He found this in his research with Bridgett vonHoldt, a molecular biologist at Princeton University. She and a team of researchers identified genes in dogs that in humans are associated with Williams-Beuren syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. One of the many symptoms of the syndrome is indiscriminate friendliness. Dr. Wynne and Dr. Udell worked with Dr. vonHoldt on a subsequent study of wolves and dogs that tied behavior and genetics together. They concluded that the genes associated with Williams-Beuren syndrome in humans underlie the friendliness of dogs compared to wolves. [We visited the home of the Beijing-based family that paid .5 million to get their daughter into Stanford.]
Brussels sprouts and eggplant were especially compelling because they were able to retain the most oil, either by absorbing it, as in the case of the eggplant, or by being trapped within the layers of the brussels sprout. This extra oil in turn made the vegetables fantastically crisp. (With other vegetables, the fan’s force caused the oil to slide right off.) ‘BEETHOVEN! MAKING THE FIFTH’ at the Kaye Playhouse (April 6, 10 and 11:30 a.m.; April 7, 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.). The four dramatic notes at the start of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony are enough to make any audience member sit up and take heed. They should have that effect at this program, the season’s last concert of the Little Orchestra Society’s LOS Kids series for ages 3 to 10. Other elements will also keep young listeners intrigued, like a humorous script by Craig Shemin and appearances by the comical character Professor Treblemaker and Beethoven himself. The focus is on how this composer created his works, with excerpts from not only the Fifth Symphony but also pieces like the “Moonlight” Sonata and the “Leonora” Overture from “Fidelio.”212-971-9500, littleorchestra.org
Schedule a TripAnother angle: Mr. Trump has faced bipartisan criticism in Congress over his decision to pull back in Syria. Our chief Washington correspondent says that Republicans have been willing to break with the president over foreign policy when they believe there are no political consequences back home. And today? Forget the pitter-patter.
There are also 70,000 wives and children of ISIS fighters in camps, and Western nations are struggling with both whether they should take back their citizens and how to do so, given that some have become radicalized or are otherwise violent. Missouri is racing to stop abortion. Illinois is scrambling to preserve it. Sabrina Tavernise and Lynsea Garrison head to the front lines of the abortion wars in Part 1 of our series.
Schedule a TripEso ha ocasionado que muchos líderes mundiales y ambientalistas vean a la Amazonía como una pieza invaluable del patrimonio mundial que debe conservarse celosamente. “If you internalized that worldview,” he said, “how could a dark-skinned Christ wash sins away?”
The results come from the latest J.D. Power US Tech Experience Study, which surveyed 20,000 new car owners and lessees of 2019 model year vehicles. Specifically, the study looks closely at 38 vehicle technologies during the first 90 days of ownership. The categories surveyed are entertainment and connectivity, collision protection, comfort and convenience, driving assistance, smartphone mirroring and navigation. There was Junaid Ismail, 36, a Christchurch native who worked at the family business, a dairy. He had a wife and three children.
Schedule a TripWhat can regulators do if they find something improper? Some young activists took to politics after the defeat of the Umbrella Movement but found themselves blocked from holding office.
What’s the last thing that made you cry? It shouldn’t work — none of it — not the metaphor, not the wild horse, not what it all means for the wild man at the center. It does. That’s partly because redemption stories exert their own magnetic pull, but also because the French director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre goes all in, embracing simplicity and sincerity without hesitation or self-consciousness. (She shares script credit with Mona Fastvold and Brock Norman Brock.) “The Mustang” is direct and almost perilously familiar — it draws from both westerns and prison movies — yet it is also attractively filigreed with surprising faces, unusual genre notes and luminous, evanescent beauty.
Schedule a Trip“We are not yet at maximum employment,” Ms. Pollak said. “People are excited that there is, at least nominally, a viable candidate that is gay. That is uplifting,” said Alix Ritchie, a Democratic fund-raiser and board member of LPAC, a group seeking to empower L.G.B.T. women. But, she added, “I personally feel rather discouraged that the only attention being paid to Democratic candidates is a bunch of white guys. In terms of media coverage, the women are just being wiped off the map.”
