• Mon. Jan 18th, 2021

How the Supreme Court and Americans Diverged Over Religion at Work

Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates, voters and issues that will shape the 2020 election. The Roberts Court giveth, and…

Sweden’s Ex-Ambassador to China Is Cleared of Wrongdoing

STOCKHOLM — A former Swedish ambassador to China was cleared of charges of wrongdoing on Friday, culminating a strange saga that combined elements of a spy novel with the opaque…

‘Whac-a-Mole’ Against Virus Sounds Reasonable, Unless You’re the Mole

LEICESTER, England — Fresh buttercream wastes away in an empty cake shop. Young men slip past the lockdown border to reopened pubs in nearby towns. And neighbors blame neighbors for…

An Unexpected Struggle for Trump: Defining an Elusive Biden

President Trump won the White House in no small part by seizing on Hillary Clinton’s missteps and using them to turn many voters against her. But after three unsteady months,…

Riots Long Ago, Luxury Living Today

WASHINGTON — At the corner of 14th and U Streets Northwest, where the anger first simmered in what became Washington’s devastating 1968 riots, the going rent for a one-bedroom today…

California, After Riding a Boom, Reckons With Hard Times

OAKLAND, Calif. — When California shut down its economy in March, it became a model for painful but aggressive action to counter the new coronavirus. The implicit trade-off was that…

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Nears 60,000 New Daily Cases

Here’s what you need to know: ImageIn Miami this week.Credit…Saul Martinez for The New York Times States that were among the earliest to reopen have driven the surge in cases…

7 scandalous times when royalty went rogue

For centuries, British royalty and scandals seem to have an everlasting relationship with one another. Their not-so-fairytale-like secrets have stunned the world and continue to disenchant its public of their…

Bolivia President, Jeanine Añez, Tests Positive for Coronavirus

TARIJA, Bolivia — President Jeanine Añez said Thursday that she has tested positive for the coronavirus, highlighting how the pandemic is spreading to Latin America’s highest echelons of power. Ms.…

Dispatch from a Locked-Down Melbourne

The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau. Sign up to get it by email. Melbourne winters are notoriously depressing. The days are short and often gray,…