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‘Bleak Friday’ for Stores as Pandemic Pushes Holiday Shopping Online

The 2020 edition of Black Friday did not offer the usual scenes of bustling stores and shoppers lined up outside discount chains and electronics retailers. Instead, most people bought online,…

Teachers face a steepening toll during the pandemic.

All through the fall, teachers have been at the center of vehement debates over whether to reopen schools for in-person instruction — often vilified for challenging it, sometimes praised for…

The lockdown is exposing the gender gap in British sports.

When Lisa Bloor heard that her daughter Abby’s elite-level soccer club was being shut down in England’s latest coronavirus lockdown, she faced a tough problem: how to explain that boys…

Vaccines Are Coming, but Pandemic Experts Expect a ‘Horrible’ Winter

Each week, good news about vaccines or antibody treatments surfaces, offering hope that an end to the pandemic is at hand. And yet this holiday season presents a grim reckoning.…

NATO Needs to Adapt Quickly to Stay Relevant for 2030, Report Urges

BRUSSELS — A high-level look at NATO’s next 10 years recommends significant changes to confront the new challenges of an aggressive Russia and a rising China, urging overhauls to fortify…

France’s Major Literary Juries Award Prizes in a Year of Scandal

PARIS — In its first award since a pedophilia scandal revealed deep-rooted collusion within its ranks, one of France’s top literary juries avoided the appearance of any potential conflicts of…

San Francisco 49ers Will Make Arizona Their Home in December

The San Francisco 49ers will play their next two home games in Glendale, Ariz., the team announced in a statement on Monday. The relocation came after health officials in Santa…

Oregon Nurse Is Placed on Leave Over TikTok Video Mocking Masks

A nurse in Oregon who mocked the state’s pandemic protocols in a video that circulated on TikTok by saying she does not wear a mask in public has been placed…

Smithsonian Archives of American Art Gathers an Oral History of 2020

As the pandemic set in this spring, the historians and curators at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art began doing what they do best: looking through relics of history. They…

Prisons Are Covid-19 Hotbeds. When Should Inmates Get the Vaccine?

They live in crowded conditions, sharing bathrooms and eating facilities where social distancing is impossible. They have high rates of asthma, diabetes and heart disease. Many struggle with mental illness.…