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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Charli Collier scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as No. 6 Texas shut down No. 2 Maryland's high-powered offense for a 64-61 win Sunday night that sent the Longhorns to the Elite Eight as the lowest seed still alive in the women's NCAA Tournament.

Firebrand Black leader Malcolm X is arguably the most famous American to have had a personal transformation in prison. But for millions of others serving time in the world's largest correctional system, prison is not a place for correction. Instead, inmates become hardened, or broken. By dint of his own imagination and fierce longing to be a healed and healing person, Reginald Dwayne Betts has ...

Spring is coming ... soon? Here are six new paperbacks to help you get there — four fiction, two memoir, all recommended. "The Girl with the Louding Voice" by Abi Daré (Dutton, $14.99). This debut novel from Nigerian British author Daré was a New York Times bestseller, about a teenage girl in a Nigerian village who is determined to get an education but is pushed into a traditional early ...

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“The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship” by Deborah Willis; NYU Press (256 pages, $35) ——— It wasn’t just a war for freedom. It was a war for the future. Black soldiers during the Civil War weren’t just fighting for themselves. They were fighting for their children and all who came after. They were fighting for tomorrow. “The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual ...

In this special Valentine's Day edition of Paperback Picks: a multitude of novels about love, in all its beautiful variety. Some of these are favorites of mine; some are books I've been meaning to get to; all should provide some pleasantly heart-shaped distraction. "Call Me By Your Name" by André Aciman. Transformed into a passionately beautiful movie a few years ago, Aciman's 2007 novel takes ...

"The Princess Spy: The True Story of World War II Spy Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones" by Larry Loftis; Atria Books (384 pages, $25.49) ––– First, she was a small-town girl turned Manhattan model, sporting the latest Hattie Carnegie designs. Later, she was the Countess of Romanones, a royal jet-setter who partied with Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy. And in-between? A secret agent for ...

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Motor vehicle theft rate: 753 per 100k peopleAverage annual motor vehicle thefts: 4,495Overall property theft rate: 4,643 per 100k peopleViolent crime rate: 1,933 per 100k people

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From enhancing distance learning to cleaning school buildings, local school districts are beginning to consider how to spend their share of the $310 million allocated this week in federal stimulus money for New Jersey education in response to COVID-19.

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