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New South Africa Leader Faces Old Question: Is There Will to Fight Corruption?

But Mr. Ramaphosa (pronounced rah-mah-POH-sah) had remained largely silent about corruption during the three years he served as Mr. Zuma’s deputy. In the two-week-long political crisis that led to Mr. Zuma’s forced resignation on Wednesday, party leaders waved away any suggestion that they wanted Mr. Zuma out because of his scandal-ridden administration and troubling behavior. Ace Magashule, the party’s secretary ...

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Using Microsoft Apps on a Chromebook

Q. Can I use Microsoft Office on a Chromebook? A. Chromebooks run Google’s Chrome OS, which was introduced in 2009 as a streamlined operating system for netbooks and other lightweight laptops. While you cannot install the traditional Windows or Mac versions of Microsoft Office on a Chromebook and have the software actually work, Microsoft’s Office apps for Android devices can ...

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A Cancer Researcher Takes Cancer Personally

With some dismay, Dr. Blau had observed that he was better equipped to analyze the condition of his lab mice than his wife was to comprehend the state of her patients with metastatic triple negative breast cancer, an incurable condition. In the lab, he had the time and expertise to analyze the data of every mouse’s cancer and compare it ...

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So You Know Nothing About ‘Harry Potter’? Let’s Catch You Up

So the play (is it one or two plays?) just continues where the books and movies left off? It’s one play, performed in two separate parts — like “Angels in America,” but with spells. It picks up where the epilogue to the seventh novel does: 19 years after Hogwarts, when Harry is a father of three, married to Ginny, Ron’s ...

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All Media All Star – The New York Times

Photo Tommy Pico’s first novel, “IRL,” is an epic poem that takes the form of an extended text message. Credit Anne Powers for The New York Times Age 34 Hometown The Viejas Indian Reservation. Now Lives In a four-bedroom apartment in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn that he shares with three roommates. Claim to Fame In 2016, Tommy Pico released ...

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The Secret of Norway’s Alpine Success? No Jerks Allowed

Svindal explained the social quality of the team was essential because some days their training runs might last only two minutes — if that’s the only fun you have every day, you’re going to hate your job. Continue reading the main story “Across 250 days together, your life off the snow has to be really good,” he said. Along those ...

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Floyd Cardoz Pivots Again, for an Elusive Ingredient: Fun

So he’s making a course correction: Paowalla will close after service on Saturday and soon reopen in the same location as the Bombay Bread Bar. It will be, he says, a more colorful, stripped-down and affordable place, where Mr. Cardoz is hoping he can do for Indian cuisine in New York what restaurants like Ugly Baby and Uncle Boons have ...

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‘You Can’t Ban Love’: Pakistanis Defy a Valentine’s Day Prohibition

So, for the second year in a row, red “I Love You” balloons and heart-shape boxes of chocolates were essentially contraband. Police officers in Islamabad searched through streets and shops in recent days looking for Valentine’s Day sales. A concert by Atif Aslam, a popular heartthrob singer, that had been scheduled for Wednesday was postponed. Photo A couple in Islamabad ...

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This Valentine’s Day, Considering Tech That Keeps Couples Together

But that whole approach is fueled by an expectation that our search for love is like finding a needle in a haystack. And from what I’ve seen, love doesn’t often work that way. Having too many choices is in itself inefficient and fantasy inducing. Photo Modern Love’s podcast, shown on Mr. Jones’s phone. His metaphor for finding love involves a ...

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Obesity Tied to Survival in Men With Melanoma

Photo Obese men treated for metastatic melanoma may survive longer than their normal-weight peers. Researchers did a retrospective analysis of 1,918 people, 1,155 of them men, under treatment for metastatic melanoma. The study is in Lancet Oncology. Compared with men of normal weight, obese men in treatment had nearly double the progression-free survival time and nearly double the overall survival ...

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