House Passes Legislation Aiming to Shore Up Health Law and Lower Drug Costs

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday passed a suite of health care bills that tied shoring up the Affordable Care Act to lowering drug prices, as Democrats tried to hold Republicans to their campaign promises to secure coverage for pre-existing medical conditions and rein in the cost of prescription medicine. But Democratic leaders appeared to…

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An Art Show for Hundreds of Women. And That’s Just the Artists.

What would you do, a friend asked the artist C. Finley, if you could curate the Whitney Biennial? Easy, Ms. Finley replied: It would be all women. “The Whitney Houston Biennial!” her friend announced. That was in 2014. Ms. Finley laughed, and then she got to work — from that throwaway line, a festival was…

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Book Clubs Get Especially Clubby

Four or five years ago, if you asked someone about her book group, your ears were likely to be singed with anecdotes about the overconsumption of Pinot Grigio or various club members’ floundering marriages. Half the group didn’t even finish reading Donna Tartt’s book, your interlocutor would grouse; the other half kept referring to it…

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Gucci Is Facing Backlash for Selling an $790 Turban

Gucci is under fire again after selling a blue turban on Nordstrom for $790, one that was first shown at Gucci’s fall 2018 show. Understandably so, the Gucci Indy Turban didn’t sit well with many people, including Twitter user, @SinghLions, who called out the brand for allowing white models to wear the traditional headpiece. «Dear…

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Our Best Memorial Day Recipes: Grilling, Desserts, Side Dishes and More

Summer may officially begin on the solstice, the longest day of the year, but the unofficial start to the season is the long Memorial Day weekend, when many home cooks dust off their grills, hose off their picnic tables and declare that cookout season begun. Here are our best Memorial Day recipes, from side dishes…

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you asked: Of Age and Pleasure

I used to be able to orgasm easily, but now it is very difficult. I have to hit the exact spot in exactly the right way. Is there anything I can do to improve this? I can orgasm when I masturbate, but not usually with my partner. I’m 60+. Help! — Anonymous, Dallas [Have a…

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A Daunting Operation Offers Relief to Obese Teenagers

At least six million obese teenagers in the United States are candidates for weight-loss surgery, experts estimate. Fewer than 1,000 of them get it each year. Many of these adolescents already have complications of obesity, like diabetes or high blood pressure. But doctors have been uncertain just how well surgery works for young patients, and…

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Work Friend: When a Dream Job Means Less Money

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, even if you want them withheld. Letters may be edited. Fish/Pond Arbitrage What is the protocol for negotiating salary in a market with a dramatically lower cost of living? I’ve been putting off a potentially amazing position in…

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Hungry City: Nigerian Soups and Jollof Rice at Hills Kitchen in Brooklyn

The stew arrives in a jumble: irregular pieces of bone-in goat meat coated with a brilliant fire-engine-red sauce. Thick like a blanket in February, the sauce is a blend of fresh tomatoes, peppers and tomato paste that’s cooked down until nearly burly, just shy of smooth. It clings lazily to the goat, the meat soft…

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