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F.D.A. Clears Johnson & Johnson’s Shot, the Third Vaccine for U.S.

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday authorized Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, beginning the rollout of millions...

WORLD

One Pfizer dose offers robust protection for those who have had Covid-19, studies find.

For people who have had Covid-19, a single dose of the Pfizer vaccine is enough to provide robust protection from the coronavirus, according to...

‘I Wake Up and Scream’: Secret Taliban Prisons Terrorize Thousands

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan — The Taliban prison is a ruined house, a cave, a filthy basement in an abandoned dwelling, or a village mosque. Beatings...

Rwanda Official Admits Legal Violations in ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Case

NAIROBI, Kenya — Rwanda’s attorney general inadvertently revealed that he had intercepted privileged and confidential legal materials in the ongoing terrorism case against Paul...

Arrest of Opposition Leader in Georgia Raises Fear of Growing Instability

MOSCOW — Major opposition parties in the South Caucasus nation of Georgia vowed on Wednesday to boycott Parliament until the government releases a prominent...

Ethiopia’s War Leads to Ethnic Cleansing in Tigray Region, U.S. Report Says

NAIROBI, Kenya — Ethiopian officials and allied militia fighters are leading a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing in Tigray, the war-torn region in northern...

‘Guernica’ Tapestry Is Taken Back From U.N. by a Rockefeller

For more than three decades, a 25-foot long canvas tapestry replica of “Guernica” hung outside the United Nations Security Council chamber, the backdrop for...

SPORTS

Jewell Loyd Is in the Gym, Building Her Game and a Community

The Warehouse gym is a little off the beaten track, plopped south of an interstate highway, behind a hidden road.“You have to be...

A Baseball Coach Sends a Drone to Help Ease Fans’ Fear

On Wednesday morning, four days before spring training games were to begin and fans would return across Major League Baseball, a six-foot-wide drone flew...

Atlanta Dream Are Sold After Players’ Revolt Against Kelly Loeffler

Terri Jackson, the executive director of the players’ union, also released a statement lauding the sale. “May it send a strong reminder that the...

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Technology

Digidog, a Robotic Dog Used by the Police, Stirs Privacy Concerns

Two men were being held hostage in a Bronx apartment. They had been threatened at gunpoint, tied up and tortured for hours by two...

Want to Buy a Hair-Scrunchie Mask? Great. But Forget About That N95.

“Amazon changes the rules all the time without explanation,” Mr. Atkinson said. “I realize they’re not a charity, but a small company like ours...

A Digital Firewall in Myanmar, Built With Guns and Wire Cutters

The Myanmar soldiers descended before dawn on Feb. 1, bearing rifles and wire cutters. At gunpoint, they ordered technicians at telecom operators to switch...

A New Generation of Wi-Fi to Improve Your Home Network

When the pandemic upended our lives, many of us were forced to stay home and shift our work and hobbies to the internet. Office...

Health

Learning to Listen to Patients’ Stories

The pandemic has been a time of painful social isolation for many. Few places can be as isolating as hospitals, where patients are surrounded...

A New Coronavirus Variant Is Spreading in New York, Researchers Report

A new form of the coronavirus is spreading rapidly in New York City, and it carries a worrisome mutation that may weaken the effectiveness...

For Some Teens, It’s Been a Year of Anxiety and Trips to the E.R.

In a recent report, a research team led by the C.D.C. found that less than half of the emergency departments in U.S. hospitals had...

SCIENCE

F.D.A. Expert Panel Endorses Johnson & Johnson’s Vaccine

Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine was endorsed on Friday by a panel of experts advising the Food and Drug Administration, clearing the last hurdle...

For Travel, a Sustainable Comeback?

Tomorrow’s Air, a new climate action group incubated by the Adventure Travel Trade Association, is taking a different tack, both technologically and socially. It...

Hunting for a Giant Black Hole, Astronomers Found a Nest of Darkness

The cluster NGC 6397 is one of about 150 spherical clouds of ancient stars that orbit the Milky Way and perhaps predate its formation....

Global Action Is ‘Very Far’ From What’s Needed to Avert Climate Chaos

The global scientific consensus is clear: Emissions of planet-warming gases must be cut by nearly half by 2030 if the world is to have...

Children Are Consuming Hand Sanitizer. Here’s How to Keep Them Safe.

Alcohol-based hand sanitizer became a must-have item during the pandemic. But as sales jumped and families stocked up, poison control centers started getting more...

U.S.A

Here’s what you need to know:Doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine in a refrigerator at a hospital in Klerksdorp, South Africa.Credit...Phill Magakoe/Agence France-Presse —...

America

‘Guernica’ Tapestry Is Taken Back From U.N. by a Rockefeller

For more than three decades, a 25-foot long canvas tapestry replica of “Guernica” hung outside the United Nations Security Council chamber, the backdrop for...

