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Oscar de la Renta, Who Clothed Stars and Became One, Dies at 82

nytimes.com — Oscar de la Renta, the doyen of American fashion, whose career began in the 1950s in Franco's Spain and sprawled across the better living rooms of Paris and New York, and who was the last survivor of that generation of bold, all-seeing tastemakers, died on Monday at his home in Kent, Conn.
Oct 21, 2014

Oscar de la Renta was an important figure in my high school education (I went to fashion school). Goodbye! nytimes.com/2014/10/21/nyr…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @nytimes: "A man of the world, he was at ease everywhere." The NYT obituary of Oscar de la Renta nyti.ms/1vEYRye

Oct 21, 2014

RT @nytimes: NYT obituary: Oscar de la Renta "was the last survivor of that generation of bold, all-seeing tastemakers" nyti.ms/1vEZfwF

Oct 21, 2014

How Oscar de la Renta landed a #Lanvin job, he asked a #fashion school to "teach me the year’s course in two weeks" | nyti.ms/1vEZfwF

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Baby on Way, Worker Gets Her Job Back

nytimes.com — There's good news for Angelica Valencia, the 39-year-old pregnant woman who was pushed out of her job in August when her doctor said she shouldn't work overtime: Her bosses are offering her job back. Ms. Valencia, who has been out of work for nearly three months, can return "immediately without loss of seniority and without fear of retaliation," Jeffrey D.
Oct 21, 2014

Company breaking employment law has odd change of heart after being featured in the @nytimes. Probably a coincidence nytimes.com/2014/10/21/nyr…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @greenhousenyt: Good news: Embarrassed by NYT article, bosses offer to rehire pregnant women they had forced out. @rachelswarns nytimes.com/2014/10/21/nyr… .

Oct 20, 2014

RT @greenhousenyt: Good news: Embarrassed by NYT article, bosses offer to rehire pregnant women they had forced out. @rachelswarns nytimes.com/2014/10/21/nyr… .

Oct 20, 2014

RT @greenhousenyt: Good news: Embarrassed by NYT article, bosses offer to rehire pregnant women they had forced out. @rachelswarns nytimes.com/2014/10/21/nyr… .

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Hong Kong Leader Reaffirms Tough Stance on Elections and Economic Discontent

nytimes.com — HONG KONG - The Beijing-appointed leader of Hong Kong, Leung Chun-ying, said Monday evening that allowing his successors to be chosen in an open election based on who won the greatest number of votes was unacceptable in part because it would produce policies skewed toward the poor.
Oct 21, 2014

Hong Kong's govt. is worried that under democratic elections they would have to represent poor people nytimes.com/2014/10/21/wor…

Oct 21, 2014

China-US harmony! MT @comradewong head of HK says open elections impossible because would give poor too much say nytimes.com/2014/10/21/wor…

Oct 20, 2014

C.Y. Leung, head of HK, says open elections are impossible because that would give the poorer half too much say. nytimes.com/2014/10/21/wor…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @nytimesworld: Hong Kong's leader opposes open elections, in part, because it could give poorer residents voice in politics. nyti.ms/1sIM8rO

Oct 20, 2014

RT @nytimesworld: Hong Kong's leader opposes open elections, in part, because it could give poorer residents voice in politics. nyti.ms/1sIM8rO

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In Homeland, Liberia Native Finds Resilience Amid Horror

nytimes.com — MONROVIA, Liberia - Liberians have become accustomed to living with demons. Long before Ebola arrived, the people here endured 14 years of civil war, one that snuffed out 200,000 lives and ignited acts of barbarism that laid waste to the country.
Oct 20, 2014

In Homeland, Liberia Native Finds Resilience Amid Horror nyti.ms/1Fo8iq0

Oct 20, 2014

RT @tackettdc: If you have time to read one story, make it this one by @helenecooper on life in Liberia nyti.ms/1qXEAhW

Oct 20, 2014

RT @tackettdc: If you have time to read one story, make it this one by @helenecooper on life in Liberia nyti.ms/1qXEAhW

Oct 20, 2014

incredible RT @tackettdc: If you have time to read one story, make it this one by @helenecooper on life in Liberia nyti.ms/1qXEAhW

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Where Young College Graduates Are Choosing to Live

nytimes.com — When young college graduates decide where to move, they are not just looking at the usual suspects, like New York, Washington and San Francisco. Other cities are increasing their share of these valuable residents at an even higher rate and have reached a high overall rate, led by Denver, San Diego, Nashville, Salt Lake City and Portland, Ore., according to a report published Monday by City Observatory, a new think tank.
Oct 20, 2014

fascinating. Houston, Nashville & Denver have seen ~50% rise in college-educated residents age 25-34: nytimes.com/2014/10/20/ups…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @williams_paige: Denver, San Diego, Nashville, Salt Lake City, Portland - nyt: where young college grads are choosing to live mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/20/ups…

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Hoverboard? Still in the Future

nytimes.com — LOS GATOS, Calif. - A lot of things can hover. There are helicopters. There are hovercraft. But for the last three decades, a generation of engineers and movie fans have been waiting for something else: a hovering skateboard like the one in "Back to the Future Part II."