Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Death Toll Approaches 100,000 as Cases Climb

Video Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York provides the state’s latest coronavirus stats.CreditCredit…Lucas Jackson/Reuters Here’s what you need to know: ImageDowntown Los Angeles on May 14.Credit…Philip Cheung for The New York Times California is the fourth state with at least 100,000 known cases. California has become the fourth American state with at least 100,000…

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Our Favorite Restaurants, in Recipes

Good morning. Pete Wells has a fine reverie in The Times today about restaurants and our memories of them, of particular dishes at particular times at particular tables or seats at the bar. It’s an essay to accompany a collection of recipes and stories we’ve gathered from restaurants across the United States, recipes, he writes,…

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You Thought Your Cat Was Fancy?

Not so long ago, wild cat companions were associated with glamour, class and creativity. Salvador Dalí brought his ocelot to the St. Regis. Tippi Hedren lounged with her lions in her Los Angeles living room. Josephine Baker’s cheetah, collared in diamonds, strolled the Champs-Élysées. In their time, these wild creatures made chic pets. But by…

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