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Race for Coronavirus Vaccine Pits Spy Against Spy

WASHINGTON — Chinese intelligence hackers were intent on stealing coronavirus vaccine data, so they looked for what they believed would be an easy target. Instead of simply going after pharmaceutical…

Who Founded Labor Day? Descendants of Two Men Tussle Over Legacy

For nearly 50 years, Bill Collins, a retired history teacher, spent Labor Day not at a beach or a barbecue, but at a cemetery. He and a dozen or more…

A Growing Number of Catholic Schools Are Shutting Down Forever

In more than four decades of coaching girls’ basketball at Lebanon Catholic High School in southeastern Pennsylvania, Patti Hower had led the team to three state championships and 20 district…

The Latest Polls, the Great Non-Tightening: This Week in the 2020 Race

Welcome to our weekly analysis of the state of the 2020 campaign. The week in numbers A batch of national polls released in the wake of the Democratic and Republican…

Ex-F.B.I. Agent in Russia Inquiry Says Trump Is a National Security Threat

WASHINGTON — A former senior F.B.I. agent at the center of the investigations into Hillary Clinton’s email server and the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia defends the handling of the…

Top Biden Advisers Preview Fall Election Strategy

Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Democratic presidential nominee, and his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, are planning an accelerated in-person travel schedule and the campaign is ramping up its on-the-ground…

Color of Change: Tackling Systemic Racism One Strategy at a Time

Spotlight on Color of Change [Race/Related is available as a newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox.] Color of Change, an online racial justice organization with…

100 Days of Protest: A Chasm Grows Between Portland and the Rest of Oregon

SANDY, Ore. — Trucks carrying bales of hay, horse paddocks and Christmas tree farms — drive a few miles out of Portland and the suburbs quickly give way to rural…

Flat Polls. Weak Ratings. Do Political Conventions Have a Future?

After 18 hours of speeches by the candidates, testimonials from former presidents and generals, poignant appeals from voters, a cross-country nominating roll call, opera on a White House balcony and…

How this Pennsylvania Drive-in ‘Found Its Niche’ in the Pandemic

In the coronavirus pandemic, it became 15 acres of safety, 15 acres where people could lose themselves in a crowd but remain alone as they watched a movie. Or graduated…