F.D.A. Nominee Clears Senate Panel

A Senate committee on Tuesday advanced the nomination of Dr. Stephen Hahn, a noted oncologist and cancer researcher, to lead the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Hahn, chief medical executive at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, was nominated by President Trump last month to replace Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who left the job…

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How to Cure the Renovation Bug?

The renovation of Geoff and Liz Caan’s house in Newton, Mass., has been a 16-year work in progress. Since the couple bought the 1920s Georgian-style brick house in the Chestnut Hill historic district in 2003, Ms. Caan, an interior designer who favors rooms bursting with statement-making color and pattern, has rarely rested. Renovating and redecorating…

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Her Fans Want to Walk in Her Shoes

One of the most coveted items of the holiday season could have been plucked from a Disney fantasy. An exotic reimagining of a Cinderella glass slipper called the Begum, it is also one of this season’s most blatantly knocked-off designs. Loose interpretations of its spindly rococo heel have cropped up at stores and e-tail sites…

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