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A Digital Firewall in Myanmar, Built with Guns and Wire Cutters

A Digital Firewall in Myanmar, Built with Guns and Wire Cutters

A Digital Firewall in Myanmar, Built with Guns and Wire Cutters A Digital Firewall in Myanmar, Built with Guns and Wire Cutters The Myanmar soldiers descended before dawn on Feb. 1, bearing rifles and wire cutters. At gunpoint, they ordered technicians at telecom operators to switch off the internet. For good measure, the soldiers snipped wires without knowing what they …

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They Built Libraries to Honor Loved Ones, Women Felled by Bombings

They Built Libraries to Honor Loved Ones, Women Felled by Bombings

They Built Libraries to Honor Loved Ones, Women Felled by Bombings They Built Libraries to Honor Loved Ones, Women Felled by Bombings KABUL, Afghanistan — When his soon-to-be fiancée, Najiba Hussaini, was killed in a Taliban suicide bombing in Kabul, Hussain Rezai didn’t know how to grieve for her. “I had lost my love, but I wasn’t allowed to mourn,” …

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Ruth Dayan, Who Built an Israeli Fashion Brand, Dies at 103

Ruth Dayan, Who Built an Israeli Fashion Brand, Dies at 103

Ruth Dayan, Who Built an Israeli Fashion Brand, Dies at 103 Ruth Dayan, Who Built an Israeli Fashion Brand, Dies at 103 Ms. Dayan was Israel’s first “activist designer,” said Neri Oxman, the provocative architect, inventor and M.I.T. professor. Ms. Oxman, who is in her 40s, grew up in Haifa surrounded by Maskit objects, like so many in her generation. …

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Larry Flynt, Who Built a Porn Empire With Hustler, Dies at 78

Larry Flynt, Who Built a Porn Empire With Hustler, Dies at 78

Larry Flynt, Who Built a Porn Empire With Hustler, Dies at 78 Larry Flynt, Who Built a Porn Empire With Hustler, Dies at 78 Larry Flynt, a ninth-grade dropout who built a $400 million empire of raunchy publications, strip clubs and “adult” shops around his sexually explicit magazine Hustler, and spent decades battling obscenity and libel charges as a self-promoting …

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George Springer Chose Blue Jays Because ‘This Team Is Built to Win’

George Springer Chose Blue Jays Because 'This Team Is Built to Win'

George Springer Chose Blue Jays Because ‘This Team Is Built to Win’ George Springer Chose Blue Jays Because ‘This Team Is Built to Win’ Springer would not discuss interest from the Mets, or from any other team. But over seven years playing in Houston, plus three in the minor leagues, Springer has shown he is more than capable of thriving …

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‘Border wall’ built around Seattle’s remaining autonomous zone amid plans to clear area

‘Border wall’ built around Seattle’s remaining autonomous zone amid plans to clear area

‘Border wall’ built around Seattle’s remaining autonomous zone amid plans to clear area ‘Border wall’ built around Seattle’s remaining autonomous zone amid plans to clear area A “border wall” consisting of temporary barricades has been built around the remaining encampment of Seattle’s autonomous zone in response to attempts by officials to proceed with its eviction. The zone, originally self-declared the …

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Dinner Is No Longer Served: Theater That Built Careers Is Gone

Dinner Is No Longer Served: Theater That Built Careers Is Gone

Dinner Is No Longer Served: Theater That Built Careers Is Gone Dinner Is No Longer Served: Theater That Built Careers Is Gone Together with his friend Robert J. Funking, a chef, he built An Evening Dinner Theater — later renamed the Westchester Broadway Theater — an institution that would not just survive, but thrive, employing thousands of actors, waiters, stagehands …

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The Woman Who Built Beethoven’s Pianos

The Woman Who Built Beethoven’s Pianos

The Woman Who Built Beethoven’s Pianos The Woman Who Built Beethoven’s Pianos The Morgan Library & Museum owns part of an original sketch of Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” Piano Sonata. In the margin, the British publisher Vincent Novello writes that the document was given to him by “Mrs. Streiker” — “one of Beethoven’s oldest and most sincere friends.” Nannette Streicher’s marginalized place …

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He Built a Shrine to Trump and Prayed for His Health. Then He Collapsed.

He Built a Shrine to Trump and Prayed for His Health. Then He Collapsed.

He Built a Shrine to Trump and Prayed for His Health. Then He Collapsed. He Built a Shrine to Trump and Prayed for His Health. Then He Collapsed. Mr. Trump’s popularity in some parts of India is striking because the cult of personality he has tried to cultivate — of an unapologetically brash figure leading the United States to a …

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A Sonoma County House Built to Welcome Friends

A Sonoma County House Built to Welcome Friends

A Sonoma County House Built to Welcome Friends A Sonoma County House Built to Welcome Friends Lisa Picard, an avid cyclist, spends much of her time riding in cold, wet conditions near her home in Seattle. So when she began thinking about a weekend house, great weather and riding terrain were of prime importance. She focused her search on Sonoma …

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