Is It Strange to Say I Miss the Bodies of Strangers?

Weeks before lockdown, I made a whirlwind tour of Istanbul’s public baths. It was a crash course in pleasure that helped me understand what we’ve lost since.

#bathing-and-showering, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #saunas-and-sweat-lodges, #turkey

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Trump falsely says the coronavirus pandemic ‘affects virtually nobody,’ as U.S. death toll nears 200,000.

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5 Recipes That Are a Sure Thing in an Uncertain Time

Started as a response to the pandemic, Melissa Clark’s From the Pantry series says goodbye.

#content-type-service, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Vatican Reiterates Its Opposition to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

As lawmakers debate right-to-life issues around the world, the Vatican says euthanasia and assisted suicide are “intrinsically evil” acts.

#euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide, #francis, #roman-catholic-church

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As Supreme Court Fight Looms, Biden Keeps Focus on the Coronavirus

President Trump is moving swiftly ahead to name his third nominee to the Supreme Court by the end of the week. Follow updates here.

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The Cradle of Global Bagel Baking? (It’s Not New York)

A self-taught baker in New Jersey is helping entrepreneurs all over the world, many with not even a schmear of experience, to open bagel shops.

#bagels, #bakeries-and-baked-products, #byob-bagels, #entrepreneurship, #excalibur-bagelbakery-equipment-inc, #george-beth-1963, #mauro-frank

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Bernie Sanders Talks ‘Nightmare Scenario’ of Trump Losing But Not Stepping Down

Warning that this election is an “extremely dangerous moment” for the country, he said in an interview that he would aggressively push to try to stop President Trump from delegitimizing the vote.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sanders-bernard, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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I Watched ‘Fleabag.’ I Watched ‘Insecure.’ What’s Next?

Our television critic suggests the dramedy “Atlanta,” which has a sense of intimacy and reality.

#atlanta-tv-program, #bojack-horseman-tv-program, #chewing-gum-tv-program, #dead-eyes-radio-program, #fx-tv-network, #hulu-com, #i-may-destroy-you-tv-program, #netflix-inc, #other-peoples-problems-radio-program, #podcasts, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #television, #the-dream-radio-program, #the-magicians-tv-program

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If the Supreme Court Ends Obamacare, Here’s What It Would Mean

The Affordable Care Act touches the lives of most Americans, and its abolition could have a significant effect on many millions more people than those who get their health coverage through it.

#content-type-service, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #medicaid, #medicare, #medicine-and-health, #opioids-and-opiates, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-healthcare

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Live News Updates on Covid-19

Clinical trials have not included children, so vaccines for them may not arrive until the next school year, while adults may get theirs by summer.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov

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Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Recent commercial real estate transactions in New York.

#bensonhurst-brooklyn-ny, #chelsea-manhattan-ny, #morris-park-bronx-ny, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Absentee Voting: Has Trump Handicapped The Republican Party’s Efforts?

A Republican vote-by-mail campaign in swing states may be undercut by President Trump’s rhetoric about election fraud.

#absentee-voting, #north-carolina, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-national-committee, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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What to Know About the Unemployment System ‘Reset’

Tuesday: The state’s unemployment system has been overwhelmed. Officials are trying to fix it. Also: A wildfire update.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov

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Fed Chief to Testify on Economy’s ‘Marked’ Progress: Live Updates

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When Joe Biden’s in Town Practicing Social Distancing

An expert retail politician has become perhaps the most conspicuous practitioner of social distancing in America.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #kissimmee-fla, #presidential-election-of-2020, #tampa-fla, #voting-and-voters

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Chinese City of Lanzhou Orders Taxi Drivers to Remove Tattoos

Officials in Lanzhou said tattooed drivers could “cause distress” to passengers. The order has revived a debate over stigmatized body art.

#china, #tattoos, #taxicabs-and-taxicab-drivers

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U.K. Opposition Leader Says Boris Johnson Is ‘Just Not Up to the Job’

Keir Starmer made his first major address after taking the helm of a Labour Party that suffered a devastating election loss in December.

#corbyn-jeremy-1949, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #labour-party-great-britain, #politics-and-government, #speeches-and-statements, #starmer-keir

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For Young People’s Sexual Health, the Pandemic Changes the Game

The pandemic may offer opportunities to help adolescents and young adults make good decisions regarding sexual and social behavior.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #parenting, #sex, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

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The Fall Surge Is Here

And what else you need to know today.

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Bringing the Ocean’s Midnight Zone Into the Light

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has learned how to raise the deepest sea life to the surface and keep it alive for display.

