A Bookstore That Shines as ‘a Lighthouse of a Free Society’

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Inside a hushed bookstore in central Taipei one recent night, Ju Lee-wen stood beneath a large black banner that said “Revolution Now!” and raised her fist into the air. Ms. Ju, a 26-year-old lawyer, is concerned by China’s increasingly authoritarian policies, including harsh new security laws in Hong Kong. She went to…

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How to Prepare for Your Return to the Office

Since the coronavirus hit the United States in the spring, about 35 percent of American workers have switched to telecommuting, according to a recent survey by the National Bureau of Economic Research. And with the end of summer fast approaching, you may be wondering about your return to the office — should you return at…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Latest News and Analysis

Here’s what you need to know: ImageKatelyn Hutchison, a member of her schools track team, and her father, Kelly Hutchison. Seeing her disappointment at a national track championship meet being canceled because of the coronavirus “was one of the most painful things I’ve ever experienced,” Mr. Hutchison said.Credit…Nolis Anderson for The New York Times Universities…

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C.D.C. Closes Some Offices Over Bacteria Discovery

The nation’s foremost public health agency is learning that it is not immune to the complex effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told employees that some office space it leases in the Atlanta area would be closed again after property managers of the buildings discovered Legionella, the bacteria…

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New York Is Positioned to Reopen Schools Safely, Health Experts Say

New York State, the center of the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world four months ago, is now one of the few places in the country that may be able to safely reopen schools, several public health experts said after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo gave districts permission to do so. Mr. Cuomo announced Friday that…

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Katie Hill is Trying to Move Forward

If Katie Hill were a different person, she might have gone away and found religion. Perhaps she would have tearfully apologized, a dutiful husband by her side, and vowed to do better. Maybe she would have checked herself into sex rehab, hiked the Appalachian Trail or flat-out denied anything untoward had occurred. But Ms. Hill,…

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Black at U.T., and Beyond

The Look 2020 A student set out to document the experiences of his Black classmates on their predominantly white campus. These are some of their stories. Photographs by Adraint Bereal Interviews by Patrice Peck ImageJordan Walters, center, with, from left, Joe Mason, Billy Summers and James Treuthardt. All of them are members of the Texas…

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Turn Your Newspaper Into a Basket

Months into the pandemic, you’ve most likely spent more time decluttering — and assessing the amount of joy sparked by forgotten discoveries — than you’d ever expected. Now you’re on to organizing, and baskets are a great way to collect all of those little things floating around your home. You can transform your newspaper into…

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Thoughtful Gift Ideas That Newlyweds Will Actually Use

The wedding registry was created years ago to help guests determine what newlyweds want or need for their home as a married couple — think monogrammed towels, china and kitchen mixers. But in recent years, it has evolved into much more. The registry has become a place for gifting just about anything a couple may…

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Rave Under the Kosciuszko Bridge: Are Illicit Parties Endangering N.Y.C.?

On a humid Saturday night, under a segment of the Kosciuszko Bridge, which connects Brooklyn and Queens, hundreds of people at an illicit gathering danced and swayed to the thumps of hip hop and electronic music. Some wore masks. Many did not. Many were attending their first party in months, since the pandemic had forced…

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