Opinion | Donald Trump Doesn’t Want Authority

For the last four years two Western political figures have loomed particularly large in the imaginations of anxious liberals. The first is Donald Trump, notionally the West’s most powerful populist simply by virtue of the office that he occupies. The second is Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary, probably the …

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‘Way Too Late’: Inside Amazon’s Biggest Outbreak

Therese Kelly arrived for her shift at an Amazon warehouse on March 27 to find her co-workers standing clustered in the cavernous space. They were awaiting a buildingwide announcement, a rarity at the complex known as AVP1. Over a loudspeaker, a manager told them what they had feared: For the …

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A.C.L.U. Warns Against Fever-Screening Tools for Coronavirus

Airports, office buildings, warehouses and restaurant chains are rushing to install new safety measures like fever-scanning cameras and infrared temperature-sensing guns. But the American Civil Liberties Union warned on Tuesday against using the tools to screen people for possible coronavirus symptoms, saying the devices were often inaccurate, ineffective and intrusive. …

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Trump’s Purge of the Watchdogs

It used to be rare for a president to fire an inspector general, a position created within government agencies after Watergate and assigned to fight waste and corruption. Today, we look at what President Trump’s pattern of replacing inspectors general reveals about the nature of the independent office — and …

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A ‘Hunger Games’ Prequel Focuses on an Unlikely Character

Reading Suzanne Collins’s “Hunger Games” trilogy, which concluded a decade ago, was a feverish, disturbing, exhilarating, all-consuming experience. Its premise was horrible: that in the dystopian world of Panem, built on the ruins of what was once North America, young people who were selected each year by lottery would fight …

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Suze Orman Is Back to Help You Ride Out the Storm

Although Suze Orman has written more than a dozen books over the last 25 years, her favorite thing to read is people. She reads millennials taking 30-year mortgages on properties they can’t afford, and she reads people in their 50s and 60s holding on to houses merely because their adult …

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Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Stronger, Researchers Find

Hurricanes have become stronger worldwide during the past four decades, an analysis of observational data shows, supporting what theory and computer models have long suggested: climate change is making these storms more intense and destructive. The analysis, of satellite images dating to 1979, shows that warming has increased the likelihood …

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