Recent News

Smile, Australia. Look at What’s Flourishing Despite the Pandemic.

As we rush into nature, books and fresher food, there are signs of a healthier existence beginning to emerge.

How to Help Lebanon After Beirut Explosion

As the search for survivors continues, aid groups have mobilized to help the thousands of people wounded by the blast, and the hundreds of thousands of others who have been made homeless.

Sri Lanka Election Hands Rajapaksa Family a Bigger Slice of Control

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s party clinched the majority of seats in Parliament, aiming to amend the Constitution and expand presidential powers. Rights groups are concerned.

In Poland, the Rainbow Flag Is Wrapped Up in a Broader Culture War

Three activists were arrested and charged after hanging banners on Warsaw monuments, while opposition lawmakers wore multicolor clothing and masks in a protest in Parliament.

Álvaro Uribe’s Detention Deepens Colombia’s Divisions

Colombia’s most powerful politician is now under house arrest, drawing the country back into the pitched political battle it had been trying to overcome for years.

Beijing Launches Another Demolition Drive, This Time in Its Bucolic Suburbs

The authorities have moved to demolish hundreds of homes in the hills near the Great Wall that were once a sign of China’s rising prosperity.

For P.O.W., Landmark Verdict Against North Korea Is Long-Overdue Justice

A former South Korean soldier may never see a penny of the $17,600 awarded by a court last month. But the verdict set a precedent for thousands of others seeking to hold the North and Kim Jong-un accountable for human rights violations.

Hours of Talks on U.S. Coronavirus Relief End With No Deal

Ohio’s governor tested positive before a planned meeting with President Trump, but a second test was negative. India hit two million cases. China’s exports rose last month at their fastest pace of the year.
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Business and Economics

Investors Cozy Up to Danish Stocks

Denmark is enjoying one of the best-performing stock markets in the world this year. Recession-proof businesses and a strong safety net equal big gains.

Trump Targets WeChat and TikTok, in Sharp Escalation With China

The government cited national security concerns in announcing sweeping restrictions on two popular Chinese social media networks, a move that is likely to be met with retaliation.

Canada to U.S. Visitors: Please Don’t Sneak Across the Border

Some Canadian citizens, concerned about the spread of the coronavirus, are taking matters into their own hands and reporting illegal American visitors.

Abolish the Police? Those Who Survived the Chaos in Seattle Aren’t So Sure

What is it like when a city abandons a neighborhood and the police vanish? Business owners describe a harrowing experience of calling for help and being left all alone.

Why Black Workers Will Hurt the Most if Congress Doesn’t Extend Jobless Benefits

An extra $600 a week smoothed out sharp differences in benefits among states, and among the people who live in them.

Trump Targets WeChat and TikTok, in Sharp Escalation With China

The government cited national security concerns in announcing sweeping restrictions on two popular Chinese social media networks, a move that is likely to be met with retaliation.

Doris Buffett, Her Family’s ‘Retail Philanthropist,’ Dies at 92

Her younger brother, Warren, entrusted her with vetting requests after he announced his intention to donate nearly his entire fortune. “Warren loves to make money and I love to give it away,” she said.
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Books and Authors

Buzz Buzz Buzz

Humans have spent decades trying to teach other animals our languages—sometimes for convenience or amusement, sometimes out of scientific curiosity—but we’ve made little effort to learn theirs. Today, as a virus from another species upends human society, the usefulness of communicating with animals on their own terms is suddenly more imaginable.

130 Degrees

The upheaval caused by Covid-19 is a harbinger of global warming. Because humans have fundamentally altered the physical workings of planet Earth, this is going to be a century of crises, many of them more dangerous than what we’re living through now. The main question is whether we’ll be able to hold the rise in temperature to a point where we can, at great expense and suffering, deal with those crises coherently, or whether they will overwhelm the coping abilities of our civilization.

