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    Ask Well: Why Are Hearing Aids So Expensive?

    Photo Q. Why are hearing aids so incredibly costly? Is it patents? A lock on manufacturing? With today’s digital revolution, it would seem that they should be approaching the cost of eyeglasses. A. Hearing aids remain expensive — $900 to $3,500 or more per ear — but that is likely to be changing soon. The […]

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    Power, Corruption and Murder Roils Little Guyana

    Photo A shop in Richmond Hill, Queens, home to more than 80,000 Indo-Guyanese immigrants. Credit Elias Williams for The New York Times Photo A tent along the Diwali parade route. Credit Elias Williams for The New York Times There are nearly 140,000 Guyanese in New York, making them the fifth-largest immigrant group in the city. […]

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    China’s Party Congress Brings Crackdown on Critics, Nightclubs and Airbnb

    Mr. Xi, who rose to power in 2012, often speaks about the need to protect the party against domestic and foreign enemies, and he has worked to strengthen the military and national security forces. He has presided over a withering campaign against critics: imprisoning scores of human rights lawyers, activists and journalists who have pushed […]

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    Europe Edition: Catalonia, Brexit, Harvey Weinstein: Your Friday Briefing

    And fleeing jihadists are already regrouping in remote areas, rearming with the help of desert smugglers. Continue reading the main story Our podcast “The Daily” examines whether the Islamic State is losing its war and how it is trying to reinvent itself. _____ Photo Credit Andreu Dalmau/European Pressphoto Agency • The Spanish government said it […]

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    3 great hacks for your Android device

    Do you remember back in the 1980s, when everyone seemed to look the same? If you were a young-urban-professional (Yuppy), you wore bright-colored clothes with your shirt collar turned up. You drove around in a boxy sedan and went home to a Colonial-style house. It got boring real fast. Everyone seemed to aspire be the […]

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    Man sets himself ablaze in Warsaw in apparent protest against ruling party

    A man set himself alight in front of Palace of Culture in Warsaw on Thursday in an apparent bid to send a political message to the ruling conservatives. A letter, found at the site, accuses the government of trampling on the constitution and undermining democracy. The incident took place on Thursday afternoon, with an elderly […]

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    John Kelly, George Bush, Quentin Tarantino: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

    The move comes, of course, in the wake of the revelations about Russian ad-buying before the election. But the tech lobby is pushing back — and hard. Continue reading the main story Senators are preparing to stay up all night to vote on a budget blueprint, more than two weeks into the fiscal year they’re […]

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    Hundreds of Mysterious Stone ‘Gates’ Found in Saudi Arabia’s Desert

    Since 1997, Dr. Kennedy has flown planes and helicopters over Saudi Arabia’s neighbor Jordan, photographing the angular and wheel-like structures scattered over its lava field or harrat. Not much is known about the people who built the edifices, but they are thought to haveconstructed them at least 2,000 years ago and maybe as far back […]

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    ‘Giving up territories is a sin’: Putin refers to Torah when asked about values

    Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 19:51 Russia’s President Vladimir Putin referred to the Jewish holy book the Torah, stating that technologies and science cannot completely replace basic traditional values. Read more Vladimir Putin made the comment while responding to a question about whether modern technologies and science can replace values, such as territories and people. […]

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    Putin: Moscow will respond immediately if Washington moves against Russian media

    Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 15:57 Edited time: 19 Oct, 2017 16:05 Russia will swiftly implement tit-for-tat measures if the US imposes restrictions on Russian media, President Vladimir Putin said. “We will act only symmetrically and quite swiftly,” Putin said. “As soon as we see concrete steps limiting the activities of our mass media [in […]