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As Washington and several states brace for unrest, Biden reveals his vaccine and economic plans.

As the fallout from the assault on the Capitol sparks fresh concerns of new violence and Washington heightens security ahead of Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s inauguration on Jan. 20, the…

Tom Lankford, 85, Dies; Southern Journalist With Divided Loyalties

On one occasion, those ties probably saved his life. During the assault on the Freedom Riders in Birmingham, a group of Klansmen, seeing Mr. Lankford shooting pictures, dragged him into…

Shirley Abrahamson, Trailblazing Wisconsin Judge, Dies at 87

Shirley Abrahamson, an indefatigable jurist known for her activist voice and tart dissents who was the first woman on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and later its first female chief justice,…

N.R.A. Declares Bankruptcy and Seeks to Exit New York

Seeking an end-run around an investigation by the New York attorney general, the National Rifle Association said Friday that it was declaring bankruptcy and would reincorporate in Texas. The gun…

Michigan Activates National Guard to Help With Security at its Capitol in Lansing

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has activated the Michigan National Guard to help with security around the state Capitol in Lansing, part of a wave of concern across the country in the…

Pence Calls Kamala Harris to Offer Assistance as Trump Plans Inauguration Exit

Vice President Mike Pence telephoned Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Thursday to congratulate her and offer his belated assistance — filling a leadership role all but abdicated by President Trump, who…

Here’s How the New Coronavirus Variant Could Affect Kids and Schools

But that study, Apoorva said, did not consider lax enforcement of safety standards in schools — like not requiring masks. “Schools were open without precautions,” she said. “They didn’t take…

Josh Hawley, who led Senate efforts to overturn the election results, is being targeted by a super PAC.

Former staff members for Claire McCaskill, a Democrat who lost re-election in 2018 to Senator Josh Hawley, have started a super PAC to defeat Mr. Hawley the next time he…

Debra Ivory, Smiling Owner of a Barbecue Haven, Dies at 62

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. When you opened the door to George’s Happy Hog Bar-B-Q…

Disneyland as a Vaccination Site? Airports as Test Centers? The Travel Industry Pitches In

Other parts of the travel industry are helping, too Many corners of the travel industry are looking for a way to pitch in to help end the pandemic. More than…