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They Followed Their Wish List to the Bronx

But where to go? Last year, they gave themselves six months to find a place to buy. If they failed, they would rent again. In the meantime, they decided, the best option was to live with their mothers, both of whom owned houses. So the newlyweds temporarily split up. Continue reading the main story With a budget of up to ...

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Barcelona, Pauline Hanson, Malala Yousafzai: Your Friday Briefing

Stephen Bannon, President Trump’s chief strategist, said there was “no military solution” to the nuclear standoff with the North — a remark that appeared to undercut the United States’ top military official, who recently dismissed the possibility of American troop withdrawal from the Korean Peninsula. Continue reading the main story In South Korea, President Moon Jae-in, above, is trying to ...

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A 2:15 Alarm, 2 Trains and a Bus Get Her to Work by 7 A.M.

“It’s like school,” she said. Photo 4:58 A.M. Sleep is a popular way of passing the first leg of the trip. Credit Andrew Burton for The New York Times ACE ridership has doubled over the past decade, to about 2,500 people a day, though the figure is still dwarfed by the number who commute by car from San Joaquin County ...

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The Night the Oxygen Ran Out in an Indian Hospital

The government hospital, part of the larger Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur, was considered the area’s best, a beacon to millions of people. It is now a symbol of India’s swamped, mismanaged and often corrupt public health care system. As this episode underscored, the system is so enormous and has so many people moving through it that mistakes ...

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Review: ‘California Typewriter’: Preserving the Past, Key by Key

Photo A scene from the documentary ”California Typewriter.” Credit Gravitas Ventures “California Typewriter” might center on a small, beleaguered typewriter repair shop in Berkeley, Calif., but this quirky, obsessive documentary is about so much more than broken keys and busted type wheels. It’s really about how we create art. Sinking into a dedicated — and overwhelmingly male — subculture of ...

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From Reality Star to Rapper: Cardi B Makes Her Money Move

After the elevator reached the 18th floor, Ms. Foster opened the door to a suite with a balcony. Inside was an open suitcase containing three pairs of high-heeled Christian Louboutins with red soles. Cardi B said Louboutins represent wealth, and she refers to them in “Bodak Yellow” as “red bottoms.” She said she got her first pair for her 19th ...

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What to Read Before You Head to Pittsburgh

Of the 10 plays August Wilson wrote — two of which won him the Pulitzer Prize — nine were based in and around the Hill District in Pittsburgh; he chronicled the city’s changing landscape over decades. He is not the only writer to have chosen the Steel City as a backdrop. Below, one book explores the places that influenced Mr. ...

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The Art of the Temporary Obstacle Course

Diaby laughed but managed to hold his run for the go signal. And then he shot off, Daniel racing alongside him and giving him a lead that Diaby didn’t really need. “Uh-oh!” David yelled. “He’s quick!” Noreese Kelly, another 16-year-old intern, gave Diaby a high-five as he breezed over the finish line. Photo Travis Godfried helping build the course. Credit ...

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Charlottesville, Guam, Alibaba: Your Thursday Briefing

Mr. Trump’s remarks also stunned TV hosts, left historians trying to explain and, as our political team pointed out, he managed to boost the white nationalist movement as no president has done in generations. Continue reading the main story Barack Obama’s response to the violence in Charlottesville, with a quote from Nelson Mandela, elicited a different reaction: It quickly became ...

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