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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87

The second woman appointed to the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg's pointed and powerful dissenting opinions earned her late-life rock stardom.

McConnell Says Trump's Supreme Court Nominee 'Will Receive a Vote' in the Senate

The Senate majority leader said he would move forward with President Trump's nominee to replace Justice Ginsburg.

Trump's Supreme Court Nominees List: Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz and More

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg focuses attention to a list of potential court nominees that President Trump updated last week.

Ginsburg's Judicial Legacy Marked By Striking Dissents

She was part of the Supreme Court's 4-member liberal wing throughout her 27-year tenure and led it in her last decade.

RBG's Death: Reactions and Latest Updates

"Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature," Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Advice for Living

"It helps sometimes to be a little deaf" is wise counsel for marriage or for the Supreme Court.

Emails Detail Effort to Silence C.D.C. and Question Its Science

Emails from a former top Trump health official and his science adviser show how the two refused to accept Centers for Disease Control and Prevention science and sought to silence the agency.

Live Covid-19 Tracker and Updates

President Trump acknowledged that an authorized vaccine for "every American" may not be distributed until next year. An Iranian official says the country has become a "red zone" as cases and deaths surge.

How to Ship a Vaccine at -80°C, and Other Obstacles in the Covid Fight

Developing an effective vaccine is the first step. Then comes the question of how to deliver hundreds of millions of doses that may need to be kept at arctic temperatures.

Trump Admin to Ban TikTok, WeChat From U.S. App Stores

It issued new rules that will cripple the operation of two popular Chinese-owned apps in the United States.

'It's So Essential': WeChat Ban Makes U.S.-China Standoff Personal

When downloads of the Chinese-owned messaging service are barred in the U.S. starting at midnight on Sunday, the feud between the countries will hit home for millions of people.

Facebook Tried to Limit QAnon. It Failed.

The social network tried cracking down on the spread of the conspiracy theory and other extremist material. But QAnon groups are still flourishing on the site.

A Deal on Drug Prices Undone by White House Insistence on 'Trump Cards'

The White House and the pharmaceutical industry were nearing a major deal to lower drug prices. Then the administration demanded that $100 cash cards be sent to millions of seniors before the election - and the industry balked.

No, a Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Didn't Partner With a Pro-Communist Chinese Group

From Daily Distortions, The Times's project on viral misinformation: An investigation that went viral conflated two nonprofits with the same name.

How a Savior of Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina, Became Its Captive

Paul Rusesabagina went from the world's most famous Rwandan to a prisoner of his political nemesis, President Paul Kagame, whose government accuses the coolheaded hotelier of murder, arson and terrorism.

I'm a Muslim and Arab American. Will I Ever Be an Equal Citizen?

Nearly 30 years after arriving from Morocco, after building a life and family here, I still hear: "Go back home!"

C.D.C., TikTok, Rosh Hashana: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here's what you need to know at the end of the day.

Special Episode: 'An Obituary for the Land'

"I will mark my heart with an 'X' made of ash that says, the power to restore life resides here."

How Culpable Is Trump, and How Dangerous is QAnon?

A debate about the Woodward revelations, and conversation with Charlie Warzel about the conspiracy.

Reid Hoffman and Mark Pincus On What Makes Their SPAC Different

Silicon Valley stars Reid Hoffman and Mark Pincus explain what makes their blank-check company different.

What the Fall and Winter of the Pandemic Will Look Like

The coronavirus isn't going away, but a vaccine is coming and so is an election.

TikTok's Sale Is More About Power Than Protecting Your Privacy

Take it from these influential users: Everyone should be worried about what a ban on the popular app signifies.

Mourning Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Worrying

Readers express their sadness at the loss of the superstar justice but also worry about a rushed confirmation process with the election looming.

Facebook Has Been a Disaster for the World

How much longer are we going to allow its platform to foment hatred and undermine democracy?

This Is How Biden Should Approach the Latino Vote

Some ways of talking about race and class are more effective politically. And not just with Hispanics.

50 Years of Blaming Milton Friedman. Here's Another Idea.

Half a century after he blessed corporate greed, liberals are still trying to rebut his arguments. They're fighting the wrong battle.

Trump Wants to Cripple TikTok and WeChat. Why?

He says that they are a security threat. If so, it is time to show the world the evidence.

New York, a City on Its Own

The city has been failed by the federal government - and by leaders closer to home.

Trump's Middle Eastern Mirage

Will there be a Saudi October surprise?

California, the Most Calamitous Place on Earth

Drought, flood, wildfire, mudslide, earthquake - it's a hell of a way to run through the seasons.

'Sway': Kara Swisher Hosts a New Podcast

A new podcast about power: who has it, who's been denied it and who dares to defy it.

Art About Waiting - and What It Takes to Endure

In a time of crisis with no end in sight, durational performance, or endurance art, surfaces in our consciousness. Is this the art of our age?

The Nigerian-British Writer Putting Black Joy on Stage and Screen

"There's so much more that comes with being Black apart from dealing with racism," says Theresa Ikoko, a Londoner whose movie "Rocks" opened this week.

