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We’ve arrived at the final stretch of this pandemic. Break up the monotony of isolation with a small activity, as suggested by our newsroom.
At long last, Americans are able to see the relief on the horizon, and the end of the outbreak that’s cost the country more than 500,000 lives.
The power is back on in most of Texas, but millions of residents still woke up without access to safe drinking water. How did things in the Lone Star State get so bad?
The season may be one of hugs and hot dogs. We send you into the weekend with promising news (and a few suggestions for what to do).
A snowstorm revealed a political-leadership vacuum in Texas. Then: Hoping to get a COVID-19 vaccine soon? It’ll take you a month, likely longer, to reach immunity.
Coronavirus cases continue to fall in America. What’s behind the drop? Then: Meet hyperpop, a chaotic new musical genre.
Donald Trump’s antidemocratic campaign to overturn the 2020 election results earned the former president barely an institutional wrist-slap. Then: Why were we so cruel to Britney Spears?
Coronavirus cases are down 57 percent from their peak. But the virus is mutating, renewing questions about what “immunity” really means. Then: We send you into the weekend with recommendations.
Then: Why are vaccines given in the upper arm?
Never-before-seen footage of the Capitol riot, shown during day two of the impeachment proceedings, revealed just how close of a call the attack truly was. Then: What if America never reaches herd immunity?
“Black people are left out of so many commonly shared American histories.” This week, we’re launching a new project to help correct the record.
The trial will do severe damage to Trump’s three main postpresidential goals, David Frum argues.
Spend your Friday nights streaming a buzzy new release, as picked by our critics.
Last night, the House voted to strip the freshman representative of her committee assignments. Then: What happened to flu season this year?
Pandemic data can be difficult to parse and weigh. In today’s newsletter, two experts offer five tips for improving your COVID-19 data literacy.
The spring remains a pandemic mystery. Then: Should parents set screen-time limits for kids while they’re at home?
The pandemic-driven pivot to working from home is changing America’s cities. Then: Coronavirus cases are easing. Is it okay to feel optimistic?
The video-game retailer’s wild Wall Street ride is part of a much larger story. Then: How important is recycling to preventing climate change?
There’s a reason you miss people you didn’t even know that well. Plus: Is it okay to ask someone to pull up their mask?
The seven-day average of cases is down a third from its mid-January peak. But the U.S. needs to quickly distribute vaccines before another surge begins.