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New York Mayor's Race in Chaos After Elections Board Counts 135,000 Test Ballots

New York Mayor's Race in Chaos After Elections Board Counts 135,000 Test Ballots

By Katie Glueck

The extraordinary sequence of events threw the closely watched Democratic primary contest into a new period of uncertainty and seeded further confusion about the outcome.

Security in Afghanistan Is Decaying, U.S. General Says as Forces Leave

Security in Afghanistan Is Decaying, U.S. General Says as Forces Leave

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Eric Schmitt

"Civil war is certainly a path that can be visualized," said Gen. Austin S. Miller, commander of the U.S.-led forces. "That should be a concern for the world."

Masks Again? Delta Variant's Spread Prompts Reconsideration of Precautions.

Masks Again? Delta Variant's Spread Prompts Reconsideration of Precautions.

By Roni Caryn Rabin, Apoorva Mandavilli and Shawn Hubler

Los Angeles County and the W.H.O. warned that even immunized people should wear masks indoors. Some scientists agreed, but urged a localized approach.

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What Won't the Nelk Boys Do?

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What Won't the Nelk Boys Do?

By Taylor Lorenz

Known for their pranks, parties and crude humor, the YouTubers are used to getting in trouble. But for them, the backlash is the brand.

Black Valedictorians and the Toxic Trope of Black Exceptionalism

Opinion | Guest Essay

Black Valedictorians and the Toxic Trope of Black Exceptionalism

By Samuel Getachew

We should focus more on dismantling racism than congratulating the few who thrive despite it.

Today's Videos

Mass Celebrations as Fighters From Tigray Reclaim City

Video Video: Mass Celebrations as Fighters From Tigray Reclaim City

By Declan Walsh and Christina Kelso

Residents cheered on the streets of Mekelle, Ethiopia, after rebels retook control of the regional capital from government forces. Ethiopia's government had occupied the region for months, with reports of atrocities against civilians, including sexual violence and arbitrary killings.

Biden Touts 'Bipartisan Breakthrough' on Infrastructure

Video Video: Biden Touts 'Bipartisan Breakthrough' on Infrastructure

By The New York Times

President Biden used an appearance in Wisconsin to pitch the bipartisan agreement announced last week, calling it the largest federal infrastructure investment since the Interstate highway system.

South African Court Orders Arrest of Ex-President Jacob Zuma

Video Video: South African Court Orders Arrest of Ex-President Jacob Zuma

By The Associated Press

Former South African President Jacob Zuma was sentenced to prison by South Africa's highest court for financial scandals committed during his time as president from 2009 to 2018.

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