A Salvadoran-American Assembles the Fragments of a Violent Cultural History

"Unforgetting," by the journalist Roberto Lovato, examines the long and bloody relationship between the United States and El Salvador through the prism of his family.

Wildfires Live Updates: Firefighter Dies in Blaze Sparked by Gender-Reveal Celebration

The firefighter died while battling the El Dorado Fire, which was started by a pyrotechnic device in Southern California.

Four Louisiana Officers Charged in Death of Black Man With Mental Illness

Prosecutors said a coroner had determined that Tommie McGlothen's death in Shreveport in April was preventable because the officers should have known he needed medical treatment.

U.S. Sending More Troops to Syria to Counter the Russians

The deployment of armored vehicles, advance radar and more fighter jets comes in response to a Russian convoy ramming an U.S. ground patrol, injuring seven soldiers.

Exhume President Warren G. Harding? Family Feuds in Court

DNA evidence is persuasive that James Blaesing, 70, is the grandson of the 29th president and his mistress. But his cousins are upset by his plan to exhume Harding's remains with a reality TV crew.

National Book Awards Names 2020 Nominees

Fiction contenders include Brit Bennett, the author of "The Vanishing Half"; Randall Kenan, a beloved writer who died in August; and Douglas Stuart, a debut novelist who is also a Booker Prize finalist.

How N.Y.C.'s Mayor Ignored Warnings and Mishandled Reopening Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio delayed the start of school for a second time, leading to an uproar among parents.

After Fire at Refugee Camp, Europe Faces a Reckoning

Years after the Syrian refugee crisis subsided, asylum seekers from other nations face even higher obstacles to enter Europe, which is more ambivalent about accepting them than ever.

Rosh Hashana in the Pandemic: Rabbis, Cantors and Video Crews

The first High Holy Days of the coronavirus era will be celebrated this weekend, as rabbis try to deliver an online version of Judaism's most sacred celebrations.

Inside a Wildfire Inferno

In a new documentary on FX and Hulu, The New York Times shows what it's like to live through a wildfire. These are the stories of the people who decided to stay put and confront the extraordinary blazes that left 46 million acres of Australia scorched earlier this year.

How to Tell if Distance Learning Is Working for Your Kid

Measuring skills, not test scores, is key.

Help! My Very Direct Flight Added a Stop and So Many More Passengers

Sarah Firshein tries to resolve how a nonstop with seat selection became a packed "split flight," with concerns over proper cleaning and an arrival two hours later than expected.

QAnon, Instagram Blackouts: Misinformation is 'Its Own Pandemic' Among Parents

Here's how to push back on social media and in person.

Does Wearing Glasses Protect You From Coronavirus?

After researchers noticed fewer nearsighted patients in a hospital ward in China, they speculated that wearing glasses might offer some protection against Covid-19.

$2.50 a Year in Interest? That's What $5,000 in Savings Gets

With the Federal Reserve keeping rates low, home buyers are benefiting. But savers? Their average interest rate is just 0.05 percent.

Róisín Murphy, Disco Queen, on Her New Album 'Róisín Machine'

The Irish innovator has been putting her own spin on glittery music for two decades. In a year full of dance-pop releases, she's returning to shake things up yet again.

In Italy, a Fabric Designer's Wildly Colorful Home

Perched above the shores of Lake Como, the vibrant weekend house of Caterina Fabrizio is a shrine to pattern and texture.

The Housewife Who Was a Spy

Ben Macintyre's "Agent Sonya" recounts the story of a woman who passed along atomic secrets when she wasn't raising her family in the Cotswolds.

What Can I Say to the 'QAnon Mom' Next Door?

She won't stop spouting conspiracy theories, despite my attempts to explain that they are false and dangerous.

Christian Siriano and Tom Ford Have an Unexpected Mind-Meld

The two designers brought New York Fashion Week to a close with a shared idea: Fashion should make you smile.

That Mushroom Motorcycle Jacket Will Never Go Out of Style

Leather goods made of fungi are versatile and sustainable, a new study finds.

Bill Gates on Coronavirus, Vaccines and Global Health

The Covid-19 pandemic has set back public health efforts by years. But in an interview, the tech philanthropist expressed hope about new avenues for foreign aid

How Flu Shots Can Help in the Fight Against Covid-19

Experts worry that the two diseases could overwhelm the health care system and create a new shortage of hospital beds and personal protective equipment.

In an Unlikely Covid Survivor's Case, More Questions Than Answers

Six months in, it is clear that mortality is not the only outcome that matters.

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?

Ewan McGregor hits the road again, Mo Willems does the Kennedy Center, and an edgy teen drama returns to Netflix.

Navigating the Emotional Turf of Fall Family Gatherings

While warm weather has given families the opportunity to gather relatively safely in backyards, fall and winter celebrations are a trickier proposition.

Martha Stewart, Blissed Out on CBD, Is Doing Just Fine

America's foremost domestic goddess was well prepared for many months spent at home.

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