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How Sally Ride became America’s first woman in space

When Sally Ride flew into orbit aboard the space shuttle Challenger in 1983, she made history. As the first American woman in space, Ride helped change perceptions about what women could accomplish and inspired a new generation of girls to reach for the stars. But Ride was more than an icon for the U.S. space program — she also was a complex, private woman with singular talents and skills, who continued to contribute to science and education until her untimely death from pancreatic cancer in 2012.

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11 fall books we can’t wait to read

I am not one to wish away the summer, but between the release of the beach blockbusters and the fall literary season, there’s a bit of a drought in the fresh-reads category. I’m going to fast-forward the calendar and tell you about a few fall books I’m looking forward to. Between Bruce Springsteen’s new memoir and Maria Semple’s latest Seattle sendup, it’s going to be hard to wait.

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, July 17, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2016, The Nielsen Co.

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11 fall books we can't wait to read

I am not one to wish away the summer, but between the release of the beach blockbusters and the fall literary season, there's a bit of a drought in the fresh-reads category. I'm going to fast-forward the calendar and tell you about 11 fall books I'm looking forward to. Between Bruce Springsteen's new memoir and Maria Semple's latest Seattle sendup, it's going to be hard to wait:

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'Ingredienti' to a good life

When Marcella Hazan died in 2013, the legendary cookbook author left us with a short stack of books, most notably her "Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking" (also legendary), and a legacy. Born in Emilia-Romagna in 1924, Hazan pretty much introduced America to traditional Italian home cooking. She also left her husband (of nearly six decades) and collaborator Victor a collection of notebooks, filled with handwritten pages, in Italian, about the ingredients she'd used over her long career. Artichokes and onions, tomatoes and zucchini, lard and pancetta and salt. Victor translated those notes and made them into a final book, called "Ingredienti" - a kind of posthumous grocery list.

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Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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Bareback bronc ride pumps up Snake River Stampede rodeo

Tucker Zingg of Glendive, Mont. rides Gold Buckle during the bareback bronc riding event Friday night at the Snake River Stampede rodeo at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa. Zingg scored a 79 on the ride.
Darin Oswald doswald@idahostatesman.com
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Bareback bronc ride pumps up Snake River Stampede rodeo

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McCall bareback rider Hopper-Craig's 79-point ride at Snake River Stampede

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Will Idaho Allow Oil And Gas Competition?

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Take a trip into the Owyhees on Dean Hilde's airplane