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Dusty Baker: The Beloved Manager Leading a Hated Team

Soon after the Houston Astros completed a two-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins in their first-round playoff series last week, Dusty Baker’s phone went into overdrive: Scores of congratulatory texts,…

Top U.S. military leaders, including the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, are quarantining after being exposed to the virus.

Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, along with several of the Pentagon’s most senior uniformed leaders, are quarantining after being exposed to the coronavirus,…

From Gettysburg, Biden Calls for Healing of a ‘House Divided’

Joseph R. Biden Jr. delivered a forceful call for national unity on Tuesday from the swing state of Pennsylvania, casting the nation as a “house divided” and the election as…

Tim Kaine on What It’s Like to Debate Mike Pence

Four years ago, when Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia faced off against Mike Pence at the vice-presidential debate, the encounter put two drastically different debate styles on display: Mr. Pence…

Whistle-Blowing Scientist Quits Government With Final Broadside

WASHINGTON — Rick Bright, a senior vaccine scientist who said he was demoted this spring for complaining about “cronyism” and political interference in science, resigned his final government post on…

Trump May Have Covid, but Many of His Supporters Still Scoff at Masks

ANNVILLE, Pa. — Entering Ted’s Bar and Grill on Monday, Tim Girvin briefly slid on a “Trump 2020” face mask, before whisking it off to join friends at a table…

No, the Coronavirus Is Not Like the Flu

A nurse practitioner administering a flu vaccine at a pharmacy in Key Biscayne, Fla.Credit…Joe Raedle/Getty Images Mere hours after defiantly advising Americans not to fear the coronavirus or let it…

Facebook Amps Up Its Crackdown on QAnon

Facebook, facing criticism that it hasn’t done enough to curb a fast-growing, fringe conspiracy movement, said on Tuesday that it would remove any group, page or Instagram account that openly…

House Lawmakers Condemn Big Tech’s ‘Monopoly Power’

WASHINGTON — House lawmakers who spent the last 15 months investigating the practices of the world’s largest technology companies said on Tuesday that Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google had exercised…

Diego Schwartzman Upends Dominic Thiem to Reach French Open Semifinals

So shaky when it came time to close out sets against Dominic Thiem on Tuesday, Diego Schwartzman held firm when he needed to the most. His reward, after five hours…