Tainted Pork, Ill Consumers and an Investigation Thwarted

It was 7 a.m. on Independence Day when a doctor told Rose and Roger Porter Jr. that their daughter could die within hours. For nearly a week, Mikayla, 10, had suffered intensifying bouts of fever, diarrhea and stabbing stomach pains. That morning, the Porters rushed her to a clinic where a doctor called for a…

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My Favorite Summer Squash Recipe

Good morning. One of my favorite recipes in our collection comes from Julia Reed, the elegant New Orleans writer and cook. It’s for a simple supermarket-and-farmstand summer-squash casserole (above), Mr. Roast Chicken’s friendliest table companion. Yes, there are Ritz crackers in there, and white toast crumbs as well. You’ll be into it or you’ll get…

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Testosterone may improve women’s sex lives after menopause

A wide-ranging review of 36 trials found that testosterone may have profound positive effects on sexual function and well-being in postmenopausal women. New research extols the benefits of testosterone for the sexual well-being of older women. This review, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, included blinded randomized controlled trials of testosterone treatment that had…

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Medical News Today: How a dietary change might boost cancer therapy

In a recent study, mice that ate a diet with reduced levels of a particular amino acid responded better to cancer treatments. The findings are intriguing, but the authors call for caution. Meat and eggs contain particularly high levels of methionine. Doctors and other experts now understand the significant role that nutrition plays in health.…

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The Forbidden City Opens Wide as China Projects New Pride in Its Past

Image Visitors now throng the Forbidden City in Beijing.CreditYan Cong for The New York Times BEIJING — For much of the past century, the Forbidden City has been an imposing void in the otherwise bustling heart of Beijing. The 180-acre compound, where emperors and their advisers plotted China’s course for centuries, was stripped of its…

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Danielle Kinsella, David Fowler

Danielle Grace Kinsella and David Barrows Fowler were married Aug. 3 in Nantucket, Mass. The Rev. Dr. Ruth Herron Smalt, a Presbyterian minister, performed the ceremony at the First Congregational Church, where she is the associate minister. Dr. Fowler, 29, is a pediatric physical therapist at Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, N.Y. She graduated from…

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Lauren Weisenfluh, Daniel Obenshain

Lauren Ann Weisenfluh and Daniel Stuart Obenshain were married Aug. 3. The Rev. Dr. Steven Larsen, a United Methodist minister, officiated at the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley. Ms. Weisenfluh, 29, is a senior data consultant in San Bruno, Calif., at Kaiser Permanente, the health care company. She graduated from the University of…

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Stephanie Ginsberg, Zachary Kaplan

Stephanie Tova Ginsberg and Zachary Benjamin Kaplan are to be married Aug. 4. Rabbi Jerry Cutler is to officiate at the Bel-Air Bay Club in Los Angeles. The couple met at the University of California, Irvine, though they didn’t begin dating until 2015, after both had graduated. Ms. Ginsberg, 32, was until June a marketing…

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Janna Wandzilak, John Colucci

Janna Katherine Wandzilak and Dr. John Luke Colucci were married Aug. 3 at Riverside Farm, an events space in Pittsfield, Vt. The Rev. Lara K-J Campbell, a Unitarian Universalist minister, officiated. Mrs. Colucci, 27, is a summer associate in the Menlo Park, Calif., office of the Alumni Ventures Group, a venture capital firm. She graduated…

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Crosby Burns, Jonathan Herczeg

Crosby Hamilton Burns and Jonathan Arthur Dale Herczeg were married Aug. 3 at Snake River Ranch in Wilson, Wyo. EB Kelly, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated. Mr. Burns (left), 32, is to begin working, in September, as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in San…

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