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James Harden Can Pass the Ball (Just Make Sure You Catch It)

“James is so good at delivering the ball,” Coach Mike D’Antoni said. His teammates just have to be ready to catch it, which — at this late stage of the season — they usually are. Consider the first three possessions of the Rockets’ 115-111 victory in Game 2 on Wednesday night. Possession No. 1: Harden shovels a two-handed pass to ...

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Big Birder: Noah Strycker on Where to Spot Rare Species

Photo Noah Strycker. Credit via Noah Strycker In September 2015, Noah Strycker entered the Guinness Book of World Records by besting a British couple, Ruth Miller and Alan Davies, who in 2008 tracked 4,341 species of birds in a year. Mr. Strycker tracked 6,042 species and told his story on the Audubon Society blog, Birding Without Borders. Mr. Strycker, 31, ...

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Something Quiet on the Upper West Side

For two years, Irene Kim shared a two-bedroom with a friend in a postwar apartment house on the Upper West Side. She paid nearly $2,400 a month, and was plagued with noise from sirens racing along Columbus Avenue. Last summer, she began hunting online for a place of her own. She wanted a quiet one-bedroom co-op in the low- to ...

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L’élection présidentielle française en 7 articles du New York Times

Dans quelques jours, les Français voteront au premier tour de l’élection présidentielle, un tournant décisif après une campagne serrée et ternie par divers scandales. Depuis des mois, nos journalistes parcourent la France pour couvrir les campagnes des nombreux candidats, les difficultés des régions rurales, et pour identifier les sujets qui forgent les choix des Français. Voici une sélection de nos ...

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Meet the Foreign Tech Workers Left in Limbo by Trump

“My family lives in India and I love that country,” said Mr. Jaladi, “but I have spent my adult life in the United States and it definitely feels like more of a home to me.” Continue reading the main story Mr. Jaladi commutes an hour each day to work as the head of information security at Gusto, a company that ...

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Trish Vradenburg, Crusader Against Alzheimer’s, Dies at 70

Photo Trish Vradenburg and her husband, George, in Washington in 2011. They raised millions to fight Alzheimer’s and established their own organization. Credit Rebecca D’Angelo for the Washington Post After her mother slipped into dementia in the late 1980s and died of complications of Alzheimer’s disease in 1992 at 76, Trish Vradenburg and her husband, George, committed themselves to finding ...

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How to Win $1 Million for Your Film? Pitch, Pitch, Pitch

Photo Dream makers: From center left, the actors Jeffrey Wright and Anthony Mackie, with Josh Deutsch, chief executive of Downtown Records, and director Lee Daniels, foreground, hear filmmakers’ pitches for a $1 million prize. Credit Phillip David Nondorf for The New York Times It was the chance of a lifetime. It was a terror like no other. Five promising filmmakers, ...

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Pith and Its Young Chef Move Out of Columbia’s Dorms

“People in our office were all fascinated by this college senior who was turning entrepreneurial,” said Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate economist and Columbia professor who hired Mr. Reider as a research assistant (and booked him to cater a few private dinners for friends). “It is not the turn I would have thought most of my research assistants taking.” Continue ...

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The Fall of Aaron Hernandez

He would be convicted of the friend’s murder, would be accused and acquitted of two other killings from 2012 and would become a vivid, ready example of out-of-control off-field behavior by N.F.L. players. Continue reading the main story On Wednesday, just five days after his acquittal and on the day his former team celebrated its recent Super Bowl victory at ...

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Exploring Baltimore, a City With Style to Spare, on a Budget

Handsome three-story rowhouses (the classic Baltimore style, usually in brick or formstone) quickly give way to abandoned, boarded-up structures and dice games played against a stoop. Jared, who works in immigration law, said that while he loved Baltimore, it’s a city that’s hurting. “Freddie Gray really traumatized the city,” he said, referring to the 2015 death of a young black ...

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