Coronavirus Cases Live Updates: Republicans Meet with Trump Over Stimulus Bill

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePresident Donald Trump at the White House last week.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times Top Republicans met with Trump to smooth the way for their relief package. The two top congressional Republicans met with President Trump at the White House on Monday morning in an attempt to smooth over differences…

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From Good Wine, a Direct Path to the Wonders of Nature

Last year a friend asked me a question I had never considered before: Over the many years I had been writing about wine, what was the greatest thing this job had given me? I answered almost reflexively. As a New Yorker who has spent most of my life living in Manhattan, wine had provided me…

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Watch Valentino’s Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2021 Show From Rome

Pascal Le SegretainGetty Images Valentino will premiere its haute couture fall-winter 2021 runway show live from Cinecitta, Rome on Tuesday, July 21 at 10am EST. . Start your Tuesday off with an invite to one of the season’s most exciting (virtual) shows, below. This content is imported from Third party. You may be able to…

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Hong Kong Puzzled by New Coronavirus Wave

Hong Kong once seemed like a model for how to control the coronavirus. Schools were open. Restaurants and malls buzzed with crowds. Buses and trains operated as usual, with residents dutifully wearing face masks on board. But a new wave of infections in recent days has put the city on edge. Hospitals are now seeing…

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American Fashion Nominates the Designers of the Year. They Really Make You Think.

When the coronavirus prompted the Council of Fashion Designers of America to postpone the 2020 CFDA Fashion Awards, the annual “Oscars of the Fashion World” (industry prom) originally scheduled for June 8, it seemed like another glittering evening of voyeurism and celebration had fallen to the pandemic. On Monday, however, the organization revealed that while…

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A Glimpse Inside the Workshops of the World’s Finest Panama Hat Makers

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Roff Smith shares a collection of photographs from the workshops of…

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Building Accessibility Into America, Literally

This article is part of a series exploring how the Americans With Disabilities Act has shaped modern life for people with disabilities. The Capitol Crawl, it came to be called. In March 1990, several dozen activists, cheered on by supporters, left their canes and wheelchairs and pulled themselves up the steep stone steps of the…

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The Link Between Parkinson’s Disease and Toxic Chemicals

Michael Richard Clifford, a 66-year-old retired astronaut living in Cary, N.C., learned before his third spaceflight that he had Parkinson’s disease. He was only 44 and in excellent health at the time, and had no family history of this disabling neurological disorder. What he did have was years of exposure to numerous toxic chemicals, several…

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Experimental drug reduces replication of zika and prevents microcephaly in mice

An international group of researchers have discovered that inhibiting AHR (aryl hydrocarbon receptor), a protein with roles in regulating immunity, stem cell maintenance and cellular differentiation, enables the immune system to combat replication of zika virus in the organism far more effectively. In experiments performed at the University of São Paulo’s Biomedical Sciences Institute (ICB-USP)…

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Plugging orphaned and abandoned oil and gas wells can create jobs, reduce pollution

WASHINGTON, DC —New research released by Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy and Resources for the Future (RFF) examines the environmental and job creation benefits of plugging orphaned and abandoned oil and gas wells. The report authors estimate that a federal program to plug roughly half a million abandoned and so-called «orphaned» oil and…

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