#animal-behavior, #animals, #aquariums, #california, #california-academy-of-sciences, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #monterey-bay-calif, #monterey-bay-aquarium, #monterey-bay-aquarium-research-institute, #oceans-and-seas, #submarines-and-submersibles, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Swing Voters and the Supreme Court Vacancy

A court battle is beginning just weeks before Election Day. Here’s what that could mean for the campaigns in key states.

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #maine, #north-carolina, #polls-and-public-opinion, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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Rescue Effort Is Underway After Hundreds of Whales Beach Themselves Off Tasmania

About 270 pilot whales became stranded on the west coast of the island state in Australia. Rescuers estimate that a third of them have already died.

#australia, #rescues, #tasmania-australia, #whales-and-whaling

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The race is more stable than we thought.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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Human Rights Are Like Fire Departments. You Really Need Them.

They may be less appealing than economic prosperity, but they are indispensable.

#arendt-hannah, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #fukuyama-francis, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #rawls-john, #turkey

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N.Y.C. Schools Reopen for a First Day Unlike Any Other

Up to 90,000 in pre-K as well as students with advanced disabilities streamed into about 700 school buildings for in-person classes.

#barr-william-p, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #education-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #watches-and-clocks

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A Canadian Dream House That Took Three Architects to Build

Cascading down a rocky slope in West Vancouver, the home was a creative effort that required patience and a tolerance for loss.

#furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation, #vancouver-british-columbia

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As Schools Go Remote, Finding ‘Lost’ Students Gets Harder

Early data for the new school year suggests that attendance in virtual classrooms is down, possibly because students are working or caring for siblings.

#absenteeism-and-truancy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #parenting, #poverty, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Democratic Donors Push Biden for a Cabinet Free of Fossil Fuel Connections

A group of more than 60 donors is urging Joe Biden to renounce advisers with ties to the fossil fuel industry.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #natural-gas, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The White House, Senate and Supreme Court Could All Hinge on North Carolina

Thom Tillis, who has embraced President Trump’s plan to quickly replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, could become the deciding vote in the Senate.

#cunningham-cal-1973, #north-carolina, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #tillis-thomas-r, #trump-donald-j

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With Kids in Sports Bubbles, These Parents Are Desperate for a Way In

Many parents are used to following their pro-athlete offspring from game to game. With the pandemic keeping them out of stadiums, some are getting creative.

#baseball, #basketball, #boston-celtics, #charlotte-hornets, #football, #hockey-ice, #new-york-mets, #olsen-greg-1985, #seattle-seahawks, #stadiums-and-arenas, #tuch-alex-1996, #united-states-military-academy, #vegas-golden-knights, #volleyball, #walker-kemba

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The Ginsburg-Scalia Act Was Not a Farce

There is a lot for us to learn, not just from their friendship, but from their intellectual combat.

#appeals-courts-us, #democratic-party, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #presidential-election-of-2000, #republican-party, #scalia-antonin, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Down With Judicial Supremacy!

The Supreme Court was never meant to be the only arbiter of the meaning of the Constitution.

#adams-john-1735-1826, #constitution-us, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #democratic-party, #federal-courts-us, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #jefferson-thomas, #lincoln-abraham, #marshall-john, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #scott-dred, #supreme-court-us, #taney-roger-b, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How the Religious Right Has Transformed the Supreme Court

The Roberts court has used the First Amendment to advance conservative Christian values.

#christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #constitutional-amendments, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #religion-and-belief, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j

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Has the President Handicapped His Own Party’s Efforts on Absentee Voting?

A Republican vote-by-mail campaign in swing states may be undercut by President Trump’s rhetoric about election fraud.

#absentee-voting, #north-carolina, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-national-committee, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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The War Crime No One Wants to Talk About

“Our Bodies, Their Battlefields,” by Christina Lamb, a British foreign correspondent, provides one of the first exhaustive examinations of rape as a weapon of war.

#books-and-literature, #lamb-christina-1966, #our-bodies-their-battlefields-war-through-the-lives-of-women-book, #sex-crimes, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #women-and-girls

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Book Review: ‘White House, Inc.,’ by Dan Alexander

In his new book, the Forbes reporter Dan Alexander examines President Trump’s private coffers since he took office.

#alexander-dan, #books-and-literature, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #white-house-inc-book

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Stakeholder Capitalism Gets a Report Card. It’s Not Good.

The pandemic and the movement for racial justice have tested corporate pledges to elevate social concerns alongside shareholder interests. A new study finds companies are failing to follow through.

