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California, Walmart, Eric Greitens: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Advocates for Medicaid beneficiaries say the new policy is likely to be challenged in court if people are denied coverage. ____ Photo Credit Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press 3. Rescue workers in California are searching for more than a dozen people still missing after mudslides early Tuesday in a wealthy enclave northwest of Los Angeles. The death toll has risen to ...

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House Votes to Renew Surveillance Law, Rejecting New Privacy Limits

Before approving the extension of the law, known as Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act, the House voted 233 to 183 to reject an amendment that proposed a series of overhauls. Among them was a requirement that officials get warrants in most cases before hunting for and reading emails and other messages of Americans swept up under the program. ...

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A Greener, More Healthful Place to Work

Levels of the stress hormone cortisol tend to be higher in enclosed spaces like office cubicles that are artificially lit and deprived of outside views. Poor ventilation — which is common in many older office buildings — raises the levels of carbon dioxide, which studies have shown can impair cognitive performance and dampen mood. Photo Architecture with our biology in ...

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Oscars So Awkward? Trying to Top the Globes Won’t Be Easy

At Golden Globes after-parties, several women involved in Time’s Up said that while their activist work would carry on strong, they didn’t know (or perhaps weren’t willing to say) what may be in store for the Oscars. There is no doubt that the punch they packed at the Globes benefited from timing, and the elements of freshness and surprise. The ...

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Brooks Brothers Celebrates 200 Years With a Party — in Florence

An entrepreneur credited with introducing the ready-to-wear suit to the American market, Mr. Brooks also laid the groundwork for innovations — sack suits, navy blazers, reverse-striped rep ties, button-down shirts, patchwork madras, seersucker suits — now so familiar we tend to forget they were ever new. “He was a disrupter and influencer,” Mr. Del Vecchio said of Mr. Brooks. “And ...

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Tonya Harding Would Like Her Apology Now

All these years later, she’s still punished for what she did, but also for what she didn’t do. People still think she herself held a baton over Ms. Kerrigan’s leg that day. People still think she was married to Mr. Gillooly (who has since changed his last name to Stone), who planned the attack and was sentenced to two years ...

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Eyal Shani, an Israeli Celebrity Chef, Makes His New York Debut

Photo The Israeli celebrity chef Eyal Shani is bringing his signature whole roasted cauliflower to Chelsea Market in a couple of weeks. Credit Stephen Speranza for The New York Times Whole roasted cauliflower as interpreted by Eyal Shani, an Israeli celebrity chef, is about to make its debut in New York. The chef’s signature dish will be on the menu ...

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7-Eleven, California, Tonya Harding: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

And the “Trump effect” seems to have worn off at the southern border. Illegal crossings are up again. Above, an arrest in San Diego. ____ Photo Credit Pool photo by Maxim Shipenkov 3. President Trump was asked whether he would be interviewed by Robert Mueller, the special counsel in the Russia inquiry, without preconditions. “I’ll speak to my attorneys,” he ...

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He Weaned Himself From Ride-Hailing Apps. Here’s Why.

If I need to drive down to Silicon Valley for interviews, I usually rent a car through Getaround, which is essentially an Airbnb for people’s cars. It’s pretty convenient, and I’ve even struck up a budding friendship with a guy on my street whose car I frequently rent! Photo When Mr. Isaac needs a car, he usually rents one through ...

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R.S.V.? She Hadn’t Heard of It. Then Her Child Was Hospitalized.

What is R.S.V.? Every winter, R.S.V. becomes a common and potentially serious illness, said Dr. Ethan S. Wiener, associate chief of pediatric emergency medicine at N.Y.U. Langone Health. While it affects both children and adults, it is most dangerous — and can even be fatal — in babies who are born prematurely and people with weak immune systems, heart disease ...

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