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ENTERTAINMENT

Can’t Hear What Actors Are Saying on TV? It’s Not You, Probably

Some people turn on closed captions because they like how it helps them understand the plotlines of shows and movies, and multitask in front of the tube. Others turn them on because they can’t hear what actors are saying. That doesn’t always mean they are hard of hearing. Muddled audio is the top reason why […]

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BUSINESS

Employers Rethink Need for College Degrees in Tight Labor Market

Companies such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Delta Air Lines Inc. and International Business Machines Corp. have reduced educational requirements for certain positions and shifted hiring to focus more on skills and experience. Maryland this year cut college-degree requirements for many state jobs—leading to a surge in hiring—and incoming Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro campaigned on a […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

A Cozy Long Weekend in Dublin, a Truly Walkable City

IF LOS ANGELES FEELS like it was designed for the driver, and New York City for the subway passenger, Dublin, one could say, was made for the pedestrian. Its reputation as a city best experienced on foot was secured a century ago with the publication of James Joyce’s “Ulysses,” a novel with an emphasis on […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

These Children Are Making Millions on YouTube

Three years ago, YouTubers who go by Vlad, Niki, Diana and Nastya were friends cruising around Miami on a 97-foot yacht to celebrate a birthday. Today, they are locked in a fierce rivalry over YouTube supremacy.   They’re not even 10. The children are stars of three YouTube channels—“Vlad and Niki,” “Like Nastya” and “Kids Diana […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Five Best: Books on the Soviet Era in Sports

1. In 2022, the 15-year-old figure skater Kamila Valieva led the Russian team to Olympic gold, only to test positive for a banned substance. After her mistake-riddled solo program her coach demanded, “Why did you stop fighting? Explain it to me, why?” Tim Harte’s comprehensive history of Russia’s relationship to sports places the skating coach’s […]

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BUSINESS

Twitter Exodus Hits Teams Tasked With Regulatory, Content Issues Globally

Elon Musk’s move to purge Twitter Inc. employees who don’t embrace his vision has led to a wave of departures among policy and safety-issue staffers around the globe, sparking questions from regulators in key jurisdictions about the site’s continued compliance efforts. Staff departures in recent days include dozens of people spread across units such as […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

‘Live at the Fillmore, 1997’ by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Review: Free-Rein Rock ’n’ Roll

Sooner or later, critically and commercially successful musical performers face perplexing, exasperating decisions. When the prospect of legacy-act status looms, do they spend the remainder of their working lives just repeating their familiar hits for the fans they already have? Or do they try, instead, to keep right on creating new material that their longtime […]

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BUSINESS

Sam Bankman-Fried, FTX Team Among Top Political Donors Before Bankruptcy

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried and members of his team rose from relative obscurity in Washington to be among the biggest donors in U.S. politics, contributing more than $70 million to election campaigns in less than 18 months. Mr. Bankman-Fried personally gave $40 million to politicians and political-action committees ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, mostly […]

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