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‘Goodfellas,’ the Sequel? 4 Arrested in $6 Million Heist at J.F.K. Airport

The man walked into an office at Kennedy International Airport with paperwork that showed the flight information and serial numbers he needed to pick up an expensive shipment. Everything appeared …

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U.S. Says Virus Can’t be Controlled. China Aims to Prove It Wrong.

The United States is hitting records in daily coronavirus cases. But China, the country first afflicted with the scourge, is having a different experience. Unlike the Trump administration, which has …

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An Open Letter to Justin Turner and M.L.B.

An Open Letter to Justin Turner and M.L.B.

Justin Turner, it’s time for you to apologize. I lived in Los Angeles long enough to know how much you mean to the Dodgers — especially to L.A. baseball fans …

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U.S. Coronavirus Cases Set New Record as Infections Soar

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Set New Record as Infections Soar

CHICAGO — More than 98,000 coronavirus infections were reported across the United States on Friday, setting the single-day record for cases as the nation’s outbreak spiraled further out of control. The …

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Instagram Tries Clamping Down on Misinformation

Instagram on Thursday took aim at the spread of misinformation on its platform, announcing that it would temporarily eliminate users’ ability to view some recent posts ahead of Election Day. …

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Cruise Ships Can Get Ready to Set Sail Again, C.D.C. Says

Cruise Ships Can Get Ready to Set Sail Again, C.D.C. Says

Observers will monitor and evaluate the mock journeys to ensure adherence, he added. “If the outcome is not as desired, one has to ask: Is the plan not good enough, …

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Pandemic Grandparenting, Beyond the Dreary Video Calls

Pandemic Grandparenting, Beyond the Dreary Video Calls

As a veteran television journalist, Sally-Ann Roberts knows how to tame an unsteady landscape and will it into submission. She survived 40 years reporting and anchoring the news for WWL-TV …

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Do Dunkin’ and Arby’s Go Together? Private Equity Group Bets $11 Billion They Do

Do Dunkin’ and Arby’s Go Together? Private Equity Group Bets $11 Billion They Do

The takeover by Inspire is the second time that Dunkin’ will be owned by private equity. In recent years, the private equity owners of consumer brands like Neiman Marcus, Payless …

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Opinion | Five Great Things Biden Has Already Done

Opinion | Five Great Things Biden Has Already Done

Many of our best presidents have been underestimated. Truman was seen as the tool of a corrupt political machine. Eisenhower was supposedly a bumbling middlebrow. Grant was thought a taciturn …

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N.E.H. Funds Restoration of Statues Toppled During Protests

N.E.H. Funds Restoration of Statues Toppled During Protests

In response to an executive order from President Trump condemning the destruction of historical monuments during recent racial justice protests, the National Endowment for the Humanities is allocating $90,000 to …

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Waking Up at 3 A.M.? You Have Company.

Waking Up at 3 A.M.? You Have Company.

Relief, for Jacqueline Coumans, 77, a retired decorator and French instructor, from fears induced by what she termed “our political chaos” has recently come from reciting the fables of the …

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