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Her High School Said She Ranked Third in Her Class. So She Went to Court.

It is not entirely unheard-of for disputes over top spots in high school graduating classes to escalate to litigation. The competition over such accolades...

How a Cozy Neighborhood Restaurant Became a Celebrity Hide-Out

The scenic coasts of Northern Tuscany and Southern California are separated by approximately 6,000 miles; one runs along the Tyrrhenian Sea and the other,...

QAnon Now as Popular in U.S. as Some Major Religions, Poll Suggests

As hopes fade for a bipartisan inquiry into the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, it’s increasingly clear that the Republican base remains in thrall...

Howard University Renames College of Fine Arts After Chadwick Boseman

Howard University will name its newly re-established College of Fine Arts in honor of the actor and alumnus Chadwick Boseman, university officials said on...

Gunman Kills 8 People at San Jose Rail Yard

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A municipal transit worker opened fire as the Wednesday morning shift was gathering for work at a San Jose rail...

Should Every Student Move Up to the Next Grade?

Moving on up?Many students have fallen behind this year because of remote learning and other pandemic-related disruptions, leaving districts to wrestle with the question...

John Warner, Genteel Senator from Virginia, Dies at 94

The peak of his power in the Senate began in 1999, when he became chairman of the Armed Services Committee. Though his chairmanship was...

Covid-19 Live Updates: Moderna Says Its Vaccine Is Highly Effective in Adolescents

Here’s what you need to know:A teenager taking part in a Moderna vaccine trial in Houston in February.Credit...Brandon Thibodeaux for The New York TimesModerna...

State Revenues Pour In, Raising Pressure on Biden to Divert Federal Aid

WASHINGTON — From California to Virginia, many states that faced devastating shortfalls in the depths of the pandemic recession now find themselves flush with...

Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

No remote school in N.Y.C.New York City will no longer offer a remote schooling option in the fall, a major step toward fully reopening...

Covid-19 Live Updates: U.S. Cases and Deaths Drop to Levels From Summer

Packing away equipment at a coronavirus vaccine clinic in Alden, Mich., this month.Credit...Sarah Rice for The New York TimesFor the first time since June...

As Talks Bog Down, Hopes for Bipartisan Deals on Biden’s Priorities Dim

“We would like bipartisanship, but I don’t think we have a seriousness on the part of the Republican leadership to address the major crises...

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The Rays Don’t Look Like Contenders, but They Play Like Stars

If there were a way to quantify what makes a team interesting, the Tampa Bay Rays would find it. Maybe they already have. They...

Why One American Basketball Team Won’t Be at the Summer Olympics

When three-on-three basketball has its Olympics debut in Tokyo this summer, Latvia will be there. So will Poland. But a men’s team from the...

The French Open Gets Closer to Normal

On Wednesday, Osaka announced on social media that she would not attend news conferences during the French Open, saying they can be damaging to...

Here’s the Arctic Station That Keeps Satellites Connected

Arrayed across a plateau on an island in the high Norwegian Arctic, the 100 geodesic domes of the Svalbard Satellite Station look like abstract...