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Martinus Veltman, Who Made Key Contribution in Physics, Dies at 89

Martinus J.G. Veltman, a Dutch theoretical physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for work that explained the structure of some of the fundamental forces in the universe, helping to…

Tennessee Fires Football Coach Amid Investigation

The University of Tennessee fired Jeremy Pruitt, its head football coach, and nine other staff members after the school investigated whether the program violated N.C.A.A. recruitment regulations, the school announced…

Deborah Rhode, Who Transformed the Field of Legal Ethics, Dies at 68

She is survived by her husband and her sister, Christine Rhode. Ms. Rhode attended New Trier East High School, where she was a champion debater, often facing off against another…

Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham Resigns

Steven Dillingham resigned on Monday as director of the Census Bureau, bringing an early end to a tumultuous tenure that culminated this month in charges that he had allowed politics…

An Inaugural Lockdown Comes at a Price for Washingtonians

WASHINGTON — Chuck Weathers was waiting Monday morning on a bus in Columbia Heights, a residential neighborhood of shops and quaint homes about four miles north of the Capitol. It…

In farewell video, Melania Trump, who like her husband bristled at White House norms, defends her legacy.

Melania Trump defended her legacy as first lady in a video posted on Monday, asked Americans to “lead by example” in caring for others, and name-checked her Be Best platform,…

Investigators Eye Right-Wing Militias at Capitol Riot

The federal authorities have prioritized not only militias but others who were involved in attacking police officers. The F.B.I. has also arrested members of the Proud Boys, a far-right nationalist…

When Two Stars Being Removed From N.F.L. Playoff Games Counts as Progress

In a season dominated by the N.F.L.’s efforts to play a full schedule during a pandemic, many other health issues have been overshadowed, particularly concussions, an issue that has dogged…

Rash of Coronavirus Cases Poses Early Challenge for the Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — It was late December, and Craig Tiley was feeling good. After months of negotiations with government officials and the world’s top tennis players, Tiley, the head of…

Anti-vaccine groups received more than $1 million in small-business relief loans.

The Paycheck Protection Program’s loose rules allowed virtually any small business or company in America to qualify for a government-backed relief loan. Citizens and activist groups have criticized thousands of…