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Jhumpa Lahiri’s first novel in nearly a decade is also her first written in Italian and translated into English. She is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Interpreter of Maladies” and “The Namesake,” among other works. Penguin Random House, April 27

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From his unfinished basement to living rooms around the state, Southern Regional High School’s Bill Smith took middle school students on a tour of the Underground Railroad in a new educational program that debuted this week on public access television.

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Miami’s mix of Latin American and Caribbean cultures means that Spanish is the first or second language for the majority of its residents. In fact, only about a quarter of Miami-Dade County speak only English. That being said, you aren’t expected to be a Spanish master here. However, it can be fun to practice your Spanish while you’re in town. If you’re addressed in Spanish, certainly make a go at having a basic conversation.

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The number of grandparents responsible for their grandchildren who spoke only English. Another 252,314 spoke another language, but spoke English “very well;” 362,390 spoke another language and spoke English less than “very well.”

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When I was a junior in college, I had the opportunity to take a class that specialized in refugees. We learned what categorizes someone as a r…

When I was a junior in college, I had the opportunity to take a class that specialized in refugees. We learned what categorizes someone as a r…

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