Dickens in Brooklyn

When, a few weeks ago, I took down from my shelves Dickens’s Great Expectations and found the “Dear Reader” letter, I was transported again—as I’d been so often while reading Dickens—to that mid-century world of my childhood. Other than the one time my mother and I read to each other from the opening pages of Great Expectations, I don’t recall ever seeing my father or mother actually reading a book of Dickens, and yet, in memory, our family life—a mid-twentieth-century Brooklyn world determined by difficult economic circumstances, inhabited by eccentric, larger-than-life characters, rooted in family feuds about inheritance and money, and steeped in scenes of intense, high drama—seems distinctly Dickensian.

What Tom Cotton Gets So Wrong About Slavery and the Constitution

Senator Tom Cotton, Republican of Arkansas, has introduced a bill in Congress that would punish school districts that use The New York Times’s 1619 Project in their curriculum by withholding federal funding. In so doing, he announced in a newspaper interview that America’s schoolchildren need to learn that the nation’s Founders said slavery “was the necessary evil upon which the union was built.” His statement is as preposterous as it is false: presuming to clarify American history, Cotton has grievously distorted it.

The New Nuclear Threat

The deployed nuclear arsenals of the US and Russia have been reduced by nearly 90 percent, but we are not safer today—quite the reverse. After decades of building just enough weapons to deter attack, China is now aggressively modernizing and enlarging its small nuclear arsenal. Russia and the US are modernizing theirs as well with entire menus of new weapons. Activities in space are enlarging the global battlefield. Advances in missile technology and conventional weapons “entangle” scenarios of nuclear and nonnuclear war, making outcomes highly unpredictable.

A Horse’s Remorse

At first it was simply zany and delightful, this series about a talking horse who’s the washed-up star of a now-forgotten 1990s hit sitcom. But by the time BoJack Horseman finished, it had become something much grander and more terrible. Exactly what, however, and exactly how, are conundrums that have preoccupied me.

The Disease of Nature

Is contagion wishing’s history? I wish a hole in memory Accidentally, by remembering, Then swish a thumb around its cliff And bring it to my puppet’s mouth. The disease he eats tastes good, I think, because his wood glows When he’s finished. Let’s name nature the final arbiter Of taste. Let’s call memory the wish’s […]

Buy In

Yes, we did ask to be born. Not all of us, of course, only the first few. They must have bought in to this round robin duress: the gasp, the gnawing hunger, then the actual gnawing. Maybe they did it the way we’d put on a corset or toe shoes one night and feel fabulous. […]
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United States

Milwaukee Police Chief Demoted After Questions Over Protest Response


Officers’ use of tear gas against protesters was among the issues that led to Alfonso Morales’s removal from his post.
 
New York Times
   
 

Children Vulnerable to Abuse Are Imperiled as Caseworkers Stay Home


Scores of investigations into allegations of abuse or neglect have been delayed or sharply curtailed during the coronavirus pandemic, records and interviews show.
 
New York Times
   
 

Arson Suspected in Denver Fire That Killed 5 From Senegal


Three adults and two children from the same family died in the early-morning house fire in Denver, the authorities said.
 
New York Times
   
 

Bill Hagerty Wins Tough Tennessee Primary With Trump’s Endorsement


The fractious race to replace the outgoing Lamar Alexander signified an end to the moderate tenor that has long defined Tennessee Republicanism.
 
New York Times
   
 

Judge Dismisses G.O.P. Suit to End Proxy Voting in House During Pandemic


A federal judge ruled that the Constitution protected the right of the House of Representatives to make its own rules.
 
New York Times
   
 

‘I Was a Little Scared’: Inside America’s Reopening Schools


In their first week back, students have faced altered classrooms and emergency quarantines. Here’s what they say school is like in the age of Covid-19..
 
New York Times
   
 

The Latest U.S. Tool to Fight Election Meddling: Text Messages


Washington sent offers to cellphones in Russia and Iran of rewards of up to $10 million for information on hackers trying to attack American voting systems.
 
