The New York Times

Artists and Writers Warn of an ‘Intolerant Climate.’ Reaction Is Swift.

The killing of George Floyd has brought an intense moment of racial reckoning in the United States. As protests spread across the country, they have been accompanied by open letters calling for — and promising ...

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Scrabble Tournaments Move Toward Banning Racial and Ethnic Slurs

Josephine Flowers became a ranked, competitive Scrabble player more than a dozen years ago, and to commemorate the moment, she inscribed her custom-built game board with one of her favorite sayings: “Never ...

Added July 08, 2020

Over 180 Bodies Found Dumped in Burkina Faso Town, Report Says

DAKAR, Senegal — The bodies of at least 180 men thought to have been killed by security forces have been found dumped in fields, by roadsides and under bridges in a town in the West African country of ...

Added July 08, 2020

Singapore's Would-Be Leader Tests Electability in Unsafe Seat

SINGAPORE — For all the predictability of elections in Singapore, one result will be keenly watched when the city-state votes on Friday as finance minister Heng Swee Keat must win an unsafe seat to show ...

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John Wray: ‘Barcelona: Open City,’ a Short Story

New fiction: “Dogs, big or small, mongrel or pedigree, had the run of the town.” From the Magazine’s Decameron Project.

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Prominent Artists and Writers Warn of an ‘Intolerant Climate’

The killing of George Floyd has brought an intense moment of racial reckoning in the United States. As protests spread across the country, they have been accompanied by open letters calling for — and promising ...

Added July 08, 2020

Should Racial and Ethnic Slurs Count in Scrabble Tournaments?

Josephine Flowers became a ranked, competitive Scrabble player more than a dozen years ago, and to commemorate the moment, she inscribed her custom-built game board with one of her favorite sayings: “Never ...

Added July 08, 2020

The Inside Story of Why Mary Trump Wrote a Tell-All Memoir

For most of her life, Mary L. Trump was shunted aside by her own family.

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Case Against Amy Cooper Lacks Key Element: Victim’s Cooperation

The Manhattan district attorney’s decision to charge a white woman with filing a false police report against a Black man in Central Park does not have the support of one key person: the victim himself ...

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Data: Congress Created Virus Aid, Then Reaped the Benefits

WASHINGTON — At least a dozen lawmakers have ties to organizations that received federal coronavirus aid, according to newly released government data, highlighting how Washington insiders were both author ...

Added July 07, 2020

Two-Time WNBA MVP Candace Parker Calls League a Leading Voice for Social Justice

NEW YORK — Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker, two-time WNBA MVP, said she is in the best shape in years and ready to start a new season of the women's basketball league that she believes can lead ...

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What Is Your True ‘Character’? And Who’s to Judge It?

In the ungainly, interminable pageant of public apologies of late, one statement about misbehavior is proving strangely popular.

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Women's Rights Groups Protest French Ministers' Appointments

PARIS — One of French President Emmanuel Macron’s new government ministers has been accused of rape. Another is a lawyer who ridiculed the #MeToo movement and defended a top official accused of rape.

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In France, Study Shows Virus Hit African Immigrants Hardest

LE PECQ, France — Death rates among immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa doubled in France and tripled in the Paris region at the height of France's coronavirus outbreak, according to a study from the French ...

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COVID-19 Hit U.S. Meat, Poultry Plant Workers Hard in April, May: U.S. Report

(Reuters) - The coronavirus outbreak took a heavy toll on workers at U.S. meat and poultry processing facilities, with more than 17,000 COVID-19 cases and nearly 100 deaths in April and May, according ...

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When Washington Helped Small Business, Washington Was Helped

WASHINGTON — Car dealers and private schools, restaurants and doctors, hotels and contractors all got money from the program established to help small businesses survive the coronavirus. But a subset of ...

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Aluko Wants 30% BAME Representation at Top Levels of UK Sport

(Reuters) - Former England soccer international Eniola Aluko has called for an increase in Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) racial diversity at the top level of UK Sport to 30%.

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In the Twin Cities’ Robust Dining Scene, Few Black-Owned Businesses

MINNEAPOLIS — Before the coronavirus decimated the restaurant industry, Minneapolis and St. Paul were being hailed around the country for their up-and-coming culinary scene.

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Review Finds Many Who Work During Rehab Aren't Being Paid

Across the country, drug and alcohol recovery programs claiming to help the poor and the desperate are instead conscripting them into forms of indentured servitude, requiring them to work without pay or ...

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Two Chefs Moved to Rural Minnesota to Expand on Their Mission of Racial Justice

ST. JOSEPH, Minn. — Krewe, a restaurant in this small central-Minnesota city, is a tribute to Mary Mackbee, a former high school principal who raised four children in a Twin Cities suburb on the cooking ...

Added July 07, 2020

Two Chefs Left Minneapolis to Expand on Their Mission of Racial Justice

ST. JOSEPH, Minn. — Krewe, a restaurant in this small central-Minnesota city, is a tribute to Mary Mackbee, a former high school principal who raised four children in a Twin Cities suburb on the cooking ...

Added July 07, 2020

Movement for Black Lives Seeks Sweeping Legislative Changes

DETROIT — Proposed federal legislation that would radically transform the nation's criminal justice system through such changes as eliminating agencies like the Drug Enforcement Administration and the ...

Added July 07, 2020

London Police Stop Star Athletes, Setting Off Racial Profiling Debate

LONDON — The couple, a top British sprinter and a Portuguese track star, were driving their Mercedes through the elegant Maida Vale neighborhood in West London — their 3-month-old son in the back seat ...

Added July 07, 2020

Fauci Paints a Dire Picture

Trump taunts, Fauci frets and Biden finds some common ground with climate activists. It’s Tuesday, and this is your politics tip sheet. Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday.

Added July 07, 2020

6 Dead in Clash Between Factions of Bangladesh Ethnic Group

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Six people were killed in a gunfight Tuesday between two factions of an ethnic group over control of a hilly region in southeastern Bangladesh where armed gangs are active, police said ...

Added July 07, 2020