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More than 1,200 dolphins washed up on France’s Atlantic coast between January and May, most of them with wounds suggesting that the mammals had died after being trapped in fishing nets. And for every carcass that ends up on a beach, several more decay at sea, wildlife biologists say. So why are so many #dolphins dying now? Most people agree that fishing is responsible, but the consensus stops there. Fishermen claim that the unintentional captures, also known as bycatch, remain unusual, if not exceptional, while scientists warn that fishing vessels now represent a major threat to dolphins. Activists from an environmental group called @seashepherd have just completed a 2-month effort to document the deaths and which vessels cause them — leaving local fishermen feeling unfairly targeted. “We’ve never seen so many dolphins in the waters, and Sea Shepherd accuses us of being murderers,” said Jean Lagarde, 75, known as #LaRochelle’s oldest fisherman. @elianpeltier shot this video. Visit the link in our profile to read more.
Forget the myth that actors have to cherish being young. “It only gets more interesting when you’re too old to play dumb,” said Olivia Wilde, whose directional debut @booksmart hits theaters today. The movie, about 2 studious friends trying to make the most of the last night before high school graduation, is a celebration of adolescence, from a decidedly female perspective. @ryanpfluger shot this portrait of @oliviawilde. Visit the link in our profile to read more about her new film and what she has to say about being a woman in Hollywood.
Theresa May said on Friday that she would be stepping down as British Prime Minister after repeatedly failing to get her Brexit plan through Parliament. “I feel as certain today as I did 3 years ago that in a democracy, if you give people a choice you have a duty to implement what they decide. I have done my best to do that,” she said. “I have done everything I can to convince M.P.s to back that deal. Sadly, I have not been able to do so.” She will remain as a lame-duck prime minister until a new leader is chosen, probably by the end of July. Already, conservative lawmakers are positioning themselves for the leadership contest. Watch May’s resignation address here, and visit the link in our profile to read about what happens next and who might replace her.
With “Game of Thrones” behind her, Sophie Turner has a new home (New York), a new husband (Joe Jonas) and a new movie (“Dark Phoenix”) that might make her the biggest thing to come out of Westeros. “It feels like ‘Game of Thrones’ was secondary school; now ‘X-Men’ is university,” she said. Visit the link in our profile to read more from our interview. @ninebagatelles shot this photo of @sophiet.
Wrecked stores. Downed power poles. Early reports of people trapped in the rubble. These are scenes from Jefferson City, Missouri, where a violent tornado tore through on Wednesday night leaving “extensive” damage. A series of powerful tornadoes whipped across the Midwest late Wednesday, killing at least 3 people in Golden City, Missouri. As shelters opened for residents, state troopers and local emergency officials went door-to-door in Jefferson City searching for survivors. Now, heavy rains are increasing the threat of flooding across the region. This is a developing story. Visit the link in our profile to read the latest updates and safety tips. @whitneycphoto shot the photo of the man and the power lines and @jacobmoscovitch shot the photo of the car.
Myles Washington will have his student loans paid off by the billionaire investor Robert Smith. He believes the gift will affect 3 generations. “Not only does it affect me or affect my parents, it also affects my kids,” he said. Smith, the richest black man in the U.S., said that his family would pay off the loans of the 2019 Morehouse College graduating class as he delivered the school’s commencement speech on Sunday. But amid the euphoria are feelings of envy and remorse. Some students never made it to graduation because their crushing debts forced them to withdraw before they earned a degree. “I felt a level of survivor’s guilt,” Myles said. Visit the link in our profile to read more. @dustchambers shot this portrait.
Narendra Modi, India's polarizing leader, will get a new term in office. His Hindu nationalist party is heading to a commanding and historic win, early returns show. Rahul Gandhi, leader of the opposition Congress party, conceded defeat on Thursday after it was clear that Modi's party had swept the election. Modi, one of the most powerful leaders India has produced in decades, campaigned on national security and a forceful foreign policy, which appears to have played well among India's hundreds of millions of voters. This is a developing story. Visit the link in our profile for the latest updates. @khandelwal_saumya shot this photo of supporters celebrating in New Delhi.
“You only get to fall once.” For decades, window washers have been risking their lives just so we can look out a clean window while we’re daydreaming — and they love the rush. Entrepreneurs have been trying to train robots to clean skyscrapers for years and, if the technology ever gets good enough, it will be a hard day for the men and women who wield the squeegees. The truth is that nationwide there are only a handful of window-washing deaths each year. But are robots an inevitability even if regulations have made window washing safer over the years? Ernie Sisto shot this photo in 1953. Visit the link in our profile to see more #windowcleaning, and follow @nytarchives for more #throwback photos.
An Ebola doctor killed. Treatment centers set on fire. Burial teams chased away by mourners. Despite some early success in containing the Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo — the 2nd-largest in history — the disease has come roaring back in the past 2 months. Efforts to combat the epidemic have been hobbled by attacks on health workers, and by mistrust of the government and international medical experts. Now, some front-line health workers have suspended their work and some aid groups have pulled personnel from areas where Ebola has hit hardest. So far nearly 1,150 people have died in the outbreak, according to @who. But that is a significant undercount, aid groups said in interviews. Visit the link in our profile to read more. @finbarroreilly shot these photos.
A devastating disease is eating away at orange trees in Florida, decimating the state’s citrus industry. In a last-ditch attempt to slow the infection, citrus growers are spraying their trees with antibiotics used to treat syphilis and tuberculosis. In its decision to approve the drugs for orange and grapefruit trees, the @EPAgov largely ignored objections from the @CDCgov and the FDA, which fear that expanding their use in cash crops could fuel antibiotic resistance in humans. Visit the link in our profile to read more. @mikeadno shot this photo.
Where do North and South Korea meet? Where else but reality TV. In 2011, “Now on My Way to Meet You” was a tear-jerking reunion program featuring families separated by the Korean War. But before the show had a chance to reunite anyone, it underwent a transformation. In the producers’ scramble to recruit separated families, they kept running into a new generation of defectors. So they decided to reorient their show around appealing young women, whom they took to calling “defector beauties.” How did a TV show become a mass-market vehicle for notions of reunification and North Korean identity in the South Korean market? Visit the link in our profile to read more. @jeongmeeyoon shot this photo for @nytmag.
Speaking in Dance | “I try to make it look as light and as effortless as possible,” said the @nycballet principal @anthonyhuxley of this variation in George Balanchine’s magical — and extremely funny — “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Beginning on Tuesday, it closes out the company’s spring season at Lincoln Center. Choreographed in 1962, the 2-act ballet, set to Mendelssohn, provides a shimmering, moonlit setting for Anthony’s impeccable technique. All the same, his role, Oberon, King of the Fairies, “still kind of feels outside of my comfort zone,” he said. “Oberon is so extroverted — he is maybe a little cocky, and that’s not my natural place.” Anthony learned the part from the former ballet master Sara Leland. “She’d say, ‘It’s nice, but it’s kind of boring: Scare me.’” He grasped her point. “I naturally just think, pretty legs, pretty feet,” he told the #nytimes writer @giadk. “But that’s really not what Oberon is. The variation is him flexing his power. He’s showing off.” @angelo_vasta made this video for #SpeakingInDance, our weekly Wednesday series exploring the world of #dance.