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F.C.C. Announces Plan to Repeal Net Neutrality

Photo Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communication Commission. “Under my proposal, the federal government will stop micromanaging the internet,” he said Tuesday. Credit Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press The Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday that it planned to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, clearing the way for companies to charge more and block ...

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Activity Trackers Don’t Always Work the Way We Want Them To

Photo Credit Illustration by Ping Zhu Comparatively speaking, young people in the United States and England do not move much. Studies indicate that most children reach their activity peak at about age 7 and become more sedentary throughout adolescence. Many parents probably hope that shiny new technologies, such as Fitbits and other physical-activity monitors, might inspire our children to become ...

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Review: In ‘Brimstone & Glory,’ Passions Blaze at a Fireworks Festival

Photo A scene from “Brimstone & Glory.” Credit Oscilloscope The director Viktor Jakovleski filmed “Brimstone & Glory” over three editions of the annual National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, on the northern outskirts of Mexico City. Fireworks have long been a major industry in the municipality. Even children take up the work, which — despite the danger — has an ...

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When the Cable Guy’s a Gal, Some People’s Wires Get Crossed

The “Dear Sugars” podcast is an advice program hosted by Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed. The audio contains more letters; submissions are welcome at dearsugars@nytimes.com. If you’re reading this on desktop, click the play button below to listen. Mobile readers can find “Dear Sugars” on the Podcasts app (iPhone and iPad) or Radio Public (Android and tablet). Dear Sugars, I’m ...

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Why the Yankees Are Crowdsourcing Their Manager Vetting Process

Many general managers seem to think it’s a brilliant idea — for the Yankees. “I see the value, especially in an atypical market like New York,” said Mike Rizzo, the general manager of the Washington Nationals, who recently finished his fourth manager search for the team. “But I think we make our best decisions when it’s not nationally known what ...

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5 Rules for a Really Good Trip With the Kids

Photo Credit Eleni Kalorkoti The amount of advice for traveling with kids can be overwhelming. But like most of us grown-ups, children often become good travelers through a lucky mix of nature and nurture: Some kids are flexible, some crave a routine, and some are just completely thrown off kilter by the travails of delayed planes, any change in schedule, ...

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AT&T, North Korea, Angela Merkel: Your Monday Evening Briefing

_____ Photo Credit Tom Brenner/ The New York Times 3. The floodgates are still open. A second woman said Senator Al Franken groped her in 2010 — while her husband was taking a photo of them. Unlike the first accusation, this episode involves Mr. Franken’s time in office. PBS halted distribution of Charlie Rose’s interview program and CBS News suspended ...

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Stopping Autoplay Videos on Safari

Q. Is it true you can now stop those annoying videos that automatically play on some websites in the Safari browser? A. As part of its macOS High Sierra update for its computers, Apple has added controls to Safari, the company’s web browser, that stop loud videos from unexpectedly blaring. For sites that play videos that you do not mind ...

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Skin Cancers Rise — Along With Questionable Treatments

Dermatology — a specialty built not on flashy, leading edge medicine but on thousands of small, often banal procedures — has become increasingly lucrative in recent years. The annual dermatology services market in the United States, excluding cosmetic procedures, is nearly $11 billion and growing, according to IBISWorld, a market research firm. The business potential has attracted private equity firms, ...

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New Trailer: ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ From Ava DuVernay

Photo A scene from the trailer for “A Wrinkle in Time,” starring Storm Reid. Even though Ava DuVernay’s name isn’t seen until the end of the new trailer for her reimagining of “A Wrinkle in Time,” it clearly exemplifies female empowerment. Based on Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 novel, it’s the story of Meg Murry (Storm Reid, of “12 Years a Slave”), ...

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