Edith Raymond Locke, Mademoiselle Editor in the 1970s, Dies at 99

Edith Raymond Locke, who fled Nazi-occupied Vienna at 18 and rose to become a longtime editor of Mademoiselle magazine, where she worked with photographers like Arthur Elgort and mentored designers like Ralph Lauren, Betsey Johnson and Donna Karan, died on Aug. 23 at her home in Thousand Oaks, Calif. She was 99. Her daughter, Katie…

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Busy Philipps’s Week: Coffee, ‘Little Women’ and Keeping It Together

Busy Philipps is … well, busy. She said she considers herself “retired” from acting, but she is still hard at work. In her podcast, “Busy Philipps Is Doing Her Best,” which debuted in August, she chats with friends — who are often celebrities — about how everyone, even during the pandemic, is trying to keep…

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Emails Show How Pesticide Industry Influenced U.S. Position in Health Talks

The emails, from a pesticide industry lobbyist to employees at the Department of Agriculture, expressed alarm over proposed guidelines issued by a United Nations task force working to combat the rise of drug-resistant infections that kill thousands each year. Ray S. McAllister, a policy official at the trade association CropLife America, urged U.S. agriculture officials…

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Trump Adds to U.S. Travel Sanctions in Cuba, Including Cigar Import Ban

President Trump on Wednesday announced a series of new sanctions against Cuba that prohibit Americans from importing Cuban cigars and rum and staying in hotels funded by the Cuban government. The new restrictions follow a series of measures announced by the Trump administration in 2019 that aimed to curtail travel to Cuba from the United…

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Losing Your Hair Can Be Another Consequence of the Pandemic

Annrene Rowe was getting ready to celebrate her 10th wedding anniversary this summer when she noticed a bald spot on her scalp. In the following days, her thick shoulder-length hair started falling out in clumps, bunching up in the shower drain. “I was crying hysterically,” said Mrs. Rowe, 67, of Anna Maria, Fla. Mrs. Rowe,…

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Mom, Can’t We Speak English Here?

When we visit my mother, she speaks to me in Hungarian, her native language, in front of my husband who doesn’t understand a word of it. He told me he feels excluded by this because he can’t participate in our conversations. I’ve told my mother her behavior is rude, but she persists, saying, “I am…

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Americans Have Lost $145 Million to Coronavirus Fraud

Americans have lost more than $145 million to fraud related to the coronavirus, according to the Federal Trade Commission, which said it had fielded more than 200,000 complaints from consumers. Schemes related to the coronavirus peaked in the spring, and they focused on federal stimulus payments and other forms of financial relief, personal protective equipment,…

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How Trump Hasn’t Protected Those With Pre-Existing Conditions

In speeches, in tweets, in media interviews, President Trump keeps promising that he will preserve protections for Americans with pre-existing health conditions. It’s a crowd-pleaser of a policy, but one entirely at odds with his administration’s legislative, regulatory and legal record to date. In the final weeks of the election season, expect to see the…

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A Quadriplegic, a Specialty Van and a Lifetime of Adventures

Kirk Williams loved racing mountain bikes and “enjoyed playing on anything that had a motor,” he said. Katie Renker, a photographer and musician, chained herself to big pink boats in climate protests and sang songs with refugee choirs. Mr. Williams graduated in 2009 with a degree in sociology from the University of Colorado in Boulder,…

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