We may not like the notch, but we definitely needed it to happen
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We may not like the notch, but we definitely needed it to happen

There isn’t a plight more impressive in the world of smartphones than the rise of the notch. Uncelebrated as it is, the notch stands today as one of the most common design traits found in these little devices we love. It’s easy to point to the iPhone X as the reason for the notch’s acceptability…

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‘Retrieving the bodies of people who have died tears firefighters apart’
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‘Retrieving the bodies of people who have died tears firefighters apart’

I’m proud to work for the fire service but I’ve seen how our work takes its toll on mental health ‘Each day in the fire service is planned but everything can change when we receive an emergency call.’ Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images Monday Roll call. We are given our jobs for the shift. Each day…

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Tax Guy: Worried about capital-gains taxes? Here’s how much you’ll pay
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Tax Guy: Worried about capital-gains taxes? Here’s how much you’ll pay

Contrary to popular opinion, not all of your 2019 long-term capital gains are taxed at 15%. No, that would be far too simple. So in addition to the 15% rate, there is a 20% rate for upper-income investors and there are several additional long-term capital-gains rates, which can range from 0% to 28%. Last but…

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Judge Overturns $37 Million Wrongful Death Award to the Family of Korryn Gaines
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Judge Overturns $37 Million Wrongful Death Award to the Family of Korryn Gaines

Screenshot: FacebookAccording to The Baltimore Sun, a Baltimore County judge has overturned a jury’s decision to award more than $37 million to the family of Korryn Gaines, who was shot and killed in 2016 by county police after an hours-long standoff.Judge Mickey J. Norman announced that Cpl. Royce Ruby, who according to court documents shot…

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Is Co-Living The New Co-Working?
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Is Co-Living The New Co-Working?

Co-living is increasingly as popular as co-working, especially among Millennials.Getty In big cities around the country, co-working has become a major trend. Now co-working leader WeWork, along with competitors like Common, Open Door, Bungalow, X Social Communities, Starcity and a number of others, are leaping on to the emerging co-living real estate trend. Co-living offers…

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Wealthy Taxpayers Screaming About Lost SALT Deductions Under Trump Tax ‘Cuts’
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Wealthy Taxpayers Screaming About Lost SALT Deductions Under Trump Tax ‘Cuts’

A $1 million-plus wage earner came to her tax preparer last weekend to see what the Trump tax cuts, which went into effect for the 2018 tax year, would mean for her tax return due April 15. And boy, was she disappointed. Last year, she deducted $245,500 in real estate taxes, state income taxes and…

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The Ten Best True Crime Documentaries on Netflix
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The Ten Best True Crime Documentaries on Netflix

When you stare into Netflix, the abyss stares back. The streaming giant’s deep reservoir of documentaries about murder trials and scams reveals the darkest side of humanity, whether it’s violent criminals hurting others or the merciless criminal justice system hurting the people it’s designed to protect. The world is already scary enough without zeroing in…

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On GST Council table: Tax relief for real estate, duty relaxation for exporters
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On GST Council table: Tax relief for real estate, duty relaxation for exporters

Currently, under the GST regime, compensation for taxes other than the basic customs duty (BCD) is not given to exporters, which ends up eroding their competitiveness. Duty relaxation for exporters and a tax relief package for the real estate sector are likely to be discussed at the next meeting of the GST Council, which is…

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Editorial Observer: Russell Baker, Bard in a Buick
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Editorial Observer: Russell Baker, Bard in a Buick

AppreciationsThe Times columnist and author was a true American original. ImageRussell Baker in 1993.CreditCreditMichelle Agins/The New York TimesThere’s a story the writer Russell Baker, who died this week at 93, told about himself that reveals a lot about him. Back in 1961 — “in the time of Lyndon Johnson’s vice-presidential agony,” as Russ once put…

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Ultimate Hot Baltimore Crab Dip with Soft Pretzel Sticks
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Ultimate Hot Baltimore Crab Dip with Soft Pretzel Sticks

for the dip: Ingredients: 1 cup blue crab claw meat 1 cup lump blue crab meat 1 cup cream cheese, at room temperature 3⁄4 cup sour cream 1⁄4 cup Frank’s® RedHot® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce 2 1⁄2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 1⁄2 tablespoons Chesapeake Bay seasoning (Old Bay) 1⁄2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder…

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