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Utah Group Files Complaint Against Mia Love Over Fund-Raising

A progressive group in Utah that advocates government transparency and accountability filed a federal complaint against Republican Representative Mia Love on Tuesday over alleged campaign finance violations, escalating the liberal fight against the vulnerable incumbent just seven weeks before November’s midterm elections. Alliance for a Better Utah, a progressive nonprofit, …

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A Wedding Ring With a Dirty Little Secret

Chloe Stein, an executive chef and caterer, remembers fondly her fairy tale engagement in early September 2016. She and her then-boyfriend, Deepak Panjwani, a data analyst at Bloomberg, were vacationing in Sweden. They took a day trip to Drottningholm Palace, the private residence of the Swedish royal family, and toured …

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Elephant Tusk DNA Helps Track Ivory Poachers

Trilobites Researchers are examining the genetic data in seized elephant ivory to trace it back to the animals’ homelands and connect it to global trafficking crimes. ImageAfrican elephants in Botswana. Researchers are turning to examining the DNA of elephant tusks to determine where they’re being poached.CreditCreditArt Wolfe/Art Wolfe Inc. Poachers …

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Living the American Dream — in Hiding

Jose Antonio Vargas comes from a family of gamblers, and in his new book, “Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen,” he’s upping the ante — or maybe, given the current executive’s predilection for travel bans and family separations, he’s going all in. Vargas recalls the enormous wager his family …

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A Dance World Mystery Spurs a Contest for Choreographers

The letter was closed with a gold wax seal that said “Agnes.” A note was stapled to the envelope. It read: “Please file it unopened, with the date carefully noted. It is the outline for a play, and I have no means of copyrighting it except this way. The material …

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