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One Family, Many Revolutions: From Black Panthers, to Silicon Valley, to Trump

During Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearings as attorney general in January, Democrats raised the issue of the long and admiring relationship between David and the nominee. Statements by David like “too many blacks are in prison because too many blacks commit crimes” were cited as evidence that Mr. Sessions kept unsavory company and had racist leanings. Photo Ben Horowitz uses rap ...

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What We Finally Got Around to Learning at the Procrastination Research Conference

It is a conference built on the idea that precisely because procrastination is problematic for so many people, it is worthy of serious investigation. Throughout the morning, Dr. Ferrari’s wife, Sharon, stood by the registration table, prepared to morph from greeter to guard if anyone tried to violate one of the meeting’s core rules: “There’s no day-of registration,” she said. ...

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Where to Celebrate 30 Years of ‘Dirty Dancing’

Photo Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Credit Artisan Entertainment/Everett Collection It has been 30 years since “Dirty Dancing,” the love story about the resort dance instructor Johnny Castle, played by Patrick Swayze, and a guest, Frances Houseman (Jennifer Grey), known as Baby, opened in theaters. Although the movie was filmed in Virginia and North Carolina, it was set in the ...

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Is This the Woman Who Will Save Uber?

“Everybody was like: ‘What’s happening? Is this your date? I don’t understand. Why is this guy here?’” Ms. Saint John said. “It was such a beautiful, human moment,” one that was chronicled on her Instagram account, @badassboz, where she has more than 40,000 followers. “We’re all rushing in our lives, and I was so concerned with getting from here to ...

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At British Open, Caddies Have Their Golfers’ Bags, and Backs

Johnson added: “He’s able to pinpoint one or two things because we’ve been together so long. That’s the luxury of having the same guy forever.” Continue reading the main story When Adam Scott bogeyed the 16th to fall to four over for the tournament, he knew he could not afford another mistake. He stood statue still over the ball for ...

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A Maltese Hotel with Baroque Design and Mediterranean Flair

Photo The Palazzo Consiglio in Malta is a small boutique hotel with a 360-degree view of the city and the harbor. The rooftop freshwater pool is a draw. Rates From 180 euros (about $200) Basics Housed in a traditional Maltese townhouse dating back 400 years, this 13-room boutique hotel represents the Mediterranean island nation’s varied cultural influences — Roman, Arab, ...

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Extreme Commuting – The New York Times

“So we put a pencil on a map and drew 150 miles out,” he said. Looking west, they checked out Bethlehem, Pa., a city of 75,000 wedged between Allentown and Easton, which was founded by Moravians in the mid-18th century, and pitched their tent. Jennifer Lehman may not have the longest commute in this determined fraternity — roughly two hours ...

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Breaking From Campaign Rhetoric, Trump Brings Terrorism Suspect to U.S. for Trial

“It’s good to see that the president and the attorney general now seem to share my belief in the effectiveness of the world’s greatest judicial system and its ability to keep the American people safe,” said former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., the leading voice in the Obama administration for using civilian courts. “Their previous positions were political and ...

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Preparing for the Jump to a New Operating System

Q. I have been a dedicated PC user since the mid-1980s and have only used Windows-based computers, but I am now contemplating a switch to Apple and have concerns. Will my external backup drives be accessed smoothly once connected to a Mac? I don’t use the cloud because I don’t want my stuff out there and don’t want any additional ...

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A Drug Maker Spends Big in Washington to Make Itself Heard

Mallinckrodt also spent $610,000 lobbying Congress, triple the amount of 2015’s first quarter. The company, which makes pain-control drugs as well as H. P. Acthar, an injectable gel prescribed for multiple sclerosis and other diseases, has lobbied on issues related to opioids, patents, Medicare and other matters, regulatory filings show. Mallinckrodt is far from unique. This year, a critical and ...

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