Black at U.T., and Beyond

The Look 2020 A student set out to document the experiences of his Black classmates on their predominantly white campus. These are some of their stories. Photographs by Adraint Bereal Interviews by Patrice Peck ImageJordan Walters, center, with, from left, Joe Mason, Billy Summers and James Treuthardt. All of them are members of the Texas…

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Turn Your Newspaper Into a Basket

Months into the pandemic, you’ve most likely spent more time decluttering — and assessing the amount of joy sparked by forgotten discoveries — than you’d ever expected. Now you’re on to organizing, and baskets are a great way to collect all of those little things floating around your home. You can transform your newspaper into…

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Thoughtful Gift Ideas That Newlyweds Will Actually Use

The wedding registry was created years ago to help guests determine what newlyweds want or need for their home as a married couple — think monogrammed towels, china and kitchen mixers. But in recent years, it has evolved into much more. The registry has become a place for gifting just about anything a couple may…

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Rave Under the Kosciuszko Bridge: Are Illicit Parties Endangering N.Y.C.?

On a humid Saturday night, under a segment of the Kosciuszko Bridge, which connects Brooklyn and Queens, hundreds of people at an illicit gathering danced and swayed to the thumps of hip hop and electronic music. Some wore masks. Many did not. Many were attending their first party in months, since the pandemic had forced…

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Covid-19 Live Updates: Global Tracker

Here’s what you need to know: Video transcript Back transcript Republicans and Democrats Remain Divided on Stimulus Package Lawmakers were still at an impasse after meeting Friday, and President Trump’s advisers said they would recommend that he act on his own through an executive order. “It was a disappointing meeting. We reiterated in very strong…

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checkmate 743 shows that dual immunotherapy, nivolumab + ipilimumab

Denver—(Embargoed for 7 a.m. EST August 8, 2020) The combination of first-line nivolumab and ipilimumab demonstrated an improvement of overall survival for patients with unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma compared to platinum-based chemotherapy, according to research presented today at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Virtual Presidential Symposium. The study is presented by…

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Phase 3 eXalt3 study shows significantly longer progression-free survival

Denver—(Embargoed for 7 a.m. EST August 8, 2020)—Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) carrying anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene alterations who received ensartinib experienced substantially longer progression-free survival than a matched group of patients who received crizotinib, according to a presentation at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer World Conference on…

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Addition of sintilimab to pemetrexed and platinum improved progression-free survival

Denver—(Embargoed for 7 a.m. EST August 8, 2020)—The interim analysis of ORIENT-11, a phase III double-blind randomized trial has shown a nearly two-fold increase in progression-free survival with addition of sintilimab to chemotherapy in patients with advanced or metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer without EGFR or ALK genomic aberrations, according to research data presented…

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Treating Our Shared World as an Extension of Our Homes

Welcome. The At Home team got a lovely email recently from a woman in Brooklyn who lives near Prospect Park. One of her pandemic activities, she reported, is to go to the park to collect trash. She walks in one direction, gloved and masked, picking up detritus and filling a plastic bag. Then she walks…

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Why the Coronavirus is More Likely to ‘Superspread’ Than the Flu

For a spiky sphere just 120 nanometers wide, the coronavirus can be a remarkably cosmopolitan traveler. Spewed from the nose or mouth, it can rocket across a room and splatter onto surfaces; it can waft into poorly ventilated spaces and linger in the air for hours. At its most intrepid, the virus can spread from…

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