• This book cover image released by Alfed A. Knopf shows "Sweetbitter," a novel by Stephanie Danler. (Alfed A. Knopf via AP)

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  • People hold up a sign welcoming President Barack Obama as seen from his motorcade en route Jade Emperor Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Ho Chi Minh City is the second stop on Obama's three-day visit to America's former wartime enemy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama reaches out to people a day after Vietnam arms deal

    HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — When President Barack Obama met with human rights advocates and other activists Tuesday, he spoke of the “remarkable strides” Vietnam was making on a range of issues. Nguyen Quang A missed the meeting: That morning, the 70-year-old activist said, security men grabbed his arms and legs, threw him in a car and drove him into the countryside, where they held him until Obama left town.

  • President Barack Obama greets women at the door as he walks from the Bún chả Hương Liên restaurant after having dinner with American Chef Anthony Bourdain, Monday, May 23, 2016,  in Hanoi, Vietnam. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama dining with CNN’s Anthony Bourdain for series

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama dined in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Monday with CNN personality Anthony Bourdain, whose “Parts Unknown” food travelogue is one of the network’s most popular nonfiction series.

  • HOLD FOR STORY BY ANNA GONEWOLD- In this May 19, 2016 photo, Kery Eller, left, Stephen Willard and Stephen Eller, right, take a smoke break outside the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, N.C. ,where they are setting up for a trade show. The three men work as stage hands with the local union of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. Kery Eller estimates in the past two months he has lost nearly $3,000 he expected to earn working at shows that were canceled by artists protesting the state's law limiting anti-discrimination policies for LGBT individuals. (AP Photo/Anna Gronewold)

    Boycott over LGBT law impacts more than just the music fans

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Stagehand Kery Eller doesn’t own any Bruce Springsteen albums, but he would smash them if he did.

  • In this Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 file photo, cellerman Franz Graef passes a wall of barrel-aged beers as he pulls a pallet of filled kegs to a walk-in refrigerator at Rhinegeist Brewery in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of downtown Cincinnati. Ohio lawmakers have voted to scrap a cap on alcohol content for beer, in a move to allow craft brewers the freedom to make boozier beers. Ohio is following the lead of other states in getting rid of the 12 percent cap, which has been on the books since just after Prohibition.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

    Ohio lawmakers vote to scrap cap on alcohol content for beer

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a move that would allow craft brewers the freedom to make boozier beers, Ohio lawmakers have voted to scrap a cap on alcohol content for beer that’s been on the books since just after Prohibition.

  • In this Monday, May 16, 2016 photo, Jonah Reider, a chef, prepares food during Brownstone, an experiential treasure-hunt of sound, taste, and color at the American Irish Historical Society, in New York. Reider, a Columbia University student who wowed food experts with sublime creations served in his spartan dorm has graduated. Reider already has thousands of fans, including Stephen Colbert and famed food critic Ruth Reichl.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Ivy League dorm chef graduates to a hungry new world

    NEW YORK (AP) — As a student at Columbia University, Jonah Reider wowed foodies and rankled city health officials by opening an exclusive supper club in his dorm.