Velvet Ropes, Inclusion and Kanye West in Paris

PARIS — The weekend began in the gilded salons of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a grand mid-19th-century building on the banks of the Seine where the foundation of the European Union was laid and where Friday night Diane von Furstenberg received the honor of the Chevalier de Legion d’Honneur from Christine Lagarde, president of…

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How Does the Coronavirus Compare to the Flu?

Is this new coronavirus really a serious danger? Doesn’t the flu kill more people? As the United States recorded its first coronavirus death on Saturday — and as other cases popped up in people without known risks on the West Coast — Americans wondered how to measure this new threat against a more…

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Meredith Perry, Amit Bedi

Meredith Cramer Perry and Amit Kumar Bedi were married Feb. 29 at the Van Benthuysen-Elms Mansion, an events space in New Orleans. Michelle Brous, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated along with Warren Reed, another friend of the couple. Ms. Perry, 29, is the director of…

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Esther Gibofsky, Adam Rattner

Esther Rachel Gibofsky and Adam Charles Rattner were married Feb. 29 at Guastavino’s, an events space in Manhattan. Rabbi Haskel Lookstein officiated. The bride, 34, who is taking her husband’s name, is a marketing strategist focusing on digital advertising at Google in Manhattan. She graduated from Northwestern and received an M.B.A. from N.Y.U. She is…

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Amber Bloom, Dov Lebowitz-Nowak

Amber Bloom and Dov Lebowitz-Nowak were married Feb. 29 at the Prince George Ballroom in Manhattan. Rabbi Serge A. Lippe officiated. The couple, both actors, have appeared in about a dozen theater and screen projects together, and belong to two sketch comedy groups: To Karen, with Love, in residency at Caveat NYC on the Lower…

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Danielle Foster, Douglas Graham

Danielle Rose Foster and Douglas Wesley Graham were married Feb. 29 at the Fairmont Washington D.C. Georgetown hotel. Darryl Graham, a brother of the groom, received authorization from the District of Columbia to officiate. Mrs. Graham, 32, is the director of national accounts for the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions for Hilton Worldwide. She graduated from…

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Lauren Hard, Ronald Hernandez

Lauren Hard and Ronald George Hernandez were married Feb. 28 at Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City, N.J. The Rev. John M. O’Sullivan, affiliated with the Federation of Christian Ministries, officiated. The bride, 34, is a news assistant at The New York Times, and is also a freelance writer. She graduated from Temple and received…

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Repeat antibiotic prescribing linked to higher risk of hospital admissions

Epidemiologists at The University of Manchester have discovered an association between the number of prescriptions for antibiotics and a higher risk of hospital admissions. The study, published in BMC Medicine and funded by The National Institute for Health Research and the Connected Health Cities Programme, is based on the data of 2 million patients…

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Avy Villaraza, Darnell Thompson

Avy Villaraza and Darnell Xavier Thompson are to be married March 1 at Saddle Creek, an events space in Dripping Springs, Texas. Jonathan C. Clatt, who is the lead pastor at Harvest City Church in San Antonio, is to officiate. The bride, 26, will take her husband’s name. She is a marketing coordinator for Builder…

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