New York Times
   
 

Trump, Facing Headwinds in Ohio, Talks Up Economy in Campaign Swing


The president came into 2020 considering the state a lock, but his performance in managing the pandemic and delivering on his promises from four years ago could put it in play.
 
New York Times
   
 

Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today


A resurgence of coronavirus cases in the European Union is setting off fears of a second wave.
 
New York Times
   
 

Elizabeth Warren on Child Care in a Pandemic


The senator says child care is crucial for bringing the economy back: “Women continue to have to manage it all.”
 
New York Times
   
 

Milwaukee Police Chief Demoted After Questions Over Protest Response

Officers’ use of tear gas against protesters was among the issues that led to Alfonso Morales’s removal from his post.
 
New York Times
   
 

Children Vulnerable to Abuse Are Imperiled as Caseworkers Stay Home

Scores of investigations into allegations of abuse or neglect have been delayed or sharply curtailed during the coronavirus pandemic, records and interviews show.
 
New York Times
   
 

Arson Suspected in Denver Fire That Killed 5 From Senegal

Three adults and two children from the same family died in the early-morning house fire in Denver, the authorities said.
 
New York Times
   
 

Bill Hagerty Wins Tough Tennessee Primary With Trump’s Endorsement

The fractious race to replace the outgoing Lamar Alexander signified an end to the moderate tenor that has long defined Tennessee Republicanism.
 
New York Times
   
 

Judge Dismisses G.O.P. Suit to End Proxy Voting in House During Pandemic

A federal judge ruled that the Constitution protected the right of the House of Representatives to make its own rules.
 
New York Times
   
 

‘I Was a Little Scared’: Inside America’s Reopening Schools

In their first week back, students have faced altered classrooms and emergency quarantines. Here’s what they say school is like in the age of Covid-19..
 
New York Times
   
 

The Latest U.S. Tool to Fight Election Meddling: Text Messages

Washington sent offers to cellphones in Russia and Iran of rewards of up to $10 million for information on hackers trying to attack American voting systems.
 
New York Times
   
 

Trump, Facing Headwinds in Ohio, Talks Up Economy in Campaign Swing

The president came into 2020 considering the state a lock, but his performance in managing the pandemic and delivering on his promises from four years ago could put it in play.
 
New York Times
   
 

Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

A resurgence of coronavirus cases in the European Union is setting off fears of a second wave.
 
New York Times
   
 

Elizabeth Warren on Child Care in a Pandemic

The senator says child care is crucial for bringing the economy back: “Women continue to have to manage it all.”
 
New York Times
   
 

World

For P.O.W., Landmark Verdict Against North Korea Is Long-Overdue Justice


A former South Korean soldier may never see a penny of the $17,600 awarded by a court last month. But the verdict set a precedent for thousands of others seeking to hold the North and Kim Jong-un accountable for human rights violations..
 
New York Times
   
 

Beijing Launches Another Demolition Drive, This Time in Its Bucolic Suburbs


The authorities have moved to demolish hundreds of homes in the hills near the Great Wall that were once a sign of China’s rising prosperity.
 
New York Times
   
 

Álvaro Uribe’s Detention Deepens Colombia’s Divisions


Colombia’s most powerful politician is now under house arrest, drawing the country back into the pitched political battle it had been trying to overcome for years.
 
New York Times
   
 

Beirut, Coronavirus, TikTok Restrictions: Your Friday Briefing


Here’s what you need to know.
 
New York Times
   
 

Mumbai Finally Puts Female Figures on Traffic Lights


At many crossings, India’s largest city replaced male stick figures with icons in triangular dresses. But critics say the move does little to address an entrenched gender divide..
 
New York Times
   
 

Smile, Australia. Look at What’s Flourishing Despite the Pandemic.


As we rush into nature, books and fresher food, there are signs of a healthier existence beginning to emerge.
 
New York Times
   
 

Sri Lanka Election Hands Rajapaksa Family a Bigger Slice of Control


President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s party clinched the majority of seats in Parliament, aiming to amend the Constitution and expand presidential powers. Rights groups are concerned..
 
