Settle in with these weekend reads

Settle in with these weekend reads
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1973: Actor and martial artist Bruce Lee, one of the most influential martial artists of all time and a pop culture icon of the 20th century, dies in Hong Kong at age 32 from an allergic reaction to a painkiller. He is particularly known for his roles in five feature-length films: "The Big Boss" (1971), "Fist of Fury" (1972), "Way of the Dragon" (1972), "Enter the Dragon" (1973) and "The Game of Death" (1978).

New details about Bruce Lee. A 2 1/2-day trip around the world. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in. Here’s what you might have missed during a busy news week.

Two doctors aided in the effort in 2010 to rescue 33 Chilean miners who had been trapped for 69 days. As officials look to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a Thai cave, these Chilean doctors are sharing what they learned.

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslim women and girls living in refugee camps in Bangladesh are preparing to give birth to babies conceived during rape. A photographer interviewed 10 of them. Here are their stories.

Since the martial arts icon died at age 32, his legend has grown to mythological levels. He’s even been called the “kung fu Jesus.” A new biography, though, debunks some of the most popular myths about the man, and if you think you know Lee, this book may shock you.

Rashida Tlaib is running to represent Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. If she won, she’d be the first Muslim woman elected to Congress. But she has to defeat Detroit’s Democratic establishment first.

‘They treated us as though we were animals’

In one letter from inside an immigration detention facility, a woman described the place as a dog kennel because of the chain-link cages she and others were held in. But the worst part was not knowing the fate of her daughter and son for 21 days after they were taken from her.

New research shows Anne Frank’s family twice tried to escape the Nazi occupation by emigrating to the United States. Their efforts were thwarted by skeptical immigration officials, wartime events and endless bureaucratic hurdles.

You might think circling the globe by airplane is no big deal anymore. But you’d be wrong. It’s only been done three times. Author Brian Baum recalls the history-making, 54-hour flight he took in 1977.