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In Malibu, an Inflatable Bungalow for Robert Downey Jr.

The actor’s thin-shell home is at once an aerodynamic oddity and, perhaps, a harbinger of environmentally conscious architecture.

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Can Specific Foods or Diets Boost Your Testosterone Levels?

What you eat or drink may affect levels of the male sex hormone, but whether a diet can increase libido or energy depends on many things.

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The Seeds Strike Back

Chia seeds are back (again) — and nutritionists and doctors say there are good reasons for it.

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Ilse Nathan and Ruth Siegler, Sisters and Survivors Together, Die 11 Days Apart

They stood by each other at Birkenau, married other Holocaust survivors, lived near each other in Alabama and remained close into their 90s.

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The Dazzling Life and Shocking Death of Cheslie Kryst

A beauty queen, an attorney, a TV star whose suicide was a reminder of a troubling uptick in mental health struggles among women and in the Black community.

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Trump Might Escape Writer’s Defamation Suit Because He Was President

E. Jean Carroll’s case may fail thanks to broad protections granted to federal officials and employees. She still plans to file a separate suit accusing the ex-president of rape.

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Far From Routine, Asia Trip Presents Thorny Tests for Kamala Harris

A visit for Shinzo Abe’s controversial state funeral also includes outreach to Asian allies over military advances by North Korea and China.

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A Doctor Burns Out: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

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Who pays for climate havoc?

There’s growing grievance against a global system that saddles developing countries with debt after extreme weather disasters.

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Ron DeSantis Is Making an Asylum Crisis of His Own

Does America still embrace its international obligation to provide sanctuary to at least some unauthorized immigrants?

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Why Is the British Pound Getting Pounded?

One surprising factor may be home mortgages.

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Why Putin’s War Is a Crime Against the Planet

To fully see the destructive impact of the Ukraine war, listen to the Indigenous people who are guardians of some of the world’s remote ecosystems.

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Russians Are Terrified and Have Nowhere to Turn

For citizens who want to escape conscription, there simply aren’t many options.

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Therapy for People Who Can’t Go to Therapy

Technology is revolutionizing mental health care. Will it really make it more accessible?

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Bring On the Women’s Revolutions

A regime that will not give relief to women deserves no relief from sanctions.

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My Therapist, the Robot

Can an algorithm help with existential angst?

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The Eagerness of Ginni Thomas

How has someone with such contempt for democracy, not to mention a shaky grip on reality, run amok for so long at top levels of politics and government?

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How Long Does It Take to Fix a Marriage? Give the Gottmans 7 Days.

The renowned love researchers have been happily wed for decades. Would following the advice in their new book improve my own relationship?

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What NASA’s Crash Into an Asteroid Looks Like

Astronomers on Earth — and a shoebox-size Italian spacecraft called LICIACube — captured the DART mission’s successful strike on Dimorphos.

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Alzheimer’s Drug Slows Cognitive Decline in Key Study

Biogen and Eisai reported the finding from a large late-stage clinical trial of lecanemab, a drug they are developing.

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Roger Stone Promoted Violence, Then Sought Pardon After Jan. 6, Evidence Shows

The texts from Mr. Stone are among the evidence expected to be presented at the House investigative committee’s next hearing, which was postponed because of Hurricane Ian.

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McConnell Endorses Electoral Count Overhaul, Lifting Chances of Enactment

The Republican leader’s backing enhanced prospects for legislation drafted to prevent a repeat of the Jan. 6 assault, when rioters tried to pressure the vice president to overturn the election.

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Spending Bill Survives Senate Test, Staving Off Government Shutdown Threat

The vote on Tuesday came after Senator Joe Manchin agreed to leave out a plan to make it easier to build energy infrastructure projects, including a gas pipeline in his home state of West Virginia.

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Biden Says Social Security Is on ‘Chopping Block’ if Republicans Win Congress

The fate of America’s social safety net programs has re-emerged as a campaign issue ahead of November’s midterm elections.

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Biden Maintains Current Cap on Refugee Entries

The decision to leave the cap at 125,000 was a contrast with the Trump administration, which severely restricted entry, but advocacy groups said migrants were still processed too slowly.

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Biden Is Hoping Small Changes Go a Long Way on Immigration

The United States has started to allow people to apply for asylum under a new process that the secretary of homeland security hopes can help fix the current “very broken system.”