New York Times
   
 

A Promising Life Is Cut Short, Becoming a Symbol of Lebanon’s Heartache


Sahar Fares, a 24-year-old paramedic, was planning her wedding. Instead, her family held her funeral after she died in the explosion that tore through Beirut..
 
New York Times
   
 

‘Racism Is Pervasive’ at Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Report Says


Even before it opened in 2014, the museum was dogged by controversy. Now, after discrimination accusations, it has been rebuked..
 
New York Times
   
 

Hours of Talks on U.S. Coronavirus Relief End With No Deal


Ohio’s governor tested positive before a planned meeting with President Trump, but a second test was negative. India hit two million cases. China’s exports rose last month at their fastest pace of the year..
 
New York Times
   
 

For P.O.W., Landmark Verdict Against North Korea Is Long-Overdue Justice


A former South Korean soldier may never see a penny of the $17,600 awarded by a court last month. But the verdict set a precedent for thousands of others seeking to hold the North and Kim Jong-un accountable for human rights violations..
 
New York Times
   
 

Beijing Launches Another Demolition Drive, This Time in Its Bucolic Suburbs


The authorities have moved to demolish hundreds of homes in the hills near the Great Wall that were once a sign of China’s rising prosperity.
 
New York Times
   
 

Álvaro Uribe’s Detention Deepens Colombia’s Divisions


Colombia’s most powerful politician is now under house arrest, drawing the country back into the pitched political battle it had been trying to overcome for years.
 
New York Times
   
 

Beirut, Coronavirus, TikTok Restrictions: Your Friday Briefing


Here’s what you need to know.
 
New York Times
   
 

Mumbai Finally Puts Female Figures on Traffic Lights


At many crossings, India’s largest city replaced male stick figures with icons in triangular dresses. But critics say the move does little to address an entrenched gender divide..
 
New York Times
   
 

Smile, Australia. Look at What’s Flourishing Despite the Pandemic.


As we rush into nature, books and fresher food, there are signs of a healthier existence beginning to emerge.
 
New York Times
   
 

Sri Lanka Election Hands Rajapaksa Family a Bigger Slice of Control


President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s party clinched the majority of seats in Parliament, aiming to amend the Constitution and expand presidential powers. Rights groups are concerned..
 
New York Times
   
 

A Promising Life Is Cut Short, Becoming a Symbol of Lebanon’s Heartache


Sahar Fares, a 24-year-old paramedic, was planning her wedding. Instead, her family held her funeral after she died in the explosion that tore through Beirut..
 
New York Times
   
 

‘Racism Is Pervasive’ at Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Report Says


Even before it opened in 2014, the museum was dogged by controversy. Now, after discrimination accusations, it has been rebuked..
 
New York Times
   
 

Hours of Talks on U.S. Coronavirus Relief End With No Deal


Ohio’s governor tested positive before a planned meeting with President Trump, but a second test was negative. India hit two million cases. China’s exports rose last month at their fastest pace of the year..
 
New York Times
   
 

Business & Economics

Why Black Workers Will Hurt the Most if Congress Doesn’t Extend Jobless Benefits


An extra $600 a week smoothed out sharp differences in benefits among states, and among the people who live in them.
 
New York Times
   
 

Abolish the Police? Those Who Survived the Chaos in Seattle Aren’t So Sure


What is it like when a city abandons a neighborhood and the police vanish? Business owners describe a harrowing experience of calling for help and being left all alone.
 
New York Times
   
 

Canada to U.S. Visitors: Please Don’t Sneak Across the Border


Some Canadian citizens, concerned about the spread of the coronavirus, are taking matters into their own hands and reporting illegal American visitors.
 
New York Times
   
 

Investors Cozy Up to Danish Stocks


Denmark is enjoying one of the best-performing stock markets in the world this year. Recession-proof businesses and a strong safety net equal big gains..
 
