How to Reopen Schools: What Science and Other Countries Teach Us

As school districts across the United States consider whether and how to restart in-person classes, their challenge is complicated by a pair of fundamental uncertainties: No nation has tried to send children back to school with the virus raging at levels like America’s, and the scientific research about transmission in classrooms is limited. The World…

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TikTok Users Respond to Potential Ban

Since Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News on Monday that the United States was considering banning TikTok over national security concerns, a sentiment echoed by President Donald Trump in an interview on Tuesday, TikTok users have been scrambling. Some have engaged in open revolt, retaliating by posting negative reviews of President Trump’s 2020…

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What’s the Value of Harvard Without a Campus?

Dumebi Adigwe, a rising sophomore studying mathematics at Harvard University, has no idea where she is going to live. This week, Harvard announced it would allow only up to 40 percent of its nearly 6,800 undergraduates on campus in the fall, the vast majority of them freshmen, and that all classes would be held online.…

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Who Gets the Banhammer Now?

In a typical year, a good way for a company to handle an announcement it hoped to bury is to schedule it before a nice long holiday weekend. This is one way to interpret the last week of June online, when several internet giants took decisive action against mostly far-right communities and users, many of…

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By Praising Trump, Goya President Angers His Core Latino Market

When Lina Baez-Rosario moved to the United States as a young girl, she missed her home in the Dominican Republic. Her parents made sure to cook with familiar flavors, to keep memories alive. As an adult, the 42-year-old special education kindergarten teacher, who lives in the Inwood area of Manhattan, found those same tastes through…

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U.S. Nears 60,000 New Daily Covid-19 Cases: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: ImageMedical staff at Houston Methodist Hospital’s Covid-19 I.C.U. turning a patient into a prone position on Sunday.Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times The world sets a record for new virus cases, as daily infections in the U.S. also reach a new high. The coronavirus pandemic has again reached a new…

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Study of Coronavirus in Pregnant Women Finds Striking Racial Differences

Black, Hispanic and Latino pregnant women in Philadelphia are five times as likely as their white counterparts to have been exposed to the coronavirus, according to data collected from nearly 1,300 women between April and June. The findings, which have not been published in a scientific journal, were based on tests for coronavirus antibodies, which…

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This Salmon Recipe Shines

Hello and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. My goal here is always to keep cooking simple: You need to be able to pull off these recipes after a busy day, especially if you’ve got kids at home, clanging around. But this time of year is really about keeping it simple: Summer and simplicity go hand…

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Thinking of Traveling in the U.S.? These States Have Travel Restrictions

Americans are planning millions of trips this summer within the United States, according to a forecast released by the AAA last month. But packing a face mask and hand sanitizer aren’t the only things these travelers need to consider, as a third of states have restrictions in place for visitors, from mandatory testing to quarantine…

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