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A Longtime Renter Gets a Lesson in Bidding

“The whole buying scene was new to me,” he said. “I didn’t know what to expect.” Last winter, he found an apartment he liked in a building near Bryant Park. A large studio, it had an open bookshelf that separated the living and sleeping areas. It was listed at $455,000, with monthly maintenance of $725. Continue reading the main story ...

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Xi Jinping, Catalonia, Islamic State: Your Friday Briefing

The country’s crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, meanwhile, continues to draw global condemnation. For our South Asia bureau chief, the story of the Rohingya mother above was as painful to cover as genocide in Sudan and children being blown apart in Iraq. Continue reading the main story _____ Photo Credit Tyler Hicks/The New York Times • The liberation of Syrian and ...

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Senators Demand Online Ad Disclosures as Tech Lobby Mobilizes

That attitude has many fewer adherents after the revelations that, in the run-up to the 2016 election, Facebook sold more than $100,000 worth of ads to a Russian company linked to the Kremlin, while Google sold at least $4,700 worth of ads to accounts believed to be connected to the Russian government. Federal election law bars foreigners from spending money ...

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7 Million American Men Carry Cancer-Causing HPV

Photo The incidence of mouth and throat cancers caused by the human papillomavirus in men has now surpassed the incidence of HPV-related cervical cancers in women, researchers report. The study, in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that 11 million men and 3.2 million women in the United States had oral HPV infections. Among them, 7 million men and 1.4 ...

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Danielle Darrieux, French Film Star Over 8 Decades, Is Dead at 100

She said decades later that her favorite role was that of the hero’s matronly mistress in “Le Rouge et le Noir” (1954), based on Stendhal’s novel about class-conscious post-Napoleonic France. Photo Ms. Darrieux in 1987. She continued acting into her 90s, appearing in nine films in the first decade of the 21st century. Credit Georges Bendrihem/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images ...

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A Madoff Gets a Makeover, by Giving Them

She also has something perhaps more valuable: intimate knowledge of loss, grief and starting over, and a determination to be something other than just a footnote in the Madoff saga. “I don’t want to get defined by Bernie Madoff and his crimes. I don’t want to be defined by the fact that my husband killed himself,” Ms. Mack, 43, said ...

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Yankees Overcome a Nemesis as Masahiro Tanaka Stifles the Astros

“Any time you break through against a pitcher or a team that’s really had your number, you can take a lot of confidence away from that,” said designated hitter Chase Headley, who had three hits. The four runs the Yankees posted against Keuchel, the left-hander with the distinctive sternum-length beard, were the most they had scored against him in nine ...

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In Norway, the Journey Is the Destination

Daring and courageous. I thought about his words often as I drove for five days, sometimes for as long as eight hours at a stretch, both in terms of the architecture I saw as well as in trying to convince myself that his overarching plan described how I was feeling. In fact, my state of mind about the trip could ...

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Inside the Estate that Inspired ‘The Philadelphia Story’

Photo The Montgomerys in September 1935 at the Bryn Mawr Horse Show in Pennsylvania, where they won second prize in the Family Class. From right, Colonel Montgomery on Handspring; Mrs. Montgomery, sidesaddle on Outbound; Ives on Lady Godiva; Edgar on Percy; Helen Hope on Grey Thistle; and Edgar Jr. on Red Thistle. Credit Montgomery–Scott–Wheeler collection In 1911, Robert Montgomery, a ...

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Russian Socialite Enters Race to Challenge President Putin

Ms. Sobchak is the daughter of a former mayor of St. Petersburg, Anatoly A. Sobchak, who was Mr. Putin’s mentor for years and who died in 2000 while campaigning for Mr. Putin. Mr. Putin managed Mr. Sobchak’s final, unsuccessful campaign in 1996; his animosity toward electoral politics is said to date partly from that loss. Portrayed sometimes as the Russian ...

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