46 Books to Put on Your Summer 2023 Reading List, According to Our Staff

We asked staffers to share recommendations for books to read this summer. Here’s what we came up with.

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4 North Carolina Cities Make It on Southern Living’s Best Small Towns of the South List

The writers deemed these North Carolina towns "destination-worthy in their own right," and we couldn't agree more.

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We Asked an AI Chatbot What to Do This Weekend in North Carolina. Here’s What It Said.

ChatGPT's recommendations for what to do in North Carolina over the weekend were predictable—which, frankly, offered me some comfort.

Kizzmekia Corbett, a North Carolina-born immunologist with the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institute of Health, played a pivotal role in developing the Moderna COVID vaccine. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Survived COVID? Thank a North Carolina-Born Scientist Named Kizzmekia

Long before Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett’s research helped develop America’s anti-COVID vaccines, she stood out from the crowd. 

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2019 file photo, former White House strategist Steve Bannon arrives to testify at the trial of Roger Stone, at federal court in Washington. Bannon was arrested Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, on charges that he and three others ripped off donors to an online fundraising scheme “We Build The Wall.” The charges were contained in an indictment unsealed in Manhattan federal court.  (AP Photo/Al Drago, File)
Steve Bannon Arrested for Fraudulent ‘We Build the Wall’ Campaign

An indictment released Thursday stated that Steve Bannon and three others "defrauded hundreds of thousands of donors, capitalizing on their interest in funding a border wall."

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What Freedom Looks Like to Me: 6 Americans Tell Us Their Hopes of Liberation and Justice

The writers in this series discuss a range of topics, from dealing with everyday racism and growing up impoverished and food insecure to living with a widely misunderstood mental health disorder, and more.

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The EPA Begs You to Please Don’t Inject or Ingest Disinfectant

After Trump wondered if an injection of disinfectant would fight coronavirus, the Environmental Protection Agency reminded people to only use on surfaces.