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U.S. Program Will Connect Public Housing Residents to Web

Photo President Obama presenting the ConnectED program in 2014. His new initiative is an extension of that program. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times The Obama administration on Wednesday announced a program to connect thousands of public housing residents across the nation to the Internet at low prices or free, part of a broader effort to close the so-called digital ...

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Another Ebola Fatality Is Reported in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia — A young woman who died hours after being admitted to an Ebola treatment unit on Sunday became the second Ebola fatality since Liberia was declared free of the virus on May 9, government officials said on Wednesday. Even though her name was on a contact list, monitors at first failed to detect that the woman had become ...

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Review: Marga Gomez’s ‘Pound’ Mocks Depictions of Lesbians on Film

Photo Marga Gomez in “Pound.” Credit Ian Douglas for The New York Times Marga Gomez spins a comic fantasia on depictions of lesbians in the movies in her new solo show, “Pound,” presented at Dixon Place as part of the theater’s annual “celebration of queer culture.” As she reminds us early on, Ms. Gomez herself once played a lesbian — ...

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At St. Andrews, Renee Powell Rises Above Prejudices to Become a Pioneer

Photo Renee Powell, right, instructing students during a weekly golf class at Clearview Golf Club in East Canton, Ohio. Credit Alex Slitz for The New York Times An unexpected gift arrived last December at the public golf course that Renee Powell’s father carved out of an old dairy farm in East Canton, Ohio. Interspersed with holiday mail was an envelope ...

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36 Hours in Pittsburgh – The New York Times

Continue reading the main story Video 36 Hours in Pittsburgh Beyond Pittsburgh’s pretty downtown, transformation and momentum reign, with former industrial areas giving way to restaurants, shops and art venues. By Fritzie Andrade, Louie Alfaro, Jessey Dearing, Andrew Hida and Aaron Wolfe on Publish Date July 15, 2015. Watch in Times Video » Sometimes gritty, always hilly, Steel City’s charms ...

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Yemen’s Houthis Lose Aden Airport in New Fighting

Photo Anti-Houthi militia members on Tuesday at the entrance to Aden’s international airport, which they had recaptured from Shiite Houthi rebels. Credit Saleh Al-Obeidi/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images AL MUKALLA, Yemen — Southern fighters battling Houthi rebels seized control of the international airport in Yemen’s port city of Aden on Tuesday, dealing the Houthis their most significant defeat in the ...

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Micron Technology Is Said to Be Takeover Target of Chinese Company

Photo The memory chips made by the Micron, which is based in Idaho, sit in data centers and servers that process the flow of information across the globe. Credit Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters HONG KONG — It is either the first step in the largest takeover of an American company by a Chinese one or a new chapter in the emerging technological cold war between ...

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For a Therapist in Afghanistan, Empathy Is Good Medicine

Photo Farkhunda Shahab, right, called a psychosocial worker, with a patient in her small office at a clinic in northeastern Afghanistan. Credit Bryan Denton for The New York Times KHAMZARGAR, Afghanistan — As one of only five female therapists in the northeastern Afghan province of Kapisa, Farkhunda Shahab struggles to soothe the anguished. With her baby daughter perched on her ...

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Review: ‘Jellyfish Eyes,’ a Children’s Film From Takashi Murakami

Photo A scene from “Jellyfish Eyes,” Takashi Murakami’s first feature-length film, in which each child has an odd creature as a friend. Credit Janus Films It’s no surprise that the Japanese artist-impresario Takashi Murakami has directed a feature-length film that combines human actors and animated characters. After all, Mr. Murakami is a polymath trained in anime as well as in ...

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