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In Ancient Pompeii, Fresco Dining Room With Trojan Decor Offers New Insights
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In Ancient Pompeii, Fresco Dining Room With Trojan Decor Offers New Insights

Archaeologists working at the ancient site of Pompeii unveiled their latest find on Thursday: a formal dining room that offers a glimpse of how some of the wealthier denizens lived, or at least the art they could meditate on as they munched.Painted dark black so that soot from candle smoke wouldn’t stain them, experts said, the walls are divided into panels. Several of them are decorated with couples who are associated with the Trojan War.The dining room is part of an insula, the equivalent of a city block, that has been excavated in connection with a project to shore up the perimeter between the excavated and unexcavated areas of the city, part of which remains underground. The project will help better preserve the site.“People would meet to dine after sunset; the flickering light of the ...
Los desnudos ultrafalsos son el nuevo peligro que enfrentan las adolescentes
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Los desnudos ultrafalsos son el nuevo peligro que enfrentan las adolescentes

A finales de marzo, las Escuelas Públicas de Westfield celebraron una reunión regular de la junta directiva en la escuela secundaria local, un complejo de ladrillos rojos en Westfield, Nueva Jersey, con un anuncio en el exterior que daba la bienvenida con orgullo a los visitantes del “Hogar de los Diablos Azules” y sus equipos deportivos.Pero para Dorota Mani, esta no era una reunión cualquiera.En octubre, algunas niñas de décimo grado en Westfield High School —incluida Francesca, la hija de 14 años de Mani— alertaron a los directivos de que los niños de su clase habían utilizado un software de inteligencia artificial para generar imágenes sexualmente explícitas de ellas y estaban haciendo circular las imágenes falsas. Cinco meses después, según afirman los Mani y otras familias, el distri...
Middle East Crisis: Despite Optimism in the Wake of a Troop Drawdown, Gaza Cease-Fire Talks Stall
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Middle East Crisis: Despite Optimism in the Wake of a Troop Drawdown, Gaza Cease-Fire Talks Stall

Nicaragua, a longstanding supporter of the Palestinian cause, is broadening the legal battle over the Gaza conflict at the International Court of Justice by bringing a case against Germany, a major supplier of arms to Israel.In hearings that opened on Monday in The Hague, Nicaragua argued that Germany is facilitating the commission of genocide in Gaza and violating the Genocide Convention by providing Israel with military and financial aid. Carlos Jose Arguello Gomez, Nicaragua’s ambassador to The Netherlands, told the court that “it does not matter if an artillery shell is delivered straight from Germany to an Israeli tank shelling a hospital” or goes to replenish Israel’s stockpiles.“The fact is that the assurance of supplies and replacement of armaments is crucial to Israel’s pursuit of...
Hillary Clinton’s Return to Wellesley Met With Protests and Ceasefire Calls
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Hillary Clinton’s Return to Wellesley Met With Protests and Ceasefire Calls

Hillary Clinton returned on Saturday to her alma mater, Wellesley College, to celebrate the opening of a new research and study center that bears her name, more than half a century after she graduated and set off on the path that would make her its most famous alumna.She was met, as ever, by Wellesley faculty, students and alumnae who see her as a rock star, a kind of campus demi-deity who forever elevated the status of this small liberal arts college west of Boston. But as Mrs. Clinton moderated a panel on “democracy at a crossroads” at the new center’s inaugural summit, a group of student protesters outside chanted and raised signs objecting to her presence, an angry display of the more critical way many in the latest generation of Wellesley women view her legacy.Near the end of the pane...
Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Gaza Aid Worker Killings
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Israel-Hamas War Live Updates: Gaza Aid Worker Killings

World leaders and humanitarian groups said on Friday that Israel must show concrete results after it reacted to growing pressure from the United States by announcing it would open more aid routes into the Gaza Strip, where the United Nations has warned that a famine is looming.At a news conference in Brussels on Friday, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken welcomed the new aid routes, calling them “positive developments,” but said that the United States was watching to see if Israel would make it a priority to ease the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. One measure of Israel’s commitment, he said, will be “the number of trucks that are actually getting in on a sustained basis.”“The real test is results, and that’s what we’re looking to see in the coming days and the coming weeks,” he said, addin...
N.C. State Heads to Final Four, Bringing Raleigh to the Center of College Basketball
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N.C. State Heads to Final Four, Bringing Raleigh to the Center of College Basketball

