EXECUTIVE ORDER IS EXPECTED TO CURTAIL PROTECTIONS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES

The move is almost certain to face a court challenge and signals the latest salvo by President Trump to crack down on online platforms.

G.E., WHICH TRACES ITS ROOTS TO THOMAS EDISON, SELLS ITS LIGHTING BUSINESS

The transaction represented a symbolic closing to G.E.'s opening chapters in the second Industrial Revolution.

 
 
 

CORONAVIRUS LIVE: UPDATES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Britain will implement a system of testing and contact tracing, but even that might not prevent another wave of infections. And in...

REP. SAM JOHNSON OF TEXAS DIES AT 89

Mr. Johnson was a military pilot who spent years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before serving more than two decades representing...

 
 
 

BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME EVENT WILL BE PUSHED TO 2021, COLANGELO SAYS

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the inductions of a generation's giants will move from August to next spring, said Jerry Colangelo,...

THE GIANT 'MURDER HORNET' RESURFACES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

The large invasive insect, sometimes known as the “murder hornet,” has reappeared in British Columbia, miles away from traps placed...

 
 
 

A €750 BILLION CORONAVIRUS RECOVERY PLAN THRUSTS EUROPE INTO A NEW FRONTIER

Adopting the proposal would make history for the bloc, vesting authority in Brussels in ways that more closely resembled a central...

HOW WHITE WOMEN USE THEMSELVES AS INSTRUMENTS OF TERROR

There are too many noosed necks, charred bodies and drowned souls for them to deny knowing precisely what they are doing.

 
 
 

‘WE LOVED EACH OTHER': FAUCI RECALLS LARRY KRAMER, FRIEND AND NEMESIS

In public, the activist berated the infectious disease expert for federal inaction on AIDS. But their affection lasted decades and...

JULIÁN CASTRO: ‘IT'S A TOTALLY POROUS SAFETY NET'

The former presidential candidate on lessons from the pandemic, his next moves and why Joe Biden needs Latino voters.

 
 
 

U.S. TO PENALIZE WORK AT IRANIAN FACILITIES IN LATEST BLOW TO NUCLEAR ACCORD

International workers will no longer be able to keep a watchful eye on the nuclear programs, risking a layer of security that had sought...

CANADA'S LARGEST NEWSPAPER CHANGES HANDS AMID VOW TO KEEP LIBERAL VOICE

The Toronto Star, long a champion of liberal causes in a conservative-leaning media landscape, will be acquired by two wealthy financiers...

 
 
 

LIVE CORONAVIRUS NEWS UPDATES

Scientists are revising the timeline of how the virus spread. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she would direct public school districts...

TWITTER TSKS, AND TRUMP FUMES

The social media platform finally decided on Tuesday not to let the president behave with impunity.

 
 
 

TRUMP'S CONVENTION CORONATION WILL GO ON, CORONAVIRUS OR NOT

If North Carolina won't host the Republican Party's convention, he'll find a state that will.

SPACEX LAUNCH OF NASA ASTRONAUTS IS POSTPONED OVER WEATHER

Persistent clouds did not clear in time, pushing the launch back to either Saturday or Sunday, the next window of opportunity.

 
 
 

NOW ON NETFLIX: PORTRAITS OF GRIEF WITH UNPLANNED RELEVANCE

The high school series “Never Have I Ever” and “I'm Not Okay With This” are oblivious to the coronavirus pandemic, but both exhibit...

WHEN THE MEXICAN AIR FORCE WENT TO WAR ALONGSIDE AMERICA

In 1945, the 201st Mexican Fighter Squadron helped the U.S. Army Air Forces defeat Japan - significantly changing relations between...

 
 
 

CATERPILLAR TO BUTTERFLY KITS

Online sales of caterpillar kits are booming, and the chance to watch an insect turn into a butterfly has caught the imaginations of...

OLIVER WILLIAMSON, 87, DIES; NOBEL LAUREATE STUDIED ORGANIZATIONS

He shared the 2009 award in economic science for his theories on how business decisions are made, work whose influence reached into...

 
 
 



Poll shows half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

Poll shows half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

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3-year-old boy honored for quick-thinking that saved neighbor trapped in...

3-year-old boy honored for quick-thinking that saved neighbor trapped in basement

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Historic SpaceX astronaut launch scrubbed

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LeBron James joins chorus of athletes speaking out about killing of George Floyd

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Passenger walks away from almost $139K after being questioned at Boston airport

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NASA chief ‘all in' for Tom Cruise to film on International Space Station

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Protesters rally in support of George Floyd in Sacramento

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Disney proposes mid-July reopening of theme parks

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53-year-old tortoise adopted after owner dies of COVID-19

53-year-old tortoise adopted after owner dies of COVID-19

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Black Lives Matter protestors march through downtown L.A., block 101 Fwy

Black Lives Matter protestors march through downtown L.A., block 101 Fwy

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