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    Away From Gridlock in Washington, Trump Puts on a Show for His Club

    The president held what was billed as a news conference. But there was almost...

    New York Is Positioned to Reopen Schools Safely, Health Experts Say

    Transmission, even in New York City, is well below thresholds experts say are safe,...

    Red Cross Cancels Guantánamo Visit Over Coronavirus Cases

    The pandemic has forced the longest absence of the humanitarian organization from the remote...

    Mumbai Put Female Figures on Traffic Signals. Some Women Are Not Impressed.

    At many crossings, India’s largest city replaced male stick figures with icons in triangular...

    Your Friday Briefing

    Beirut, Coronavirus, TikTok restrictions: Here’s what you need to know.

    Judge Dismisses G.O.P. Suit to End Proxy Voting in House During Pandemic

    A federal judge ruled that the Constitution protected the right of the House of...

    C.D.C. Warns of the Dangers of Drinking Hand Sanitizer After Fatal Poisonings

    Four people died and nearly a dozen others were poisoned after swallowing alcohol-based hand...

    Blame for Beirut Explosion Begins With a Leaky, Troubled Ship

    The bleak tale of an indebted cargo vessel and its disgruntled crew is where...

    A College Athlete Calls His Coach to Opt Out. And Ends Up on the Outs.

    Kassidy Woods, a redshirt sophomore receiver at Washington State, was concerned about the pandemic....

    Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

    The school year is underway in some parts of the United States — and...
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    When Covid-19 Hit, Many Elderly Were Left to Die

    Warnings had piled up for years that nursing homes were vulnerable. The pandemic sent them to the back of the line for equipment and...

    Rave Under the Kosciuszko Bridge: Are Illicit Parties Endangering N.Y.C.?

    Videos and photos posted on social media of a number of parties show few guests abiding by social-distancing guidelines.

    Away From Gridlock in Washington, Trump Puts on a Show for His Club

    The president held what was billed as a news conference. But there was almost no news, he again said the virus would disappear and...

    New York Is Positioned to Reopen Schools Safely, Health Experts Say

    Transmission, even in New York City, is well below thresholds experts say are safe, but issues like adequate ventilation to combat aerosol spread of...

    Red Cross Cancels Guantánamo Visit Over Coronavirus Cases

    The pandemic has forced the longest absence of the humanitarian organization from the remote military prison in Cuba since it opened in January 2002.

    Children Vulnerable to Abuse Are Imperiled as Caseworkers Stay Home

    Scores of investigations into allegations of abuse or neglect have been delayed or sharply curtailed during the coronavirus pandemic, records and interviews show.