‘The Rooster Must Be Defended’: France’s Culture Clash Reaches a Coop

SAINT-PIERRE-D’OLÉRON, France — The rooster was annoyed and off his game. He shuffled, clucked and puffed out his russet plumage. But he didn’t crow. Not in front of all these strangers. “You see, he’s very stressed out,” said his owner, Corinne Fesseau. “I’m stressed, so he’s stressed out. He’s not even singing any more.” She…

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Medical News Today: Hypertension treatment may slow down Alzheimer’s progression

Researchers have found that nilvadipine, a drug that doctors regularly use to treat hypertension, may help people with Alzheimer’s disease by increasing blood flow to the brain. New research suggests that a high blood pressure drug may slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. This progressive…

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Caroline Passano, William Cagney IV

Caroline Taylor Passano and William Patrick Cagney IV were married June 22 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Baltimore. The Rev. Jack M. Dennis, a Roman Catholic priest and an uncle of the bride, performed the ceremony. Mrs. Cagney, 28, works in fund-raising at the Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery in Washington. She graduated from…

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Seth Dager, Eric Ball

Seth John Dager and Eric Haines Ball were married June 22 at the North Branch Inn, a hotel in North Branch, N.Y. Ellen Bray, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated. Mr. Dager (left), 31, works in New York as the senior social media producer for Mars…

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Annie Cai, George Adams III

Annie Cai and George Bell Adams III were married June 22 at the Montauk Lake Club in Montauk, N.Y. Richard D. Gage, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated. The bride and groom met at Vassar College, from which each graduated. Mrs. Adams, 29, teaches middle school…

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Lynn Stopher, Rajiv Desai

Lynn Estes Stopher and Rajiv Mahendra Desai were married June 22 at Whitehall, an events space in Louisville, Ky. David W. Stopher, a brother of the bride, officiated, having become a Universal Life minister for the occasion. Reena Mahendra Shah, the groom’s sister, took part in the ceremony, performing Hindu marriage traditions including the lighting…

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Alexandra Nemeth, Dmitriy Slavin

Alexandra Lara Nemeth and Dmitriy Slavin were married June 22. The Rev. Arthur Golino performed the ceremony at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan. Ms. Nemeth, 30, is a foreign affairs officer in Washington for the State Department, managing a digital campaign for the young African leaders initiative network, a public diplomacy program. She graduated from…

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Rebecca Distler, Samuel Shepard

Rebecca Leigh Distler and Samuel Isaac Shepard were married June 22 at LionRock Farm, an events space in Sharon, Conn. Rabbi Daniel Ross officiated. The bride and groom met at Yale, from which each graduated and from which she also received a master’s degree in public health. Ms. Distler, 28, is the director of global…

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Bitsy Rich, Bobby Groat

Elizabeth Rose Rich and Robert Vincent Groat were married June 20 at the East End Temple in New York. Cantor Shira Ginsburg officiated. On June 22, Cantor Ginsburg also led a second ceremony, in which the couple affirmed their vows, at City Vineyard, Pier 26 in New York. Mrs. Groat, who is 30 and known…

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Natasha Thondavadi, Harry Larson

Natasha Thondavadi and Harry Perlmuth Larson were married June 22 at the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago. Andrew M. Kahn, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated. The couple met at Yale, from which both graduated, she magna cum laude. Both also received graduate degrees from Harvard…

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