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From Homeless Shelter to Her First Apartment

Ms. Bowen’s housing situation collapsed a few weeks before she turned 19, but it had been somewhat precarious since she immigrated to the United States from Guyana at 11, leaving behind her mother and five sisters to join her father in New York. Ms. Bowen, who has cerebral palsy and additional complications stemming from a difficult breech birth, said the ...

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The Not-Quite-Royal Wedding: A Guide to Pippa Middleton’s Big Day

James Matthews was educated at Uppingham School but did not go to college, instead initially following his father into motor sports. He then entered a finance career as a trader in London, before setting up Eden Rock in 2001. Continue reading the main story Outside his day job, Mr. Matthews is a keen skier (so is Ms. Middleton), an avid ...

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Facebook Gets Slap on the Wrist from 2 European Privacy Regulators

Photo A booth at a Facebook conference in San Jose, Calif., last month. On Tuesday, Dutch and French authorities said that the way the company employed information it collected on users worldwide broke their data protection rules. Credit Noah Berger/Associated Press Facebook suffered a setback on Tuesday over how it uses the reams of information it collects about users worldwide, ...

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A Whistle-Blower Tells of Health Insurers Bilking Medicare

In the first interview since his allegations were made public, the whistle-blower, Benjamin Poehling of Bloomington, Minn., described in detail how his company and others like it — in his view — gamed the system: Finance directors like him monitored projects that UnitedHealth had designed to make patients look sicker than they were, by scouring patients’ health records electronically and ...

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Review: Before He Was ‘King Arthur,’ He Was a Guy Ritchie Lad

It’s hard not to attribute the existence of this new Arthurian tale in part to the global success of “Game of Thrones,” which has hooked legions on its epic soap opera, clashing swords, spurting blood and unending intrigue. (That show’s Aidan Gillen pops up here too.) The Arthur story has played out differently across the centuries, from the Middle Ages ...

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This Designer Turns Everyday Objects Into a ‘Good Thing’

Photo Jamie Wolfond, in the studio of Good Thing, the design company he founded. Credit Tawni Bannister for The New York Times Name Jamie Wolfond Age 25 Hometown Toronto Now lives In a two-bedroom apartment in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with his fiancée, the product designer Sam Anderson, and a roommate. Claim to fame In 2014, Mr. Wolfond founded Good Thing, a ...

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Warriors’ Zaza Pachulia Draws Spurs’ Ire Over Key Play

All we know for certain is that Leonard was listed as doubtful for Game 2 on Tuesday night at Oracle Arena, and that Popovich was mad. “A two-step, lead-with-your foot closeout is not appropriate,” Popovich said Monday. “It’s dangerous. It’s unsportsmanlike. It’s just not what anybody does to anybody else.” He added: “And because he’s got this history, it can’t ...

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Investing in Tech to Tackle an Awful Annoyance: Lost Luggage

Still, that is small comfort to the lone traveler waiting by a deserted carousel with a sinking feeling. Continue reading the main story Passenger aviation experts say there are myriad reasons a bag can go missing. (They prefer the terms “delayed” or “mishandled.”) “Weather and missed connections are by far the largest proportion” of causes for bags not arriving on ...

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Food Stalls Finally Arrive at Canal Street Market

Photo The food hall at Canal Street Market. Credit Emon Hassan for The New York Times When it opened in December, the Canal Street Market offered plenty of shopping options, but the planned food hall was not ready. Now a dozen stands, many selling Asian foods, are operating in the stately building. There’s Uma Temakeria for hand-rolled sushi, Nom Wah ...

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Syria Prison Crematory Is Hiding Mass Executions, U.S. Says

Photo A satellite image of what the State Department described as a building in a Syrian prison complex that was modified to support a crematory. Credit U.S. State Department and DigitalGlobe WASHINGTON — The State Department released satellite images on Monday that officials said showed that President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has built a crematory at a military prison outside ...

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