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Opposition Leader Tries to Seize the Moment as Britain’s Financial Woes Mount

Under the governing Conservatives, the markets are down and the pound is under pressure. On Tuesday, Keir Starmer, the Labour leader, staked his claim as the guardian of sound fiscal policy.

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Truss Takes a Bold Economic Gamble. Will It Sink Her Government?

Three weeks into her term, Prime Minister Liz Truss’s financial plans have thrown the markets and Britain’s currency into chaos and put her future in peril.

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As Russians Flee, Some Find Draft Notices Waiting at the Border

The Kremlin dispatched federal security forces to frontier border crossings packed with Russian men trying to escape the draft by entering countries like Georgia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia.

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In ‘Joyce’s Women,’ 2 Great Irish Writers Square Up

Edna O’Brien’s latest stage work, at the Abbey Theater in Dublin, imagines the inner lives of important female figures around James Joyce.

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: What It Is, How to Manage It

Often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, PCOS can play havoc with your fertility. Here’s how to recognize the symptoms and take action to protect your reproductive health.

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Know Your Uterus

Endometriosis, fibroid tumors and structural anomalies are just a few conditions that can impact uterine health.

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Pills and Powders Aim to Replace Cranberry Juice as Go-To Prevention for U.T.I.s

More than half of American women will have a urinary tract infection during their lives. But can supplements really stave that off?

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To Defend Democracy, Is Brazil’s Top Court Going Too Far?

Brazil’s Supreme Court has acted as the primary check on President Jair Bolsonaro’s power. Now many are worried the court is posing its own threat.

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Jim Florio, New Jersey Governor Undone by Tax Hike, Dies at 85

A Democrat, he had successes on gun control, the environment and property-tax relief, but after raising income and sales taxes, he lost a bid for re-election.

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NASA Is About to Crash Into an Asteroid. Here’s How to Watch.

The DART mission has been flying to its target since launching last year. On Monday night, it will connect.

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‘Let’s Do It Legit’: Drug Arrestees Vie for First New York Pot Licenses

People who have been punished for marijuana offenses are applying to open the state’s first retail cannabis dispensaries.

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Are You Finally Back in the Office? Tell Us How You’re Managing

For those who worked from home for two-and-a-half years and are only now returning to an office, an entire lifestyle needs to be undone or readjusted. We want to hear about it.

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What’s Behind the Steep Decline in Child Poverty in America?

There are some surprising reasons why millions fewer U.S. children are growing up poor today compared with 30 years ago.

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Iran’s Ferocious Dissent

Times reporters make sense of what’s happening.

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Do Not Bring Your ‘Whole Self’ to Work

Beware the latest fad from Human Resources.

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The Uber Hack Exposes More Than Failed Data Security

We need strong regulations that force organizations to maintain good security practices.

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The Joy of Finding People Who Love the Same Books You Do

To be read to is a form of holiness.

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Does It Matter That Investigators Are Closing In on Trump?

He is not the only politician in America, even if it sometimes feels that way.

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Giorgia Meloni Is Extreme, but She’s No Tyrant

She couldn’t turn Italy into Hungary even if she wanted to.

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Where Are All Our Post-Covid Patients?

Post-Covid care has become a luxury.

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The 3 Types of Election-Denying Republicans Running for Secretary of State

Republican Dominic Rapini is unlikely to become Connecticut’s secretary of state, but election-denying candidacies like his are still damaging.

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Biden’s Cautious Foreign Policy Is Imperiling the United States

We have let Russian threats determine our actions, which encourages Russia and others to test our resolve.

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$500 a Month for an Entire Floor in Brooklyn

Jens Rasmussen and Maria Aparo couldn’t walk away from Mr. Rasmussen’s spacious loft in Greenpoint, which is covered under New York’s 1982 Loft Law.

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The $25,000 Rookie Dinner Has N.F.L. Players Divided

Young athletes are expected to treat their veteran teammates to an exorbitant meal. Is it a form of team bonding — or hazing by another name?

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Ghosts of New York’s Glamorous Past Haunt an Empty Pub

A bar from the Stork Club, once a gathering spot for Grace Kelly, Ernest Hemingway, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, collects dust in a downtown tavern that went out of business.

