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China Detains Xu Zhangrun, Law Professor Who Criticized Xi Jinping
The police seized Xu Zhangrun, an outspoken academic at the prestigious Tsinghua University, at his home early in the morning, along with his books and papers.
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Nick Cordero, Nominated for Tony as Tap-Dancing Tough Guy, Dies at 41
The Broadway actor’s battle with the coronavirus was followed closely by many as his wife chronicled his experience on social media.
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Trump's White Version of History
For Trump, the truth about patriarchal white supremacy defiles the American heroes who practiced it.
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239 Experts With One Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne
The W.H.O. has resisted mounting evidence that viral particles floating indoors are infectious, some scientists say. The agency maintains the research is still inconclusive.
Couture Fashion: Here's What Happened
Security guards. Musicians. Florists. Drivers. They make the magic happen. Here’s what happened to them.
Assessing the Real Coronavirus Death Rate: Live Updates
A solid estimate could offer clues on what to expect as the pandemic spreads. And thousands of residents of public housing towers in Melbourne, Australia, are subjected to a five-day lockdown.
Women Ask Themselves, ‘How Can I Do This for One More Day?’
Portraits of those who are making it work.
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In West Texas, Lingering Distrust in Public Health Measures as Virus Spreads
Early in the pandemic, much of rural Texas had low case counts and few worries. Now, conservative areas are seeing a surge in cases, but distrust in government mandates endure.
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Making It Work
Women ask themselves, “How can I do this for one more day?” But they do.
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I Miss My Father’s Mind
Was he one of the hidden victims of the coronavirus pandemic?
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Explosions in Somalia Leave at Least 5 Dead
Devastating attacks, occurring almost daily and often in the capital, Mogadishu, have put a strain on the country’s fragile government.
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Severe Flooding in Southern Japan Swamps Nursing Home
Officials said that at least 15 people were feared dead as a result of the deluge and mudslides that struck the island of Kyushu overnight.
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Never Mind the Summer Heat: Earth Is at Its Greatest Distance From the Sun
During aphelion, our planet receives 7 percent less sunlight than in January, but changes in the planet’s orbit are not what causes our seasons.
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‘I Am Here to Prove You Wrong’
At Miss Muslimah USA, a pageant for young Muslim women, the complexity of modesty is on full display.
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Our Best Fourth of July Recipes
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New Trump Appointee Puts Global Internet Freedom at Risk, Critics Say
A battle involving Michael Pack and a U.S.-funded tech group revolves around software from Falun Gong, the secretive, anti-Beijing spiritual movement with pro-Trump elements.
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Beyond Broadway, the Show Does Go On
Watching through windshields. Audiences of two. An elbow bump instead of a kiss. Theaters across the country find novel ways to play in a pandemic.
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In North Korea, Coronavirus Hurts Like No Sanctions Could
Closing the border with China crippled the regime’s few remaining methods, legal and otherwise, for bringing in much-needed foreign currency.
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Caribbean, Struggling in the Pandemic, Braces for Hurricane Season
Scientists predict this hurricane season will be severe. But countries in the region, with economies burdened by the pandemic and the devastation of past hurricanes, have not been able to fully prepare.
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How the Republican Convention Created Money Woes in Two Cities
Donors are wondering why they gave to a Charlotte event that has mostly been scrapped. And Jacksonville fund-raisers find money is on hold because of concerns about the surge in virus cases.
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Life on the Vice-Presidential Short List
It’s exciting. It can also feel like a colonoscopy.
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Soledad O’Brien on the Racism Faced by Journalists of Color
We’re finally feeling empowered to speak openly about racism in the newsroom.
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The Anthem Debate Is Back. But Now It’s Standing That’s Polarizing.
As games return and dozens of players drop to one knee, leagues that once tried to tiptoe around the issue won’t be able to avoid it.
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Your Weekend Briefing: Halfway Through 2020
January feels like a decade ago. Here’s what you may have forgotten.
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