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Kyrsten Sinema Says She Will Leave the Democratic Party To Become Independent Fri, 09 Dec 2022 12:58:10 +0000
The Arizona senator is registering as an independent, noting that she “never fit perfectly in either national party.”

Brian Kemp, the Georgia Republican Who Emerged Stronger From Walker’s Defeat Thu, 08 Dec 2022 10:00:17 +0000
Gov. Brian P. Kemp of Georgia — once derided by some of his fellow Republicans — has emerged in the aftermath of Tuesday’s Senate runoff as a savvy political operator.

News Analysis: In Brittney Griner Deal, Putin Used Pain, a Familiar Lever Fri, 09 Dec 2022 03:17:13 +0000
By seizing the basketball star, the Russian president made things so painful for the U.S. that it capitulated and turned over a convicted arms dealer. Can the same tactic work in the war in Ukraine?

With Brittney Griner’s Release, Anxiety turns to Relief Fri, 09 Dec 2022 11:23:39 +0000
Supporters of the W.N.B.A. star had watched with dismay as her situation appeared to worsen over the summer. Now they are celebrating her release.

Griner’s Detention Showed the Strength and the Struggle in Women’s Sports Fri, 09 Dec 2022 10:00:25 +0000
The W.N.B.A.’s players and fans pushed furiously for Brittney Griner’s release from a Russian penal colony, but her plight also highlighted gender inequities in sports.

A Rural Hospital’s Excruciating Choice: $3.2 Million a Year or Inpatient Care? Fri, 09 Dec 2022 11:00:23 +0000
A new federal program offers hefty payments to small hospitals at risk of closing. But it comes with a bewildering requirement: to end all inpatient care.

Beijing Braces for Covid Surge After China Lifts Pandemic Curbs Fri, 09 Dec 2022 10:34:05 +0000
Residents in the capital city buy up at-home tests and fever medication following the government’s decision to ease its “zero Covid” policy.

‘I Will Keep Fighting’: China’s Protesters Say It’s Bigger Than Covid Fri, 09 Dec 2022 10:00:24 +0000
The restrictions that drove people into the streets last month are being rolled back. But many of those who demonstrated say they want more.

Chasing the U.S., China’s Leader Emerges From Diplomatic Isolation Fri, 09 Dec 2022 10:00:57 +0000
Xi Jinping’s visit to Saudi Arabia highlights Beijing’s renewed bid to compete with Washington after years of preoccupation with the pandemic.

Every Team Left in Qatar Is a Contender to Win the World Cup Wed, 07 Dec 2022 14:15:17 +0000
France and England, Argentina and Brazil, Messi and Ronaldo: The quarterfinals offer everything except an easy path to the trophy.

Messi and Ronaldo’s Last World Cup Is the End of Soccer’s Greatest Generation Fri, 09 Dec 2022 06:57:42 +0000
The World Cup is bidding farewell to the starriest cast the game has ever assembled. The setting is a perfect fit for the game’s age of excess.

In India, Fiercely Loyal Soccer Fans (of Brazil and Argentina) Thu, 08 Dec 2022 06:21:25 +0000
A soccer-loving stretch of an otherwise cricket-mad country has taken sides and erected huge displays of devotion during the World Cup.

Highbrow Films Aimed at Winning Oscars Are Losing Audiences Fri, 09 Dec 2022 08:00:12 +0000
The kind of critically praised dramas that often dominate the awards season are falling flat at the box office, failing to justify the money it takes to make them.

Tech Layoffs in U.S. Send Foreign Workers Scrambling to Find New Jobs Fri, 09 Dec 2022 10:00:24 +0000
Workers on visas, many of them waiting years for green cards, now face having to leave the country unless they get hired within 60 days.

Scramble to See Mauna Loa Eruption Reveals Fissures on Hawaii’s Big Island Fri, 09 Dec 2022 08:00:11 +0000
The slow-moving lava flow from Mauna Loa’s rare eruption is drawing excited tourists, while drawing out long-simmering cultural tensions.

Who Is Dina Boluarte, Peru’s New and First Woman President? Thu, 08 Dec 2022 23:44:50 +0000
Ms. Boluarte, the country’s first woman president, ascended to power suddenly, after her predecessor was arrested. She takes office as corruption and discontent test democracies across Latin America.

What to Know About the Political Turmoil in Peru Fri, 09 Dec 2022 11:26:21 +0000
An impeachment vote, an arrest, a new president. A day of political drama presented another challenge for the South American democracy.

Donald Trump Is Weak. And Powerful. Now What? Fri, 09 Dec 2022 10:00:25 +0000
Donald Trump can be both weakening as a political force and extremely influential.

This Case Should Never Have Made It to the Supreme Court Fri, 09 Dec 2022 12:44:07 +0000
Moore v. Harper is a political power grab in the guise of a legal theory.

What You Can Learn on Texas’ Death Row Fri, 09 Dec 2022 10:00:14 +0000
Jails and prisons are places where the sanctity of life transforms from a philosophical concern into an obvious truth, both indisputable and urgent.

Three Signals We’ve Entered a New Economic Era Fri, 09 Dec 2022 10:00:20 +0000
The economist Mohamed El-Erian on how the global economy is changing and what policymakers should do about it.

Glimpses of Democracy Fri, 09 Dec 2022 11:45:13 +0000
Dissent carries power even in repressive, authoritarian states.

A Court Case That Could Transform Elections Fri, 09 Dec 2022 11:00:10 +0000
The Supreme Court seems unusually split over a case that could give state legislatures largely unchecked power to set election rules.

Can ChatGPT Make This Podcast? Fri, 09 Dec 2022 10:00:06 +0000
OpenAI’s new chatbot is a coder, a teacher, a potential Google killer, and … a friend?

How to Fend Off Holiday Stress, from People Who Should Know Fri, 09 Dec 2022 01:00:08 +0000
A UPS driver, a baker and Santa’s helper share advice for staying present through the season.

Key Partner in Covax Will End Support for Middle-Income Nations Fri, 09 Dec 2022 00:57:27 +0000
Many of the poorest countries will continue to get free Covid shots, but global demand for them has plummeted, driving a shift away from the goal of broad coverage.

Special Master’s Review in Trump Case Ends as Appeal Court’s Ruling Takes Effect Fri, 09 Dec 2022 00:30:12 +0000
A federal judge in Florida had shocked experts by intervening after the F.B.I. seized sensitive files from the former president’s residence and club.

Deion Sanders Leaving Jackson State to Coach Colorado Is No Surprise Thu, 08 Dec 2022 08:00:11 +0000
His move to the University of Colorado is understandable in the college football world, but that doesn’t mean it can’t hurt given the pledges he had made to his historically Black institution.

Inside the Frantic Texts Exchanged by Crypto Executives as FTX Collapsed Fri, 09 Dec 2022 06:04:36 +0000
A group chat including crypto leaders shows Binance’s Changpeng Zhao accusing FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried of orchestrating trades to destabilize the industry.

Make Japanese Kare Rice Your Go-To Meal Wed, 07 Dec 2022 19:43:26 +0000
The warm, versatile flavors of this curry can be a weekday comfort or a marquee meal.

Few Wordle Players Use Consistent Starting Words, but When They Do, It’s ADIEU Thu, 01 Sep 2022 18:40:20 +0000
What the data tells us about how people play the game.

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