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The Megastate G.O.P. Rivalry Between Abbott and DeSantis

Publicly, Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas has not criticized the migrant flights from his state by Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida. Privately, the Florida governor’s stunt stung the Texas governor’s team.

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Mastriano’s Sputtering Campaign: No TV Ads, Tiny Crowds, Little Money

As he runs for governor of Pennsylvania, Doug Mastriano is being heavily outspent by his Democratic rival and trails badly in polling. National Republicans show little desire to help him.

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Iran Strikes Kurdish Separatist Groups in Northern Iraq

The death of a young Iranian Kurdish woman in police custody has set off an intense wave of protests across Iran over the past 10 days, igniting fury particularly in the country’s Kurdish minority community.

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How New Mexico’s Largest Wildfire Set Off a Drinking Water Crisis

In a community ravaged by fire, floods and contaminated drinking water, residents wonder, ‘What’s next?’ And who will pick up the bill?

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Maps: Tracking Hurricane Ian

A map showing the storm’s path in the Caribbean.

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Some Floridians Urged to Begin Evacuating as Hurricane Ian Strengthens

Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa, issued an evacuation order for low-lying areas. The storm could bring life-threatening storm surge to Cuba before moving toward Florida, forecasters said.

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A ‘Nightmare’ for Forecasters: Here’s Why Hurricanes Are Getting Stronger, Faster

Storms that intensify quickly and unpredictably present a big problem for public safety officials, who have less time to assess threats.

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More Trans Teens Are Choosing ‘Top Surgery’

Small studies suggest that breast removal surgery improves transgender teenagers’ well-being, but data is sparse. Some state leaders oppose such procedures for minors.

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Victorious Meloni Faces Early Test of Italy’s Resolve on Russia

The hard-right leader Giorgia Meloni has been a full-throated supporter of Ukraine, but her coalition partners have sounded like apologists for Vladimir V. Putin.

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Europe Looks at Italy’s Meloni With Caution and Trepidation

Giorgia Meloni, poised to be the country’s first far-right leader since Mussolini, says she supports Ukraine and has moderated her harsh views on Europe, but there are doubts, given her partners.

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Key Takeaways From Italy’s Landmark Election

Giorgia Meloni, leader of the hard-right Brothers of Italy, looked set to become prime minister after her party garnered more votes than any other.

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Two Cities, Two Armies: Pivot Points in the Fight in Ukraine’s East

The battle for the critical Donbas region in Ukraine is centered on two strategically important cities: Lyman, held by the Russians, and Bakhmut, held by Ukraine. The fighting over the cities is fierce as both armies race to claim new ground.

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Edward Snowden Is Granted Russian Citizenship

Mr. Snowden, a former intelligence contractor, left the United States after giving hundreds of highly classified N.S.A. documents to The Guardian and The Washington Post in 2013.

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Why a Weak British Pound Matters

Investors briefly sent the pound to a record low against the dollar, which has implications for people and businesses inside and outside Britain.

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The Dollar Is Strong. That Is Good for the U.S. but Bad for the World.

The Federal Reserve may have no choice but to wage a relentless inflation fight, but countries rich and poor are feeling the pain of plunging currencies.

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How a Sooty Old Piano Helped Beth Orton Reach a New Creative Peak

With a vintage upright and painstakingly assembled songs, the English folk-pop-electronic songwriter’s eighth studio album, “Weather Alive,” is her best.

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How to Exercise Safely as It Gets Colder and Darker

Here are a few ways to protect yourself from the elements, oncoming traffic and other threats that ramp up in the fall and winter months.

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How long should I wait to get a bivalent booster if I recently had a shot or contracted Covid?

You are allowed to get the shot two months after a previous dose, but some experts suggest waiting a little longer.

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Is Natural Wine Actually Better for You?

Fewer headaches. Less severe hangovers. Better gut health. How do these health claims stack up against the science?

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When Whales Are Stranded, a Race Against Time Begins

After 230 pilot whales were stranded on the western coast of Tasmania, a scramble started almost immediately to save as many as possible.

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Fiona Hits Eastern Canada With Flooding and Destructive Winds

Forecasters described Fiona as “a historic storm” that slammed eastern Canada on Saturday. At least one person was missing after being swept out to sea, the police said.

