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Senate Nears Agreement to Stave Off Debt Crisis Until December

Senate Nears Agreement to Stave Off Debt Crisis Until December

By Jonathan Weisman and Emily Cochrane

With a default on federal debt as little as 12 days away, Senator Mitch McConnell offered to let Democrats temporarily lift the borrowing limit.

How Other Nations Pay for Child Care. The U.S. Is an Outlier.

How Other Nations Pay for Child Care. The U.S. Is an Outlier.

By Claire Cain Miller

Rich countries contribute an average of $14,000 per year for a toddler's care, compared with $500 in the U.S. The Democrats' spending bill tries to shrink the gap.

A 'Historic Event': First Malaria Vaccine Approved by W.H.O.

By Apoorva Mandavilli

Malaria kills about 500,000 people each year, about half of them children in Africa. The new vaccine isn't perfect, but it will help turn the tide, experts said.

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Editors' Picks

How the 'Succession' Star Nicholas Braun Elevates Cousin Greg

Arts

How the 'Succession' Star Nicholas Braun Elevates Cousin Greg

By Dave Itzkoff

On the cutthroat HBO comedy-drama, which returns Oct. 17, Braun and his hopelessly unprepared alter ego are thriving.

They Are Stuck in Freezing Woods, and 'Fortress Europe' Won't Let Them In

Opinion | Guest Essay

They Are Stuck in Freezing Woods, and 'Fortress Europe' Won't Let Them In

By Joy Neumeyer

The next migrant crisis has already begun.

Today's Videos

At Least 4 Injured in Texas School Shooting, Police Say

Video Video: At Least 4 Injured in Texas School Shooting, Police Say

By The Associated Press and Reuters

The authorities said three students and one older person were injured in a shooting that broke out after a fight at a high school in Arlington. The police are searching for Timothy George Simpkins, a student at the school, who they say is a suspect in the shooting.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for New Tool to Build Molecules

Video Video: Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for New Tool to Build Molecules

By The Associated Press

The scientists Benjamin List and David W.C. MacMillan developed a new and environmentally friendly tool to build molecules, and lessen the impact of chemistry on the environment.

Boris Johnson Vows to Transform Britain's Economy

Video Video: Boris Johnson Vows to Transform Britain's Economy

By The Associated Press

Speaking at the Conservative Party's annual conference, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the U.K. would transition into an economy defined by high-skilled workers and higher wages.

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