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The Padres Bulk Up and Set Their Sights on Catching the Dodgers

As he canvassed the major leagues before Monday’s trading deadline, A.J. Preller even spoke with Andrew Friedman, his chief rival in the National League West. Friedman runs baseball operations for…

After Contact Tracing, Some U.S. Open Players Are Put on Tighter Restrictions

You might think Kristina Mladenovic would have been nothing but delighted on Monday after winning her first match in the first Grand Slam tennis tournament since the coronavirus pandemic disrupted…

John Thompson’s Success at Georgetown Made Him Ahead of His Time

The story, as John Thompson Jr. often shared it, was that he was told by the Georgetown president, upon being hired to coach the university’s moribund men’s basketball program in…

Federal Government Relaxes Rules on Feeding Low-Income Students

The Agriculture Department, under pressure from Congress and officials in school districts across the country, said on Monday that it would allow schools to provide free breakfast and lunch to…

At the W.N.B.A., the Fight for Racial Justice Goes Way Back

“To have other Black women, saying, ‘No, Sis, we’re not going to forget about you’. … That is the game-changing moment.” — Kimberlé Crenshaw, co-founder of the #SayHerName campaign In…

In Speech, Biden Confronts Trump on Safety: ‘He Can’t Stop the Violence’

Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Monday issued a forceful rebuttal to President Trump’s claim that the former vice president would preside over a country wracked by disorder and lawlessness, asserting…

Liberty Will Investigate University’s Operations Under Jerry Falwell Jr.

The board of trustees of Liberty University announced on Monday that it had retained an independent forensic firm to conduct an investigation into the school’s operations under Jerry Falwell Jr.,…

E.P.A. Relaxes Rules Limiting Toxic Waste From Coal Plants

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday relaxed strict Obama-era standards for how coal-fired power plants dispose of wastewater laced with dangerous pollutants like lead, selenium and arsenic, a move…

Drone Delivery? Amazon Moves Closer With F.A.A. Approval

Amazon has received federal approval to use drones to deliver packages, bringing the retailer a critical step closer to its goal of shortening delivery times to 30 minutes or less.…

TikTok Deal Faces Complications as U.S. and China Ratchet Up Tit-for-Tat

SAN FRANCISCO — On most days, companies like ByteDance, Microsoft, Walmart and Oracle are considered kings within their fields. But over the weekend, it became increasingly clear that they can…