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With 23 Candidates, Special Election in Texas Is Headed for Runoff

AUSTIN, Texas — Susan Wright, the Republican widow of a congressman who died of Covid-19, emerged on Saturday evening as the front-runner in a...

Military Missteps Allowed Soldier Accused of Murder to Flee, Report Says

Army investigators detained a fellow soldier in the killing of Specialist Vanessa Guillén just hours after her remains were found, but a series of...

Here’s How to Claim Your Stimulus Payments: File Your Tax Return

For the third payment, the I.R.S. calculated eligibility and amounts based on 2019 returns. If your income dropped in 2020, you are likely to...

Video of N.R.A. Chief Wayne LaPierre Shooting an Elephant Draws Criticism

The emergence of a video showing Wayne LaPierre, the polarizing head of the National Rifle Association, shooting but struggling to kill an African bush...

Why California’s Growth Has Slowed (and Why Demographers Aren’t Surprised)

California will lose a congressional seat based on new census data, in part because of birthrate and immigration declines.

Michigan’s Covid Wards Are Filling Up With Younger Patients

Nationwide, more than 45,000 people were in hospitals with Covid-19 last week, far below the winter peak, but up from about 39,000 a month...

7 Deputies Placed on Leave After Fatal Shooting of Black Man in North Carolina

Seven sheriff’s deputies have been placed on leave, and the governor of North Carolina is calling for the release of body-camera footage after deputies...

Biden plans to nominate ocean scientist Rick Spinrad to head NOAA, the country’s premier climate science agency.

President Biden on Thursday announced he would nominate Rick Spinrad, a professor of oceanography at Oregon State University, to head the National Oceanic and...

Derek Chauvin is being held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day.

Derek Chauvin is being held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day in Minnesota’s only maximum-security prison after he was convicted of murdering...

5 Things to Know About Booking a Summer Rental

“There are a lot of operators and owners who aren’t accustomed to being fully booked, and it can be tough to make sure they’re...

In Indianapolis Shooting, a Red Flag That Never Flew

INDIANAPOLIS — They are the rare gun laws that attract bipartisan agreement — so-called red flag laws, which allow the authorities to temporarily take...

Peloton Fights Back Against U.S. Warnings of Treadmill Dangers

The exercise bike company Peloton fought back on Saturday after a federal agency warned that those with children at home should stop using the...

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Think Outside the Brunch for Mother’s Day

Spruce up her surroundings.“Look around your space and think about what will make her feel cared for,” said Marianne Canada, lifestyle expert for HGTV.com...

Of Brexit and Boris: What’s Driving the Call for Scottish Independence

The millions of votes counted across Scotland on Saturday could be among the most consequential in recent times, and not because of their impact...

Melting Glaciers Have Exposed Frozen Relics of World War I

As glaciers melt and shrink in the Alps of Northern Italy, long-frozen relics of World War I have been emerging from the ice.They include...

A Chinese Rocket Is Tumbling Back to Earth. Where Will It Land?

A piece of China’s largest rocket is tumbling back to Earth this weekend. No one really knows when or where it will land.On April...