How to Make an Illustrated Map in 8 Steps

Many of us are in the same situation: homebound, a little restless and a lot distracted. Not only are our future travel plans on hold, but even our local outings and excursions — a quick trip to the market, a stroll in the park, a walk with the dog — are limited. That doesn’t mean…

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Safe Dining? Hard to Imagine, but Many Restaurants Are Trying

ATLANTA — This week, a restaurant here intends to sell what will likely be America’s first dry-aged porterhouse steak served by a waiter at a white-tablecloth restaurant in the midst of a global pandemic. Gov. Brian Kemp, citing state health data showing that the state may have hit its peak of Covid-19 deaths on April…

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For Pop Stars in Their 20s, It’s Totally the ’90s All Over Again

The bright, aerodynamic video for Dua Lipa’s “Break My Heart” seems to take place in an indiscriminate time period — or perhaps just in the floating, eternal hyper-now of the pop music video. An aquamarine dance floor glows from below as the British singer and her dancers strut in miniskirts and scrunchies, looking like extras…

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At Home With Diplo, Livestreaming on Instagram

Around 10 p.m. on a recent Saturday night, the party really found its groove. Diplo, the D.J., songwriter, and record producer, was holding court behind a pair of Pioneer decks, wearing a Kermit green poncho and matching bucket hat, manipulating an undulating, underwater-sounding dance track with buttons and knobs. Next to him, the D.J. Dillon…

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Closed Hospitals Leave Rural Patients ‘Stranded’ as Coronavirus Spreads

Michael Nuzum had spent weeks fighting coronavirus-like symptoms — a wracking cough, terrible chills, an exhausting fever — before collapsing at his home in rural West Virginia. Mr. Nuzum, a 54-year-old animal control worker, was already in cardiac arrest when the emergency workers arrived on April 3. That left them with a difficult decision: Should…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Some States Move to Reopen

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA beauty salon reopening on Friday in Broken Arrow, Okla.Credit…Joseph Rushmore for The New York Times Some states are moving to reopen. But the path ahead is far from simple. Georgia, Alaska and Oklahoma are beginning the reopening process. But even under the most optimistic estimates, it will be…

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Amid the Coronavirus Crisis, Heart and Stroke Patients Go Missing

Bishnu Virachan was a bicycle deliveryman for a grocery store in Queens. With New York City locked down, he was busier than ever. But in early April, as he was watching television, he felt “a pain in my heart.” It frightened him, but he did not go to the emergency room. Mr. Virachan, 43, was…

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Prescriptions Surged as Trump Praised Drugs in Coronavirus Fight

It was at a midday briefing last month that President Trump first used the White House telecast to promote two antimalarial drugs in the fight against the coronavirus. “I think it could be something really incredible,” Mr. Trump said on March 19, noting that while more study was needed, the two drugs had shown “very,…

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Revelry on the Rooftops

The drone heard on the rooftop of the Philadelphia apartment building where Dr. Ashley Johnson and Dr. Eddie Zhang live was not the kind created by the couple bemoaning their circumstances in the presence of the coronavirus. Dr. Johnson, 33, a traumatic brain injury medicine fellow at MossRehab in Elkins Park, Pa., and Dr. Zhang,…

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Rave Reviews at the Salon

Ellyna Larson, a Federal agent with Homeland Security, walked through the front door of Eli’s Roots Hair Studio in Manassas, Va., in search of its owner, Kristi Bogart, a person of interest. “She was busy with another client, so I texted my boss and said, ‘She’s beautiful,’” Ms. Larson said, “but then I began thinking…

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