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Rudolfo Anaya, ‘godfather’ of Chicano literature, dies at 82

Rudolfo Anaya, ‘godfather’ of Chicano literature, dies at 82

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Rudolfo Anaya, a writer who helped launch the 1970s Chicano Literature Movement with his novel “Bless Me, Ultima,” a book celebrated by Latinos, has died at 82.
Charlize Theron hopes daughters are represented in Hollywood

Charlize Theron hopes daughters are represented in Hollywood

NEW YORK — Charlize Theron says she’s making choices as a producer and actor to ensure her “two small, beautiful African American daughters” will feel represented on-screen.
Hirokazu Kore-eda and Catherine Deneuve look for ‘The Truth’

Hirokazu Kore-eda and Catherine Deneuve look for ‘The Truth’

VENICE, Italy — Catherine Deneuve plays an icon of French cinema in “The Truth.” She even chose her own middle name, Fabienne, for her character who says things like, “I’d rather have been a bad friend and a bad mother and a great actress.

Prince Harry addresses institutional racism at Diana Awards

LONDON — Prince Harry stressed the need to tackle institutional racism during a speech he recorded for Wednesday's ceremony for the Diana Awards, a charity for young people set up to honour his late mother.
Europe contains jobless rate, but faces summer of discontent

Europe contains jobless rate, but faces summer of discontent

SPERLONGA, Italy — Europe has limited the rise in unemployment caused by the pandemic with a wide array of government support programs, but that cannot hide widespread economic distress and anxiety among workers and small business owners.

Three arraigned in restraint death of Black teen in Michigan

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Three former Michigan youth centre staff members charged in the death of a Black teenager who was restrained after throwing a sandwich have been arraigned.
Bars, restaurants pay price for California virus surge

Bars, restaurants pay price for California virus surge

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California took a big step back in reopening its economy on Wednesday as Gov.
Fed minutes show concerns about severity of downturn

Fed minutes show concerns about severity of downturn

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials last month expressed concerns about the severity of the economic downturn triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, saying the drop in economic activity in the spring would likely be the steepest in the post-World
Michigan governor closes indoor bars, allows to-go cocktails

Michigan governor closes indoor bars, allows to-go cocktails

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that she was closing indoor seating in bars in parts of the state, including a college town where one brewpub has been linked to about 140 infections.
Citing racial bias, San Francisco will end mug shots release

Citing racial bias, San Francisco will end mug shots release

San Francisco police will stop releasing the mug shots of people who have been arrested unless they pose a threat to the public, as part of an effort to stop perpetuating racial stereotypes, the city's police chief announced Wednesday.