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The Pandemic Economy

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. The next few months could be rough for the U.S. economy — but better times might not be far off. ImageOutdoor dining in Seattle.Credit…Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times, via Associated Press The next few months have the potential to be very…

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Snapshots of Daily Life in a Remote Region of Portugal

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, André Vieira shares a collection of images from…

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Nelly Kaplan, Whose Films Explored Female Strength, Dies at 89

Nelly Kaplan, whose witty, satire-tinged French films about female empowerment and revenge made her a distinctive voice in a male-dominated era, died on Nov. 12 in Geneva. She was 89. The Société des Réalisateurs de Films, the French filmmakers’ association, announced her death on its website. French news agencies, quoting a relative,…

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The Books of the Year

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. For a break from the news, check out The Times’s annual list of 100 notable books. ImageCredit…Roberts Rurans Every November, after the editors of The Times Book Review have wrapped up their big end-of-year issues, they immediately turn their attention…

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Virus Words vs. Actions

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. We know how to reduce the virus’s spread — even though we’re not doing it. ImageStudents in Phoenix.Credit…Cheney Orr/Reuters The ebb and flow of coronavirus cases over the last year has obscured a basic truth: We know a lot about…

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Covid-19, Boris Johnson, U.S. Troops: Your Thursday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the rising pandemic death toll in the U.S., Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s climate change plans and the stenches of Europe. ImageExperts are predicting a forthcoming daily toll of 2,000 or more deaths daily.Credit…Mario Tama/Getty Images A quarter of…

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A Progressive Problem

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. Virus immunity is likely to last a long time. Biden plans a “climate administration.” And affirmative action highlights a progressive problem. ImageA billboard in California.Credit…Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press Affirmative action is one of those divisive subjects on which both sides can…

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Israel Strikes Syria and Iranian Forces as Pompeo Flies In

JERUSALEM — Israeli forces struck Syria early Wednesday, a day after finding antipersonnel mines in Israeli-held territory along the boundary between the two countries and just hours before a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Bahraini counterpart to mark a new, U.S.-brokered normalization deal. Israel said the latest strikes…

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Vaccine Optimism

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. The vaccine news is good, but the short term will probably depend on state policies. ImageA football game in Columbus, Ohio, last week.Credit…Maddie McGarvey for The New York Times Whenever I visited my local coffee shop this summer, it did…

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