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In a Desperate Syrian City, a Test of Trump’s Policies

To try to save the dam, Syrian fighters cut a deal granting about 70 militants safe passage out of town. But the Islamic State did its best to sabotage the complex anyway: The aging red turbines were blown up while the control panels were sprayed with bullets. Continue reading the main story Syrian engineers have been trying to get one ...

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A Wearable Vibrator for Couples

After dozens of prototypes, they came up with their design: an egg-shaped vibrator made of medical-grade silicone that attaches to a woman’s nether region by means of two wings. Not only can the device be operated hands-free, it is also designed in a way that does not interfere with a couple’s intimacy. Continue reading the main story “We wanted to ...

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$45 Billion to Fight Opioid Abuse? That’s Much Too Little, Experts Say

The Affordable Care Act vastly expanded access to addiction treatment by designating those services as “essential benefits.” That means they had to be covered through both an expansion of Medicaid to far more low-income adults and the marketplaces set up under the law for people to buy private plans. Both the House and Senate health bills would effectively end the ...

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Review: ‘The House’ Is a Comedy Built on Despair

Photo From left, Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler and Jason Mantzoukas reveling in their profits in “The House.” Credit Glenn Wilson/Warner Brothers Pictures “The House,” a new comedy starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, has arrived in theaters without advance screenings for critics. I know better than to take it personally when this kind of thing happens, but I do often ...

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Is There Anything Ansel Elgort Can’t Do?

Ansel, the youngest of three, at first attended the private school Trinity, and his parents signed him up for classes at the School of American Ballet. He had what he described as the “worst feet” in his class, and an insouciance that convinced teachers acting might be a preferable path. Continue reading the main story During his senior year of ...

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A Late Debut in the Tour de France: The Scars Tell Why

When Taylor Phinney was 14, he went to the Tour with his father and rode some of the course and saw some of the mayhem and glamour. It was alluring enough for him to quit playing soccer and start racing a bike. He was so good, so fast, that he soon became a junior world champion. Later came three Olympics ...

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The Weird, Mystic Pull of Southwest England

Totnes and Dartington During the 85-mile drive southwest to Totnes from Glastonbury, Somerset’s plains and soft hills gave way to something wilder, more wooded, more forbidding. Before hitting the town itself, I had an appointment on its outskirts to meet Tom Cox, citizen folklorist and naturalist, author of best-selling books about his cats, for lunch at the Riverford Field Kitchen. ...

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For Two San Francisco Transplants, an Easy Transition

When Google asked Mr. Mossel how he would feel about moving to New York, he was pleasantly surprised, but said he would have to run it by his husband. Mr. Rinaldi, a singer, actor and theater buff, was, if anything, even more thrilled by the prospect. Warned off by their friends from trying to find a place in Manhattan — ...

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German Parliament Approves Same-Sex Marriage

With the passage of the measure, Germany will join Ireland, France, Spain and other nations in extending full marital rights to same-sex couples, including the right to adopt children. Photo Volker Beck, a lawmaker from the Greens party and a longtime campaigner for gay rights, was emotional after the vote. Credit Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters “If the Constitution guarantees one thing, it ...

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Why Fog Lamps Are Starting to Disappear

Though fog is an isolated and somewhat regional and seasonal road hazard, it is particularly challenging for drivers. A 2014 report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, looking at federal crash data on fatal crashes from 1990 to 2012 and police-reported crashes from 1990 to 2008, found that fog was a factor in nearly 20 percent of deadly multicar ...

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