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How Nations Are Learning to 'Let It Go' and Live With Covid
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Drug Distributors and J.&J. Reach $26 Billion Deal to End Opioids Lawsuits

Drug Distributors and J.&J. Reach $26 Billion Deal to End Opioids Lawsuits

By Jan Hoffman

The agreement would allow funds to begin flowing from the companies to states and communities to pay for addiction and prevention services.

How Nations Are Learning to 'Let It Go' and Live With Covid

How Nations Are Learning to 'Let It Go' and Live With Covid

By Sui-Lee Wee

More officials are encouraging people to return to their daily rhythms and transition to a new normal. But scientists warn that it may be too soon to design exit strategies for the pandemic.

U.S. Life Expectancy Plunged in 2020, Especially for Black and Hispanic Americans

U.S. Life Expectancy Plunged in 2020, Especially for Black and Hispanic Americans

By Julie Bosman, Sophie Kasakove and Daniel Victor

The 18-month drop, the steepest decline since World War II, was fueled by the coronavirus pandemic.

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These 115 Workers Helped Keep New York Alive in Its Darkest Months

By David Gonzalez and Todd Heisler

The city's 2.5 million service workers were at the center of the pandemic as it ravaged New York. Some kept the city running, often at risk to their own lives. Others found themselves unemployed indefinitely in one of the most expensive cities in the country.

America in 2090: The Impact of Extreme Heat, in Maps

Opinion | Guest Essay

America in 2090: The Impact of Extreme Heat, in Maps

By Susan Joy Hassol, Kristie Ebi and Yaryna Serkez

Global warming will get worse unless we cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Today's Videos

Wildfire Smoke Clouds New York City Skyline

Video Video: Wildfire Smoke Clouds New York City Skyline

By The Associated Press

A haze of wildfire smoke from the Western United States and Canada stretched across North America this week, elevating air quality health risks.

Senate Republicans Block Infrastructure Debate

Video Video: Senate Republicans Block Infrastructure Debate

By The Associated Press

Republicans blocked a Senate vote to start debate on an emerging bipartisan infrastructure plan, pushing for more negotiation time. Senator Chuck Schumer forced the vote in a bid to increase pressure to resolve the talks.

Officials Force Evacuations as Wildfire Expands

Video Video: Officials Force Evacuations as Wildfire Expands

By The Associated Press

After the Tamarack fire exploded in size over the weekend, authorities have ordered residents across California to evacuate.

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