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In the Capitol, the Delta Variant Spreads Worry and Partisanship

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WASHINGTON — Breakthrough coronavirus cases have emerged in multiple offices in Congress, including the speaker’s. The line for in-house testing snakes through a long corridor and into a visitors’ center atrium. The Capitol’s doctor has warned of the possible return of a mask mandate. The Delta variant has reached Capitol......

Delays, More Masks and Mandatory Shots: Virus Surge Disrupts Office-Return Plans

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He did not respond, but days later Apple posted an internal video in which company executives doubled down on bringing workers back to the office. In the video, Dr. Sumbul Desai, who helps run Apple’s digital health division, encouraged workers to get vaccinated but stopped short of saying they would......

Amazon will investigate gender bias claims in its cloud division.

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Amazon has hired an outside law firm to investigate claims of widespread gender discrimination in part of its cloud computing division, the company said in an email to employees late last week. The investigation comes in response to a petition filed by a group of employees in Amazon Web Services’s......

Ugandan weight lifter who went missing in Japan returns home.

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Musinguzi Blanshe and Abdi Latif Dahir A weight lifter who went missing in Japan this month as he sought to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics has returned to Uganda and will be interrogated by police, authorities said on Friday — a week after his disappearance prompted international news headlines and......

Three-on-Three Basketball at the Olympics: What to Watch For

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Kelly Whiteside Eighty-five years after basketball’s debut in the Olympics, at the 1936 Berlin Games, a twist on the sport makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo. Three-on-three basketball, or 3×3 as the sport’s world governing body refers to it, promises a faster version than the traditional form. What is three-on-three......

Telfar Clemens designed the Liberian outfits.

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Vanessa Friedman Formal Olympian wardrobes are rarely “cool” — and rarely available to smaller countries with less promotional muscle. But this year Liberia changed that narrative. They have only three athletes competing, but have fielded a Summer Olympic team almost every year since 1956. They have never, however, won an......

$600,000 Sexual Harassment Settlement Reached in Batali & Bastianich Case

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An investigation into the once-towering Manhattan restaurant business built by the chef Mario Batali and his former partner Joe Bastianich revealed a sexualized culture so rife with harassment and retaliation that it violated state and city human rights laws, the New York State attorney general, Letitia James, announced on Friday.......

Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony: Live Updates as the Games Begin

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The New York Times July 23, 2021, 6:30 a.m. ET July 23, 2021, 6:30 a.m. ET Pedestrians walk past a huge display showing a news report about the firing of the opening ceremony’s director, Kentaro Kobayashi.Credit…Kimimasa Mayama/EPA, via Shutterstock Opening ceremonies are an opportunity for the Olympics’ host nation to......

Crypto Nomads: Surfing the World for Risk and Profit

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It is just after midnight in Hong Kong, and Sam Bankman-Fried stares at the trading data on his six monitors, watching a global cryptocurrency crash happening in real time. Mr. Bankman-Fried, a 29-year-old from California, often works around the clock, as he was on that May evening. He naps on......

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