How Trump’s Push to Reopen Schools Backfired

In June, with the coronavirus crisis appearing to hit a lull in the United States, teachers and parents around the country finally began feeling optimistic about reopening schools in the fall. Going back into the classroom seemed possible. Districts started to pull together plans. Then came a tweet. “SCHOOLS MUST …

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Opinion | Trump’s Attacks on the Biden-Harris Ticket

To the Editor: Re “Biden and Harris Vow to Revive U.S. as Trump Attacks” (front page, Aug. 13): The rollout of the Biden-Harris Democratic ticket reflects the country’s pent-up craving for an end to the disastrous Trump era. After months of a precipitously deteriorating public health crisis and crumbling economy …

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A Black Nurse Saved Lives. Today She May Save Art.

SAN FRANCISCO — In June, Laura Voisin George, a graduate student, was writing a scholarly article about a series of W.P.A. frescoes at the University of California, San Francisco. The ten panels of “History of Medicine in California,” completed in 1938 by Bernard Zakheim, a Polish-born muralist, show such scenes …

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Daimler to Settle U.S. Emissions Charges for $2.2 Billion

The German automaker Daimler said Thursday that it had agreed to pay $2.2 billion to settle accusations that Mercedes-Benz cars and vans sold in the United States were programmed to cheat on emissions tests. The sum, which covers federal fines and a class-action suit brought by owners of Mercedes vehicles, …

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