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Trump Wears a Mask Publicly for the First Time

Louisiana’s governor ordered bars to close and said almost all residents must wear a mask. Disney World reopened, despite a surge in Florida. Thousands of Israelis protested the government’s handling of the economy.

Disney World Opens Its Gates, With Virus Numbers Rising

Thousands of giddy visitors streamed into the Florida resort on Saturday, as Disney tried to prove it can safely operate at a highly dangerous time.

Terry Gray, Ex-U.S.A. Gymnastics Coach, Faces Charges of Lewdness With a Minor

Terry Gray, who had been a coach for the U.S.A. Gymnastics women’s national team, was arrested on Friday, the police said.

Presidential Pardons and Commutations, From Whiskey Rebellion to Roger Stone

President Trump’s commutation of his friend Roger Stone’s prison term is part of a tradition of controversial pardons going back to George Washington.

Trump’s Clemency Came After Displays of Loyalty by Stone

The extraordinary decision to commute the prison sentence of an embattled adviser demonstrates how the president has managed to bend America’s legal machinery to his advantage.

In Commuting Roger Stone's Sentence, Trump Goes Where Nixon Would Not

Senator Mitt Romney called the commutation an act of “unprecedented, historic corruption.” Attorney General William P. Barr privately argued against clemency for the president’s friend.

In Rare Public Comments, Mueller Defends Prosecution of Roger Stone

Breaking his silence, the former special counsel rebutted President Trump’s attacks on the Russia investigation and said Mr. Stone had been prosecuted “because he committed federal crimes.”

California Parents Agree to Plead Guilty in College Admissions Scandal

Prosecutors said Todd and Diane Blake paid $250,000 to fraudulently gain their daughter’s admission to the University of Southern California as a volleyball recruit.

Trump Claims Credit for 2018 Cyberattack on Russia

The move was intended to deter Russians from interfering in the midterm elections, and serve as a test of America’s capability to protect the 2020 elections.

San Gabriel Mission Is Badly Damaged by Fire

The fire broke out one day after $200,000 in renovations had been completed at the church, which is more than 200 years old.

Democrats Want Joe Biden to Go Big to Beat Trump

This election, some Democrats argue, offers the party the provocative possibility of a new path to the presidency, even as others warn against overconfidence.

How to Reopen Schools: What Science and Other Countries Teach Us

The pressure to bring American students back to classrooms is intense, but the calculus is tricky with infections still out of control in many communities.

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Lucius Barker, Expert on Race in American Politics, Dies at 92

He was a passionate Jesse Jackson delegate at the 1984 Democratic National Convention and, later, a mentor to future politicians like Senator Cory Booker.

Valentina Sampaio Is the First Transgender Model for Sports Illustrated

The Brazilian model, who is in the magazine’s swimsuit issue, was also the first transgender woman to work for Victoria’s Secret and grace the cover of Vogue magazine.

A #MeToo Moment Emerges for Military Women After Soldier’s Killing

Women in the military say the horrific killing of Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen has swept the nation, galvanizing even civilians to the cause.

Yacht Rock Revue Kicks Off First Night of Drive-In Concerts in Indiana

Live Nation’s outdoor music series attracted many captain hats, but few masks (which weren’t required).

Daily Virus Death Toll Rises in Some States

In several states where the virus has surged in recent weeks, the death toll is edging up. That may end a long period in which the national toll has steadily declined.

Like ‘a Bus Accident a Day’: Hospitals Strain Under New Flood of Covid-19 Patients

I.C.U. units are reaching capacity. Nurses are falling sick, contributing to shortages. The new coronavirus spikes are challenging hospitals across the United States.

Schools Reopening: Teachers Fearful, Angry Over Pressure to Return

Teachers say crucial questions about how schools will stay clean, keep students physically distanced and prevent further spread of the virus have not been answered.

The Last Reporter in Town Had One Big Question for His Rich Boss

His newspaper has withered under a hedge fund. His industry was in turmoil even before a pandemic. But Evan Brandt won’t stop chronicling his town.

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