Abigail Barnes, Scott Kaczmarek

Abigail Perri Barnes and Scott Andrew Kaczmarek were married Dec. 1 at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington. Judge Deborah K. Chasanow of the Federal District Court in Greenbelt, Md., for whom the bride served as a law clerk in 2016-17, officiated. Ms. Barnes, 29, is a litigation associate in the San Francisco office…

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Rachel Ruder, Andrew Schlossberg

Rachel Beth Ruder and Andrew Ryan Schlossberg were married Dec. 1 at the Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia. Rabbi Aaron Krupnick officiated with Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro taking part. Mrs. Schlossberg, 28, is a physical therapist at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington. She graduated from Barnard College, and received a doctor of physical therapy from Columbia. She is the…

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news analysis: Genetically Modified People Are Walking Among Us

It felt as if humanity had crossed an important line: In China, a scientist named He Jiankui announced on Monday that twins had been born in November with a gene that he had edited when they were embryos. But in some ways this news is not new at all. A few genetically modified people already…

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Albino Pageant Carries a Serious Message

One contestant, Elizabeth James of Tanzania, said she had been forced to change schools as a child when people, staring and pointing, started trailing her home. Another, Okwii Simon Peter, a 26-year-old Ugandan lawyer, said he was taking part to demonstrate that living with albinism does not make him different. Valencia Bosibori, 25, a customer…

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Mini-Vows: Their Romance Began on a Rooftop

Daina Ann Agee and Michael Vincent Mastrandrea were married Dec. 1. The Rev. Ronald L. Gothberg, a Lutheran minister, officiated at the couple’s house in Nashville. Ms. Agee, 33, is a teacher for English-language learners at Glencliff High School in Nashville. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College, received a master’s degree in education from Framingham…

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No Catch-22 Here: To Impress, Try Not To

Bethany Watkins Lowery and Joseph Francis Zielinski were married Dec. 1 at Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. The Rev. Linda McCrae, a Disciples of Christ minister, performed the ceremony, with the Rev. Robert Crawford, also a Disciples of Christ minister, taking part. The bride, 34, is the director of development for Church Extension Financial and…

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And the Beat Goes On

NEWARK — “Clear the floor,” said Nile Ahmid, a D.J. at the Branch Brook Roller Skating Center in New Jersey. It was around midnight on a recent Sunday, and he had been spinning house and hip-hop tracks for the past three hours. “The next skate is for trains only,” he added. The lights came on,…

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