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    From left, Benjamin Kwon, Davin Friedman and Cooper Reid Dong, students at P.S. 77 on the Upper East Side, reviewed a match during the Avenues chess tournament in Manhattan this month.
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    The Littlest Chess Champions

    Chess is enjoying a boom in the New York area, much of it because schools have brought the game to very young players.


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    Ms. Keeling, 100, holds a record for the 60-meter dash for American women ages 95 to 99.
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    At 100, Still Running for Her Life

    Ida Keeling sprints for reasons extending beyond her physical health.


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    CreditJuliette Borda

    I Was Misinformed

    My Mother’s Make-Believe Boyfriend

    My mother’s brain has been melting since she had a stroke, and now the major territories include pastrami, kittens and a man in her nursing home.