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How a Massive Bomb Came Together in Beirut’s Port

Alarmed, the officer, Capt. Joseph Naddaf of the State Security agency, warned his superiors about what appeared to be an urgent security threat. But it turned out that other Lebanese officials already knew. Lots of officials. An investigation by a team of New York Times reporters who conducted dozens of interviews with…

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Conservatives for Labor

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. A curtain of smoke hangs over California. Pence and Harris visit Wisconsin. And some conservatives rethink the value of unions. ImageUnion members held a caravan rally in Washington this summer.Credit…Drew Angerer/Getty Images After decades of setbacks, the American labor movement…

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Covid-19 Live Updates: AstraZeneca Pauses Vaccine Trial for Safety Review

Here’s what you need to know: ImageLaboratory technicians worked on an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca last month.Credit…Natacha Pisarenko/Associated Press AstraZeneca halts a vaccine trial to investigate a participant’s illness. The pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca halted global trials of its coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday because of a serious and…

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For Aging Belarus Rockers, a Late Shot at Stardom

MINSK, Belarus — Pit Pawlaw, guitar in hand, bobbed before the line of riot police guarding the presidential palace, belting out the chorus of his band’s biggest hit even as a siren blared. The protesters joined in behind him: “Hey, la-la-la-lai, don’t wait, don’t wait.” The police stayed silent during this recent…

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Over 100,000 Protest Belarus’s President in Minsk

Whether it’s reporting on conflicts abroad and political divisions at home, or covering the latest style trends and scientific developments, Times Video journalists provide a revealing and unforgettable view of the world. Whether it’s reporting on conflicts abroad and political divisions at home, or covering the latest style trends and scientific developments,…

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The World War II You Don’t Know

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. Some of the most enduring images of World War II come from the Holocaust, the blitzkrieg, the Battle of Iwo Jima and the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Stories about the…

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Searchers Find No Sign of Survivor in Beirut Rubble

ImageRescuers searched the site of a collapsed building in Beirut on Saturday after getting signals that there might be a survivor under the rubble.Credit…Hassan Ammar/Associated Press BEIRUT, Lebanon — Rescue workers who had spent days searching for a possible survivor in a building destroyed by a huge explosion last month all but…

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Gas Pipeline Explodes in Bangladesh, Injuring Dozens of Worshipers

DHAKA, Bangladesh — An underground gas pipeline near a mosque exploded during evening prayers outside the capital of Bangladesh, leaving dozens of Muslim worshipers with critical burns, officials said Saturday. The blast occurred Friday night as people were finishing their prayers at Baitus Salat Jame Mosque at Narayanganj, local police chief Zayedul…

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David Graeber, Caustic Critic of Inequality, Is Dead at 59

David Graeber, the radical anthropologist, provocative critic of economic and social inequality and self-proclaimed anarchist who was a coiner of “We Are the 99 Percent,” the slogan of the Occupy Wall Street movement, died on Wednesday at a hospital in Venice. He was 59. His death was announced on social media by…

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Afghan War Casualty Report: September 2020

The following report compiles all significant security incidents confirmed by New York Times reporters throughout Afghanistan from the past seven days. It is necessarily incomplete as many local officials refuse to confirm casualty information. The report includes government claims of insurgent casualty figures, but in most cases these cannot be independently verified…

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A Smooth Election

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. The C.D.C. says a vaccine may be near. Joe Biden will visit Wisconsin today. And Massachusetts shows that a smooth election is possible. ImageA ballot drop-off box in Chelsea, Mass.Credit…David Degner for The New York Times It really is possible…

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Belarus Protests, Aleksei Navalny, BBC: Your Thursday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the first days of the Charlie Hebdo massacre trial, the results of Aleksei Navalny’s toxicology tests and a small but symbolic change for Afghan national identification cards. ImageAleksei Navalny, center, in Moscow in February. He is one of…

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U.S. Cuts Aid to Ethiopia Amid Nile Dam Dispute

JOHANNESBURG — On the guidance of President Trump, the State Department said Wednesday that the United States was suspending some aid to Ethiopia over the “lack of progress” in the country’s talks with Egypt and Sudan over a disputed dam project it is completing on the Nile River. It was an unusual…

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