Presidential Debate, Coronavirus in Sweden, Aleksei Navalny: Your Wednesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the on what to read, cook, watch and do. And now for the Back Story on … President Trump’s taxes A team of Times reporters obtained thousands of pages of President Trump’s tax records, which show losses and tax avoidance. Russ Buettner and Susanne Craig, who along […]

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Trump’s Taxes, Coronavirus, China’s Economy: Your Tuesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the of ideas. And now for the Back Story on … How responsible is Facebook for what happens on its site? Charlie Warzel, a writer for The Times’s Opinion section, believes sites like Facebook have a responsibility to make democracy work better by targeting misinformation. He talked […]

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Trump’s Tax Returns, Coronavirus Deaths, Charlie Hebdo: Your Monday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the on what to read, cook, watch and do while staying safe at home. And now for the Back Story on … Frame by frame: Inside our video investigations Since the killing of George Floyd in May, The Times’s visual investigations unit has examined several cases involving […]

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Stalled Talks Over Covid-19 Stimulus in the U.S. Show Signs of Life

This briefing has ended. Read live coronavirus updates here. Here’s what you need to know: Mnuchin and Pelosi say they are ready to try again for an economic stimulus measure. With California leading the way, the U.S. hits a new milestone: seven million cases. Rio de Janeiro’s world-famous Carnival will be delayed amid virus concerns. […]

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Young People Are Spreading the Virus

This is the Coronavirus Schools Briefing, a guide to the seismic changes in U.S. education that are taking place during the pandemic. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox. New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms what many already know: Younger people are infecting older people. In both […]

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Breonna Taylor, Coronavirus Vaccine, Belarus: Your Thursday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the on what to read, cook, watch and do. And now for the Back Story on … China’s shift on climate Under international pressure to do more to address global warming, China’s leader, Xi Jinping, has made a surprise commitment to drastically reduce emissions — but he […]

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A Kids’ Vaccine Isn’t Coming Anytime Soon

This is the Coronavirus Schools Briefing, a guide to the seismic changes in U.S. education that are taking place during the pandemic. Back to School Updated Sept. 23, 2020 The latest on how schools are reopening amid the pandemic. Thousands of coronavirus cases have already been linked to schools this academic year. But a lack […]

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Boris Johnson, United Nations, Climate Change: Your Wednesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the on what to read, cook, watch, and do. And now for the Back Story on … The faces of climate migration Image Consuelo Sandoval and her husband, Roberto González, rushed to evacuate their home last month in Sonoma County, Calif., as wildfires approached.Credit…Meridith Kohut for The […]

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How One District Reopened its Classrooms

This is the Coronavirus Schools Briefing, a guide to the seismic changes in U.S. education that are taking place during the pandemic. . Virtual school is going better for Valerie Cruz and her son Brian now than it did last spring. It’s still not easy. Brian’s school, Immaculate Conception in the Bronx, resumed with live […]

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Belarus, Aleksei Navalny: Your Monday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the on what to read, cook, watch, and do while staying safe at home. And now for the Back Story on … Looking back at Australia’s fires John Pappas is a producer and director of “Hurricane of Fire,” a documentary filmed in Australia earlier this year during […]

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AstraZeneca Releases Blueprints for Virus Vaccine Trial Amid Safety Scrutiny

[This briefing has ended. Follow live coronavirus updates here.] Here’s what you need to know: After coming under fire for vaccine safety, AstraZeneca releases trial blueprints. A month after Sturgis, another motorcycle rally this weekend in Missouri is worrying health experts. States in the Midwest and the Southwest are reporting record infection numbers. In a […]

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Coronavirus, China, Aleksei Navalny: Your Friday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the on what to read, cook, watch and do. And now for the Back Story on … Differences in coronavirus outbreaks Throughout the pandemic, there has been speculation about why some communities seem to be hit harder than others or why one country might suddenly experience a […]

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Barack Obama memoir first volume coming Nov. 17

President Barack Obama smiles during his final presidential news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, in 2017. | AP It’s called “A Promised Land” and will cover his swift and historic rise to the White House and his first term in office. NEW YORK — The first volume of former […]

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Europe’s Economy, German Police, China: Your Thursday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the on how to stay safe and have fun. And now for the Back Story on … What’s in store for Japan’s new leader The Japanese Parliament on Wednesday officially elected Yoshihide Suga to be the prime minister, replacing Shinzo Abe, who led the country for nearly […]

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For School Outbreaks, It’s When,Not If

This is the Coronavirus Schools Briefing, a guide to the seismic changes in U.S. education that are taking place during the pandemic. Back to School Updated Sept. 16, 2020 The latest on how schools are reopening amid the pandemic. School starts Monday in New York City, the nation’s largest district with 1.1 million students. Here’s […]

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Aleksei Navalny, Coronavirus Lockdowns, Life on Venus: Your Tuesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the section has ample ideas for what to read, cook and watch. And now for the Back Story on … The future of fashion New York Fashion Week is in full swing, with most of the shows going digital because of the pandemic. Vanessa Friedman, our chief […]

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How China Brought Almost 200 Million Students Back

This is the Coronavirus Schools Briefing, a guide to the seismic changes in U.S. education that are taking place during the pandemic. Back to School Updated Sept. 14, 2020 The latest on how schools are reopening amid the pandemic. After wildfires consumed an entire town, students and teachers who had planned for remote classes found […]

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Belarus Protests, Migrants, U.K. Coronavirus: Your Monday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the is full of fun ideas. And now for the Back Story on … When home is everywhere and nowhere Noor Brara, a writer, was raised between New York and New Delhi. She is a “third-culture kid,” a term coined for expatriate children who spend formative years […]

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Brexit, Russian Hacking, Coronavirus: Your Friday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the And now for the Back Story on … How U.S. universities botched quarantine Our survey of 1,500 U.S. colleges has revealed at least 51,000 coronavirus cases and 60 deaths since the pandemic began. Natasha Singer, our reporter covering health and education technologies, wrote about a breakdown […]

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President Trump, Moria Migrants, Beirut Explosion: Your Thursday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the . And now for the Back Story on … Staying safe on mass transit As traffic picks up again on and below the streets, The Times asked experts for the best strategies to stay safe while traveling or commuting in the pandemic. 1. Choose your method […]

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Fauci tells Fox he ‘didn’t get any sense’ that Trump ‘was distorting anything’ about coronavirus

White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci told “The Daily Briefing” Wednesday that he does not believe President Trump distorted facts about the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier Wednesday, The Washington Post published audio from an interview of President Trump conducted by veteran journalist Bob Woodward in March, during which Trump admitted he “wanted to always play it [the pandemic] down. […]

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Schools Briefing: Coronavirus Dorms and Super Spreaders

This is the Coronavirus Schools Briefing, a guide to the seismic changes in U.S. education that are taking place during the pandemic. Back to School Updated Sept. 8, 2020 The latest on how schools are reopening amid the pandemic. The first day of school was a rocky one in many places, as districts that started […]

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Germany’s Far Right, Belarus, Coronavirus in Spain: Your Tuesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the . And now for the Back Story on … How overlapping crises devastated India Jeffrey Gettleman, our South Asia bureau chief, has been reporting on the economic downturn in India stemming from the country’s lockdown and virus outbreak. Melina Dulkic, who writes the Asia briefing, talked […]

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