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Short Answers to Hard Questions About Health Threats From Hurricane Harvey

What about other diseases spread by mosquitoes, like West Nile? West Nile virus is endemic in the United States and outbreaks are triggered by several factors, including the concentrations of culex mosquitoes, humans who are not immune, and birds who are not immune. (The virus builds up to higher concentrations in bird blood than in human blood, so mosquitoes tend ...

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‘Pink Panther’ and ‘Decoy’ Return on Disc

Casey has no partner, professional or romantic (although she does make a date with a man she meets during an investigation in which she poses as a wealthy socialite). Her back story is sketchy; she’s without a personal life. Several episodes refer to a tragic love affair with a fellow officer killed in the line of duty. The show’s penultimate ...

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Amanda Seales of ‘Insecure’ Revisits Her Harlem Haunts

While living in the Sugar Hill neighborhood, she made the rounds, auditioning for television, recording hip-hop tracks, free-styling with the Roots and D.J.ing at the Apollo. To make ends meet, she was a waitress at the Sugar Shack and a hostess at the Odeon; she was fired from Heartland Brewery. Continue reading the main story She once tried to book ...

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Old Reliable: Beasley Is Back for the U.S., Eyeing a Fifth World Cup

“It’s not just me being there to be a mentor to players,” Beasley said of his motivation to return and try again. “I’m there to compete and to play every game. I am not there to make up numbers. This is not a vacation for me to go back to the national team. This is the real deal.” Photo Beasley, ...

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My Liberia: A Vacation Paradise

I had fretted for months before about the trip, having come up with the idea that, after the years of civil war, capped off by the 2014 Ebola pandemic, it was time to see if Liberia was ready to be a travel destination. “We’ll be tourists!” I had cajoled. “We’ll go to the beach, we’ll go to Kpatawee waterfalls, we’ll ...

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Sumiteru Taniguchi, Nagasaki Survivor and Nuclear Arms Foe, Dies at 88

On the day of the bombing, Mr. Taniguchi, then 16, was delivering mail on his bicycle in the northern corner of the city, just over a mile from ground zero. When the bomb detonated overhead, the force of the explosion tossed him into the air, and the heat it radiated melted his cotton shirt and seared the skin off his ...

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Apps to Provide Peace of Mind With a Teenager Behind the Wheel

Q. I have a new teenage driver in the family. What’s the best way to keep tabs on his whereabouts when he is out with the car? Will regular location-tracking phone apps work? A. As long as you and the teenage driver agree to use a location-tracking app on your phones, the software should give you an idea of where ...

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F.D.A. Approves First Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment, Costing $475,000

Kymriah, which will be given to patients just once and must be made individually for each, will cost $475,000. Novartis said that if a patient does not respond within the first month after treatment, there will be no charge. The company also said it would provide financial help to families who were uninsured or underinsured. Photo Emily Whitehead, shown here ...

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Review: In ‘Viceroy’s House,’ the Birthing Pains of Two Nations

Photo Manish Dayal and Huma Qureshi in “Viceroy’s House.” Credit Kerry Monteen/IFC Films Cramming ample history into a compact running time without sacrificing flow or interest, “Viceroy’s House” is a handsome, fleet look at the months leading up to India’s independence from Britain in 1947, a milestone that just passed its 70th anniversary. The film carries a trace of the ...

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What Europe’s ‘Night Mayors’ Can Teach New York

The bill is intended to help the city’s struggling music venues, in particular its smaller ones, 20 percent of which have closed in the last 15 years because of rising real estate prices, zoning pressures, noise complaints and licensing problems, according to a recent report by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. CBGB, the East Village institution where The ...

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