New York Times
   
 

Trump Targets WeChat and TikTok, in Sharp Escalation With China


The government cited national security concerns in announcing sweeping restrictions on two popular Chinese social media networks, a move that is likely to be met with retaliation.
 
New York Times
   
 

As Jobs Report Looms, White House and Congress Say Stark Divisions Remain Over Stimulus Plan


As senators left Washington without a deal on an economic rescue package, economists warned of new signs of a lagging recovery
 
New York Times
   
 

Amid Dire Jobless Numbers, Small-Business Relief Program Nears End


The Paycheck Protection Program provided respite for hard-hit small businesses, but it is ending soon. With no word on further government help, owners worry about their fate..
 
New York Times
   
 

Trump Reinstates Tariff on Canadian Aluminum


The tariff, which prompted dollar-for-dollar retaliation from Canada, was imposed just one month after a new trade deal between the two countries went into effect.
 
New York Times
   
 

Uber’s Ride-Hailing Business Craters, but Deliveries Surge in Pandemic


Uber said revenue fell 29 percent in the second quarter because people traveled less, but food deliveries soared.
 
New York Times
   
 

New Unemployment Claims Decline, but Remain ‘Alarmingly High’


Nearly 1.2 million filed for state benefits last week, the lowest total since March, as economic readings offer only limited encouragement.
 
New York Times
   
 

Science & Technology

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President Donald Trump issued executive orders that will ban TikTok from operating in the US in 45 days if they are not sold by their Chinese-owned parent companies. CNN's Hadas Gold looks back at the rise and controversies of the app. .
 
CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Tech Section
   
 

Tencent stock plummets after Trump announces plan to ban WeChat in the US

Tencent stock plunged on Friday after US President Donald Trump moved to ban WeChat, a social media app owned by the Chinese tech giant.
 
CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Tech Section
   
 

Facebook will let employees work from home until July 2021

Facebook is extending its work from home policy until July of next year, becoming the latest tech giant to commit to letting staff work remotely in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
 
CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Tech Section
   
 

Uber’s delivery service is now bigger than its rides business

As the pandemic ground its ride-hail business to a halt, Uber's delivery service took on new importance. Now, it's Uber's biggest source of revenue. .
 
CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Tech Section
   
 

Why Influencers Won’t Stop Partying Anytime Soon


Creators in Los Angeles say that hosting and posting about big social gatherings is part of their job, coronavirus or no.
 
Taylor Lorenz
   
 

Facebook bans ads from pro-Trump PAC

Facebook announced Thursday it was banning ads from The Committee to Defend the President, a pro-Trump super PAC. Facebook did not say how long the ban would last. .
 
CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Tech Section
   
 

A propaganda battle is playing out in the replies to Trump’s tweets

Researchers at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a London-based think tank, say they have found pro-Chinese Communist Party (CCP) accounts spamming the replies of President Trump and other US officials about Covid-19 on Twitter.
 
CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Tech Section
   
 

Twitter to label government and state media officials

Twitter is introducing new labels to better identify accounts belonging to government officials and senior staff of state-backed media, the social media platform announced on Thursday.
 
CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Tech Section
   
 

The Cult of the Tech Genius


It’s time to rethink how we treat and enable these brilliant — but damaging — tech personalities.
 
Shira Ovide
   
 

Nintendo profit jumps more than 400% thanks to the Switch and ‘Animal Crossing’

Nintendo sales are still soaring.
 
CNN.com - RSS Channel - App Tech Section
   
 

Law & Public Policy

Breaking News

SCOTUS holds that bankruptcy court’s denial of debtor’s repayment plan is not immediately appealable. No more opinions for two weeks. The post . .
 
Andrew Hamm
   
 

Breaking News

The 1 and only, per J. Thomas: Petitioners’ lawsuit is not barred by the Tax Injunction Act. The post . .
 
Andrew Hamm
   
 

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ed cert. in two cases:  Ocasio v United States, on extortion conspiracy, and Hawkins v Community Bank of Raymore, on spousal guarantors on credit applications. The post . .
 