A Millennial Woman Takes on the U.N.

“I’m sure she has no chance, and equally sure that she knows that,” said Edward Mortimer, a former United Nations official who was the...

Luis Fernando Arias, Colombian Indigenous Leader, Dies at 41

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here.Like so many Indigenous people...

Biden Takes On Trump’s Migrant Policies and Confusion Reigns at the Border

Juan Mendez III, the mayor of Brownsville who is known as Trey, said his community could help support migrants continue their journey to relatives...

EUROPE

Arrest of Opposition Leader in Georgia Raises Fear of Growing Instability

MOSCOW — Major opposition parties in the South Caucasus nation of Georgia vowed on Wednesday to boycott Parliament until the government releases a prominent...

North Korea’s borders are closed, but Russia says some of its citizens found a way out by trolley.

North Korea sealed its borders more than a year ago, grounding flights and shutting its borders with neighboring China and Russia because of the...

Italian Cliffside Cemetery, and Its Coffins, Carried Away by a Landslide

ROME — A landslide carried away a cemetery on the edge of a cliff in the northern Italian region of Liguria, scattering about 200...

Giving Hope, and a Place to Mourn: Memorials to the Pandemic

The Codogno memorial is not the first in Lombardy, one of the Italian regions first affected by the coronavirus. Last August, the nearby town...

U.A.E

Ethiopia’s War Leads to Ethnic Cleansing in Tigray Region, U.S. Report Says

NAIROBI, Kenya — Ethiopian officials and allied militia fighters are leading a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing in Tigray, the war-torn region in northern...

U.S. Airstrikes in Syria Target Iran-Backed Militias That Rocketed American Troops in Iraq

WASHINGTON — The United States on Thursday carried out airstrikes in eastern Syria against buildings belonging to what the Pentagon said were Iran-backed militias...

Shlomo Hillel, Who Helped 120,000 Jews Flee Iraq, Dies at 97

The Haganah ran the operation, called Michaelberg — derived from the pilots’ names — one more time, bringing back 50 more Iraqis before the...
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F.D.A. Clears Johnson & Johnson’s Shot, the Third Vaccine for U.S.

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday authorized Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, beginning the rollout of millions...

Digidog, a Robotic Dog Used by the Police, Stirs Privacy Concerns

Two men were being held hostage in a Bronx apartment. They had been threatened at gunpoint, tied up and tortured for hours by two...

Golden Globes 2021: What to Watch For

LOS ANGELES — “Mank,” David Fincher’s black-and-white tale of Old Hollywood, is nominated for six trophies at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, the most of...

Covid-19 Live Updates: U.S. Awaits F.D.A.’s Green Light for Johnson & Johnson’s Single-Shot Vaccine

Here’s what you need to know:Doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine in a refrigerator at a hospital in Klerksdorp, South Africa.Credit...Phill Magakoe/Agence France-Presse —...

One Pfizer dose offers robust protection for those who have had Covid-19, studies find.

For people who have had Covid-19, a single dose of the Pfizer vaccine is enough to provide robust protection from the coronavirus, according to...

‘I Wake Up and Scream’: Secret Taliban Prisons Terrorize Thousands

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan — The Taliban prison is a ruined house, a cave, a filthy basement in an abandoned dwelling, or a village mosque. Beatings...

Rwanda Official Admits Legal Violations in ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Case

NAIROBI, Kenya — Rwanda’s attorney general inadvertently revealed that he had intercepted privileged and confidential legal materials in the ongoing terrorism case against Paul...

Arrest of Opposition Leader in Georgia Raises Fear of Growing Instability

MOSCOW — Major opposition parties in the South Caucasus nation of Georgia vowed on Wednesday to boycott Parliament until the government releases a prominent...

They Were on Equal Footing. Then the Ground Shifted.

“You just got to scrape along and gut it out,” he said. “We’re really struggling to get by.”But in Ms. Arnone’s other field, home...

Assessing Claims in the Coronavirus Stimulus Debate

Ahead of the vote on President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package, lawmakers have offered an array of misleading claims to promote their position on...

AFRICA

Rwanda Official Admits Legal Violations in ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Case

NAIROBI, Kenya — Rwanda’s attorney general inadvertently revealed that he had intercepted privileged and confidential legal materials in the ongoing terrorism case against Paul...

Nigerian Students Are Abducted in 2nd Kidnapping in Just Over a Week

ABUJA, Nigeria — Unidentified gunmen kidnapped a number of schoolgirls from the town of Jangebe in northwest Nigeria early on Friday, a state...

Facing Roadblocks, Vast Global Vaccination Effort Gets Underway

An operation to supply billions of coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer countries has started. But as rich countries buy most of the available supply,...

Rwanda Opposition Figure Is Killed in South Africa

In 2010, another member of the R.N.C., a former army chief named Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, was shot and wounded in Johannesburg. The killings of...