Coronavirus Live Updates: Stalemate Continues Over U.S. Stimulus Bill

Here’s what you need to know: A stalemate continues in the stimulus talks with a meeting set for later Thursday as Friday’s job report looms. ‘We have to try something different’: Experts call for a large-scale rethinking of the U.S. testing strategy. In a worrying sign, France and Germany record higher daily totals of new […]

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2020 Election Live Updates: Facebook and Twitter Send Trump a Warning

Here’s what you need to know: In Tennessee, voters will decide between two candidates trying to out-Trump each other. Social media companies fire more warning shots at the president. Pence calls John Roberts ‘a disappointment’ for siding with Supreme Court’s liberals. Snap, the company that owns Snapchat, will make a major effort to register first-time […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Experts Push for Rapid, but Less Accurate, Tests

Here’s what you need to know: ‘We have to try something different’: Experts call for a large-scale rethinking of the U.S. testing strategy. In a worrying sign, France and Germany record higher daily totals than they’ve seen in months. New jobless claims in the U.S. are set to exceed 1 million for the 20th week. […]

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Beirut, Hiroshima, “Indian Matchmaking”: Your Thursday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the search for answers after the explosion in Beirut, a milestone for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and for Hindu nationalists in India and the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima. [embedded content] ImageA survivor pulled from the rubble in Beirut on Wednesday. Credit…Hassan Ammar/Associated […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Chicago Schools Will Start the Academic Year Remotely

Here’s what you need to know: A dispute over Postal Service funding complicates the U.S. stimulus impasse as talks continue. After parents and teachers opposed a hybrid model, Chicago schools will reopen online only. N.Y.C. will set up checkpoints to promote compliance with the state’s quarantine rules for many travelers. Florida surpasses more than 500,000 […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: 6 States Enter Pact to Reduce Testing Times in U.S.

Here’s what you need to know: After parents and teachers opposed a hybrid model, Chicago schools will reopen online only. America is testing more. But the results are too slow, a survey finds. Democrats and Republicans have agreed to work toward a deal on a relief package by the end of the week. The number […]

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2020 Election Live Updates: Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primaries

Here’s what you need to know: Cori Bush topples a Democratic incumbent in Missouri, in a progressive show of force. Image Cori Bush, left, hugged her daughter before giving her victory speech at her campaign office in St. Louis.Credit…Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images Ms. Bush, a progressive activist and a leader of the swelling protest movement […]

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Who Gets Counted?

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. A powerful explosion in Beirut left dozens of people dead and thousands injured. And Hurricane Isaias battered the Mid-Atlantic with heavy winds and rain. Let’s start with what’s at stake in the fight over the census. ImageTimes Square in Manhattan last year.Credit…Bebeto Matthews/Associated […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: States’ Bipartisan Pact Seeks to Reduce Testing Times in U.S.

Here’s what you need to know: America is testing more. But the results are too slow, a survey finds. Democrats and Republicans have agreed to work toward a deal on a relief package by the end of the week. As Trump praises plasma, researchers struggle to finish critical studies. Coronavirus symptoms are unpredictable. How do […]

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Beirut Blasts, Coronavirus, #MeToo: 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 … Examining medical bills during a pandemic Americans have been battling surprise medical bills for coronavirus treatment for nearly as long as they’ve been fighting the virus itself, according to Sarah […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: As U.S. Considers Fall Classes, a Divide Emerges Between Public and Private Schools

Here’s what you need to know: Public and private schools in Maryland and elsewhere are divided over in-person instruction. N.Y.C.’s health commissioner resigns after clashing with the mayor over the virus. ‘Long days, long nights’: Washington prepares for a prolonged fight over virus relief. Stimulus watchdog warns that ‘multiple dipping’ from federal aid could lead […]

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Fauci Supports Birx’s Coronavirus Assessment After Trump Criticizes Her

