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A Fond Farewell and Look Back at Eight YearsA recap of our favorite Private Equity Beat blog posts from over the years.In China, Firms Face Competition as Tech Businesses Target Health CareHealth care-focused, private-equity investors in China are facing competition and forging partnerships as Chinese technology companies seek to leverage their dominance on all things digital in the provision of care.

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As a Muslim teenager in Germany who wears a head scarf, she was disappointed by the standard emoji options on her smartphone keyboard.Why, she wondered, couldn’t there be a symbol of a woman in a head scarf, or hijab, like the one she wears?

AMMAN, Jordan — Members of the political arm of the opposition Muslim Brotherhood won seats in Jordan’s Parliament in a symbolic comeback, and women increased their numbers in the legislature, according to results of parliamentary elections released on Thursday.Although most of the 130 seats in the lower house of Parliament were retained by pro-monarchy loyalists, the Islamic Action Front, the Brotherhood’s political arm, and other Islamists not affiliated with the Brotherhood won a total of 16 seats.

Starting Saturday, about two million Muslims will participate in the hajj, an annual pilgrimage to holy sites in Saudi Arabia.I’ll be participating for the first time, and to prepare, I assembled an eclectic reading list including Islamic history, firsthand accounts of the hajj and spiritual meditations.

New Orleans — One fall day in 1838, Jesuit priests from Georgetown University assembled enslaved people and walked them to a ship at a wharf south of Washington.The Catholic Church, central to my life and the life of my family, had been involved in the sale of my ancestors.

“Tell me things you remember about her,” Anna said while we sat by her grave.AdvertisementContinue reading the main story“Her favorite movie was ‘Sullivan’s Travels.

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For his bookshop and website One Grand Books, the editor Aaron Hicklin asked people to name the 10 books they’d take with them if they were marooned on a desert island.My favorite among the stories is the fiendish “Desire and the Black Masseur,” but there are many, many runners-up.

Apart from the occasional smart toilet that does everything but pick up your laundry, some of the most appealing bathrooms look like they were pulled from the set of “Downton Abbey.In my own “Ice Storm”-era childhood home, my brother and I shared a standard-issue bath, with matching tiles, tub, sink and toilet — all in baby blue.

“In this political climate, we’ve seen a normalization of bigotry,” said Altaf Husain, an associate professor at Howard University and a vice president of the society, whose convention here is the largest Muslim gathering in the United States and Canada.Husain, expressing what he said was the sentiment of many other American Muslims, said the Obama administration had made it a priority to bolster engagement with Muslims across the country.
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