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Winning With Uncle Sam’s Help

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. To stay competitive against China, should the United States become a little…

Russian Campaign Promotes Homegrown Vaccine and Undercuts Rivals

Russian news outlets connected to election disinformation campaigns in the United States have set their sights on a new target: convincing Spanish-speaking countries that the Russian coronavirus vaccine works better…

Ashleigh Barty Seeded First in Australian Open Draw

Tenth-seeded Serena Williams, who is seeking her 24th Grand Slam title, could await whoever advances from Osaka’s quarter of the draw. Williams opens against the combative Laura Siegemund, but her…

Fashion Mogul Peter Nygard Denied Bail by Canadian Judge

The Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard was denied bail by a Manitoba judge on Friday, meaning he could spend years in jail while fighting extradition to the United States, where…

In Line for Vaccination, and Not Getting Younger

Ruth Ann Platt, watching the news on television about effective vaccines for the coronavirus, couldn’t wait for them to reach her nursing home in Gainesville, Ga. “I thought it was…

Can a Long Distance Relationship Work in a Pandemic?

To keep it on an even keel, work periodic check-ins into the communication plan, said Dr. DiDonato. “You can say, ‘hey, I notice you don’t reply when I text in…

Take a Visual Tour Through California as It Reopens

(This article is part of the California Today newsletter. Sign up to get it delivered to your inbox.) Good morning. Over the past couple of weeks, amid the continuing roller…

200 Obama Officials Urge Congress to Go Big on Stimulus

More than 200 members of the Obama administration urged Congress on Friday not to shrink its stimulus bill in response to Republicans’ criticism about deficit spending, warning that Democrats risked…

On Ballet TikTok, a Place for Young Dancers to Be Real

“TikTok is so carefree, why not have a little fun with it?” Watters said. “Highlighting these comments also exerts a little pressure: Talking to dancers this way is not OK,…

In Hong Kong, Easing the Pain of Covid With the Kindness of Strangers

HONG KONG — Bernice Moran and her family thought they knew what to expect when they flew to Hong Kong in October: a coronavirus test on arrival, then an hourslong…