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N.H.L. This Week: Third Outdoor Game Has a Back Story

Photo Workers prepared an ice rink at Coors Field in Denver for Saturday’s outdoor game between the Avalanche and the Red Wings. Credit David Zalubowski/Associated Press Every Tuesday, The New York Times will look at the week ahead in the N.H.L., highlighting hot — or not so hot — teams and players. (All times Eastern.) Games to Watch Rangers at ...

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Staying Healthy While Traveling the Globe

Photo Credit Paul Rogers On a recent trip to Tanzania with four grandsons, my most important task (beside protecting them from the jaws of a lion or leopard) was to keep them, and myself, in good health. It would not have been much fun to be stuck in a tent next to the commode or flattened on a cot while ...

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Russia Wants Closer Look From Above the U.S.

Photo Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander of the United States Strategic Command, during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in Washington last year. Credit Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency, via Getty Images WASHINGTON — Russia asked on Monday to fly surveillance planes equipped with high-powered digital cameras over the United States, fueling a long-simmering debate among Pentagon and intelligence officials over Russia’s ...

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A New Breed of Trader on Wall Street: Coders With a Ph.D.

Photo Monish Shah, who was recently hired by the Japanese bank Mizuho, is as much a writer of code as he is a trader. Credit Cole Wilson for The New York Times HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — The mood in the markets may be getting grimmer, but in the booming world of exchange-traded funds, people just want to party. And so it ...

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For Mark Willenbring, Substance Abuse Treatment Begins With Research

Photo Dr. Mark Willenbring at his Alltyr outpatient clinic for substance abuse in St. Paul. Credit David Bowman for The New York Times On the rainy fall morning of their first appointment, Dr. Mark Willenbring, a psychiatrist, welcomed a young web designer into his spacious office with a firm handshake and motioned for him to sit. The slender 29-year-old patient, ...

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And Now, Shia LaBeouf Will Spend 24 Hours in an Elevator

Photo The actor Shia LaBeouf said he would stand in an elevator at Oxford University for 24 hours as part of a performance art piece. Credit The Oxford Union, via YouTube Shia LaBeouf, the mercurial actor known equally well for box office hits and bizarre performance art, took up a 24-hour residence on Friday in a tiny, makeshift performance space ...

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Waris Ahluwalia, Back in New York, Turban in Place

Photo On a trip back from Mexico City, the actor Waris Ahluwalia was told that he would not be able to fly until he removed his turban. Credit Nina Westervelt for The New York Times Waris Ahluwalia was standing in the middle of Park Avenue Armory last Thursday night, waiting for the Marc Jacobs fashion show to begin, while a ...

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U.S. Soccer Silent on FIFA Presidential Vote, for Now

Photo Sunil Gulati, the president of U.S. Soccer, said a final decision on the federation’s choice for FIFA president would be made this week. Credit Pascal Mora for The New York Times Nine months ago, just before the last election for FIFA president, the United States Soccer Federation publicly endorsed Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan in his race ...

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The Day My Megabus Caught Fire

Photo Credit Megabus.com Yesterday was my first time taking Megabus, a discount intercity bus service that began in 2006 and quickly gained notoriety for advertising fares as low as $1 each way. Yesterday was also the first time I had to evacuate a bus as it was catching fire. I was just closing my eyes when we pulled over to ...

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