Encounters: Wait Wait … for NPR Host Peter Sagal

Peter Sagal, the very fast-on-his-feet host of the weekly NPR news quiz “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” and the author of a new meditative memoir, “The Incomplete Book of Running,” was half an hour late for an appointment to buy running gear on a recent Tuesday morning. And all because Mr. Sagal, in town…

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On Comedy: Ellen DeGeneres Is Not as Nice as You Think

Ellen DeGeneres got sick of dancing, and really, can you blame her? She has to be the only 60-year-old woman in America who is expected to dance with total strangers wherever she goes. “There’s been times someone wants a picture, and while I’m doing a selfie, they’re like: ‘You’re not dancing!,’” DeGeneres said in her…

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Medical News Today: HIV and a dry cough: What to know

HIV can cause a dry cough and other symptoms that affect the lungs and respiratory system. A dry cough may occur because HIV reduces the body’s ability to fight off infection and other diseases. However, respiratory problems can have many causes that are not necessarily linked to HIV. A person with persistent or severe respiratory…

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Fetal Tissue Research Is Curtailed by Trump Administration

Should the government pay for medical research that uses tissue from aborted fetuses? This debate, ever smoldering, has erupted again, pitting anti-abortion forces in the Trump administration against scientists who say the tissue is essential for studies that benefit millions of patients. In a letter last week that read like a shot across the bow,…

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No Regrets: Karlie Kloss Celebrates Thinkers

It was supposed to be a rare public outing for one of New York City’s most glamorous newlywed couples. Karlie Kloss, the supermodel turned computer coding advocate, and Josh Kushner, younger brother of the White House dauphin, Jared Kushner, were scheduled to attend the Berggruen Prize dinner on Monday at the New York Public Library.…

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The Best of 2018

Untimely deaths and the fallout from #MeToo drew many readers. They also flocked to stories on comfort foods and creations from Canada and western New York. Image Chicken francese a.k.a. chicken FrenchCreditLinda Xiao for The New York Times. Food Stylist: Monica Pierini. Comforting and easy recipes win with readers. Chicken francese, we’re looking at you.…

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The 17 Most-Read Food Stories of 2018

The deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Jonathan Gold, the continuing reverberations of the #MeToo movement throughout the restaurant world, comfort foods both savory and sweet — these were the subjects that drew the most readers to New York Times Food in 2018. Image Shrimp biryani cooked in an electric pressure cooker.CreditAndrew Scrivani for The New…

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Eat: In Defense of a Diner Classic: the Open-Faced Hot Turkey Sandwich

There are days in this mistletoed season of holiday parties and glittering storefronts, ring-a-ding-ding music tinny from speakers on the street, when my heart goes tight and all I want is an open-faced turkey sandwich with gravy and mashed potatoes, alongside a glop of cranberry sauce. It is neither a Thanksgiving meal nor a Christmas…

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Missed periods and ovarian cancer

A person may miss a period for a number of common reasons. Ovarian cancer is a rare cause of a missed period. Ovarian cancer affects the ovaries, which are female reproductive organs that sit on either side of the uterus, or womb. This type of cancer may develop from various cell types in the ovaries…

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