Luis Alvarez, Champion of 9/11 Responders, Dies at 53

Luis G. Alvarez, a former New York City detective who pleaded with Congress this month to extend health benefits to police officers, firefighters and other emergency workers who responded to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, died on Saturday in a hospice in Rockville Centre, N.Y. He was 53. His family announced his death in…

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Medical News Today: Letter from the Editor: It’s good to laugh

«Laughter is an instant vacation,» American comedian Milton Berle once said. After Medical News Today‘s annual summer party, I have to agree. The MNT editorial team had lots of fun at the annual summer party. In previous years, MNT‘s summer party events have included community gardening and a rocky, but joyous boat trip. This year,…

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NASA Reopens Apollo Mission Control Room That Once Landed Men on Moon

[Read all Times reporting on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. | Sign up for the weekly Science Times email.] HOUSTON — After Gene Kranz retired in the 1990s, he started to give occasional tours to VIPs at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. It was there in the Apollo Mission Control Center that…

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America’s Biggest Road Race Is Atlanta’s Fourth of July Tradition

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. On Thursday, I’ll wake up, walk the dog, eat breakfast and drive to the start line of my local Firecracker 5K, a…

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‘Paris Is Burning’ Goes Global

The Look Nearly 30 years after the seminal documentary on ballroom culture, underground queer dance competitions are an international phenomenon. Photographs by Dustin Thierry Text by Allyn Gaestel Produced by Eve Lyons Image Michelle Royalty, Matyouz Royalty and Mariana Royalty at the Birth of Venus Grand Kiki Ball in Paris. Nearly 30 years after “Paris…

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Donatella Versace Has Long Been a Gay Icon. Now It’s Official.

Donatella Versace said she hasn’t seen a movie since “A Star Is Born” last year. She’s hooked on the HBO series “Big Little Lies,” devoured Netflix’s “The Society” and has a new favorite book: “The Mueller Report.” Ms. Versace had trouble understanding parts of the conclusions and findings of the investigation into Russian interference in…

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In a Time of Stress, Someone to Hold Onto

Georgia Vasiliki Kostopoulos and Jacob Michael Rae were married June 28 in an outdoor ceremony at Red Maple Vineyard in West Park, N.Y. Kevin D. Benish, a friend of the couple who became a minister with American Marriage Ministries for the event, officiated. The couple met at N.Y.U., from which each received a law degree.…

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A Drummer Rocks Her World, She Calms His

Maria Joan King and Max Savage were married June 29 at the Beach Plum Inn in Chilmark, Mass., on Martha’s Vineyard. Christopher K. Larson, who received a one-day solemnization certificate from the State of Massachusetts and is an uncle of the bride, officiated. Ms. King, 28, works in compensation and benefits at Spotify in Manhattan.…

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Utah Family Sues After Son With Diabetes Is Kept From School

The 8-year-old son of Caly and Wade Watkins is an active and happy Utah boy, they say. He fishes in a pond, sometimes landing a catfish, which he throws back. He rides his dirt bike for miles. He pores over his schoolwork, which in second grade included mastering multiplication tables. But at least four times…

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