Mr. Lorance was a lieutenant with three days of experience leading his platoon when the murders occurred. His men testified that one of the first things he told the platoon was that they should conduct night raids to terrorize civilians, even children. When one of his men told him that there were three men on a motorcycle about 200 yards away, he ordered his troops to shoot them. The Sharks then rallied behind their captain after a plea from Thornton thanks to two goals from Couture, one from Tomas Hertl and then the tiebreaker from Kevin Labanc, who assisted on the first three goals. That scoring spree in 4:01 against Marc-Andre Fleury sent the fans at the Shark Tank so used to playoff disappointment into delirium. It was just the second time a team had scored four goals on one major power play in a playoff game.
Schedule a TripMs. Kostopoulos expected Mr. Rae to fade from her life, but with each passing day, as she shared more about her mother's illness and care with him, he remained a calming and welcome presence. The first policy proposal released by her campaign was a trillion infrastructure plan, an idea that is popular among Republicans and was championed by Mr. Trump during his presidential run.
An easy way to keep track of color temperature is to think of a flame: it starts out yellow and orange, but when it gets really hot, it turns blue. You could also think of color temperature in terms of the sun -- low, yellowy color temperatures mimic the tone of light at sunrise or sunset, while hotter, more bluish-white color temperatures are more akin to daylight (sure enough, bulbs with color temperatures like these are commonly called "daylight" bulbs). This is also why a lot of people prefer high color temperatures during the day and lower color temperatures in the morning and evening. Some smart bulbs can even shift back and forth throughout the day. “For the older folks, maybe they were the first person somewhere because the world hadn’t been explored that much, and they had that opportunity,” said Aleksandr Rikhterman, 26, a Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker. “We can’t do that so we have to look at exploring differently. We can use new tools to take a closer look at the environments that have already been found.”
Schedule a TripThe lawsuit did not appear in online court records in Virginia as of early Tuesday, but Mr. Nunes said in a Fox News appearance on Monday that he had filed it. A copy of the lawsuit was posted by Fox News. The problem first became apparent in 2012 with an attack on the American Embassy in the capital, Tunis. Three days earlier in neighboring Libya, militants had attacked the American mission in the eastern city of Benghazi. Four Americans were killed, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.
Susan Fang began designing clothes at age 5, for the girls in her comic books. Born in Yuyao, China, she moved from place to place during her childhood, from China to England, Canada and the U.S. “It was a lot of changes,” she says. “But it made me extremely interested in the difference between people’s perceptions and perspectives.” Fang became passionate about exploring the arts, culture and fashion of the places in which she lived, and she eventually settled in London, where she studied fashion at Central Saint Martins. After graduating, she spent two years gaining experience at Celine and Stella McCartney before founding her eponymous label in 2018. Characterized by naturalistic and geometric motifs, her otherworldly pieces include bags made from bubblelike glass beads and sheer pastel dresses, but perhaps her most notable invention is the “airweave,” a garment made from strips of featherlight fabric (such as chiffon, yarn) that shape-shifts as the wearer moves, creating the impression, in Fang’s words, that her garments “swim between two and three dimensions.” Although she is still based in London, Fang will show her spring 2020 collection in Milan, at the invitation of Sara Maino, Editor of Vogue Talents, a platform dedicated to emerging designers. Fang was also shortlisted for the LVMH Prize this year. Her new collection will be filled with optical illusions and unexpected materials, she says: “It will be very surreal and ethereal.” “He’s a special talent at closing and winning games — and not just offensively,” Brand said. “He’s just a winner.”
Schedule a TripBut we’ve never had an empty seat, not one. I really believe that. There was one case where we had a tremendous snowstorm, and it was just about frozen. It was like a monster storm, I don’t even know how it got there. I said, “how’s the crowd?” “It’s just not full, sir.” I said what does that mean. There’s like two seats on top. Thousands and thousands of people couldn’t get there. So they show pictures of the empty seats. The worst storm they’ve had in years. They show pictures of like nine empty seats. They could have been people just went to the bathroom together. Debs certainly read his Marx and Engels; he believed in class struggle, and the eventual (if not immediate) arrival of the democratic socialist commonwealth. But as Mr. Salvatore notes: “Debs remains the classic example of an indigenous American radical. He was not born a Socialist, and he did not reject American values when he became one.” He spoke American, not Marxist. His emphasis, from his days as a craft unionist and through all his subsequent political evolution, “stressed the individual dignity and power inherent in the concept of citizenship.”
