Lead Crisis in Newark Grows, as Bottled Water Distribution Is Bungled

NEWARK — A growing crisis over lead contamination in drinking water gripped Newark on Wednesday as tens of thousands of residents were told to drink only bottled water, the culmination of years of neglect that has pushed New Jersey’s largest city to the forefront of an environmental problem afflicting urban areas across the nation. Urgent…

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Dozens of Young People Hospitalized for Breathing and Lung Problems After Vaping

Nearly three dozen young people have been hospitalized around the country in recent weeks for severe respiratory problems after vaping either nicotine or marijuana, stumping doctors treating them. The Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin public health departments are investigating these cases and at least 20 additional emergency admissions that doctors suspect are related to vaping some…

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How the Family Behind Heath Ceramics Fishes — and Cooks — Summer Salmon

In “One Good Meal,” we ask cooking-inclined creative people to share the story behind a favorite dish they actually make and eat at home on a regular basis — and not just when they’re trying to impress. Every summer, Catherine Bailey and Robin Petravic pause their roles as co-owners of the iconic Bay Area-based pottery…

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Beyond Androgyny: Nonbinary Teenage Fashion

Image Zai Nixon-Reid, 19, in Manhattan.CreditAnnie Tritt for The New York Times Anna Kinlock, 17, was at the Brooklyn Museum the other day wearing mid-calf black leather platform boots with small silver spikes, buckle straps and five-inch heels. Fishnet stockings, a mini gray lace dress and a long black wool cardigan completed the look. Anna…

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Whatever Happened to Ghislaine Maxwell’s Plan to Save the Oceans?

Image CreditPhoto illustration by The New York Times. Top, Travis Rowan/Alamy; right, Joe Schildhorn/Patrick MccMullan, via Getty; left, Dominique Mollard/Associated Press In 2014, Ghislaine Maxwell spoke at a Council on Foreign Relations event in Washington, D.C. She was there in her capacity as the founder of the TerraMar Project, an oceanic conservation group she started…

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Why a Banking Heiress Spent Her Fortune on Keeping Immigrants Out

She was an heiress without a cause — an indifferent student, an unhappy young bride, a miscast socialite. Her most enduring passion was for birds. But Cordelia Scaife May eventually found her life’s purpose: curbing what she perceived as the lethal threat of overpopulation by trying to shut America’s doors to immigrants. She believed that…

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These Jeans Are My Gateway to Fall Shopping

Until recently, as far I was concerned #HotGirlSummer was still going strong and you were going to have to pry those vibes out of my cold, dead hands. With two weeks of August and plenty of sweltering days and hot nights still on the horizon, why would I start shopping for fall and winter clothes?…

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Medical News Today: Can itchy armpits be a sign of cancer?

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Recapturing a Lost World in ‘Provincetown’

Perhaps because I am suspicious of idylls, the siren song of Provincetown has always been lost on me. Long before I’d ever visited the town in Massachusetts, I knew from hippie teenage readings of Henry Beston about the lambent light suffusing this spit of dunes and beach grass at land’s end, a beckoning finger surrounded…

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