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Transforming the Fight Against Poverty in India

Photo Credit Sara Andreasson NEW DELHI — Transferring cash to poor families, on the condition that their kids attend school and get vaccinations, has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to reduce poverty and improve human health and well-being. Latin America is widely recognized as the pioneer of large-scale conditional transfer programs, starting with Mexico in ...

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Yahoo Posts Loss, Despite Rise in Its Display Ad Business

Photo Marissa Mayer, the chief executive of Yahoo, sits in the audience at the Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference in February. Credit Max Whittaker for The New York Times SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo’s revenue in the second quarter rose 15 percent, the company said on Tuesday. But it spent heavily to achieve the gains, wiping out all of its profits and ...

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Labor and Employers Join in Opposition to a Health Care Tax

Photo Kurt Gallow, a paper mill employee and union official, is concerned that his insurance costs could increase by thousands of dollars. Credit Leah Nash for The New York Times At the paper mill in Longview, Wash., Kurt Gallow and his wife, Brenda, are worrying about his company’s proposed new health care plan, which would require workers to pay as ...

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One-Film Wonders: Hits Without Follow-Ups

Photo Billy Green Bush in James William Guercio’s “Electra Glide in Blue.” Credit Park Circus James William Guercio never knew from one-hit wonders when he was producing Grammy winners by Chicago. But he did have a single cinematic dalliance, now included in the One-Film Wonders series at Anthology Film Archives: “Electra Glide in Blue,” a 1973 police story for the ...

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Makeup That Lasts in the Heat

Photo In deep summer, I consider only makeup products that promise long wear. My nonstop schedule (which for working moms or anyone tethered to her email isn’t all that unique) means makeup that stays put. Who wants wandering eyeliner at the 3 p.m. meeting? I’ve added these four picks to my cosmetics bag. Butter Iconoclast Infinite Lacquer Liner ($20) Intensely ...

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Red Bulls Knocked Out of U.S. Open Cup in Penalty Kicks

Photo John McCarthy, the Philadelphia Union goalkeeper, stopping a penalty kick against the Red Bulls. Credit Jewel Samad/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Lloyd Sam tied the game at 1-1 four minutes into second-half stoppage time on Tuesday, but the Red Bulls nonetheless went on to lose, 4-3, in penalty kicks to the visiting Philadelphia Union in the United States Open ...

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Sail Amsterdam 2015 Set for August

Photo Credit Wim Haze The nautical festival Sail Amsterdam 2015, from Aug. 19 to 23, will host 43 tall ships, including 13 first-timers from around the world. The free event, held every five years in the Netherlands’ capital since 1975, begins with the 7.5-mile-long Sail-In parade, which also features four Dutch Marine vessels, marine training ships from 11 countries, and ...

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Iran Lawmakers Decide to Have Panel Study Nuclear Deal Before Voting

Photo Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif defended the nuclear deal in front of lawmakers in the Iranian Parliament in Tehran on Tuesday. Credit Abedin Taherkenareh/European Pressphoto Agency TEHRAN — The Iranian Parliament will wait at least 80 days before voting on a nuclear agreement reached last week with world powers, as legislators decided on Tuesday to form a committee to ...

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When a Brief May Find a Real Friend on the Court

Photo Chief Justice John G. Roberts, right, with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. Justices may own stock in companies that file briefs in cases that come before them, a situation that is drawing criticism. Credit Pool photo by Mandel Ngan In 2013, Time Warner, the large media company, filed a brief urging the United States Supreme Court to rule against the ...

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