Read our live Coronavirus Pandemic coverage here. Here’s what you need to know: Fauci defends Birx after she is criticized by Trump. Trump derides Democrats as lawmakers and administration officials try to break stimulus impasse. The deadline for 2020 census counting has been moved up by a month. As some students and teachers go back […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: N.Y.C. Health Commissioner Resigns After Clashes with Mayor Over Response

Here’s what you need to know: N.Y.C.’s health commissioner resigns after clashing with the mayor over the virus. ‘Long days, long nights’: Washington prepares for a prolonged fight over virus relief. Israel’s rocky reopening of its schools may be a lesson for the U.S. As Isaias makes landfall, the virus makes it trickier to shelter […]

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Isaias Live Updates: Fires, Flooding and Tornadoes as Storm Charges Over Land

Here’s what you need to know: Officials said that the storm’s rapid pace, moving 33 m.p.h. as of Tuesday morning, stood to help limit river flooding and allowed the authorities to mobilize swiftly in assessing the toll. “All in all, this storm got in, got out pretty quickly,” Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina said […]

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3 Men Marooned in the Pacific Are Rescued After Writing SOS in the Sand

Here’s a useful tip: If you ever find yourself stuck on an uninhabited island in the Pacific, it turns out that writing SOS in giant letters on the sand works. At least, it did this past weekend for three men whose small boat had run out of fuel and drifted off course among the hundreds […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Fight Over Aid Package Drags On

Here’s what you need to know: ‘Long days, long nights’: Washington prepares for a prolonged fight over virus relief. Israel’s rocky reopening of its schools may be a lesson for the U.S. Hurricane Isaias arrives in North Carolina as officials along the East Coast scramble. Italian sex workers face poverty and illness during the pandemic. […]

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TikTok, Coronavirus, Spearfishing: Your Tuesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the fate of TikTok in the middle of a U.S.-China feud, a warning from the World Health Organization about the coronavirus and spearfishing in Australia to soothe the soul. [embedded content] ImagePresident Trump reversed course after threatening to ban the app […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Birx Warns That Epidemic Is ‘Extraordinarily Widespread,’ and Trump Lashes Out

Here’s what you need to know: Birx says in an interview that the virus is in a ‘new phase’ and Trump calls her performance ‘pathetic.’ Other deadly infectious diseases are making a comeback. Scientists are worried about political influence over the U.S. vaccine project. As the world races for a vaccine, the W.H.O cautions that […]

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2020 Election Live Updates: When Will Biden Announce His Running Mate?

Here’s what you need to know: The vice-presidential watch begins in earnest this week. Trump’s campaign returns to the airwaves in North Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Arizona. Biden steps up his push to make Ohio competitive in November, with help from Sherrod Brown. A rematch between Cori Bush and William Lacy Clay in St. Louis […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Epidemic Is ‘Extraordinarily Widespread,’ Birx Warns

Here’s what you need to know: at the same location. A coming wave of treatment bills could be hundreds of multiples higher, especially for those who receive intensive care or have symptoms that linger for months. Services that patients expect to be covered often aren’t. As part of an effort to understand how the pandemic […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: As Cases Surge, U.S. Officials Are at an Impasse Over Aid

Here’s what you need to know: It doesn’t take a tropical storm to drench a mask, of course. They can become soaked with condensation from your breath or sweat from your face, and some people think of wetting them deliberately to cool off in hot weather. But the harm done is the same, wherever the […]

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Isaias Live Updates: Storm Plows Toward Florida After Soaking Bahamas

Here’s what you need to know: Flooding from the storm’s heavy rains led to the death of at least one person in Puerto Rico, the island’s Department of Public Safety said on Saturday in a statement. A woman who had been missing since Thursday drowned near Rincón, in the northwest portion of the island. As […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Officials Seek Relief Package as Cases Rise

Here’s what you need to know: U.S. lawmakers work toward a new aid deal. Battered by the virus, Florida hunkers down for Isaias. Its outbreak untamed, Melbourne, Australia, escalates lockdown. U.S. reels as July cases more than double the total of any other month. As Ethiopian workers return home from abroad, many may carry the […]

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