Trump Moves to Block Visas for Pregnant Women on ‘Birth Tourism’

WASHINGTON — The State Department on Thursday gave visa officers more power to block pregnant women abroad from visiting the United States and directed them to stop “birth tourism” — trips designed to obtain citizenship for their children. The administration is using the new rule, which takes effect on Friday, to push consular officers abroad…

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With Mezcal, Smoke Is Only Part of the Story

Looking back at the last time the spirits panel tasted mezcal, I was shocked to realize that almost a decade had passed. The flavors and the sense of discovery we experienced still seemed so fresh. Yet so much has changed since that tasting in 2010. Back then, mezcal was described as “the next big thing.”…

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Leah Robins, Daniel Sternberg

Leah Arielle Robins and Daniel Severin Sternberg were married Jan. 18 at the Omni Parker House in Boston. Rabbi Leora Kling Perkins officiated. The bride, 34, is a senior government affairs specialist at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council in Boston. She serves on the board of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Massachusetts and a…

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A Guide Dog for Nightmares

When Grace French got her new puppy, Bentley, she began training him right away, but not the usual tricks. “I wanted to teach him to wake me up from nightmares,” she said. At the center of her troubled dreams was the Olympic doctor Lawrence G. Nassar, one of the most notorious sexual predators of our…

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Depression May Elevate Dementia Risk

People with depression are at increased risk for dementia, researchers report, and the risk may persist for decades. Using the Swedish National Patient Register, scientists identified 119,386 people over 50 with depression and matched them with an equal number of people without that diagnosis. Depression developed in 5.7 percent of those with depression, compared to…

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This Sounds Like the Worst Business Trip Ever

I am one of very few women who work at a company in a male-dominated industry. We have a client meeting scheduled that requires an overnight stay in a hotel. The company decided attendees would share hotel rooms. The owner asked if I would be willing to share a room with a male co-worker. The…

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We’re All in the Bathroom Filming Ourselves

Open up TikTok and there’s a good chance you’ll be confronted by a teenager in the bathroom. Most home bathrooms are well lit and have nice, bright acoustics. Unlike the kitchen, living room or even bedroom, bathrooms are private spaces, where parents and siblings are trained to not barge in. It’s almost inevitable that they…

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How China’s Coronavirus Outbreak Could Threaten the Global Economy

HONG KONG — The outbreak of a deadly disease in China has cast a pall over growth prospects for the world’s second largest economy, raising fears about the global outlook if the mysterious coronavirus spreads or worsens. Financial markets across Asia fell on Thursday, led by sharp drop in stocks in China, as investors pondered…

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The T List: Five Things We Recommend This Week

Welcome to the T List, a newsletter from the editors of T Magazine. Each week, we’re sharing things we’re eating, wearing, listening to or coveting now. Sign up here to find us in your inbox every Wednesday. You can always reach us at tlist@nytimes.com. Visit This A Colorful Retreat Where Everything Is for Sale ImageCredit…Claire…

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