Andrew Hamm
   
 

Breaking News

The opinion in . The Court rejects prosecution of fisherman for discarding undersized fish, 5-4. The opinion in . The Court rejects state action antitrust immunity for NC Dental Board because it isn’t supervised enough by state government, 6-3.   The post . .
 
Andrew Hamm
   
 

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Andrew Hamm
   
 

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The orders are . There are no new grants or CVSGs. The post . .
 
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Andrew Hamm
   
 

Breaking News

The opinion in . Per J. Sotomayor, trademark tacking is a jury question. The opinion in . Per J. Ginsburg, dismissal of an action in multidistrict litigation triggers a right to appeal. The opinion in .
 
Andrew Hamm
   
 

Breaking News

The orders list is . There are no new grants or CVSGs. Review denied on battlefield contractors and generic drugs. The opinion in ; prison may not prohibit 1/2 inch beard compelled by religious beliefs. The summary reversal in Christesen, a capital case, is . The opinion in .
 
Andrew Hamm
   
 

Breaking News

The opinion in The Court holds that localities must explain denials of permission to build cell phone towers. The opinion in . The Court holds that a habeas petitioner who wins does not have to file notice of appeal to preserve winning theory on appeal.   The post . .
 
Andrew Hamm
   
 

Books & Authors

Buzz Buzz Buzz


Humans have spent decades trying to teach other animals our languages—sometimes for convenience or amusement, sometimes out of scientific curiosity—but we’ve made little effort to learn theirs. Today, as a virus from another species upends human society, the usefulness of communicating with animals on their own terms is suddenly more imaginable..
 
Michelle Nijhuis
   
 

130 Degrees


The upheaval caused by Covid-19 is a harbinger of global warming. Because humans have fundamentally altered the physical workings of planet Earth, this is going to be a century of crises, many of them more dangerous than what we’re living through now.
 
Bill McKibben
   
 

Dickens in Brooklyn


When, a few weeks ago, I took down from my shelves Dickens’s Great Expectations and found the “Dear Reader” letter, I was transported again—as I’d been so often while reading Dickens—to that mid-century world of my childhood.
 
Jay Neugeboren
   
 

What Tom Cotton Gets So Wrong About Slavery and the Constitution


Senator Tom Cotton, Republican of Arkansas, has introduced a bill in Congress that would punish school districts that use The New York Times’s 1619 Project in their curriculum by withholding federal funding.
 
Sean Wilentz
   
 

A Horse’s Remorse


At first it was simply zany and delightful, this series about a talking horse who’s the washed-up star of a now-forgotten 1990s hit sitcom. But by the time BoJack Horseman finished, it had become something much grander and more terrible.
 
Adam Thirlwell
   
 

The New Nuclear Threat


The deployed nuclear arsenals of the US and Russia have been reduced by nearly 90 percent, but we are not safer today—quite the reverse. After decades of building just enough weapons to deter attack, China is now aggressively modernizing and enlarging its small nuclear arsenal.
 
Jessica T. Mathews
   
 

Buy In


Yes, we did ask to be born. Not all of us, of course, only the first few. They must have bought in to this round robin duress: the gasp, the gnawing hunger, then the actual gnawing.
 
Rae Armantrout
   
 

The Disease of Nature


Is contagion wishing’s history? I wish a hole in memory Accidentally, by remembering, Then swish a thumb around its cliff And bring it to my puppet’s mouth. The disease he eats tastes good, I think, because his wood glows When he’s finished.
 
Logan Fry
   
 

A Few Seconds in Paris


I was twenty-eight years old and working as an engineer in Guatemala and I knew that if I wanted to be a writer I needed to go to Paris. And so I quit my job, bought a one-way ticket, and flew to Paris in the early winter of 1999, with no other plan than to become a writer.
 
