Pelosi and Trump Reach Deal on a Relief Package

Here’s what you need to know: Nancy Pelosi and the White House reached a deal on a sweeping relief package. ImageSpeaker Nancy Pelosi highlighted the urgency of testing while discussing an emergency spending package she said the House would vote on on Friday.Credit…Samuel Corum for The New York Times Congress and the White House struck…

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The Milk Situation

For two fleeting decades, there was no status symbol more potent than the milk mustache. The California Milk Processor Board’s “Got Milk?” campaign stretched across nearly 350 print advertisements and more than 70 television commercials featuring some of the most famous people in America: Beyoncé and Tina Knowles. Serena and Venus Williams. Harrison Ford. Angelina…

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A Blueberry Pie Told Her All She Needed to Know

The day after Samantha Schneider’s best friend died of complications from breast cancer, Sean Corley came into Ms. Schneider’s life. His arrival, in September 2016, was no coincidence. “Two months before I met Sean, my best friend told me that she heard all the nurses talking about the dating app Bumble,” said Ms. Schneider, 33,…

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As China Cracks Down on Coronavirus Coverage, Journalists Fight Back

When Jacob Wang saw reports circulating online recently suggesting that life was getting better in Wuhan, the center of the coronavirus outbreak, he was irate. Mr. Wang, a journalist for a state-run newspaper in China, knew that Wuhan was still in crisis — he had traveled there to chronicle the failures of the government firsthand.…

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Curbing Hidden Wedding Costs

Creating and sticking to a budget can be a challenge for couples planning a wedding. The national average cost currently stands at $33,931, according to wedding website the Knot. Unforeseen expenditures on things like postage, certain rentals or delivery charges can easily drive up costs. Event planners urge couples and their families to keep a…

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The Rich Have a Coronavirus Cure: Escape From New York

By Thursday afternoon, texts and emails circulating among New York’s professional class warned that perhaps it was time to leave. The city was going into lockdown, or at least that’s what people were saying — probably by Friday morning. No one really knew this but now, you did. The rumor was false but that didn’t…

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Fact Check: Trump’s Claims About His Response to the Coronavirus

As he declared a national emergency over the coronavirus outbreak, President Trump attempted to deflect criticisms of his administration’s response to the virus with inaccurate claims. Here’s a fact-check. what the facts are Mr. Trump wrongly blamed the Obama administration for coronavirus testing shortages and falsely said it “didn’t do testing” during the swine flu…

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Trump Declared a National State Emergency Over Coronavirus. Here’s What that Can Do

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday signed an emergency declaration over the coronavirus pandemic, unlocking certain government powers to deal with the public health challenge. Here’s a breakdown of what that means on a legal and practical level. What is emergency power? It’s special authority that a president can unlock and use in exigent circumstances.…

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Cap and Gone? College Commencements Confront the Coronavirus

The University of Michigan on Friday canceled its commencement planned for May over fears of the coronavirus — one of what is likely to be many such college ceremonies to be reconsidered in the face of the pandemic. The ceremony, which was to be held May 2 at Michigan Stadium and feature former Vice President…

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