How I Came Out About My Disability

This article is part of a series exploring how the Americans With Disabilities Act has shaped modern life for people with disabilities. Share your stories or email us at ada@nytimes.com. Coming Out With Autism By Ms. Hoang is a romance novelist whose works include “The Kiss Quotient” and “The Bride Test.” Listen to This Story […]

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State Dept. warns Americans in China of risk of detention, interrogation: report

The State Department is warning Americans to use “increased caution” in China over what it says is an increased risk of “prolonged interrogations and extended detention” amid increased tensions between Beijing and Washington. The security alert, sent to citizens in China and obtained by Reuters, warns that “U.S. citizens may be detained without access to […]

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Thinking of Traveling in the U.S.? These States Have Travel Restrictions

Americans are planning millions of trips this summer within the United States, according to a forecast released by the AAA last month. But packing a face mask and hand sanitizer aren’t the only things these travelers need to consider, as a third of states have restrictions in place for visitors, from mandatory testing to quarantine […]

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What Happens When You’re Disabled but Nobody Can Tell

This article is part of a series exploring how the Americans With Disabilities Act has shaped modern life for disabled people. Listen to This Article Computer-generated audio recording. I have depression and anxiety. These conditions are well-controlled most of the time, but when I have a significant dip, no one makes anything easier for me […]

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Some Republicans Have Grown Wary of Protests, Poll Shows

Most Americans continue to support the nationwide protests against racial injustice, but with President Trump issuing an ever-more-combative barrage of attacks, new polling shows that some Republicans have grown wary of demonstrators’ demands and retreated toward saying that racism is not in fact a big problem in the United States. At the start of June, many […]

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Carlos Ghosn wired $862K to American who helped him escape, feds say

Fugitive auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn wired nearly $900,000 to one of the Americans accused of aiding his dramatic escape from Japan, the feds said. The former Nissan CEO sent two payments worth $862,500 in October 2019 to a company controlled by Peter Taylor, who helped Ghosn flee Tokyo for Beirut roughly two months later, federal […]

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FBI Director Wray says half of bureau’s 5,000 counterintelligence cases are related to China

FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday warned Americans that the Chinese government’s theft of American information is taking place on so large a scale, suspected incidents make up nearly half of his bureau’s counterintelligence cases. Speaking at an event hosted by the Hudson Institute in Washington, Wray said that Chinese thefts amount to “one of the […]

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Health panel may open lung cancer screening to more smokers

A U.S. health panel wants to widen the number of Americans offered yearly scans for lung cancer by opening the screening to less-heavy smokers. Lung cancer is the nation’s top cancer killer, causing more than 135,000 deaths each year. Smoking is the chief cause and quitting the best protection. Usually, lung cancer is diagnosed too […]

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After Trying Remote Therapy, Some May Never Go Back to In-Person Sessions

Back in March, only 2 or 3 percent of Americans got mental health treatment online. Thanks to COVID-19, that number is now 100 percent. Millions of people have transitioned from in-person therapy to remote therapy—therapy by Zoom, Doxy, FaceTime, or other video platforms. Many of us were skeptical at best. How could teletherapy be anywhere […]

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Thousands of Americans remain stranded in Yemen amid growing humanitarian crisis

Thousands of Americans remain stranded in the war-torn nation of Yemen after coronavirus restrictions closed the borders in mid-March, activist are now calling attention to the severity of the problem. According to Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), thousands of Americans have been stranded in Yemen after borders and airports closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, […]

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Japan requests extradition of ex-Green Beret, son in Carlos Ghosn case

Japanese officials have formally asked the US to extradite two Americans accused of helping ex-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn carry out his action-movie escape from Tokyo. Japan submitted its requests for the extradition of former Green Beret Michael Taylor and his son Peter to the US State Department pursuant to the two nations’ extradition treaty, federal […]

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Japan seeks extradition of Americans accused in Ghosn escape

