Jay-Z Takes on the Super Bowl

A few years ago, the National Football League approached Jay-Z about performing at the Super Bowl halftime show. To perform “Run This Town,” he was asked if he would bring Rihanna and Kanye West, who appear on the track, along with him. “Of course I would have,” Jay-Z said, “but I said, ‘No, you get…

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A Wedding Day That Left Them Shook

Just hours after Lauren Schneider and Lawrence Moss were married on Jan. 28 at Sandals South Coast, a resort in Whitehouse, Jamaica, they received phone calls from many friends and family who couldn’t attend. They weren’t congratulatory calls. They were calls of concern. A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck at 2:10 p.m. in the Caribbean Sea…

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Somewhere Between a Shared Cab and a Private Jet, It’s the Commuter Helicopter

Private jets are the ultimate symbol of our new Gilded Age: Ever more popular with the very wealthy, they have induced a sort of hand-wringing among more progressive-minded billionaires. Abigail Disney now eschews them; famous environmentalists including Leonardo DiCaprio and Prince Harry have been publicly pilloried for using them. Still, they’re selling better than ever…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. and Australia Tighten Controls as Toll Passes 250

Here’s what you need to know: U.S. and Australia bar foreigners who’ve recently been to China. ImageTravelers at Kennedy International Airport in New York on Friday. The United States will funnel all flights from China to just a few airports, including Kennedy, O’Hare and San Francisco International.Credit…Johnny Milano for The New York Times The United…

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CPR, by Default

A few months ago, an ambulance brought a woman in her 90s to the emergency department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Her metastatic breast cancer had entered its final stages, and she had begun home hospice care. Yet a family member who had discovered her unresponsive that morning had called 911. The paramedics…

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