To the Editor: The most significant hurdle could come from Mr. Trump himself. The White House could choose to assert executive privilege to try to protect many of the materials central to the committee’s inquiry, including communications between Mr. Trump, Mr. McGahn and other advisers. Such claims are usually the president’s prerogative, but any such claim would almost certainly lead to a lengthy court fight that could delay the inquiry.
Schedule a TripIn setting aside their usual caution and ripping the heart out of Mr. Johnson’s Brexit plans, they offered perhaps the clearest indication yet that the party, squabbling for decades over Europe, is now enmeshed in a civil war. Mr. Johnson’s team almost immediately kicked the rebels — 21 lawmakers, most of them ex-government ministers — out of the party and barred them from running as Conservatives in the next election. “What may seem small is large to others,” said Monique Gibbs, 39, a Jacksonville, N.C., native who works with survivors of trauma and abuse.
"In this age of ever-changing threats, the cybersecurity of government networks and our national security infrastructure should be paramount -- and the president should not be engaging in any conduct or policymaking that could threaten this," Thompson said in a statement. Still, the deeply liberal makeup of Ms. Omar’s district — a mix of urban and suburban neighborhoods where “Black Lives Matter” signs and L.G.B.T. rights flags are common sights — may shield her from political punishment. Ms. Omar trounced her primary opponents last year, and she built an enthusiastic coalition of supporters of different racial and religious identities.
Schedule a TripANONYMOUS “I think we managed to include everything that was really important,” Davies said, adding that he had streamlined some of the narrative’s twists and turns, notably Valjean’s repeated returns to and escapes from prison, and Javert’s uncanny reappearances wherever Valjean is to be found. “I think this has made it feel less improbable and more believable in modern terms,” he said.
“My favorite gifts from Karl are not from Chanel. But my favorite gifts from Chanel are all the black fingerless gloves and the black silk scarf-tie I wore around my neck in a floppy bow, with the gloves on my hands during some of my favorite touring live performances of my entire career. It was part of my signature look for a couple years. He loved that I wore the gloves, he used to tell me about his mother and how he wanted to learn to play the piano and why he wears gloves, but that I’ll keep secret. The College Board’s changes to its travel allowances came as testing companies were strengthening security measures, even before the scandal broke. The College Board bans cellphones during testing and has increased random audits of test centers. In some places, tests are delivered in locked boxes that cannot be opened until test time.
Schedule a TripBut when she told Mr. Raniere that she was attracted to another man, he directed that she be confined inside a room for nearly two years, convincing her family that she needed to be punished because she was “prideful.” In the end, her father and another Nxivm member drove her to the Mexican border. Another Spanish-language production amplified seldom-heard voices in a far more immersive and involving way. In “Paisajes Para No Colorear” (“Landscapes Not for Coloring”), Marco Layera directs nine Chilean girls between the ages of 13 and 17 who sound off about their adolescent frustrations and yearnings in a society that expects them to assume traditional gender roles.
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Schedule a Trip“Readers, not a Twitter mob, should decide the fate of a book,” contends this Opinion essay writer. Cold winters aside, the loft has been everything he hoped it would be. He has held countless musical gatherings there, and it has become a hub for the various communities he has fostered in Porch Stomp and Mergers and Compositions.
The identity-software maker Okta has added Robert Dixon Jr., a former executive at Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo, to its board. That would explain why Hulu lowered the price of the ads-based service by this year — and it might also explain NBCUniversal’s interest in starting its own ad-based streaming network by 2020.
Schedule a TripPresident Trump’s neocolonial plan to purchase Greenland is not as absurd as it sounds. The world’s largest island is rich in minerals, including rare earths. Since China currently dominates the global production in rare earths and has the ability to hold the world hostage, the acquisition of Greenland would mean greater economic independence for the United States. Colin McCoyAlbany
Playing Pebble Beach has taught Mickelson to take nothing for granted. He was trailing by two strokes after 36 holes in 1996 but never got a chance to make a charge as inclement weather washed out the final two rounds. Two years later, Mickelson successfully outlasted Mother Nature and the field for his first Pebble Beach Pro-Am title. At the Brooke Hospital for Animals in Cairo’s Syeda Zainab district, Dr. Mohammed Hammad swung back a stall door to reveal a skinny horse with protruding hips and a large wound on its rear.