For decades, Sammy’s Tap & Grill, a sports bar for fans of North Carolina State University, had a glaring problem: The school’s basketball teams did not win all that much. David Harris, one of the owners, would concoct creative specials in hopes of drawing customers on game days, but it didn’t matter. Few ever came.“All of that has changed now,” Mr. Harris, 59, said the other day, his smile, like those of his patrons, seemingly permanent. “Can you believe it?”The N.C. State women’s and men’s basketball teams are both in the Final Four. It is a sentence few in Raleigh believed they ever would utter. And to listen to them say it aloud this week was to hear the exhausted, sometimes tearful glee of an overjoyed fan base still in shock.Their neighbors, after all, are basketball royalty. Duk...
Manual del crecimiento económico: los países pobres reescriben las reglas
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Manual del crecimiento económico: los países pobres reescriben las reglas

Durante más de medio siglo, el manual sobre cómo los países en desarrollo pueden aumentar sus riquezas ha cambiado poco: trasladar a los agricultores de subsistencia a empleos manufactureros y luego vender lo que ellos producen al resto del mundo.La receta —adaptada de diversas maneras por Hong Kong, Singapur, Corea del Sur, Taiwán y China— ha producido el motor más potente que el mundo ha conocido para generar crecimiento económico. Ha ayudado a sacar a cientos de millones de personas de la pobreza, generar empleos y a incrementar los estándares de vida.Los tigres asiáticos y China tuvieron éxito combinando vastas reservas de mano de obra barata con acceso a conocimientos y financiación internacionales, y compradores que llegaban procedentes de lugares como Kalamazoo hasta Kuala Lumpur. L...
Israeli Protests Against Netanyahu Intensify as Cease-Fire Talks Resume
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Israeli Protests Against Netanyahu Intensify as Cease-Fire Talks Resume

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced growing challenges to power on Sunday as thousands gathered outside Parliament to call for early elections in what were shaping up to be one of the largest demonstrations against the government in Israel since the start of the war in the Gaza Strip.Some protesters carried signs calling for Mr. Netanyahu’s “immediate removal.” Others wielded posters calling for elections, saying “those who destroyed can’t be the ones to fix.”The protest came a day after thousands took to the streets of Tel Aviv, waving flags and carrying pictures of the Israeli hostages with signs reading “Hostage deal now.”Elad Dreifuss, a 25-year-old university student demonstrating in Jerusalem on Sunday, said that protesting against the government at a time of war was a difficult ...
How Patty Murray Won $1 Billion for Child Care as Congress Is Deadlocked
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How Patty Murray Won $1 Billion for Child Care as Congress Is Deadlocked

Senator Patty Murray got inspired to enter politics when a male state legislator derided her efforts to fight budget cuts to early education programs, calling her “just a mom in tennis shoes” — a remark she would proudly adopt as her campaign slogan.So it came as little surprise that more than 40 years later, Ms. Murray, now the chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, managed to emerge from excruciating negotiations over funding the federal government with a big victory aimed at children and families. Tucked into the $1.2 trillion spending law Congress cleared last week was an additional $1 billion for a single year for child care and early education programs.Ms. Murray accomplished that feat against substantial political headwinds. Negotiators in Congress had to abide by the de...
A Very Royal Scavenger Hunt
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A Very Royal Scavenger Hunt

Some members of the royal family, particularly the princes and princesses of its younger generation, are easy to slot into that victim role. They are wealthy, famous and photogenic, and their roles in public life make them beloved to many.Catherine, particularly, was a ready-made focus for a conspiracy narrative, not only because she is glamorous and widely liked in Britain (helped by favorable coverage in the tabloid press), but also because she has been more private about her life than many other royals. “Kate’s signature has been her composure, her discretion,” Arianne Chernock, a historian at Boston University who studies the British Monarchy, told me. “Kate has been a much more private person” than Princess Diana, she said.The recent conspiracy theories came prepackaged with villains:...