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October 18, 2021

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Nicholas Kristof Leaves New York Times as He Considers a Political Run

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After 37 years at The New York Times as a reporter, high-level editor and opinion columnist, Nicholas Kristof is leaving the newspaper as he considers running for governor of Oregon, a top Times editor said in a note to the staff on Thursday. Mr. Kristof, 62, has been on leave......

Emily’s List Backs Hochul for Governor in Key Early Endorsement

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Emily’s List, the fund-raising juggernaut dedicated to electing women who back abortion rights, plans to throw its support on Thursday behind Gov. Kathy Hochul’s campaign for a full term as New York governor. The group’s endorsement opens doors to deep-pocketed donors and seasoned campaign strategists across the country. But for......

The Voters Democrats Say Are Crucial to Flipping Texas

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Instead, he said, national Democratic leaders treated Texas like a piggy bank, raising money from donors who lived there for campaigns in other states. “Nobody believed Texas could be won, but it is a different place today,” he said. Indeed, the margins for Republicans have shrunk or stayed the same......

As Budget Bill Hangs in Limbo, Kyrsten Sinema Heads to Europe

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Ms. Sinema is one of the most closely watched Senate Democrats in the country as one of two centrists, along with Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who have objected to the price of Mr. Biden’s budget package, which could spend as much as $3.5 trillion over a decade remaking......

In Review, F.D.A. Stays Neutral on the Need for a Moderna Booster

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The advisory committee is also likely to consider whether Moderna’s protection against severe disease and hospitalization may eventually weaken. Booster proponents argue that Moderna’s potency is declining much like Pfizer’s, which is based on the same technology, only more slowly because its initial dosage is significantly stronger than Pfizer’s and......

2 More Detainees Are Approved for Transfer Out of Guantánamo

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Two men who have been held for years without charges at Guantánamo Bay — a Yemeni and an Afghan whose repatriation would most likely require reaching an agreement with the Taliban — have been approved for transfer, according to documents released on Wednesday. The interagency Periodic Review Board endorsed the......

Consumer prices jumped last month, a problem for Washington and Wall Street.

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The snarls show no obvious signs of easing, and although Fed officials still think inflation will fade, they are increasingly concerned that supply disruptions could last long enough to prompt consumers and businesses to expect higher prices. If people believe that their lifestyles will cost more, they may demand higher......

American and Southwest Airlines reject the Texas order banning vaccine mandates.

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, citing federal requirements, said on Tuesday that they would not comply with an order from the governor of Texas barring private employers from mandating coronavirus vaccines in the state. Gov. Greg Abbott, a strong opponent of vaccine mandates, issued the order on Monday, saying inoculation......

Maryland Couple Accused of Selling Submarine Secrets Appear in Court

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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Maryland couple accused of trying to sell some of America’s most closely guarded nuclear submarine secrets made their first appearance in court since they were arrested over the weekend. The couple, Jonathan and Diana Toebbe, were accused of selling nuclear propulsion secrets to an undercover F.B.I.......

House Approves Bill to Avert U.S. Default, Sending It to Biden

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WASHINGTON — The House gave final approval on Tuesday to legislation that would raise the debt ceiling into early December, postponing the threat of a first-ever federal default even as Republicans vow to reimpose their blockade on a longer-term solution. The vote was 219 to 206 to pass the bill,......

The U.S. will open the Canada and Mexico borders for fully vaccinated travelers.

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will lift travel restrictions at the land borders with Canada and Mexico starting in November for fully vaccinated travelers, reopening the door of the United States to tourists and separated families that had been sealed from the country during the pandemic. Those who provide proof......

E.U. Pledges $1.15 Billion in Afghan Aid as U.S. Talks to Taliban

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WASHINGTON — World leaders met virtually on Tuesday to discuss ways of preventing an economic and humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan, but the Biden administration maintained a cautious stance toward providing more support to the Taliban-ruled country. The European Union pledged $1 billion euros, or $1.15 billion, in aid to Afghanistan......

American and Southwest Airlines reject the Texas order banning vaccine mandates.

New York Times
American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, citing federal requirements, said on Tuesday that they would not comply with an order from the governor of Texas barring private employers from mandating coronavirus vaccines in the state. Gov. Greg Abbott, a strong opponent of vaccine mandates, issued the order on Monday, saying inoculation......

Moderna argues the F.D.A. should authorize a half-dose of its vaccine as a booster.

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In documents released Tuesday morning, Moderna argued that the Food and Drug Administration should authorize a half-dose of its coronavirus vaccine as a booster shot for recipients at least six months after the second dose, citing evidence that the vaccine’s potency against infection wanes over time. The agency noted in......

Boosters Are Complicating Efforts to Persuade the Unvaccinated to Get Shots

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Dan Mehan, president of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a pro-business group in a state where vaccination rates lag nationally, is providing companies a “vaccination encouragement” tip sheet and awarding them bronze, silver or gold-level certificates, based on percentage of vaccinated employees. Employers can then flaunt their status......

The I.M.F.’s executive board clears Kristalina Georgieva to remain managing director.

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WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund’s executive board on Monday expressed confidence in the leadership of Kristalina Georgieva, its managing director, following allegations that she had manipulated data to placate China when she was a senior World Bank official. The decision came less than a month after an independent inquiry......

Biden’s Proposal to Empower I.R.S. Rattles Banks and Their Customers

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Jim Reuter, the chief executive of FirstBank near Denver, said concerns about the potential provisions have bubbled up frequently, including over a coffee he had with a small-business owner in early October. “Their upshot is, ‘I pay my taxes, so why would you be sending additional information to the I.R.S.?’”......

‘Is This a Room’ Review: A Transcript Becomes a Thrilling Thriller

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Short of grocery lists, raw transcripts may be the most boring things ever written. With their halts and hesitations and dust bunnies of fuzzy logic, they beg to be thoroughly tidied before use, and disposed of quickly after. Nevertheless, a 65-minute verbatim transcript has now become the basis for one......

A Babysitter and a Band-Aid Wrapper: Inside the Submarine Spy Case

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WASHINGTON — On July 28, Diana Toebbe posted a Facebook message looking for a babysitter to take care of her children early on the coming Saturday morning for five to six hours. Later the post, visible only to friends, was updated with the word “*FOUND*.” And on that Saturday, Ms.......

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