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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

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Republicans Pitch Biden on Smaller Aid Plan as Democrats Prepare to Act Alone

Republicans Pitch Biden on Smaller Aid Plan as Democrats Prepare to Act Alone

By Luke Broadwater and Jim Tankersley

The president met at the White House with Republican senators seeking a much smaller stimulus plan, but congressional Democrats pressed forward to force through his $1.9 trillion measure, if necessary.

An Emboldened Extremist Wing Flexes Its Power in a Leaderless G.O.P.

An Emboldened Extremist Wing Flexes Its Power in a Leaderless G.O.P.

By Annie Karni and Mike Baker

As more far-right Republicans take office and exercise power, party officials are promoting unity and neutrality rather than confronting dangerous messages and disinformation.

Democracy Hero? Military Foil? Myanmar's Leader Ends Up as Neither

Democracy Hero? Military Foil? Myanmar's Leader Ends Up as Neither

By Hannah Beech

The army's detention of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi brought an abrupt end to the theory that she might strike a workable balance between civilian and military power.

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One Case, Total Lockdown: Australia's Lessons for a Pandemic World

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The country's short, sharp responses have repeatedly subdued the virus and allowed a return to near normalcy. Now its model is being applied to Perth, its fourth-largest city.

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The Real Rosa Parks Story Is Better Than the Fairy Tale

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The way we talk about her covers up uncomfortable truths about American racism.

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