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Master Tenant Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter in Ghost Ship Fire
Some relatives of the 36 people killed in the Oakland warehouse fire in 2016 said they were outraged that prosecutors had a deal with the defendant that they said would allow him to avoid additional time behind bars.
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Pfizer Will Ship Fewer Vaccine Vials to Account for ‘Extra’ Doses
After the surprise discovery of an extra dose in every vial, Pfizer executives successfully lobbied the F.D.A. to change the vaccine’s formal authorization language. The company charges by the dose.
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Impeachment, Wuhan, Hank Aaron: Your Friday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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New Virus Variant May Be Somewhat Deadlier, U.K. Warns
The evidence on the fatality rate is worrisome but not yet solid, scientists said. It contrasts with news that Britain is vaccinating its people at a promising pace.
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Lawmakers Respond After Guard Soldiers Seen in Parking Garage
Photos of Guard soldiers resting on the concrete floor of a parking garage sparked swift condemnation and apologies from members of Congress.
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Join Michelle Cottle to discuss how Joe Biden won and what comes next
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U.S. Coronavirus Cases Are Falling, but Variants Could Erase Progress
New daily cases are starting to slow in what some health experts see as a turning point. But they warn of a bumpy vaccination rollout amid the emergence of more contagious variants.
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Biden’s Next Orders Aim to Speed and Expand Federal Aid
President Biden will issue an executive order today aimed at steering aid to families struggling to afford food and helping workers stay safe on the job.
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What Dry Winter Weather Can Tell Us
Friday: The chance of California reaching normal rain levels this year is about 20 percent, meaning there might be an increased wildfire risk later on.
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A Vaccine Road Trip
And what else you need to know today.
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The Plan to Rebuild the Port Authority Bus Terminal
The proposed changes could take a decade, but officials hope to transform the loathed building into a 21st-century transit hub.
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An Australia With No Google? The Bitter Fight Behind a Drastic Threat
The big tech platforms are facing a challenge unlike any other as Australia moves to make them pay for news.
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Saying Goodbye to Melbourne’s Weird and Wonderful Taxidermy
Donald J. Trump is not the only one departing
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National Guard troops who protected the Capitol for Biden’s Inauguration were told to sleep in a parking garage.
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Continuing Job Losses Put Spotlight on Economic Relief
Relentless unemployment claims show the pandemic’s grip on the labor market. Help from the recent stimulus bill may lapse before an upturn arrives.
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He Called His Song ‘American Anthem.’ It Actually Became One.
When President Biden quoted Gene Scheer’s song in his inaugural address, it solidified its transformation from art song to Norah Jones tune on a Ken Burns soundtrack to patriotic hymn.
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Join Ross Douthat to discuss how Biden might succeed as president
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California on Inauguration Day
Thursday: The Golden State was well-represented on Inauguration Day. Here’s what it meant.
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Biden’s First Day
And what else you need to know today.
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In a Turnaround, British Stocks Are a ‘Favorite’ of Investors
Investors looking to ride a wave of optimism about a vaccine rollout have turned to Britain’s stock market, which has posted a strong start to the year. Here’s the latest economic news.
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Fauci Throws U.S. Support Behind W.H.O.’s Covid-19 Efforts
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci appeared before the U.N. agency’s board a day after President Biden moved to reinstate American ties with it.
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A Rush to Reverse Much of Trump’s Legacy
President Biden moved to undo many of the Trump administration’s signature policy initiatives while pushing his own agenda, including a $1.9 trillion pandemic rescue package.
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New Yorkers at the Inauguration Festivities
Roles in the ceremony and related events included performing the national anthem and leading the vice president in the oath of office.
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3 Die in National Guard Helicopter Crash Near Rochester
The helicopter, which was on a routine training mission, crashed in a field. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
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Portland Protesters Smash Windows of Local Democratic Party Headquarters
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A Stutter Brought Biden and This Teen Together. Now He's Writing a Book About It.
Brayden Harrington, 13, who spoke at the Democratic National Convention, will write a picture book, “Brayden Speaks Up,” HarperCollins announced.
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Washington Breathes an Uneasy Sigh of Relief
Whether or not related to the absence of former President Donald J. Trump, a bipartisan lightness seemed to prevail across the inaugural stage.
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