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Here’s what you need to know: ImageA demonstration earlier this month against reopening schools in Florida.Credit…Octavio Jones/Getty Images A national teachers’ union says its members can strike to ensure schools reopen safely. The second-largest teachers’ union in the United States announced on Tuesday that it would support its 1.7 million members if they choose to…

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Cold Comfort: France to Ban Heated Terraces, but Not This Winter

PARIS — France will ban heaters used by cafes and restaurants on outdoor terraces as part of a package of measures aimed at reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption, the French ecology minister said on Monday. The French government’s announcement came at a difficult time for cafe and restaurant owners hard hit by the Covid-19…

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Livestream Your Wedding Like a Pro

A smartphone with a strong internet connection is the only tool you really need to livestream a wedding to your friends and family. But if you want to heighten your production quality, and pull off a memorable livestream for your digital guests, you’ll need some extra gadgets. To help livestream their May 16 wedding in…

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How to Open a Top-Tier Restaurant in a Pandemic? Rethink Everything

CHICAGO — The chef de cuisine was looking up mask prices online as the team at Ever discussed how to approach guests entering the new restaurant. Under normal circumstances this would not be an issue. These customers would be paying at least $285 a head to be transported by peerless hospitality and the creativity of…

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A Close Look at a Fashion Supply Chain Is Not Pretty

A new report on factories in Malaysia that create products for Brooks Brothers, Levi’s, LL Bean and others examines the high prices workers pay for their jobs. ImageThe Pen Apparel factory in Penang, Malaysia.Credit…Photo Illustration by The New York Times; Google Street View TAL Apparel is one of the most powerful companies in the global…

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The Pandemic Could End the Age of Midpriced Dining

MELBOURNE, Australia — When Victor Liong reopened his restaurant on AC/DC Lane in Melbourne’s city center in June, after months of a coronavirus shutdown order, he carefully considered his options. Since its opening in 2013, Lee Ho Fook had been a restaurant that could cater to just about any occasion. You could stop in at…

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In the Hamptons, the Architectural Equivalent of an Old Sports Car

Restoring an old house can be a lot like restoring a vintage car: Plans that sound straightforward at the outset are often anything but, and one change inevitably leads to other, unanticipated changes. Matthew Ammirati, the owner of the vintage-automobile-focused Bridgehampton Motoring Club — someone who finds few things more satisfying than restoring down-at-the-heels Porsches…

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Cancer, Religion and a ‘Good’ Death

When I first met my patient, three years ago, he was about my age chronologically, but caught in an eternal childhood intellectually. It may have been something he was born with, or an injury at birth that deprived his brain of oxygen for too long — I could never find out. But the man staring…

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Longer, Slower, Farther: Savoring the Prospects of Future Travels

Beth Warren, a middle school history teacher in Lookout Mountain, Ga., had been looking forward to a much-anticipated trip this summer to Egypt, a country she vowed to show her husband and friends after her first visit several years ago. She was deep into organizing the trip with High End Journeys when the pandemic struck,…

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Why It’s Good to Be Old, Even in a Pandemic

Eight out of every 10 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic reported in the United States have happened to adults 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So you could be forgiven for concluding this is a lousy time to be over 65. But at age 68, much to my surprise,…

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