Administration Offers Plan for Medicaid Block Grants, Long a Conservative Goal

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Thursday that it would start allowing states to seek fixed amounts of money for most poor working-age adults who receive Medicaid coverage, a major shift that would limit federal contributions to a portion of a program that has always been an open-ended entitlement. Seema Verma, the administrator of the…

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How the Co-Founder of the Malala Fund Pivoted to Cookware

Many mothers teach their children to cook. Shiza Shahid’s mom taught her not to. The idea was that Shahid, who grew up in Islamabad, Pakistan, was destined for greatness and would be too busy to spend her life huddling over a hot stove. And to some extent, this prophecy came true. Four years before Malala…

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7 Questions With Jazz Jennings of TLC’s ‘I Am Jazz’

Jazz Jennings has been in the spotlight since 2007, when she was 6 and appeared on the ABC News program “20/20.” Wearing a dress, she opened up to Barbara Walters about being a transgender child, at a time when mainstream audiences didn’t often hear from those voices. Thirteen years later, Ms. Jennings, now 19, continues…

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Sorry, but Those Kids Are Terrible

My husband has four nieces and nephews between the ages of 2 and 10. They are unruly, unintelligent and uninteresting compared to other children we know. We don’t think their parents do a good job with them, and all the grandparents pitching in from the sidelines only leads to confusion and worse behavior. We keep…

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36 Hours in Whistler

Consistently ranked among the top ski resorts on the North American continent, Whistler Blackcomb is the opposite of a well-kept secret. Seventy-five miles north of Vancouver, in Canada’s Coast Mountains, the resort — technically two mountains, tethered by a two-mile-long, peak-to-peak gondola — was the host of the 2010 Winter Olympics and hasn’t looked back.…

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Discovering My Hips in Hula Dancing

When you think of a hula dancer, what do you picture? A female dancer, most likely young. Long, flowing hair, a warm, inviting smile and softly swaying hips. But when I started dancing hula, nearly 15 years ago, I was lacking in all of these characteristics, except perhaps the smile. As a skinny, 40-something white…

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We Lost Our Son to Suicide. Here’s How We Survived.

On Sept. 7, 2017, my 31st wedding anniversary, a date marked by happy memories turned tragic. That was when I learned that my 23-year-old son, Garrett, had died by suicide. Two-and-a-half years later, the news that brought me to my knees rings in my memory as if it were delivered just yesterday. Garrett was popular,…

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How to Run a Business in 2020

In recent years, stars have lent their names to all kinds of sneaker collaborations. Puma had Rihanna. Reebok had Gigi Hadid. Adidas had Kanye West. Nike had … Jesus Christ? Not exactly. In October, a pair of “Jesus shoes” — customized Air Max 97s whose soles contained holy water from the River Jordan — appeared…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Death Toll From Mystery Illness Rises to 170

Here’s what you need to know: ImageHealth workers move a patient from his home to a hospital in Wuhan, China, on Thursday. Hundreds of people in the city have contracted a dangerous new coronavirus. Credit…Hector Retamal/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images China now has more cases of the virus than it had of SARS — but comparing…

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Face Mask Hoarders May Raise Risk of Coronavirus Outbreak in the U.S.

Even though there are only five cases of Wuhan coronavirus in the United States, the mask hoarding has begun. Some pharmacies report being entirely sold out of masks. Some popular sellers on Amazon say deliveries will be delayed for weeks. Although masks actually do little to protect healthy people, the prospect of shortages created by…

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