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Explorer: An Untamed Island Meets Its Match

People no longer live on Horn, but it’s not uninhabited. Despite the toxic military interlude, much living goes on out there, from sea sponges to swamp rabbits, amid brackish lagoons, pine flats and reedy wetlands. Photo A snake carves a spot in the sand. Credit Robert Rausch for The New York Times Horn is the largest of Mississippi’s four barrier islands, which include Cat (once used by the Army to train war dogs), Petit Bois and Ship. The quartet lie parallel to the coast, in the same formation barriers assume…

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Don't tar us all with same brush, says tech exec after culture concerns sparked Uber's CEO departure

Getty Images Predictive analytics can help the operations including those of wind farms, freeing up employees for more productive activities, says CEO of Uptake Technologies, Brad Keywell. “I think the fourth industrial revolution of major industries is not about getting rid of people and it’s not about machines taking over, it’s about people at their very best based upon data, insight and action,” said Keywell, who is also a founder of Groupon. For instance, data from existing assets can be used to optimize the operations of wind turbine or alternative…

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The C.B.O. Score: A Few Bright Spots for Republicans. The Rest Could Be Scored as Grim.

It said the legislation would increase deductibles, make insurance more skimpy and destabilize markets. Average premiums would go down largely because the insurance they would pay for would become thinner and less valuable. Older people more likely to need insurance would be priced out of the market. Continue reading the main story President Trump asked the Senate to write a bill that was less “mean” than a version passed by the House last month. According to a White House news release, the budget office’s score is not disqualifying. But the…

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WSJ: Sprint exploring wireless deal with Charter, Comcast

Sprint (NYSE:S) is in exclusive talks with Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) and Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) to explore a deal that could boost their plans to offer wireless service, WSJ reports. Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son and the cable companies entered into a two-month, exclusive agreement for discussions through late-July, putting merger talks with T-Mobile US (NASDAQ:TMUS) on hold, according to the report. One potential arrangement reportedly is for CHTR and CMCSA to invest in improving Sprint’s network in exchange for favorable terms to offer wireless service using the carrier’s network, possibly involving the…

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Hope Ryden, Wildlife Protector and Photographer, Dies at 87

In “Lily Pond: Four Years With a Family of Beavers” (1989), she described beavers’ sociable dam-building, kit-rearing and playful shoving matches, observed in Harriman State Park in Rockland County, N.Y. Photo Ms. Ryden wrote two dozen books on wildlife, including “America’s Last Wild Horses” (1970). Credit Lyons Press “Like Japanese wrestlers, the contenders would square off, grip one another’s loose ruff with their black satiny hands, and then drive forward with all their might until the stronger one propelled the weaker backward into deep water,” Ms. Ryden wrote. “Breast-to-breast, cheek-to-cheek,…

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Trump Meets India’s Leader, a Fellow Nationalist Battling China for His Favor

Mr. Modi returned the favor, praising Mr. Trump’s “vast and successful” business experience, which he predicted would galvanize relations between the United States and India. He also invited Mr. Trump’s daughter Ivanka to a conference of entrepreneurs in India. Continue reading the main story Yet the mutual admiration masked a more complicated dynamic between India and the United States. While ties between the two have grown steadily closer over the last two decades, India faces new uncertainties with Mr. Trump, who has shown less interest than his predecessors in maintaining…

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On Baseball: For Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, the Sky’s Not Only the Limit, It’s a Target

“He’s incredible,” said Kenley Jansen, the Dodgers’ All-Star closer. “He’s probably going to break Barry Bonds’s record. He might do it in two years if he keeps hitting two every game.” Continue reading the main story It was hard to tell which home run record Jansen meant — 73 in a season or 762 in a career — but Bellinger shattered his family’s home run record more than two weeks ago, when he connected against the Cincinnati Reds for his 13th, which came in his 154th career at-bat. Clay hit…

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A 20-Pound Lobster Impresses Airport Security, but It’s No Record Breaker

Photo A T.S.A. agent with the 20-pound Atlantic lobster at Logan International Airport in Boston. Credit via Transportation Security Administration On a conveyor belt of bags, purses and laptops at Boston Logan International Airport on Sunday, one meaty package was clamoring for an additional security screening. Next to the rest of the luggage that morning, it was a fish out of water and appeared overstuffed, perhaps too big to fit under an airplane seat. “I don’t know what would have triggered what we call an alarm, whether it was the…

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