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Dragon Fruit Is Showing Up All Over. So Why Are Farmers Leaving the Business?

The flavor is a fixture on drink menus. But competition from abroad has South Florida growers rethinking their commitment to a once-lucrative crop that requires a lot of investment and care.

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Louise Fletcher, 88, Dies; Oscar Winner for ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’

She was largely unknown to the public when she was cast as what the American Film Institute called one of cinema’s most memorable villains.

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A Year When Everything Is Going Right for Western Canada’s Farmers

This year’s harvest will be bountiful, with prices more than offsetting increased costs for items like fuel.

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For Churches, Abortion Politics Is a Double-Edged Sword

Ireland and Poland went in entirely opposite directions on abortion. Why?

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What Issue Is Most On Your Mind for the Midterm Elections?

We want to know what’s motivating your vote ahead of Election Day.

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How Do You Handle a Wounded Putin?

You push him back in Ukraine, but slowly.

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Since You’ve Been Gone: What’s Next for the Royal Corgis?

Considering the future of the short yet noble canines.

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Let’s Talk About the Economic Roots of White Supremacy

It’s not just about racism.

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How Seriously Should We Take Putin’s Nuclear Threat in Ukraine?

Russia is flailing and losing. The nuclear threat is growing.

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This Threat to Democracy Is Hiding in Plain Sight

Trump and his allies are trying to take over the machinery of American elections.

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Solo Soulless Saboteurs

Putin and Trump, dragging the world down with them.

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The Midterm Race That Has It All

This congressional race in Washington State shows the November elections in microcosm.

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Honey, I Shrunk the Couples Counselor

Two survivors of pandemic parenting needed a relationship tuneup. Could a new virtual therapy module called Ours do the trick?

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The New York Times News Quiz, September 23, 2022

Did you follow the news this week? Take our quiz to see how well you stack up with other Times readers.

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LinkedIn Ran Social Experiments on 20 Million Users Over Five Years

A study that looked back at those tests found that relatively weak social connections were more helpful in finding jobs than stronger social ties.

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Puerto Ricans Fear Extended Blackout After Hurricane Fiona

Residents, who pay some of the highest electricity rates in the United States, say they have little patience for the kind of outages they faced after Hurricane Maria.

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The New India: Expanding Influence Abroad, Straining Democracy at Home

As India rises, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has faced little pushback as he weaponizes institutions to consolidate power and entrench his Hindu nationalist vision.

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For Suburban Texas Men, a Workout Craze With a Side of Faith

In Katy, outside Houston, many men have taken up F3, a no-frills fitness group where members push themselves physically but also bond emotionally.

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In Ukraine’s South, Fierce Fighting and Deadly Costs

The offensive in the south was the most highly anticipated military action of the summer. Ukraine is making gains, but the fighting is grinding, grueling and steep in casualties.

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How a Hospital Chain Used a Poor Neighborhood to Turn Huge Profits

Bon Secours Mercy Health, a major nonprofit health system, used the poverty of Richmond Community Hospital’s patients to tap into a lucrative federal drug program.

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They Were Entitled to Free Care. Hospitals Hounded Them to Pay.

With the help of a consulting firm, the Providence hospital system trained staff to wring money out of patients, even those eligible for free care.

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Iran Protests Surge to Dozens of Cities

Iranians fed up with oppressive rules and a battered economy have faced bullets, tear gas and arrests to demand an end to the Islamic Republic’s rule.

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‘They Have Nothing to Lose’: Why Young Iranians Are Rising Up Once Again

Amid growing repression, a sickly economy and bleak prospects, the death of one young woman was all it took.

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A Star-Studded Goodbye to All That

Among the well-wishers at Joan Didion’s memorial service in New York.

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Why L.G.B.T.Q. Adults Are More Vulnerable to Heart Disease

Experts say that a leading cause of death often goes overlooked.

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Why Your Kid’s Bad Behavior May Be a Good Thing

The safer children feel, the more they can show their true selves — warts and all — experts say. And that’s good for their development.

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What Is Legionnaires’ Disease and How Can I Protect Myself?

Nearly one out of every 10 people who gets sick with Legionnaires’ dies because of complications from the illness. Here’s what to know about prevention, detection and treatment.

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Can you get the flu shot and the new booster at the same time?

Combining vaccines may be more convenient, experts said.

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