He Was Going to Close the Family Diner. Then He Got a Sign.

Doors opened at 5:30 a.m., welcoming “the morning coffee crew,” including the homeless who could get free coffee, said Susan Guercio, who has been a customer for 22 years. Doors closed at midnight, seven days a week. That is, until the pandemic shut the city down last March. But his father tried to be upbeat…

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Indigenous Beadwork Drops on Instagram

Last year, after the museum that Tayler Gutierrez worked at in Salt Lake City closed temporarily because of the coronavirus, she turned to her beadwork. A citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Ms. Gutierrez, 24, had been practicing beadwork for years after learning from a mentor, the Diné poet Tacey Atsitty, and she already…

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To Start a New Habit, Make It Easy

Organize your refrigerator. Often the tipping point in a kitchen is the refrigerator. When your fridge is a mess, it’s hard to know what you have available to cook, what food might spoil soon and what you need from the store. Wirecutter has the best fridge organization advice from Marguerite Preston, a former pastry chef,…

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False Reports of a New ‘U.S. Variant’ Came from White House Task Force

Reports of a highly contagious new variant in the United States, published on Friday by multiple news outlets, are based on speculative statements made by Dr. Deborah Birx and are inaccurate, according to several government officials. The erroneous report originated at a recent meeting where Dr. Birx, a member of the White House coronavirus task…

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An 11th-Hour Approval for Major Changes to Medicaid in Tennessee

With 12 days to go, the Trump administration on Friday approved a long-held conservative goal: to issue a state’s Medicaid funding as a spending-capped block grant. The structural experiment in Tennessee, which would become effective once approved by the state legislature, would last for 10 years. Block grants for Medicaid have been a priority for…

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52 Places You Cherish

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. On March 11, I flew home to New York after a quick vacation in Brussels, arriving at an eerily quiet Kennedy Airport where the fear of the spreading coronavirus felt tangible. We landed at 1:30…

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6 Months Later, Covid Survivors Plagued by Health Problems

Most symptoms in the Wuhan report were slightly more common among women, with 81 percent reporting at least one health problem, compared with 73 percent of men. Reports about other respiratory diseases, like the 2003 outbreak of SARS, another type of coronavirus, suggest that some Covid survivors may experience aftereffects for months or years. Most…

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What Is Dlive? The Streaming Site Growing in Far-Right Users

But when a user changes the settings to allow “x-tagged” content to be viewed, streams with thousands of viewers discussing the riot at the Capitol quickly dominate the home page. In his stream on Thursday night, Mr. Fuentes, who had attracted 20,000 viewers, called Wednesday’s events “a flicker of hope” that “showed what is possible.”…

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From Burberry to Dior, These Are The Hottest Fashion Drops of the Month

Another day, another fashion drop we can’t stop thinking about. From Louis Vuitton’s new collection in partnership with artist Urs Fischer to Burberry’s latest capsule that dips into the brand’s rich archives, we rounded up the hottest collaborations of the month. Click through to stay up-to-date with the newest fashion announcements, newest launches, and more,…

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