#amazon-com-inc, #benioff-marc, #blackrock-inc, #boards-of-directors, #business-roundtable, #capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-social-responsibility, #corporations, #ford-foundation, #marriott-international-inc, #wages-and-salaries

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Late Night Riffs on Republicans’ Flip-Flop Over Supreme Court Seat

Some senators who wouldn’t consider Barack Obama’s nominee in 2016 are happy to vote on President Trump’s. “Hypocrisy only matters if you have shame,” Seth Meyers explained.

#colbert-stephen, #fallon-jimmy, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #jimmy-kimmel-live-tv-program, #kimmel-jimmy, #late-night-with-seth-meyers-tv-program, #late-show-with-stephen-colbert-tv-program, #mcconnell-mitch, #noah-trevor-1984, #the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-tv-program, #the-tonight-show-tv-program, #trump-donald-j

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She’s the W.N.B.A. Threat No One Warned You About

Minnesota Lynx guard Crystal Dangerfield wasn’t a top pick, and her coach didn’t plan to play her much. Now she’s the rookie of the year, and leading her Lynx through the playoffs.

#auriemma-geno, #basketball, #dangerfield-crystal-1998, #minnesota-lynx, #reeve-cheryl-1966, #smith-katie-1974, #womens-national-basketball-assn

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Nikola Jokic Plays Basketball as if It’s Water Polo

Jokic, the Denver Nuggets star, is doing everything in the N.B.A. playoffs: shooting, rebounding, blocking — and firing one-handed crosscourt passes like he’s in a swimming pool.

#basketball, #denver-nuggets, #jokic-nikola-1995, #national-basketball-assn, #water-polo

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Coronavirus Upends College Admissions Tests, Creating Chaos for Students

An Iowa school district that defied a reopening order is moving toward a “hybrid” model. South Korea suspends a plan to provide free flu shots to 19 million people.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov

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DeVos to Be Investigated for Potential Violation of Ethics Law

A watchdog filed a complaint over the Education Department distributing a Fox News clip of Secretary Betsy DeVos criticizing Joe Biden, potentially in violation of the Hatch Act.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #devos-elizabeth-1958, #education-department-us, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #hatch-act-1939, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-office-of-special-counsel, #united-states-politics-and-government

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China Sentences Ren Zhiqiang, Tycoon Who Criticized Xi, to 18 Years in Prison

The Communist Party had accused Ren Zhiqiang of being disloyal. His heavy sentence underscores Xi Jinping’s crackdown on dissent among the elite.

#beijing-china, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #politics-and-government, #ren-zhiqiang, #xi-jinping

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No Criminal Charges for Tucson Officers Over Man’s Death in Their Custody

“There is insufficient evidence to prove a crime of negligent or reckless homicide” was committed, the Pima County Attorney’s Office said in a report released Monday.

#cameras, #jerin-stoor, #jonathan-jackson, #lopez-carlos-ingram-d-2020, #mental-health-and-disorders, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-tucson-ariz, #ryan-starbuck, #samuel-routledge, #tucson-ariz, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Republican Senators Line Up to Back Trump on Court Fight

Senators Charles Grassley and Cory Gardner gave the president the votes he needs, but for the Senate to confirm his choice before the Nov. 3 election will still be a challenge.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #mcconnell-mitch, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A London Caper With a Car James Bond Would Never Drive

Five guns used in Bond films were stolen in March from a collector’s home. Now the police are appealing to the public for information.

#bond-james-fictional-character, #firearms, #london-england, #robberies-and-thefts, #scotland-yard-metropolitan-police-service, #vauxhall-motors

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In Italy Elections, Salvini Coalition Fails to Take Tuscan Prize

A center-right coalition led by Matteo Salvini, once Italy’s most powerful politician, won three key regions but fell short in Tuscany, where victory could have bolstered his comeback bid.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elections, #italy, #politics-and-government, #salvini-matteo, #tuscany-italy

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Arctic Sea Ice Reaches a Low, Just Missing Record

Only 2012 had less sea ice coverage, scientists say, as climate change takes its toll in the region.

#arctic-ocean, #arctic-regions, #global-warming, #ice, #national-snow-and-ice-data-center, #oceans-and-seas

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How the Supreme Court Could Affect Voting Rules on Election Day

A number of legal battles over voting rights are already in the pipeline. Any ruling this fall could resonate nationwide.

#state-legislatures, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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Lagoa’s Role in Florida Will Be a Big Factor in Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

Judge Barbara Lagoa lacks some of the usual credentials of a Supreme Court justice, but her roots in the Cuban-American community could make her an attractive choice for President Trump.

#abortion, #appeals-courts-us, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #constitution-us, #cuban-americans, #desantis-ron, #florida, #gonzalez-elian, #lagoa-barbara, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #supreme-courts-state, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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