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Subsidized Complex Turns Itself Into a Gated Community

The Baruch Houses contain at least one building designated by the city as a NORC, the sociologist’s acronym for a naturally occurring retirement community. Residents of the building, many of whom were relocated from their original homes during the urban renewal drive of the 1950s and ’60s, have come to depend on the services for older people — meals and ...

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Exhumation of Salvador Dalí’s Body Ordered in Paternity Case

Photo Salvador Dalí in Catalonia, Spain, in 1966. Credit Lama/European Pressphoto Agency MADRID — A Spanish court ordered the exhumation of the corpse of Salvador Dalí in order to settle a woman’s claim to be recognized as the daughter of the Surrealist painter. The court said that DNA testing should be done on Dalí’s corpse because no other remains or ...

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Indian Technology Workers Worry About a Job Threat: Technology

But the global tech industry is increasingly relying on automation, robotics, big data analytics, machine learning and consulting — technologies that threaten to bypass and even replace Indian workers. For example, automated processes may soon replace the kind of work Mr. Choudhari was performing for foreign clients, which involved maintaining software by occasionally plugging in simple code and analyzing data. ...

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U.S. Suspends Beef Imports From Brazil

Photo Beef for sale at a Brazilian supermarket in March. Credit Yasuyoshi Chiba/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images RIO DE JANEIRO — The United States on Thursday suspended imports of fresh beef from Brazil because of safety concerns, dealing a blow to one of Brazil’s biggest industries just months after Brazilian investigators accused food inspectors of accepting bribes. In a statement ...

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‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Is a Box Office Clunker

Photo A scene from “Transformers: The Last Knight.” Credit Bay Films/Paramount Pictures, via Associated Press Even star vehicles run out of gas eventually. “Transformers: The Last Knight,” the fifth installment of Michael Bay’s maximalist action series, landed with a thud at the North American box office this weekend, taking in just $45.3 million. However, its disappointing showing — easily the ...

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Is a Facial Worth the Fuss?

CAP Beauty: It’s All About You The spa in the back of CAP Beauty in the West Village also takes a multibrand approach to its facials, but it focuses solely on natural products (that is, nothing synthetic). The vibe is rich hippie, with blush-colored duvets and feral-looking bouquets of seasonal flowers and female acoustic covers of Bruce Springsteen songs. Cara, ...

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At the Pride Parade, the N.B.A. Embraces Hard-Won Victories

“I think the hardest thing is always active players, and I get it,” he said. “I don’t know. It’s hard. We’re dealing with very young people.” Photo The N.B.A. float in the New York pride parade included a D.J. and Bill Kennedy, a referee who had been the target of a player’s slur before he publicly came out as gay. ...

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Fashion Week’s Dirty Little Secret: Laundry

If you seek to make a daily fashion statement like Alex Badia, the style director of Women’s Wear Daily and an Instagram darling, you pack the way 19th-century swells did for the Grand Tour: with oversize suitcases and outfits arranged in advance. Continue reading the main story “Fashion Week is like an expedition, an adventure, like mountain climbing,” Mr. Badia ...

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Creating a Garden Oasis in the City

“Outdoor space in New York City is on many buyers’ wish lists, but there just isn’t enough to go around, and a lot of what is available isn’t that usable when you get right down to it,” said Xanthe Tabor, a saleswoman for Halstead Property. “A private roof terrace may seem appealing, but becomes less so after you’ve carried a ...

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A Battle Over Prayer in Schools Tests Canada’s Multiculturalism

“Although we have a policy of multiculturalism, for most Canadians there is an expectation that immigrants will conform to the mainstream,” said Jeffrey Reitz, the director of the Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies program at the University of Toronto. “Religious accommodations have been made to various groups, and you’re going to get a backlash once in a while.” Photo Farina ...

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