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"Renegades: Born in the USA" by Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen; Crown (320 pages, $50) ——— In 2008, an unlikely friendship began to flourish between a rock 'n' roll legend and an American politician. Barack Obama was campaigning to become the first Black president of the United States, and he invited Bruce Springsteen to perform a concert at a rally in Ohio. "I had wonderful experiences ...

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The Virginia gubernatorial election is giving political pundits plenty to speculate over as the race heats up. The race is shaping up to be the most competitive of the year and could set the pace for the 2020 midterms. Experts discuss recent polling in the race, how Virginia has been a bellwether state in the past and how it might impact the race.

Poet Amanda Gorman had her sights set on the White House long before it tapped her to help inaugurate President Joe Biden. Her own presidential aspirations started when she was just a hair into her second decade. “I remember being around 11 years old, and I was in class talking very passionately as I do about things I wanted to change in the world,” the nation’s first youth poet laureate, 23, ...

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Ensuring 11,000 athletes from more than 200 countries descend on one chosen city over the course of 16 days is a logistical challenge at the best of times. Now consider doing it at the tail end of a global pandemic that’s upended airlines’ flight schedules, closed international borders and made any movement without jabs and multiple COVID tests impossible. For hundreds of Olympic organizing ...

More than 150 years after America’s slaves were freed and Nebraska gave birth to its capital, a UNL journalism class posed the question: What’…

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