From Pizza to Tortillas, a Midwestern Chef Defies Assumptions

MINNEAPOLIS — Last summer, Ann Kim announced that she would open a restaurant inspired by a trip to Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico, where she had tasted handmade heirloom blue-corn tortillas that moved her to tears. The Twin Cities news media responded with reports about her intention to open a Mexican restaurant. A year later, Ms.…

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Chris March, Over-the-Top Fashion Designer, Dies at 56

Chris March, a fashion and costume designer whose outrageous outfits caught the eye of audiences on Bravo’s hit reality show “Project Runway,” and who went on to create striking clothes for Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and other stars, died on Thursday at a care facility in Stockton, Calif. He was 56. The cause was a heart…

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Bloomberg Takes on Vaping After Giving $1 Billion to Fight Tobacco

Michael R. Bloomberg, who has committed nearly $1 billion to aid anti-tobacco efforts, is now stepping into the campaign to combat vaping, announcing a $160 million push to ban flavored e-cigarettes. Mr. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, said that his Bloomberg Philanthropies would aim to ban the flavored e-cigarettes in at least…

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Medical News Today: What to know about the 10-panel drug test

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Epstein Looms Over Speech by Billionaire Behind Victoria’s Secret

With investors and analysts gathered in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday for a day of presentations and store tours by the company that owns Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, Leslie H. Wexner, its chief executive and founder, spoke publicly for the first time about his longtime ties to Jeffrey Epstein. “More than a decade…

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Joan Johnson, Whose Company Broke a Racial Barrier, Dies at 89

Joan Johnson, who with her husband, George, founded Johnson Products, a hair-product concern that became one of the most successful black-owned businesses in the United States and the first to be listed on the American Stock Exchange, died on Friday at her home in Chicago. She was 89. The publicist Dori Wilson, who had known…

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Sara Muchnick, Isaac Zafarani

Sara Danielle Muchnick and Isaac Zafarani are to be married Sept. 8 at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers, an events space in New York. Rabbi Ethan H. Witkovsky is to officiate, with the groom’s three brothers, Rabbis Eli, David and Ariel Zafarani, to participate. Ms. Muchnick, 27, is a copywriter at Pereira O’Dell, an advertising…

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Found in Maine: A 1-in-50 Million Lobster

Some lobsters aren’t meant for a roll. That was the case for a rare two-toned lobster that was plucked recently from the icy waters off Stonington, Me., and which scientists say is a one-in-50 million find. The lobster, split from head to tail into halves of black and orange, was found in Penobscot Bay by…

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