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Bright lemon balances richness of one-pot pasta

CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Tomatoes may get more attention, but throughout Italy, lemon also often finds its way into pasta. Along the Amalfi coast, ring-shaped calamarata pasta is paired with clams, parsley, garlic and fried strips of a sweet local lemon. In Sicily, broken pasta comes studded with toasted pistachios, Parmesan, and a…

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Give yourself a salad break

Lynda Balslev There are times when you simply need a light and healthy timeout. When the weather is hot and cooking is out of the question, or if you’ve been overindulging in meaty protein since the onset of grilling season, a simple salad presents a welcome break. Especially when it’s a fattoush salad. Fattoush is…

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After string of adventures, ancient gold ring back in Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A more than 3,000-year-old gold signet ring that was stolen from an Aegean island in World War II, crossed the Atlantic, was bought by a Nobel Prize-winning Hungarian scientist and ended up in a Swedish museum has found its way back to Greece. It was the latest in a series of…

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Review: How George Floyd became an icon for Americans

JEFF ROWE Associated Press “His Name is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice,” by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa (Viking) Two Americas collided in the few minutes that Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into the neck of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, after a shopkeeper complained…

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Review: ‘Team America’ plumbs enduring impact of 4 generals

DOUGLASS K. DANIEL Associated Press “Team America: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, Eisenhower, and the World They Forged” by Robert L. O’Connell (Harper) Insightful and informative, military historian Robert L. O’Connell’s latest book carries a title that might evoke in today’s readers a group of superheroes bent on saving the free world — in this case four…

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Ozzy Osbourne’s daughter Aimee escapes Hollywood studio fire

ANDREW DALTON and RICK TABER Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s daughter Aimee was among those who escaped a Hollywood recording studio fire that killed a 26-year-old music producer, Sharon Osbourne and others who work in the space said. Aimee Osbourne’s producer also escaped the blaze that began late Thursday afternoon…

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Ellen DeGeneres: proud of what she, daytime TV show achieved

LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres relishes what her daytime show has given viewers in its nearly two-decade run, a blend of the silly, sometimes earnest and, particularly in the last few years, a respite from hard times. She’s also acknowledges that who she is counts for a lot —…

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Amber Heard friend says she saw bruises inflicted by Depp

MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A friend of actor Amber Heard testified Wednesday that she saw the bruises and cuts left in the aftermath of multiple incidents of abuse inflicted by Heard’s ex-husband, Johnny Depp. In a recorded deposition played for jurors, Raquel Pennington said she never personally witnessed Depp strike…

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Pope rallies from knee pain to proclaim 10 new saints

NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press ROME (AP) — Pope Francis created 10 new saints on Sunday, rallying from knee pain that has forced him to use a wheelchair to preside over the first canonization ceremony at the Vatican in over two years. Francis stood for a long period at the start to greet priests concelebrating the…

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