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Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarett at the Capital One Arena. Photo: Paul Morigi/Getty Images

Michelle Obama's memoir, which was released on Nov. 13, is already the best-selling book of 2018, based on NPD BookScan data, her publisher Penguin Random House announced this morning.

Details: The hardcover edition of "Becoming" has sold more copies than any other book in the U.S. this year, according to Penguin Random House, and is still at #1 on two New York Times best-seller lists after two weeks. It's also topping the USA Today and Publishers Weekly best-seller lists and is the #1 adult nonfiction book around the world, including in Germany, Spain, Greece, Finland, and more.

By the numbers:

  • Across all formats, the book has sold more than 2 million copies in the U.S. and Canada.
  • It currently has 3.4 million hardcover copies in print.

The context, via the AP: "Hillary Rodham Clinton's memoir 'Living History' needed a month to sell 1 million copies. Former President George W. Bush's 'Decision Points' took several weeks to reach 2 million. Former President Bill Clinton's 'My Life' quickly sold 1 million copies but took far longer to hit 2 million."

What's next: Obama is on tour, with upcoming stops scheduled in in Brooklyn, Detroit, Denver, San Jose, and Dallas, according to her publisher. She will be in London on Monday, Paris on Wednesday, and Berlin on Thursday.

Go deeper: The most compelling excerpts from Michelle Obama's new memoir

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A city's catharsis

A view outside the Hennepin County Courthouse after yesterday's verdict. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Celebration and catharsis filled the streets of Minneapolis yesterday. After weeks on edge, many breathed a sigh of relief upon hearing Judge Peter Cahill read the sweep of guilty verdicts against Derek Chauvin.

What they're saying: "George Floyd isn't coming back to life, but this is the justice we were looking for," Jaqui Howard, who joined the crowds outside the courthouse yesterday, told The Star Tribune.

What to expect from Derek Chauvin's sentencing

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Derek Chauvin was whisked away to prison after after two weeks of testimony and about 10 hours of jury deliberations, but his sentencing will move much slower — about eight weeks.

What's next: There's still plenty of wrangling left over how much time the former Minneapolis cop will spend behind bars.

Caitlin Owens, author of Vitals
54 mins ago - Health

The U.S. is approaching the vaccine hesitancy "tipping point"

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Data: CivicScience; Chart: Axios Visuals

The U.S. will probably run out of adults who are enthusiastic about getting vaccinated within the next two to four weeks, according to a KFF analysis published yesterday.

Between the lines: Vaccine hesitancy is rapidly approaching as our main impediment to herd immunity.