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Innovations to Help Speed Up Your Travel Planning

AN ESCORT THROUGH THE AIRPORT A new tool, Solve, describes itself as an airport concierge service. Its goal is to save travelers time and alleviate confusion by providing someone to meet them at their arrival gate, expedite the immigration and Customs process, and then escort them to whatever car or shuttle is to take them to their hotel or home ...

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When Will Kabila Go? Congolese Leader Long Overstays His Welcome

In Kinshasa, the mood was tense on a recent day as residents wondered whether Mr. Kabila would honor a pact that allows him to stay in office until the end of the year as the country prepares for elections. Photo President Joseph Kabila, center, before delivering a speech in Kinshasa in April. Credit Junior D. Kannah/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images ...

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Abuses Hide in the Silence of Nondisparagement Agreements

Nondisparagement clauses are not limited to legal settlements. They are increasingly found in standard employment contracts in many industries, sometimes in a simple offer letter that helps to create a blanket of silence around a company. Their use has become particularly widespread in tech employment contracts, from venture investment firms and start-ups to the biggest companies in Silicon Valley, including ...

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New C.D.C. Chief Saw Coca-Cola as Ally in Obesity Fight

Coke — which, like the C.D.C., is based in Atlanta — has also had two employees on Georgia Shape’s advisory board, in various years. One was Rhona S. Applebaum, Coke’s chief science and health officer. She left the company in 2016 after The Times reported that she had helped orchestrate a strategy of funding scientists who encouraged the public to ...

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John Heard, the Frazzled Father in ‘Home Alone,’ Dies at 71

With his squinting blue eyes and clean-shaven good looks, Mr. Heard often embodied the stereotype of the 1980s businessman, bringing a mixture of flustered charm and self-assurance to the roles. Photo Mr. Heard with Catherine O’Hara in “Home Alone 2.” Credit Rex Features, via AP Images John Matthew Heard Jr. was born on March 7, 1946, in Washington and graduated ...

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Pittsburgh Gets a Tech Makeover

Much has been made of the “food boom” in Pittsburgh, and the city has long had a thriving arts scene. But perhaps the secret, underlying driver for both the economy and the cool factor — the reason Pittsburgh now gets mentioned alongside Brooklyn and Portland, Ore., as an urban hot spot for millennials — isn’t chefs or artists but geeks. ...

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Branden Grace Secures a Record, but Jordan Spieth Owns the Day

A day that dawned warm and sunny over Royal Birkdale turned cooler and wet near the end. Under a pewter sky, Kuchar and Spieth reached the 18th green with their approaches, then began walking toward grandstands filled mostly with British fans — who greeted the two Americans as if they were their own. Photo Spieth putting on the 18th green ...

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The Remote Oregon Town to Try Next

Hours in any direction from the nearest decent-size city, Wallowa County, Ore., is remote even by the standards of the rural Northwest. To get there, my husband, our daughter and I drove along the straw-colored cliffs of the Columbia River, through Pendleton, home of the sturdy woolen blanket, and La Grande, a college town with a quiet core, before climbing ...

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Downtown Yonkers: A Cleaner, Greener Place to Call Home

And now another, smaller river — the Saw Mill, which meanders into the Hudson, but was paved over in the 19th century when it was fouled with industrial waste — is drawing development inland. Continue reading the main story The river, now cleaner, is being uncovered, bit by bit, in a process called “daylighting,” and public spaces are being created ...

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German Teenager Suspected of Trying to Join ISIS Is Found in Iraq

Photo The town of Pulsnitz, Germany. A 16-year-old girl from the town who is suspected of joining the Islamic State in Iraq was arrested last week in Mosul. Credit Sebastian Willnow/DPA, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images FRANKFURT, Germany — A German teenager missing for more than a year, who was believed to have converted to Islam and run away ...

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