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Can a Vending Machine Replace a Bodega? A Start-Up’s Plans Draw Fire

Mr. McDonald went into damage-control mode after the backlash, using a blog post on Wednesday afternoon to address the uproar and to say sorry. “Despite our best intentions and our admiration for traditional bodegas, we clearly hit a nerve this morning, we apologize,” he wrote. “Like NYC’s bodegas, we want to build a shopping experience that stands for convenience and ...

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Deal Struck to Extend Financing for Children’s Health Program

Mr. Hatch said the agreement would provide “uninterrupted funding for CHIP” and “increased flexibility for states to administer the program.” Photo Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon spoke during a hearing on Capitol Hill last week. Credit Allison Shelley for The New York Times The agreement would provide federal funds for the program for five additional years. Mr. Wyden said the ...

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Louis C.K. and Tig Notaro, Sparring on the Battlefield of Art

Ms. Notaro, who plays a character named Tig, is often at odds with her love interest, Kate (her real-life wife, Stephanie Allynne), on how to think about sexual misconduct. After Kate’s experience with the radio programmer, she recalls, with mild disapproval, the inappropriate behavior of a coach in her high school days, and Ms. Notaro corrects her: “By the way, ...

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A Tour of Philipp Plein’s Master Bathroom in Manhattan

Philipp Plein Age 39 Occupation Fashion designer Location Upper East Side His Favorite Room In 2015, Mr. Plein bought a four-bedroom, seven-bathroom townhouse on East 71st Street. The master bathroom, which features a quarry’s worth of Italian marble, is larger than some studio apartments. By seeing a man’s house, Mr. Plein explained, you will know the man. “It says more ...

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Golfers Rally for Hurricane Harvey Victims

The other is Lewis, who cannot approach Watt’s impact in sheer dollars but maxed out her personal pledge at the Portland Classic and brought others along with her. With one of her sponsors matching the $195,000 winner’s check, another contributing a flat $1 million and the L.P.G.A. earmarking ticket proceeds, her gesture has raised more than $1.4 million. “One of ...

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In Undiscovered Paterson, Falls, Food and Fetty Wap

But the primeval roar of Paterson’s waters told me that something special resided here -– some magnet that had drawn me and thousands of others to it, a psychic force bigger than my own teenage psyche. Continue reading the main story I forgot about the city as I traveled the rest of the wide world. I cheated on Paterson with ...

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North Korea, Rohingya, United Nations: Your Thursday Briefing

The analysts also said that revised assessments of a far larger blast from the Sept. 3 test — as much as 250 kilotons — appeared to confirm Pyongyang’s claim to have set off hydrogen bomb. Above, ribbons in South Korea carrying wishes for reunification. Continue reading the main story _____ Photo Credit James Hill for The New York Times • ...

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Choosing a Simple Smartphone Solution

Q. I want to get my dad a smartphone, but it needs to be easy to understand. What is available for older, nontechnical people who just want to make phone calls, get their email and maybe play a game or two? A. The smartphone experience can be simplified in a few different ways for those who prefer function over form. ...

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The Economic Case for Letting Teenagers Sleep a Little Later

There’s an argument to be made that we should cut back on his activities or make him go to bed earlier so that he gets more sleep. Teens aren’t wired for that, though. They want to go to bed later and sleep later. It’s not the activities that prevent them from getting enough sleep — it’s the school start times ...

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The Silent Film Returns — on Social Media

Tubular Labs, the online video analytics company that placed LADbible at the top of its rankings, has found that of videos posted to Facebook by media companies, 46 percent of views go to videos that are completely silent or just accompanied by music. And in practice, an even higher proportion of social videos are watched silently. The advertising agency BBDO ...

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