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Chipotle incident shines light on takeout food safety

Chipotle restaurant workers fill orders for customers in this file photo from April 27, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle / Getty Images If this week’s closing of a Chipotle restaurant in Virginia makes you feel a bit squeamish about eating takeout, there are a few rules of thumb you can follow to help educe your odds of foodborne illness, health experts say. Chipotle said it shuttered a store in Sterling, Virginia, Monday after a number of customers reported stomach illness.  The chain has been working to bounce back from…

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Chipotle shuts restaurant after patrons fall ill

NEW YORK  – Just when Chipotle (CMG) lovers thought it was safe to dive back into the burrito. The restaurant chain said it temporarily shut down a restaurant in Virginia this week following reports of customers becoming ill. Chipotle shut down a location in Sterling, Virginia, on Monday after becoming aware of a “small number” of reported illnesses. It said it is working with health authorities to understand the cause, but the reported symptoms are consistent with norovirus. Chipotle plans to reopen the restaurant after a “complete sanitization.” Chipotle shares…

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Speech changes may be early sign of mental decline

Your speech may, um, help reveal if you’re uh… developing thinking problems. More pauses, filler words and other verbal changes might be an early sign of mental decline, which can lead to Alzheimer’s disease, a study suggests. Researchers had people describe a picture they were shown in taped sessions two years apart. Those with early-stage mild cognitive impairment slid much faster on certain verbal skills than those who didn’t develop thinking problems. “What we’ve discovered here is there are aspects of language that are affected earlier than we thought,” before…

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List of 2017 Emmy Nominations

“Westworld” (HBO) [ See where to stream many of this year’s Emmy-nominated series on Watching, The New York Times’s TV and film recommendation website. ] Continue reading the main story Best Limited Series “Big Little Lies” (HBO) “Fargo” (FX) “Feud: Bette and Joan” (FX) “Genius” (National Geographic) “The Night Of” (HBO) Best Actress, Comedy Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”) Jane Fonda (“Grace and Frankie”) Allison Janney (“Mom”) Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) Ellie Kemper (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) Tracee Ellis Ross (“black-ish”) Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”) Best Actor, Comedy Anthony Anderson (“black-ish”) Aziz…

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2017 Emmy nominations announced

“Veep” actress Anna Chlumsky and “Criminal Minds” and “SWAT” star Shemar Moore presented the nominations for major categories for the 69th Emmy Awards on Thursday. “Saturday Night Live” and “Westworld” got the most nominations, with 22 each.  The actors read the nods from the Wolf Theatre at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, with one interruption. Moore paused the announcement for a surprise: “Oh this is fun, oh yeah,” he said as Chlumsky tried to peek over his shoulder. “Get out of my Kool-Aid!” “Congratulations on her…

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Woman shot dead in burning home; teen daughter accused

STERLING, Ill. — A 15-year-old northwestern Illinois girl has been charged with murder after the body of her mother was found in a burning home with a shot in the head.  Police say the body of Peggy S. Schroeder, 53, of Morrison was found in a burning home Saturday in Morrison, about 130 miles west of Chicago. Schroeder’s daughter faces two counts of first-degree murder, concealment of a homicide and arson. Another 15-year-old girl could face charges of concealing a homicide and arson for allegedly helping the daughter. Both are…

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Dana Canedy, Former Times Editor, Will Administer the Pulitzers

Photo Dana Canedy joined The New York Times in 1996. Until last year, she led talent acquisition and management training and career development and diversity initiatives. Credit Naum Kazhdan/The New York Times Dana Canedy, a former senior editor at The New York Times, will be the next administrator of journalism’s most prestigious award. Columbia University announced on Wednesday that Ms. Canedy would replace Mike Pride as administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, effective Monday. Ms. Canedy — who was part of a Times team that won the 2001 Pulitzer for national…

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