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The Lawyer, the Addict – The New York Times

In addition, he said, law students generally start school with their sense of self and their values intact. But, in his research, he said, he has found that the formal structure of law school starts to change that. Rather than hew to their internal self, students begin to focus on external values, he said, like status, comparative worth and competition. ...

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China’s Religious Revival Fuels Environmental Activism

Now the nation’s religious revival is helping fuel an environmental awakening. Spiritual leaders are invoking concepts like karma and sin in deriding the excesses of economic development. Religious followers are starting social service organizations to serve as watchdogs against polluters. Advocates are citing their faith to protest plans to build factories and power plants near their homes. Photo Yang Shihua, ...

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Franny’s in Brooklyn Will Close Next Month

Photo Franny’s, a Brooklyn restaurant, opened nearly 15 years ago. Credit Michael Nagle for The New York Times Franny’s, a Brooklyn restaurant that opened in 2004, became a family-friendly favorite among Prospect Heights and Park Slope residents, and gained even wider recognition, will close after dinner on Aug. 20. The owners, Francine Stephens and Andrew Feinberg, gave no reason, announcing, ...

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Do Spy Agencies Hold Answer to Dag Hammarskjold’s Death? U.N. Wants to Know.

A strong advocate of decolonization, Mr. Hammarskjold certainly had adversaries who felt threatened by his diplomacy. He died while on a visit to help end a secessionist war in newly independent Congo, a former Belgian colony rich with strategically vital minerals, including uranium, coveted by the world’s big powers. Photo The wreckage of the chartered DC-6 that crashed in September ...

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Surround Sound? You Ain’t Heard Nothing Yet

But there wasn’t much time to linger over Ms. Barrett’s startling spatialized recording. Presenters and participants at Empac’s Spatial Audio Summer Workshop had a lot of ground to cover, and only five days to get hands-on experience with tools that are rarely available under one roof. Continue reading the main story One goal of the workshop, the first of its ...

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Revised Senate Health Bill Tries to Win Votes, but Has Fewer Winners

The Senate bill would still make fundamental changes to Medicaid, which covers poor and disabled Americans, including two-thirds of all nursing-home residents. And it would still ask middle-income Americans to pay a larger share of their incomes for health plans with higher deductibles. Moderate Republicans had asked for changes that would make the bill more generous to poor and elderly ...

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David Lynch Weaves Film History Into ‘Twin Peaks: The Return’

But Mr. Lynch’s perspective penetrates further into the smoke and fire of the blast, locating, it seems, the origins of the evil that the central characters of “Twin Peaks” are in constant battle with. This extraordinary sequence, using both a stationary camera and one that tracks forward with grim relentlessness, is scored with the Polish modernist composer Krzysztof Penderecki’s “Threnody ...

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Saying Farewell to a Store That Changed Shopping

You also have to remember what a shock it was that they opened on that street at all — not on Faubourg St.-Honoré, where all the established stores were. They were like an island that brought this energy of cool to fashion, and then everybody followed. Marc Newson, industrial designer I was really shocked to learn about the closure of ...

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At U.S. Women’s Open, Presidential Air Is Stirred by a Gust of Commotion

She added: “I had heard he was coming to the course today. I tried not to focus on it too much.” Shanshan Feng of China, who holds a two-stroke lead, at eight under, played in the group directly behind Thompson. As she approached the 15th green, she wondered what all the yelling and screaming was about. She knew the cheering ...

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For Croatia Trips, Appealing Prices for Packages and Flights

Photo The waters around Vis, a Croatian island. Credit WearActive Croatia is a popular vacation destination this year for travelers from the United States. Expedia has seen air ticket demand to the country double this summer, compared with last summer, and on the travel search engine Kayak, searches to Croatia between Jan. 1 and May 25 this year for travel ...

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