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Virus Cases Are Reported in 100 N.Y.C. School Buildings

“Most important,” she said, “is the ability to move rapidly to prevent transmission clusters.” She said she would recommend to “stay the course, continue to monitor the situation carefully, and …

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North Korea Accused of Shooting and Burning South Korean Defector

SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean government official apparently trying to defect to North Korea was shot and killed by troops in the North who set his body on …

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Basketball Persists in Mexico Amid the Pandemic

Basketball Persists in Mexico Amid the Pandemic

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — The day before Antonio Álvarez’s home debut for the Astros de Jalisco, his hometown basketball team, the power forward waited in a hotel room in Guadalajara under …

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Trump Won’t Commit to ‘Peaceful’ Post-Election Transfer of Power

Trump Won’t Commit to ‘Peaceful’ Post-Election Transfer of Power

Hours after Mr. Trump’s assertions, Senator Mitt Romney, Republican of Utah, expressed alarm over the comments on Twitter. “Fundamental to democracy is the peaceful transition of power; without that, there …

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False Claims, Spread by a Trump Son, That Biden Used a Teleprompter

False Claims, Spread by a Trump Son, That Biden Used a Teleprompter

A video of Joseph R. Biden Jr. answering live questions during a television interview is being edited to claim, incorrectly, that the Democratic presidential nominee was using a teleprompter. In …

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Chief Executive of Embattled Alaskan Mine Project Resigns

Chief Executive of Embattled Alaskan Mine Project Resigns

The chief executive of the partnership developing the Pebble Mine in Alaska resigned on Wednesday over comments made in meetings recorded by an environmental advocacy group. In a statement, Northern …

Health

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E.P.A. Rejects Its Own Findings That a Pesticide Harms Children’s Brains

E.P.A. Rejects Its Own Findings That a Pesticide Harms Children’s Brains

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has rejected scientific evidence linking the pesticide chlorpyrifos to serious health problems, directly contradicting federal scientists’ conclusions five years ago that it can stunt brain …

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A Quadriplegic, a Specialty Van and a Lifetime of Adventures

A Quadriplegic, a Specialty Van and a Lifetime of Adventures

Kirk Williams loved racing mountain bikes and “enjoyed playing on anything that had a motor,” he said. Katie Renker, a photographer and musician, chained herself to big pink boats in …

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Opinion | The Special Hell of Trump’s Supreme Court Appointment

Opinion | The Special Hell of Trump’s Supreme Court Appointment

As things stand now, some handicappers theorize that Joe Biden might have to win the popular vote by more than five million ballots to be even remotely confident of an …

Arts

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Trump Rallies Are High-Risk Activities, Seth Meyers Says

Trump Rallies Are High-Risk Activities, Seth Meyers Says

“If there’s any parents watching, if you ran out of ‘Where’s Waldo?’ books for your kids during quarantine, just hand them this photo and tell them to find a Trump …

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Listening Closely to the Birds

Listening Closely to the Birds

Welcome. Pre-dawn, the sounds in the house are few and predictable: the refrigerator lurching to a hum, then off again; the steam knocking in the pipes. This morning, however, the …