Global Tracker: U.K., India, Russia

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePolice guards outside St. Thomas’ Hospital in London last month.Credit…Andrew Testa for The New York Times New statistics underscore the racial gap in Britain’s death toll. Black people in England and Wales are twice as likely to die from the coronavirus as white people, even accounting for differences in…

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Neiman Marcus Files for Bankruptcy

In March 2019, the luxury retailer Neiman Marcus opened its first outpost in Manhattan. Spread over three floors and 188,000 square feet, the store was an anchor tenant of the gleaming Hudson Yards development and, the company’s chief executive said, a new kind of “retail theater.” It boasted in-house aestheticians, live cooking and mixology demonstrations,…

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Memers are Taking Over TikTok

Since launching in the U.S. in 2018, TikTok has cemented itself in viral culture. It has given birth to dance crazes, popular catchphrases and food trends. It also jump-started the careers of a generation of young influencers. Now, TikTok is being embraced by a new group of internet wizards: memers. Multi-platform meme brands like @Daquan,…

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