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Winter Olympics’ Security on Alert, but Hackers Have a Head Start

Who was doing it and why they were doing it could take several months to figure out. Ryan Sherstobitoff, a senior analyst at McAfee, said the hacks had appeared to be well organized and backed by substantial resources, with “the hallmarks of a nation state.” What that nation state planned to do with the stolen data and its foothold in ...

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Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld, High-Profile Cardiologist, Dies at 91

Dr. Rosenfeld wrote more than a dozen books, several of them best sellers, including “Modern Prevention: The New Medicine” (1986), “The Best Treatment” (1991), “Dr. Rosenfeld’s Guide to Alternative Medicine” (1997) and “Live Now, Age Later: Proven Ways to Slow Down the Clock” (1999). The unabashed physician also made a cameo appearance as a professor presenting a ceremonial pen to ...

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Review: In ‘The 15:17 to Paris,’ Real Heroes Portray Their Heroism

Frustrated by the educational demands of both church and state, the boys indulge in minor acts of rebellion: toilet-papering a neighbor’s house, swearing in gym class, playing war in the woods. They are separated when Alek moves to Oregon to live with his father and Anthony changes schools, but the three stay in touch as Anthony attends college and Alek ...

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I Tried to Befriend My Husband’s Ex. So What?

Photo Credit Christoph Niemann My husband and I fought (again) today about something that happened eight years ago, when we were newly married. He was devastated that I tried to have a cordial relationship with his ex-wife (who wronged him). He felt betrayed that I didn’t mirror his feelings toward her, and abandoned by my attempts to create a workable ...

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The Puzzling Olympic Ban on Russians: Gone Today, They May Be Here Tomorrow

So how many Olympic Athletes from Russia, as the contingent is to be called, will march in the opening ceremony on Friday? Photo Athletes are arriving and training in Pyeongchang, but only days before the Games open, no one knows how many Russian athletes will take part. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times The answer: Too many. The Court of ...

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Walking Tour of a City’s History, Assassinations Included

“The hardest thing to do is to access Beirut’s history,” he said. “If you are walking alone, you’ll miss the whole story.” Photo Mr. Chatah taking his group to the Leila Osseiran Garden, once called the Roman Baths’ Garden. Credit Diego Ibarra Sanchez for The New York Times That history is rather expansive. A Mediterranean seafront city of about 2.2 ...

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A Bedroom Your Child Won’t Outgrow

Instead of wallpaper, Liz Lipkin, a designer with Homepolish, sometimes opts for removable decals, like the Love Mae arrows she recently used in a Brooklyn nursery. “They’re an inexpensive and low-commitment alternative that can easily transform a space,” she said. “When the room and its occupant are ready for a refresh, decals peel right off, making way for new décor.” ...

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With Former In-Laws in Custody, Father Gains Leverage in Brazil ‘Parental Abduction’ Case

The grandparents in this case, Carlos Otavio Guimaraes, 67, and Jemima Guimaraes, 65, were taken into custody early Wednesday at Miami International Airport, where they were informed that they had been charged in a criminal complaint filed under seal by federal prosecutors in Texas last March. Prosecutors often keep criminal cases sealed until defendants are within their reach. The complaint ...

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Here Are the World’s Virtual Currency Billionaires (or at Least They Were)

The list is a reminder of how the biggest gains in virtual currencies have been reaped by a small number of early adopters — despite the early promises that virtual currencies could democratize the financial system and spread wealth more evenly. Nearly all of the people on the list either helped found virtual currencies or have been involved with them ...

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In Sweeping War on Obesity, Chile Slays Tony the Tiger

María José Echeverria, a spokeswoman for PepsiCo, said the company was fully compliant with the law, and had no interest in overturning it, but was only trying to protect its ability to use a locally registered trademark. Kellogg declined to comment. Soaring obesity rates are forcing governments around the world to confront one of the more serious threats to public ...

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