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Jason Mott won the fiction prize for his novel “Hell of a Book” at the 2021 virtual National Book Awards Wednesday night, hosted inside the offices of Penguin Random House. “Hell of a Book” opens as the story of a Black author touring the country to promote his novel, but it soon broadens to take on themes of love, family and what it means to be Black in America. Tiya Miles was awarded the ...

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No cocktail says tropical vacation quite like the frozen piña colada, which originated in Puerto Rico. It’s been the island’s official drink since 1978, though two places in Old San Juan claim to be its birthplace: The Caribe Hilton Hotel and Barrachina Restaurant.

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TRUMP, on signing a relief bill for multiple U.S. disasters: "Puerto Rico should love President Trump. Without me, they would have been shut out!" — tweet Thursday.

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TRUMP: "Puerto Rico got $91 billion and I understand they don't like me. It's the most money we've ever given to anybody. We've never given $91 billion to a state." — Florida rally.

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TRUMP: "Puerto Rico got 91 Billion Dollars for the hurricane, more money than has ever been gotten for a hurricane before." — tweet Tuesday.

CHICAGO - Daniel Immerwahr is not an outwardly provocative guy. He is slender and mild, from suburban Philadelphia, comes off serious, but not arrogant, smartly appointed, but not flashy. His office in the history department at Northwestern University is standard issue, rectangular, lined with books, a few personal artifacts, but nothing striking. He has a tattoo on his right arm of the ...

After sustaining severe damage from Hurricane Maria in fall 2017, Puerto Rico is once again ready for tourism — one of the island's major industries. While there's no better time to visit than now, here are a few mistakes to avoid when planning your trip to Puerto Rico.

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"We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time" by Jose Andres; Anthony Bourdain/Ecco (288 pages, $27.99) ___ On Sept. 29, 2017, Donald Trump was explaining why federal relief to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria was moving so slowly: "This is an island surrounded by water - big water, ocean water." By that time, chef Jose Andres had already been on the ground ...

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"The Leopold and Loeb Files" by Nina Barrett; Agate Midway (304 pages, $35) ___ Nearly 100 years ago - Wednesday, May 21, 1924, a bit after 5 p.m. to be precise - 14-year-old Bobby Franks was lured into a car as he walked toward his Hyde Park home. He was beaten to death by two wealthy University of Chicago students, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, who dumped the boy's body near Wolf Lake in ...

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