Typhoon Goni approaches the Philippines

Officials have evacuated almost one million residents in the southern part of the Philippines’ main island of Luzon as a category 5 storm – the world’s strongest this year – makes landfall. Typhoon Goni, with 215km/h sustained winds and gusts of up to 265km/h, will bring violent winds and strong …

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The N.B.A.’s $500 Million Hope for the Holidays

Want more basketball in your inbox? Sign up for Marc Stein’s weekly N.B.A. newsletter here. The most frequently posed query in N.B.A. circles over the past several weeks — When do you think next season will start? — had also been one of the hardest to answer. Even Commissioner Adam …

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Wolves to Drop From Endangered Species List in U.S.

Gray wolves, one of the first animals shielded by the Endangered Species Act after Americans all but exterminated them in the lower 48 states, will no longer receive federal protection, officials announced Thursday. “After more than 45 years as a listed species, the gray wolf has exceeded all conservation goals …

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Opinion | Trump Has Made the Whole World Darker

If America goes dark, if the message broadcast by the Statue of Liberty shifts from “give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” to “get the hell off my lawn”; if America becomes just as cynically transactional in all its foreign dealings as Russia and …

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Opinion | Trump Has Made Selfishness America’s Credo

But the point is: Trump has normalized selfishness. This moral cynicism has not been healthy, and I don’t just mean this in the psychological or spiritual sense. Our lost generosity has cost American lives. A once-in-a-century pandemic strikes, our public health experts eventually tell us all to wear masks for …

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