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Here’s what you need to know: ImageA camp for displaced people in the Khokha district in western Yemen this month. The country has been upended by civil war for five years.Credit…Khaled Ziad/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Despite calls for cease-fires, mass displacements continue under pandemic. Hundreds of thousands of people are facing the dual threats…

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How to Improve and Protect Nursing Homes From Outbreaks

The doctors, researchers and advocates who have been paying close attention for years are appalled at the way the coronavirus has devastated the nation’s nursing homes — but they’re not shocked. “Every geriatrician knew what was coming,” said Dr. Mike Wasserman, a geriatrician and president of the California Association of Long Term Care Medicine. Robyn…

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The Sun-Starved Prepare to Storm Beaches. Locals Are Worried.

Beaches across the United States have been closed to visitors for months. But that hasn’t stopped out-of-towners from trying to use them, sometimes running afoul of the law to do so. In mid-April, for example, a Miami resident named Joao Ramon Perez drove his pickup truck — personal watercraft in tow — through a checkpoint…

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Love on the Mountain Bike Trail

On Friday afternoons in the small Adirondack town of Wilmington, N.Y., local mountain bike enthusiasts gather for “Hardy hour” at the Hardy Road trailhead. “People congregate there, and go on rides and have a beer, maybe meeting a couple friends there,” said Gwyneth Voyer-McGiver, 30, who was relatively new to both the sport and the…

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10 Celebrities Who Have Spoken Out About Designers Refusing to Dress Them

Despite being one of the world’s most successful supermodels that designers should be falling over themselves to dress, Ashley Graham recently admitted that she had to skip the 2016 Met Ball because she couldn’t find anyone to dress her. The star doesn’t fit the industry’s standard size zero (she’s a size 18 and prefers the…

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Polio and Measles Could Surge After Disruption of Vaccine Programs

The widespread interruption of routine immunization programs around the world during the coronavirus pandemic is putting 80 million children under 1 year old at risk of contracting deadly, vaccine-preventable diseases, according to a report Friday by the World Health Organization, UNICEF and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The groups surveyed 129 poor and middle-income countries and…

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9 Miles, 7 Locations and a 3-Hour Ceremony

Dr. Huchuan Xia and his partner, Erik Lorenz, put their makeshift nuptials into another gear. Dr. Xia, who is known as Cedric, and Mr. Lorenz were married May 10 in a Quaker self-uniting ceremony in Philadelphia. The couple cycled a total of three hours across nine miles to seven outdoor locations around their adopted city…

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A More Idyllic Setting Was Found

The bride’s mother drew the line at seeing her daughter, Hope Wolf, married at the booking window of the Caswell County detention center in Yanceyville, N.C. Ms. Wolf, 28, a doctoral candidate in human genetics at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, had planned to marry in Apex, N.C., at the childhood home of her fiancé,…

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A Driveway Wedding and Flowers by Trader Joe’s

Laurie Moise made an impression on Horton Sears the first time he saw her, in the fall of 2009, at an orientation for new students at Providence College, in Providence, R.I. “I remember she was wearing yellow shoes and yellow earrings and had this yellow bow,” he said. “I knew I needed to get to…

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