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Covid-19 Live Updates: Distracted by D.C. Political Crisis, U.S. Sets Daily Record for Virus Deaths

Here’s what you need to know: Moving a Covid-19 victim from a hospital morgue in Baltimore last month.Credit…Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images As America slogs through this grimmest of…

Disappointing Chinese Vaccine Results Pose Setback for Developing World

The tepid results could also be problematic for Chinese officials, given that they had touted the efficacy of the vaccines made by Sinovac and Sinopharm. Even though the vaccines had…

Making Sense of the Capitol Attack

Good morning. The images of a pro-Trump mob overwhelming the Capitol on Jan. 6 have been seared into our minds over the past week. Now, as the country — along…

Many Lack Access to Pads and Tampons. What Are Lawmakers Doing About It?

“Period products are not a luxury item.” — Clare Pfeiffer, a plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against the tampon tax In Her Words is available as a newsletter. Sign up…

‘Camp Auschwitz’ Rioter Is Arrested

A man who was photographed wearing a sweatshirt that read “Camp Auschwitz” while inside the Capitol last week was arrested in Newport News, Va., on Wednesday morning in connection to…

Airbnb to Cancel D.C. Reservations For Next Week

Airbnb, likely the biggest player in the short-term rental market, will cancel all reservations made in the Washington area next week and block new rentals, the company announced in a…

The Real Dire Wolf Ran Into an Evolutionary Dead End

The long genetic isolation is significant in another way. Larisa DeSantis, a paleontologist at Vanderbilt University, who was not involved in the research, said it “is consistent with the idea…

No Bubble for the N.B.A. Season? It’s a Problem

As long, costly and emotionally draining as 2020 was for the N.B.A., beyond the universal strain of a global health crisis, not every one of those 366 days was dour.…

4 Ways to Do More With Your Smartphone Camera

Even if you don’t have the latest and greatest smartphone, the tools for your photography can go beyond the more commonly used ones like the portrait and lowlight modes. With…

Two Friends, Two Continents, Very Different Pandemics

At the opening night party, I was immediately rehired for an obscure opera by Offenbach that hadn’t been performed since its premiere in Austria. It was a huge role, a…