Eduardo Halfon
   
 

Patrolling Minneapolis’s Native American History


“In so many ways, Native people are like the canary in the coal mine,” said Dr. Joe Hobot, president of the American Indian Opportunities Industrialization Center in Minneapolis. A catalog of social ills, he said, from the opioid crisis to police brutality, acutely affect Native people, but these are often overlooked until it’s no longer “just” a Native issue.
 
Krithika Varagur
   
 

Articles & Opinion

Disregarding the Virus and Victims’ Families, Trump Rushes to Execute as Many People as Possible

It was getting close to midnight at the Ford dealership on Route 41 in Terre Haute, Indiana, and there was no word yet on the execution.
 
Liliana Segura
   
 

Baltimore’s Violence Interrupters Confront Shootings, the Coronavirus, and Corrupt Cops

“Hey, Officer Friendly with the cherry cheeks,” a Black woman said to an unmasked, white Baltimore police sergeant as he approached her outside a public housing project in April. In response, the sergeant intentionally coughed on the woman and kept walking. “Oh, I ain’t worried about that shit,” the woman told the sergeant.
 
Baynard Woods
   
 

Amid Coronavirus, a Flawed Guardianship System Can Make It Impossible to Care for Relatives in Assisted Living Facilities

In the summer of 2018, then-84-year-old Genyte Dirse was removed from her home — a motel she had owned and lived in for decades — and placed in an assisted living facility in St.
 
Rachel M. Cohen
   
 

How the NYPD Weaponized a Curfew Against Protesters and Residents

Husan Blue, his family, and his neighbors were having a cookout on the patio outside their apartment in Crown Heights. It was a warm summer night in Brooklyn. Little kids were running around and playing.
 
Ryan Devereaux
   
 

How Trump’s Deportation Flights Are Putting Latin America and the Caribbean at Risk

Jude said his body ached, and he was feverish. The 40-year-old was being held with dozens of other Haitians in a crowded U.S.
 
Melissa del Bosque
   
 

How the Fed Bailed Out the Investor Class Without Spending a Cent

March 23, 2020 was a critical day in U.S. history, though at the time it felt like another 24 hours on the road to pandemic apocalypse.
 
David Dayen
   
 

Amid Allegations of Sexual Impropriety, Excessive Drinking, and Power Politics, a Veterans Group Wages Civil War

Aprominent veterans’ group doing relief work on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic has quietly gone to war with itself in federal court, with two branches of the organization suing each other amid allegations of sexual misconduct at an alcohol-fueled retreat last summer. Founded in 2010, Team Rubicon mobilizes military veterans and other volunteers skilled as first responders to do disaster relief.
 
Alex Emmons
   
 

Under Cover of Mass Death, Andrew Cuomo Calls in the Billionaires to Build a High-Tech Dystopia

For a few fleeting moments during New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daily coronavirus briefing on Wednesday, the somber grimace that has filled our screens for weeks was briefly replaced by something resembling a smile. “We are ready, we’re all-in,” the governor .
 
Naomi Klein
   
 

As Africa Drowns in Garbage, the Plastic Business Keeps Booming

Rosemary Nyambura spends her weekends collecting plastic with her aunt Miriam in the Dandora dump in Nairobi. Because the bottles they sell to other plastics traders are mixed in with discarded syringes, broken glass, feces, fragments of cellphone cases, remote controls, shoe soles, trinkets, toys, pouches, clamshells, bags, and countless unrecognizable shreds of thin plastic film, the work is time-consuming and dangerous.
 
Sharon Lerner
   
 

Leaked Intelligence Cables Detail a Secret Propaganda War Between Iranian Spies and Exiled Militant Group

In a ward of Gohardasht Prison, a sprawling detention facility in a western suburb of Tehran, a few inmates gathered one night in late 2014 to remember a fallen comrade. Ali Saremi, a supporter of the Mojahedin-e Khalq, or MEK, had been executed four years earlier at another Iranian prison for his allegiance to the militant dissident group, which is considered a terrorist organization in Iran.
 
Murtaza Hussain