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Why Nepo Babies Crowd the Fashion Runways

At London Fashion Week, the honor of the final look at the Burberry show didn’t go to a runway legend like Naomi Campbell, Agyness Deyn or Lily Donaldson, all of whom walked in the show. Instead, Maya Wigram, wearing a belted leather field jacket and billowing maxi-kilt, took the lap most models would kill for in her modeling debut. Sorry. …

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$1 Billion Donation Will Provide Free Tuition at a Bronx Medical School

The 93-year-old widow of a Wall Street financier has donated $1 billion to a Bronx medical school, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, with instructions that the gift be used to cover tuition for all students going forward. The donor, Ruth Gottesman, is a former professor at Einstein, where she studied learning disabilities, developed a screening test and ran literacy …

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Bosnia Was Once Emptied by War and Now Faces Peacetime Emigration

When the Bosnian sheep farmer fled his home in a disintegrating Yugoslavia in 1992, trekking with his family for 40 days to escape the start of a war that would pit neighbor against neighbor, the village he left behind had more than 400 people, two shops and a school. More than half the villagers were fellow Muslims, the rest Serbs, …

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