Hillary Clinton, citing ‘dark times,’ urges Americans to register to vote in Independence Day message

Former 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday, cited “dark times” in an Independence Day message, and urged Americans to march and register to vote. “In dark times, it’s important to remember that America can be what we make of it,” she said on Twitter. “We have more power than we can imagine when we […]

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The View From Waukesha

Hi. Welcome to . From Opinion: America’s unkept promises Image This morning, the New York Times editorial board commemorated the July 4 weekend with a rollout of the latest chapter in “The America We Need” series, a Times Opinion project on economic inequality. Throughout this weekend, the board wrote, “we celebrate the creation of the […]

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CBO Trims U.S. GDP Forecast for This Year, Lifts 2021 Projection

© Bloomberg. A pedestrian wearing a protective mask waits to cross a street in the Times Square area of New York on May 12. (Bloomberg) — The U.S. economy will see a slightly deeper contraction this year but a bigger rebound in 2021 than previously forecast, according to updated estimates from the Congressional Budget Office. […]

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Rams would ‘visit’ Chargers in SoFi debut as NFL is expected to cut preseason in half

Preseason NFL games at times has the feel of halfhearted football. This summer, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be only half as many of those games. The league is expected to cut this year’s preseason games from four to two per team, eliminating games scheduled for Weeks 1 and 4. This comes in the […]

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Trump claims Russia bounty story a ‘hoax,’ as controversy mounts

President Trump continued to push back against a bombshell New York Times report that Russia allegedly offered bounties to Afghan militants for killing U.S. soldiers, and that Trump had been briefed on it but did nothing. The White House has insisted that Trump had not been briefed on that information. Fox News is told that […]

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Soccer newsletter: MLS has a lot riding on restart

Hello, and welcome to another edition of the L.A. Times soccer newsletter. I’m Kevin Baxter, The Times’ soccer writer, and we begin today with the MLS Covid Cup, scheduled to start in Orlando, Fla., next week. The 54-game competition — officially called the MLS Is Back tournament, about the lamest name possible — will mark […]

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‘Blood is on their hands’: Rep. Banks says NYT revealed sensitive details on Russia bounty intel

A top Republican lawmaker said Monday that The New York Times has “blood” on its hands, after the paper reported that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan. Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., who attended a meeting with top White House and intelligence officials earlier in the day, charged in a […]

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Appreciate a Week of Arts and Animals

Here is a sampling of the week’s events and how to tune in (all times are Eastern). Monday Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon, the executive producers and co-stars of Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere,” reunite for a conversation about the series, which was adapted from Celeste Ng’s 2017 best seller of the same name. The show […]

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Anthony Mackie criticizes Marvel for lack of diversity with its productions

Anthony Mackie has played Falcon seven times in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting with 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” In an interview for Variety‘s Actors on Actors issue, Mackie talked to Daveed Diggs about the need for more diversity in Disney’s Marvel movies. The conversation started out with both actors talking about their most […]

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Back From Golfing, Trump Denies Knowing About Russian Bounties to Kill U.S. Soldiers

On Friday night the New York Times reported a blockbuster story: U.S. intelligence has found that Russian military intelligence offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants in Afghanistan to strike coalition forces, including U.S. and British military members. President Trump has known about the bounties since March and has done nothing to retaliate. The Washington Post and […]

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Actual Coronavirus Infections Vastly Undercounted, C.D.C. Data Shows

The number of coronavirus infections in many parts of the United States is more than 10 times higher than the reported rate, according to Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the C.D.C., hinted at this trend on Thursday during a call with reporters. “Our best estimate right now is for every case reported there were […]

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‘Teen Mom 2’ Star Leah Messer’s 3 Daughters Look So Grown Up In New Vacation Pics

Leah Messer and her daughters Adalynn, 7, Aliannah, 10, and Aleeah, 10, are having the times of their lives amid a seaside getaway! The family of four made sure to document all their vacation memories. Leah Messer’s latest vacation photos prove how much time has flown by since the MTV star made her debut as […]

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High school basketball Christmas tournaments in jeopardy if season is delayed

One of the busiest times of the year for high school basketball teams is Christmas vacation. Numerous tournaments are played from morning to night because of the availability of gyms and the break from classes. If the start of the basketball season is delayed until February under one contingency plan under consideration by the CIF […]

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42nd Street McDonald’s in Times Square is shuttering for good

McDonald’s is closing its four-story former flagship on West 42nd Street in Times Square, The Post has learned. Opened 17 years ago, the eatery — whose entryway is lit with 7,000 marquee light bulbs like a Broadway theater — was slated to serve its last Big Mac on Tuesday, company officials confirmed. A spokesman for […]

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Virus fallout forces U.S. cities to cut budgets, projects: survey

© Reuters. A nearly deserted 7th Avenue in Times Square is seen near midday during outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. cities are laying off workers, shelving infrastructure projects and delaying or canceling equipment purchases as the economic fallout from the cornonavirus outbreak ravages their budgets and federal […]

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Soccer! Orlando Pride’s cautionary tale

Hello, and welcome to another edition of the L.A. Times soccer newsletter. I’m Kevin Baxter, the Times’ soccer writer, and we begin today with COVID-19, because while professional leagues across the country seem to think they’re done with the pandemic, the virus is making it clear it is not done with sports. Newsletter All about […]

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‘I’m Suffocating’: Details of Chokehold Death in Paris Renew Scrutiny of Police

PARIS — “I’m suffocating.” Those are the words Cédric Chouviat called out seven times as police officers in Paris pinned him to the ground and put him in a chokehold, according to footage analyzed in an internal police report from April but revealed by French news outlets this week. The videos of Mr. Chouviat, who […]

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When It’s Illegal to Travel in Your Own Country

Hi, this is Catherine Porter, a Canada correspondent for The Times, based in Toronto. I am taking over the Canada Letter this week from Ian Austen, who is on vacation. It’s one thing for foreigners to be barred from Canada during a pandemic. But Canadians not being allowed to travel into other parts of their […]

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Juneteenth 2020 in Photos

The New York Times has fourteen photographers around the country capturing celebrations and protests today. This article will be updated throughout the day with more pictures. Both the sun and a flag rose early Friday morning over the state capitol in Madison, Wis. One heralded a new day in 2020, the other symbolized freedom. It […]

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Traveling 5,000 Miles to Say Goodbye From Six Feet Away

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. TOKYO — It is every foreign correspondent’s nightmare: a family emergency when you are half a world away. For me, the call came last month. My 76-year-old father was sick, not with Covid-19, but with […]

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Soccer newsletter: Most popular sports league in history returns

Hello, and welcome to another edition of the L.A. Times soccer newsletter. I’m Kevin Baxter, The Times’ soccer writer, and today we begin with the return of the most popular sports league in history. And no, I’m not talking about the NFL. Newsletter All about the beautiful game Go inside the L.A. pro soccer scene […]

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