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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.
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Coronavirus, Israel, Animal Tears: Your Thursday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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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.
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.
Is the “suburban housewife” as Trump imagines her? Join Jennifer Weiner to discuss.
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.
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.
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.
Weekly Unemployment Claims Dip Below 1 Million
963,000 U.S. workers filed state unemployment claims last week, but layoffs remained high. Here’s the latest.
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.
How Trump’s Push to Reopen Schools Backfired
Distrust of the president and his motives hardened the conviction of some educators that teaching in person was unsafe, helping drive union opposition.
Episode Four: ‘Here’s Another Fun Thing You Can Do’
Is it possible to limit the power of white parents?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Agnes Chow, Mulan and a Hong Kong Protest Meme
Supporters of Ms. Chow, a 23-year-old activist detained under Hong Kong’s national security law, flooded Twitter with images comparing her to the Chinese folk heroine.
We Just Saw the Future of Anti-Abortion Laws
An appellate court has reinstated a bizarre grab bag of statutes that were invalidated more than three years ago.
After Trump, America Needs Accountability for His Corruption
Restoring the rule of law is not the same as “lock her up.”
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 fixtures
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.
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.
Will the Coronavirus Cancel Halloween?
Cities, towns, retailers and confectioners across the country are bracing themselves for more subdued festivities this year — if they have them at all.
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.
How History Turns Riots Into Tea Parties
We do not care for the revolutionary spirit to survive the revolution. The revolution, however, goes nowhere without it.
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.
Why Teachers Aren’t Ready to Reopen Schools
The president is demanding schools return to in-person learning. Officials are answering that call. But teachers and their unions say many of those plans are unsafe.
The Rise of QAnon
And what else you need to know today.
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.
New Jersey Gym Owners Are Desperate to Reopen
New Jersey is one of seven states where health clubs have been barred from reopening. The governor says it’s too soon, but some gym owners are rebelling.