How to Stay Safer on Mass Transit

In cities across the country, ridership on public transportation has dropped precipitously as people have stayed home to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But for some, continuing to take mass transit was never optional. Many essential workers who cannot work remotely or don’t drive have continued to ride buses, trains and ferries; they…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Officials Meet on Capitol Hill After $600-a-Week Lifeline for Jobless Expires

Here’s what you need to know: ImageInside Iowa City’s Old Capitol Mall on Friday. A few businesses remain, but many have closed because of the pandemic.Credit…Chad Rhym for The New York Times Top officials work to break impasse over jobless benefit that helped keep afloat millions of unemployed Americans. Hours after unemployment benefits for tens…

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Things To Do This Week

Here is a sampling of the week’s events and how to tune in (all times are Eastern). Note that events are subject to change after publication. Monday The multimedia artist Tony Oursler explores how technology touches humanity through blends ofpieces that blend video, painting and collage. In his mesmerizing exhibition “Magical Variations,” , he Mr.…

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The War on Frats

Groups of fraternity brothers and sorority sisters are working to kick their organizations off campus. ImagePortraits of these students at Vanderbilt University were taken over Zoom. Organizers asked to be photographed as a group of equals, instead of individuals, to recognize their solidarity. From left, Daniel S. Wrocherinsky, Riya Patel, Rachel Rosenberg, Nicole Gillis, Simi…

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Make Pizza on Your Grill

Homemade pizza is great. A 500-degree oven in August is not. But if you have a grill, you can turn it into a makeshift pizza oven. You won’t end up with the most traditional pie — it’ll be more like a flatbread — but that’s OK. Grilled pizza, done right, will be ready in minutes.…

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