Heavy Snowfall in Alps Leaves 6 Dead and Strands Tourists

BERLIN — Once-in-a-generation heavy snowfall has paralyzed travel and tourism in parts of the Alps, with conditions that have left at least six people dead, Austrian officials said on Thursday. Heavy snowfall and strong winds are projected to continue in Austria and southern parts of Germany until at least Friday, bringing at least an additional…

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Now Being Held Hostage by the Shutdown: Your Favorite Craft Brewery

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] HACKENSACK, N.J. — The locked doors of federal agencies in Washington are leading to locked taps and empty vats at craft breweries around the country. One such scene unfolds in an 11,000-square-foot warehouse in northern New Jersey, where the…

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El Espace: Do You Still Keep Money Under Your Mattress? Seriously, Stop

El Espace is a column dedicated to news and culture relevant to Latinx communities. Expect politics, arts, analysis, personal essays and more. ¿Lo mejor? It’ll be in Spanish and English, so you can forward it to your tía, your primo Lalo or anyone else (read: everyone). In elementary school, I won a $100 savings bond…

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Social Q’s: Why Don’t My Parents Trust Me With My Phone?

I am a 13-year-old girl. I get good grades, I have good friends, and I’ve never given my parents any reason for concern. However, they don’t trust me with my own phone and have gone so far as installing an app on it to track what I do with it. I’m not worried about what…

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Medical News Today: What is an herbal tincture? Recipes and uses

An herbal tincture is a concentrated liquid form of one or more herbs. To make a tincture, a person must soak parts of an herb for several weeks in alcohol or vinegar. The soaking process extracts the active components of the herb or herbs. Alcohol is often the liquid of choice, as it can extract…

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Do Floppy-Eared Dogs Look Friendlier? The T.S.A. Thinks So

Hundreds of dogs report for duty at airports across the country, trained to sniff out bombs and other explosives for the Transportation Security Administration. Many have ears that hang low, delightfully dangling around their faces. Some have ears that stand tall and upright, flickering at every sound. All have ears that are, of course, adorable…

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Bulletin board: Why Covering Nancy Pelosi’s Hot Pink Dress Isn’t Sexist

Image CreditIllustration by The New York Times; photograph by Andrew Harnik/Associated Press Last month, when Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, first met with President Trump about funding for a border wall, I wrote an article about the burnt orange MaxMara coat Ms. Pelosi wore when she exited the White House,…

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What to know about the Adam’s apple

The Adam’s apple is a lump of cartilage that sticks out from the throat. It is more prominent in males, and it serves no specific function. A person can remove or change the size of their Adam’s apple with surgery. Adam’s apples develop during puberty and are not present in prepubescent children. They are often…

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Wait —: Wait — Who Determines the Fate of My Favorite Celebrities?

“Wait —” is a weekly newsletter in which Caity Weaver investigates an unanswered (and possibly unasked) question in the news and pop culture. This is the very first edition. Sign up right here to receive it in your inbox. A great actor can accomplish many tasks, such as wearing a wig, and the list goes…

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