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A College Admissions Rat Race

The pandemic seems to have exposed and perhaps worsened a recent trend in college admissions: Selective universities have seen extraordinary interest from applicants this...

More Adult Americans Are Identifying as L.G.B.T., Gallup Poll Finds

A Gallup survey released Wednesday has found that more adult Americans are identifying as L.G.B.T., a shift that pollsters see as driven, at least...

Inside a Battle Over Race, Class and Power at Smith College

The atmosphere at Smith is gaining attention nationally, in part because a recently resigned employee of the school, Jodi Shaw, has attracted a fervent...

The Words That Are In and Out With the Biden Administration

Now, the Biden administration is explicitly reversing that position. On Feb. 12, officials at Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that handles citizenship, said...

Tiger Woods Live Updates and Video: Golfer Hospitalized After Car Crash

Here’s what you need to know:VideoTiger Woods was taken to a hospital on Tuesday after being injured in a car crash in Los Angeles...

Bipartisan Senate Inquiry on Capitol Riot Will Begin With Scrutiny of Security Failures

WASHINGTON — As House leaders haggle over the formation of a 9/11-style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, a bipartisan...

Bagel Orders and Vaccine Appointments: 5 Takeaways From the Mayor’s Race

The horde of politicians running for mayor of New York City appears to have finally hit a saturation point.More than 30 people are still...

Tough Sanctions, Then a Mysterious Last-Minute Turnabout

WASHINGTON — In early December, an Israeli billionaire named Dan Gertler made an unusual request to the Treasury Department.A mining magnate who had been...

Covid-19: New York City Is Down to 1,000 Vaccine Doses

Here’s what you need to know:Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Credit...Frank Franklin Ii/Associated PressNew York City has fewer than 1,000 Covid-19 doses on hand...

Justice Dept. Is Said to Be Examining Stone’s Ties to Capitol Rioters

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is examining communications between right-wing extremists who breached the Capitol and Roger J. Stone Jr., a close associate of...

Entire School Board Resigns After Members Are Caught Mocking Parents on Livestream

“Uh-oh.”That was what one member of the board in charge of elementary and middle schools in Oakley, Calif., uttered Wednesday afternoon when she realized...

Oregon Is Vaccinating Teachers. It Might Not Be Enough to Reopen Schools.

In the Salem-Keizer school district, where some 42,000 students are enrolled around Oregon’s capital, the school superintendent, Christy Perry, said the governor’s announcement streamlined...

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Settle In for a Cuppa

Here’s how to develop a tea ritual all your own.Forget the fuss.This is not “Downton Abbey” cosplay. While ceremony, protocol and ritual infuse tea...

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...