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Gregory Sierra, Actor Known for His Sitcom Work, Dies at 83

Gregory Sierra, a character actor who navigated easily between comedy and drama but was best known for his supporting roles on the sitcoms “Sanford and Son” and “Barney Miller,” died on Jan. 4 at his home ...

Added January 26, 2021

Blinken Takes Over at State Dept. With a Review of Trump’s Policies

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Antony J. Blinken as the nation’s 71st secretary of state, installing President Biden’s longtime adviser with a mission to rejoin alliances that were fractured ...

Added January 26, 2021

Silicon Valley Workers Have Had Enough

This month Big Tech pulled the plug on the loudest man on the internet. The decisions by Facebook and Twitter to remove Donald Trump coincided with a growing public concern about the power of tech platforms ...

Added January 26, 2021

The White House press briefings will include an American Sign Language interpreter.

The Biden administration announced this week that it would include an American Sign Language interpreter in its daily press briefings, a step that the previous administration avoided taking until a court ...

Added January 26, 2021

Hong Kong’s First Covid-19 Lockdown Exposes Deep-Rooted Inequality

HONG KONG — When Shirley Leung, 60, woke up enclosed in Hong Kong’s first coronavirus lockdown, she surveyed the tiny room she shares with her adult son, which fits a single bed and cardboard boxes and ...

Added January 26, 2021

Weekly News Quiz for Students: Inauguration, SAT Changes, No. 1 Song

Have you been paying attention to the news recently? See how many of these 10 questions you can get right.

Added January 26, 2021

Weekly News Quiz for Students: Inauguration, Trump Pardons, Bernie Sanders Meme

Have you been paying attention to the news recently? See how many of these 10 questions you can get right.

Added January 26, 2021

Lone Wolves Connected Online: A History of Modern White Supremacy

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Added January 26, 2021

How Trump Ate Populism

It’s been easy to forget, after his Senate grandstanding helped summon a QAnon-ish riot, that the weeks leading up to the nightmare on Jan. 6 actually went pretty well for Josh Hawley.

Added January 26, 2021

Silicon Valley’s White-Collar Workers Aren’t Done Yet

This month Big Tech pulled the plug on the loudest man on the internet. The decisions by Facebook and Twitter to remove Donald Trump coincided with a growing public concern about the power of tech platforms ...

Added January 26, 2021

The High-Risk Group Left Out of New York’s Vaccine Rollout

When New York announced new vaccine eligibility guidelines two weeks ago covering millions of additional state residents, one particularly hard-hit group remained unmentioned: the nearly 50,000 people ...

Added January 26, 2021

Amazon Union Drive Takes Hold in Unlikely Place

The largest, most viable effort to unionize Amazon in many years began last summer not in a union stronghold like New York or Michigan, but at a Fairfield Inn outside Birmingham, in the right-to-work state ...

Added January 26, 2021

James R. Flynn, Who Found We Are Getting Smarter, Dies at 86

In 1978, James R. Flynn, a political philosopher at the University of Otago, in New Zealand, was writing a book about what constituted a “humane” society. He considered “inhumane” societies as well — dictatorships ...

Added January 26, 2021

The Metropolitan Opera Hires Its First Chief Diversity Officer

Marcia Sells — a former dancer who became an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn and the dean of students at Harvard Law School — has been hired as the first chief diversity officer of the Metropolitan ...

Added January 25, 2021

In U.K., Concern Grows Over Vaccine Hesitancy Among Minority Groups

LONDON — Health experts, doctors and government officials in Britain are calling for a more concerted campaign to address vaccine hesitancy among minority groups, with some also urging that those groups ...

Added January 25, 2021

New India-China Border Clash Shows Simmering Tensions

NEW DELHI — Indian and Chinese troops have clashed along their disputed Himalayan border, according to media and military reports on Monday, as Beijing quietly intensifies pressure against its southern ...

Added January 25, 2021

Lesson of the Day: ‘China’s Oppression of Muslims in Xinjiang, Explained’

Featured Article: China’s Oppression of Muslims in Xinjiang, Explained by Austin Ramzy

Added January 25, 2021

The Talk of the Super Bowl Is Quarterbacks, Except One

Kap was right.

Added January 25, 2021

Avoiding the Obama-Era Silence Trap

I remember the Obama years well. There was a massive surge of national pride when Barack Obama was elected. America had done something important. It had overcome a hurdle on its path to racial inclusion ...

Added January 25, 2021

For Nicaragua’s Lobstermen, Deadly Dives Are All Too Common

PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua — Every time he is out at sea, the lobster diver says a prayer just before he drops into the water in what has become a steadfast ritual since he nearly lost his life on a hunt ...

Added January 24, 2021

Is an Innocent Man Still Languishing on Death Row?

When a neighbor arrived at the Ryen home on June 5, 1983, to pick up his son from a sleepover, he couldn’t process what he saw through the window. He thought all the red must be paint.

Added January 23, 2021

Joe Biden’s Catholic Moment

The inauguration of our second Catholic president was, in its way, a very American-Catholic spectacle. A Jesuit delivered the invocation, the president quoted St. Augustine and paused for a moment of silent ...

Added January 23, 2021

A Summit of Their Own: A Nepali Team Climbs K2

It’s not often that a team of climbers attempts K2, the “Savage Mountain,” in winter.

Added January 23, 2021

George Carruthers, Whose Telescopes Explored Space, Dies at 81

George Carruthers built his first telescope from a kit in 1949, when he was 10 and living in rural Ohio. Fascinated by space, he devoured magazine articles about space travel.

Added January 23, 2021

Biden Seeks to Define His Presidency by an Early Emphasis on Equity

WASHINGTON — In his first days in office, President Biden has devoted more attention to issues of racial equity than any new president since Lyndon B. Johnson, a focus that has cheered civil rights activists ...

Added January 23, 2021