As Leaders Urge Face Masks, Their Behavior Muffles the Message

WASHINGTON — When Vice President Mike Pence descended onto the tarmac in Colorado Springs last Saturday, his first appearance outside the White House grounds in over a month, he was greeted by the Democratic governor of Colorado, Jared Polis, who was wearing a face mask emblazoned with images from his state flag. Mr. Pence tapped…

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Coronavirus Crisis Offers Taiwan a Chance to Push Back Against China

TAIPEI, Taiwan — They are sending millions of masks, emblazoned with the words “made in Taiwan,” to the United States, Italy and other countries hit hard by the coronavirus. They are denouncing Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health Organization. They are flaunting celebrity endorsements and creating hashtags like #TaiwanCanHelp. Officials in Taiwan are attempting to…

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India Sees Coronavirus Threat to Fragile Population: Tigers

Something was wrong with a tiger in central India’s Pench Tiger Reserve earlier this month. For several days, wildlife managers had observed the 10-year-old male making frequent visits to a nearby pond, possibly, they speculated, because it was running a high fever. Though staff administered antibiotics, the tiger didn’t improve and eventually died by the…

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Beyond Recipes

Good morning. Remember when there were handshakes and hugs, crowded delis at lunchtime, crowded elevators at the mall, crowded rest stops on the interstates, close-quartered Elmos in the Elmo pens of Times Square? That was back in the before times, when you could do things like pop out for the turmeric you forgot to buy…

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The State of Fashion Models in a Pandemic

Taryn Harvey moved to New York City in January, hoping to break into the city’s competitive modeling market after working in Toronto (her hometown) and Cape Town. It took her three years to secure a work visa for the move, she said. By February, she was walking in New York Fashion Week. By March, the…

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All of the Ways You Can Help

Who needs your help right now? Unfortunately, the list is long. Front-line medical workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic need protective equipment. Those struggling with sudden unemployment may be hungry. Small and local businesses could use financial support, in the form of product purchases or gift cards. Blood banks, too, are looking for donors. There’s been…

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Solving the Mysteries of Coronavirus With Genetic Fingerprints

SEATTLE — As the coronavirus outbreak consumed the city of Wuhan in China, new cases of the virus began to spread out like sparks flung from a fire. Some landed thousands of miles away. By the middle of January, one had popped up in Chicago, another one near Phoenix. Two others came down in the…

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7 Travel Stories to Help You Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Because of coronavirus restrictions, many of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day have been forced indoors and online. To help offset the isolation of worldwide social-distancing measures, the Travel desk has collected a series of stories to help recall the spirit of the annual event. But all of them, we hope, will…

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ELLE Editorial: Shifting Sands

Over the past few weeks I’ve found myself returning to this story from our April Conservation Issue, which the incredibly talented Cole Sprouse shot in the sun-drenched landscape of Death Valley. As I sit at home I have started to reflect on my own on-the-go lifestyle and how I often take for granted the stillness…

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Coronavirus World Updates: Spain Grapples with Reopening, as Death Toll Rises

Here’s what you need to know: ImageAn idle pump jack near Karnes City, Texas, in April.Credit…Eric Gay/Associated Press Combination of virus and oil glut yields chaos worldwide. From Iraq to Venezuela, nations reliant on oil sales have seen the combination of the price collapse and the coronavirus pandemic create new threats of poverty and political…

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