Felicia Pollack, David Gordon

Felicia Caitlin Pollack and David Franklin Gordon were married Nov. 16 at the Swan Club in Roslyn, N.Y. Cantor Guy Bonné officiated. Mrs. Gordon, 29, is a talent booker in Manhattan at ABC’s “The View.” She graduated from Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at the New School, also in Manhattan. She is the daughter…

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Gregory Athanas, Alex Rich

Gregory Louis Athanas and H. Alexander Rich were married Nov. 16 at the Villard Mansion at Lotte New York Palace in New York. Rabbi Laurie Gold officiated. Mr. Athanas (left), 33, is a social studies teacher at McKeel Academy of Technology, a charter high school in Lakeland, Fla. He is also a product specialist at…

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Stacy Kramer, Joshua Kuckley

Stacy Michelle Kramer and Joshua Reuven Kuckley were married Nov. 16 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington. Rabbi Michael Safra officiated. The bride, 33, works in Manhattan as the director of business development for Grassroot Soccer, a nonprofit organization in Hanover, N.Y., that focuses on global health in sub-Saharan Africa. She graduated from Northwestern…

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Researchers discover new mutations in gene associated with disease that causes the heart to weaken

Researchers from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have identified new mutations in a gene commonly associated with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDC), a disease that weakens the heart muscle, making it more difficult to adequately circulate blood to meet the body’s needs. Patients with NIDC struggle because the heart’s ability to pump…

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They Love Trash

JOSHUA TREE, Calif. — Soph Nielsen was sewing garbage onto her black T-shirt (a chicken wing, a crushed Bud Light can, a plastic fork) and struggling to attach a snarl of crusty pad thai. “This is to get people to see the trash,” she said, her fingers slick with grease. “We don’t want to be…

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