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Lionel Messi Saves Argentina’s World Cup
Argentina’s biggest star scored the goal that saved the day. Enzo Fernández scored the one that made him smile.
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Protests Erupt in Shanghai and Other Chinese Cities Over Covid Controls
In Shanghai, a crowd chanted calls for China’s leader, Xi Jinping, to step down, a rare act of political defiance reflecting growing public frustration with his “zero Covid” demands.
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Meet the Man on a Mission to Expose Sneaky Price Increases
Edgar Dworsky has become the go-to expert on “shrinkflation,” when products or packaging are manipulated so people get less for their money.
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Irene Cara, ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ Singer, Dies at 63
Ms. Cara was a child star from the Bronx who gained international fame as the singer of major pop anthems from movies of the 1980s.
This Country’s Top Judges Were All Foreigners. Now They’re Gone.
The president’s suspension of five jurists in the Pacific nation of Kiribati highlights the outsize role noncitizen judges play in the region.
Donate This Holiday Season: Journalism Needs Your Help
We’re kicking off the 2022 Times Opinion Giving Guide.
Donate This Holiday Season: Children and Families Need Your Help
A guide to holiday gifts that ease hunger and help kids read.
Donate This Holiday Season: L.G.B.T.Q. People Need Your Help
You can support reproductive rights, reduce recidivism and promote safety for L.G.B.T.Q. people.
Ukraine Draws Parallels Between Holodomor and Russia’s Strikes
The Holodomor commemoration came as President Vladimir V. Putin was accused of using missile strikes on Ukraine’s power grid to freeze the country into submission.
Holiday Rituals
The season is a time of customs, of traditions repeated year after year.
They Were Surrogates. Now They Must Raise the Children.
In Cambodia’s weak legal system, surrogacy exists in a gray market, endangering all involved when political conditions suddenly shift and criminal charges follow.
It’s Public Land. But the Public Can’t Reach It.
A navigation app that illuminates public land within privately held property has supercharged the question of who gets to go where.
Ukrainian Flags Are on Display All Over Maine. Why?
Like people in other states, Mainers want to show their solidarity with Ukraine. But it’s more than that.
Happy Birthday, Omicron
One year after the variant’s discovery, virologists are still scrambling to keep up with Omicron’s rapid evolution.
T. Rowe Price Raises Concerns About News Corp’s Merger With Fox
T. Rowe Price, the largest owner of News Corp after the Murdoch family, says the deal risks undervaluing News Corp.
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What We Learned About the U.S. In Its Match Against England
A feisty 0-0 tie against World Cup contender England gave the U.S. a chance — and perhaps the courage — to advance in the tournament.
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England Gets a Look at Itself, and Isn’t Sure It Likes What It Sees
Coach Gareth Southgate was unruffled by a scoreless draw against the United States. But it revealed concerns lurking just below the surface.
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As Venezuelan Antagonists Talk, the U.S. Softens Its Stance
Negotiations between the Venezuelan government and opposition could lead to an easing of the country’s protracted crisis.
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Meet the House Republicans Who Will Wield Power in the New Congress
The G.O.P. lawmakers in line to chair key committees have made it clear they will prioritize investigations of the Biden administration.
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Trump’s Latest Dinner Guest: Nick Fuentes, White Supremacist
The former president’s table for four at Mar-a-Lago on Wednesday also included Kanye West, whose antisemitic statements have made him an entertainment-industry outcast.
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Under a Cross Atop a Shallow Grave, He Found His Father
The full extent of Russian war crimes in the city of Kherson and surrounding areas is just coming into focus. These were two of them.
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John Y. Brown Jr., KFC Mogul and Kentucky Governor, Dies at 88
Though his political career was brief, after storming to victory with a former Miss America by his side, he made millions by buying the fried chicken chain.
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Walmart Gunman Bought a Pistol to Kill Co-Workers and Left a ‘Death Note’
The police released a message found on the killer’s phone in which he asked God to “forgive me.”
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Does the US Need to Beat England to Advance? Here Are the Scenarios.
The United States and England meet in Friday’s late game.
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In Georgia Runoff, a Campaign Cliché Rules: It All Comes Down to Turnout
With control of the Senate no longer at stake, the race between Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock is drawing less attention. Both sides are pulling out all the stops to drive voters to the polls.
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How ‘Black Panther’ Builds Complex Characters From the Politics of Colonization
In the original and in “Wakanda Forever,” heroes and villains are deeply layered, reflecting real-life issues facing people of color around the world.
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Holiday Shopping and Inflation
We have tips for getting around higher prices this holiday shopping season.
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China Is Finally Trying to Fix Its Housing Crisis
After a year on the sidelines, Beijing this week took steps to get hundreds of billions of dollars into the hands of the country’s flailing real estate developers.
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The Expanded Child Tax Credit Is Gone. The Battle Over It Remains.
A pandemic-era program that sent monthly checks of up to $300 per child to most families drove down poverty rates. Amid new research about its merits, some Democrats are vowing to bring it back.
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How to Manage Credit Card Debt When Holiday Shopping
Card balances have been rising rapidly. But there are ways to navigate the gift-giving season without taking on a lot of new debt.
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