins and Thanksgiving turkeys all over the house.

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The lion population in Africa has decreased 40 percent in the last two decades. The Maasai people in Tanzania are now trying to protect the li…

FLOSSMOOR, Ill. - Not long after Nnedi Okorafor finished her freshman year at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1993, she came home to Flossmoor and played tennis. She played daily, she played for hours. That had always been the plan. She had been playing tennis since she was 9. She was nationally ranked; a few years earlier, she helped win the state championship for ...

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Swaziland, home to 1.3 million people, is Africa’s last absolute monarchy. The small country in southern Africa has been ruled by King Mswati III since 1986. A majority of the population in Swaziland live in poverty in rural areas.

"Binstead's Safari" by Rachel Ingalls; New Directions (218 pages, $15.95) ___ Rachel Ingalls, who died in March, is perhaps best known for "Mrs. Caliban," her 1982 novel about a deeply unhappy housewife who falls in love with a giant sea creature. It is entirely believable, the way Ingalls tells it - matter-of-fact, occasionally funny, romantic, tragic. The fact that the woman's lover is a ...

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