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$400 Unemployment Supplement Is Really $300, and Won’t Arrive Soon
New state claims fell below one million for the first week since March. But jobless ranks remain vast, and a White House relief plan faces hurdles.nytimes.com
Coronavirus, Israel, Animal Tears: Your Thursday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.nytimes.com
Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Reports Nearly 1,500 Daily Deaths, Reflecting Continued Toll of Summer Surge
Fewer new jobless claims and a rising deficit could further hamper stimulus talks. New Zealand revives its “go hard, go early” approach as officials investigate a mysterious new outbreak.nytimes.com
Why Parents, With ‘No Good Choice’ This School Year, Are Blaming One Another
Every choice on what to do about schooling amid a pandemic is potentially risky or unfair. Even if the problem is systemic, the angst is personal.nytimes.com
Coronavirus Live Updates: New Zealand Races to Trace Source of New Outbreak
The president’s demands for reopening classrooms helped convince many teachers that it would be unsafe. New Zealand revives its “go hard, go early” approach as officials investigate a mysterious new outbreak.nytimes.com
5 Takeaways From Kamala Harris’s First Full Day on the Biden Ticket
She is adding sizzle, bringing in lots of cash, carving out an anti-Trump role and seemingly confounding the Republican opposition.nytimes.com
The Three Abductions of N.: How Corporate Kidnapping Works
When estranged parents take children across borders, a shadowy industry of “recovery agents” can get them back — for a fee.nytimes.com
Trump Hurls Insults at Biden and Harris as They Condemn His Virus Response
President Trump tried to pin a derogatory nickname on Kamala Harris. Public health experts will brief her and Joe Biden today. Here’s the latest.nytimes.com
Episode Four: ‘Here’s Another Fun Thing You Can Do’
Is it possible to limit the power of white parents?nytimes.com
He Is 16 and His Mother Died of Covid-19. What Happens To Him Now?
Children who lost their parents in the pandemic are fighting to hold on to what is left of their families.nytimes.com
Why Mike Pence Should Be Worried About Debating Kamala Harris
The story of her career can be explained, in part, by a series of dramatic moments during congressional hearings and primary debates. Here are five of them.nytimes.com
The King Had No Clothes. Spain Looked the Other Way.
An outdated culture allowed King Juan Carlos I to become a lobbyist for Arab dictatorships and to hide his fortune for decades.nytimes.com
Protesters Blocked ICE Buses in Oregon. Federal Agents Responded in Force.
Using crowd-control weapons, agents were able to extract people who were detained on one of the buses after hundreds of protesters in Bend, Ore., blocked the vehicles from moving.nytimes.com
After Trump, America Needs Accountability for His Corruption
Restoring the rule of law is not the same as “lock her up.”nytimes.com
The president pushes for more flow from the nation’s shower heads.
The president, facing pandemic and re-election, pushes for increased water pressure in fixturesnytimes.com
Democratic Senators Suggest Bill of Rights for College Athletes
The framework, unlikely to be taken up before the election, proposes protections for athletes who have asserted themselves during the pandemic and sought more ways to earn money.nytimes.com
What Are the Plans for Reopening California Schools? Here's What to Know
Thursday: The year has started out looking different across the state. Also: A dangerous fire in northern Los Angeles County.nytimes.com
Rebel Poet Sulaiman Layeq's Death Leaves 40 Years of Afghan Work Unfinished
He was a Marxist revolutionary and minister in Afghanistan’s short-lived communist government. But Sulaiman Layeq spent the last decades of his life writing an epic poem about an Islamist insurgent.nytimes.com
New Zealand Beat the Coronavirus Once. Can It Do It Again?
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has revived her “go hard, go early” approach as officials grapple with a mysterious cluster that might have originated in a frozen food warehouse.nytimes.com
Retail Chains and Small Businesses Are Struggling in N.Y.C.
Since March, more than 2,800 businesses in the city have permanently closed, and others are barely holding on. Even national chains are leaving.nytimes.com