Tokyo prosecutors say their request for extradition of two Americans arrested in the U.S. for allegedly helping Nissan’s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, flee Japan while he was out on bail has been filed By YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business Writer July 3, 2020, 5:25 AM 2 min read TOKYO — Tokyo prosecutors said Friday that a […]

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Patriotism is on the decline in America

This Fourth of July, patriotism is on the decline. According to Gallup polling only 42% of Americans are “extremely proud” to be an American. Chris Cillizza explains why this number has been steadily falling. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: An agitated Trump encourages governors to use aggressive tactics on protesters https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/01/politics/donald-trump-race-police/index.html How views of patriotism vary […]

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‘I Can’t Focus on Abortion Access if My People Are Dying’

Like many young Americans, Brea Baker experienced her first moment of political outrage after the killing of a black man. She was 18 when Trayvon Martin was shot. When she saw his photo on the news, she thought of her younger brother, and the boundary between her politics and her sense of survival collapsed. In […]

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TikTok Is Shaping Politics. But How?

As a place where millions of young Americans perform and explore their identities in public, TikTok has become a prominent venue for ideological formation, political activism and trolling. It has homegrown pundits, and despite its parent company’s reluctance to being involved with politics — the service does not allow political ads — it has attracted interest […]

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Americans likely to be barred from Europe when borders reopen next week due to coronavirus surge

Americans likely won’t be welcome next week when the European Union starts reopening its borders to international travel. The reason: surging numbers of coronavirus cases in the United States. Late Friday, the E.U.’s European Council agreed to a draft proposal setting out criteria for the new travel rules and a list of countries whose residents […]

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Former VP Dick Cheney Posts Pic Wearing Mask, Shading Trump — ‘#RealMenwearMasks’

Former Republican VP Dick Cheney is showing Americans that he’s all for wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic. He even tweeted the hashtag ‘#realmenwearmasks’ in apparent diss at Donald Trump’s refusal to wear one. It’s just so simple. Wearing a face mask has been proven to prevent the spread and transmission of the coronavirus. […]

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Fauci pleads with young Americans in coronavirus briefing: ‘Be part of the solution’ not ‘part of the problem’

National Institute of Health Dr. Anthony Fauci pleaded with young Americans who have recently tested positive for the novel coronavirus, urging them to follow safety guidelines and “be part of the solution” not “part of the problem.” Fauci and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force delivered their first briefing in more than a month […]

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Police Groups Wield Strong Influence in Congress, Resisting the Strictest Reforms

WASHINGTON — As Americans were clamoring in the streets last week to defund the police and as Democrats in Congress were drafting legislation to make it easier to track and prosecute officer misconduct, Larry Cosme, a leader of the police lobby, was at the White House making a direct appeal to some of President Trump’s […]

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US workers file 1.48 million jobless claims, bringing coronavirus total to 47M

Some 1.48 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as the labor market struggled to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, new data shows. The latest figure from the US Department of Labor brought the number of workers sidelined by the crisis to more than 47 million even as the weekly total continued its steady […]

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Jay Cutler Has A Chicken Murder Mystery To Solve & It’s The True Crime Doc We Need In Quarantine

Americans are truly starved for new entertainment, as Jay Cutler’s Instagram video hunt for what creature has been poaching his backyard chickens has viewers glued to his poultry drama. With next to no new viewing options on TV, most theater chains still closed and professional sports at a standstill due to COVID-19, Jay Cutler’s chicken […]

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Those Who Can’t March Can Still Make a Difference

Amid the two suffocating pandemics Americans confront today — of contagious disease and systemic racism — what can cancer patients do? Like other people with compromised immune systems, many of us feel too vulnerable to participate in public demonstrations and yet we want to be part of the solution, not simply bystanders in the disaster. […]

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EU considers barring US travelers as it reopens, citing coronavirus response, sources say

The European Union may initially exclude Americans from visiting the EU as it reopens to international travelers following months of restrictions to combat the coronavirus pandemic, Fox News has learned.  Officials say they’ve made no final decisions about the ability of Americans to enter EU member states, which will depend on coronavirus conditions in the United States. Nations in the 27-member […]

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