All Eyes on Bars as Virus Surges and Americans Go Drinking

“We went above and beyond,” he said. “What are you supposed to do different from what we did?” In recent weeks, as states began reopening public life in phases, some people celebrated their first post-coronavirus haircuts and got long-delayed dental cleanings. Neighborhood bars, back in business, seemed to have a …

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The V.A. Made Me Vomit. And That Was a Good Thing.

The walk-in psychiatrist in the mental health clinic wasn’t available, but helpfully there was another on call in the E.R.: the kind-eyed man on whom I would soon puke. I hadn’t seen a regular doctor since leaving the Navy, so before he and I got started, the psychiatrist recommended a …

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What Went Wrong in Brazil

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device:Via Apple Podcasts | Via Spotify | Via Stitcher Brazil has a long, distinguished history of successfully navigating public health crises. But in recent weeks, it has emerged as one of the world’s most severe coronavirus hot spots, second only to …

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Myanmar Jade Mine Collapse Kills at Least 100

MANDALAY, Myanmar — With barely enough time to yell “run,” hundreds of jade miners had only moments to escape their killer: a giant wave of mud and water, more than 20 feet high, propelled out of a giant pit mine swollen with rainwater. Weeks of heavy rains, carried by the …

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Why Virus Deaths Are Down but May Soon Rise

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. The economic rebound is stalling. Biden outraised Trump for the second straight month. And virus deaths keep falling even as cases keep rising — for now. The coronavirus trends in the United States are pretty dark right now. …

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Live Coronavirus Updates: U.S. Sets Case Record

Record cases across the U.S. as the country heads into the July 4 weekend. The United States reported nearly 50,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the fifth single-day case record in eight days, as the nation staggers toward a holiday weekend burdened by a pandemic that is only growing worse. …

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What is the TikTookay subculture Dark Academia?

Lilly Borges, 15, who posts videos of her argyle sweaters, classic architecture and Virginia Woolf novels under the Dark Academia tag also found Dark Academia on Tumblr when it was a much smaller community. “The community is very special to me because as a child I was very shy and …

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