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Out of the Spotlight, Colleges Try to Scrape Together a Sports Season

This article is part of our latest Learning special report, which focuses on ways that remote learning will shape the future. Soccer drills in socially distanced quadrants. Masked volleyball players…

Tips for those looking after someone tested COVID positive

The past 9 months have been agonizing in many ways. The fear of catching the virus, which is a new strain that even researchers are studying till now, has shocked…

White House embraces a declaration from scientists that opposes lockdowns and relies on ‘herd immunity.’

The White House has embraced a declaration by a group of scientists arguing that authorities should allow the coronavirus to spread among young healthy people while protecting the elderly and…

Helsinki Makes Sustainability a Guiding Principle for Development

HELSINKI, Finland — When his tour as the American ambassador to Finland ended in 2015, Bruce Oreck decided to linger. Part of the draw was a business opportunity. In a…

The latest on the US election

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Miramar Regional Park in Miramar, Florida, on Tuesday October 13. Carolyn Kaster/AP At his second Florida stop of the day,…

How the Pandemic Is Affecting What Babies and Toddlers Learn

This article is part of our latest Learning special report, which focuses on ways that remote learning will shape the future. With all the talk of remote learning for secondary…

This School Year Has Been Unlike Any Other

This article is part of our latest Learning special report, which focuses on ways that remote learning will shape the future. A fall semester unlike any ever known is underway…

Students, Parents and Teachers Tell Their Stories of Remote Learning

This article is part of our latest Learning special report, which focuses on ways that remote learning will shape the future. From preschool to college, education continues to evolve in…

Amid the Barrett Hearing Choreography, a Near-Certain Outcome: Confirmation

WASHINGTON — The outcome of the Senate struggle over President Trump’s high court nominee was evident from the moment Senator Lindsey Graham convened the proceedings by announcing that “the hearing…

Why Early Voting in Some States Has Had a Rough Start.

Virginia’s online voter registration portal crashed on the final day it was available when roadside utility workers cut the wrong cable. Texans waited in long lines on the first day…