How the Coronavirus Short-Circuits the Immune System

At the beginning of the pandemic, the coronavirus looked to be another respiratory illness. But the virus has turned out to affect not just the lungs, but the kidneys, the heart and the circulatory system — even, somehow, our senses of smell and taste. Now researchers have discovered yet another unpleasant surprise. In many patients…

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Celebrating 20 Years of Looks on the BET Awards Red Carpet

Since June 2001, we have looked forward to the BET Awards each summer. From the thoughtfully chosen hosts to the musical performances and the nostalgic moments where iconic celebs are reunited with their former cast mates (remember that time in 2013 when Nia Long and Larenz Tate stood side-by-side, prompting dreams of a sequel to…

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E.U. Plans to Bar Most U.S. Travelers When Bloc Reopens

BRUSSELS — The European Union is ready to bar most travelers from the United States, Russia, and dozens of other countries considered too risky because they have not controlled the coronavirus outbreak, E.U. officials said Friday. By contrast, travelers from more than a dozen countries that are not overwhelmed by the coronavirus are set to…

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The Post-Coronavirus Cruise? Not Ready to Sail

W. Bradford Gary spent 10 days trapped inside a cruise ship cabin off the coast of Brazil in March while health authorities in several countries scrambled to figure out what to do with a vessel full of older people who had potentially been exposed to the coronavirus. But when faced with the question of whether…

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‘TikTok Grandma’ Who Helped Tank Trump Rally Now Works for Biden

Last weekend, Mary Jo Laupp was enjoying a quiet night at a birthday party for her granddaughter — until she picked up her phone and her world flipped upside down. A TikTok video she had made urging people to reserve tickets to President Trump’s June 20 rally in Tulsa, Okla. — and then not show…

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A Fashion Designer’s Reimagining of a Quinoa Bowl

At this time of year, Jesse Kamm would typically be living off the grid. She’d be down in Panama with her husband, Luke Brower, and their 11-year-old son, Julien, on their annual three-month break, living in a cabin they built in 2009, just a few years after Kamm launched her eponymous Los Angeles-based women’s wear…

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Study Suggests Coronavirus Emerged In Spain Much Earlier Than Thought

In a study not yet published in a journal, scientists have reported that the new coronavirus was present in wastewater in Barcelona, Spain in March 2019, a finding that, if confirmed, would show that the pathogen had emerged much earlier than previously thought. But independent experts who reviewed the findings said they doubted the claim.…

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Make Cornmeal Muffins for Your Next Breakfast Treat

Muffins are just an excuse to eat cake for breakfast. Or at least, that applies to the kind of muffins I like to make, which should be tender, finely textured and almost sweet enough for dessert, but not quite. These crunchy-topped, fruit-filled corn muffins fit the bill. Sweetened with brown sugar and flavored with vanilla,…

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The Old World Turns to a New World Spirit: Rye

FIFE, Scotland — Single-malt whiskies are the pride of Scotland, where strict regulations require that they be made only from malted barley. But at the five-year-old InchDairnie Distillery in Fife, some 30 miles north of Edinburgh, many of the stacked oak casks in the warehouse are filled with a spirit primarily made from a different…

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What Texas Would Look Like Without Obamacare

ImageGetting help to sign up for health care coverage in Dallas in January 2017. To picture Texas without the Affordable Care Act requires no great leap of the imagination.Credit…Mark Graham for The New York Times Texas, in the midst of a surge of coronavirus cases, asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn the Affordable…

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