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Biden Moves to Take Charge as U.S. Virus Deaths Near 400,000

Biden Moves to Take Charge as U.S. Virus Deaths Near 400,000

Here’s what you need to know:A pop-up coronavirus testing site in Berkeley, Calif., on Tuesday.Credit...Jim Wilson/The New York TimesCalifornia’s terrifying coronavirus surge, which has overwhelmed hospitals and killed thousands, appears to be subsiding, one of the state’s top health officials said on Tuesday.Covid-19 hospitalizations have decreased by 8.5 percent over the last two weeks, suggesting that a “surge on top of a surge” after the holidays hasn’t been as severe as was feared. The state’s overall transmission rate has decreased.“These are rays of hope,” Dr. Mark Ghaly, California’s secretary for health and human services said in a virtual news conference.But…
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Impeachment, Coronavirus, N.F.L. Playoffs: Your Weekend Briefing

Impeachment, Coronavirus, N.F.L. Playoffs: Your Weekend Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)A year ago this week, China first identified the coronavirus and House Democrats were preparing articles of impeachment. Here we are again.1. The drumbeat for a second Trump impeachment is getting louder.Speaker Nancy Pelosi could bring a new article of impeachment to the House floor as early as Monday, charging President Trump with “incitement of insurrection” for his role in encouraging a mob that went on to ransack the Capitol on Wednesday.Privately, Republican leaders said conviction was not out of the question.A second impeachment would be “a final showdown that will…
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Impeachment, Coronavirus, 52 Places: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Impeachment, Coronavirus, 52 Places: Your Friday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this newsletter in your inbox? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.1. A year ago this week, House Democrats were preparing articles of impeachment against President Trump. They are on the verge of doing so yet again.Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House could move to impeach Mr. Trump over his role in inciting a violent mob attack on the Capitol if he did not resign “immediately,” calling Mr. Trump’s actions a “horrific assault on our democracy.”The House could vote on impeachment next week, with a handful of Republicans offering potential support. Impeachment could bar Mr. Trump…
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SoftBank-backed travel platform Klook raises $200M amid COVID-19

SoftBank-backed travel platform Klook raises $200M amid COVID-19

Klook, the Hong Kong-based travel activities platform backed by SoftBank Vision Fund, announced the closure of $200 million in funding for its Series E round, lifting the startup’s total capital raised to date to $720 million. Aspex Management, an investment fund focused on Asia Pacific led the round, alongside existing backers Sequoia Capital China, Softbank Vision Fund 1, Matrix Partners China, Boyu Capital, as well as a handful of new investors. Securing sizable funding at a time the COVID-19 pandemic sacks the global economy is congratulatory, not to mention Klook is in an industry severely hit by the virus. The…
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You Now Have to Prove You Dont Have COVID Before Flying to the U.S. From Abroad

You Now Have to Prove You Dont Have COVID Before Flying to the U.S. From Abroad

Photo: Jaromir Chalabala (Shutterstock)With COVID-19 cases surging in the United States and abroad, there’s really no justifiable reason to travel internationally for pleasure right now. But if you do have an unavoidable need to travel to a different country, you’ll need to prove you don’t have COVID before you return. The Centers for Disease Control has instituted a new policy requiring anyone returning to the United States from abroad to supply a negative COVID test (or proof of recovery from the virus) before stepping onboard a plane.The policy goes into effect on Jan. 26, and will put the onus entirely…
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Save money by traveling to these 9 places in winter

Save money by traveling to these 9 places in winter

Here are lives at the intersection of fun and scary. One of my companions summed the whole experience up perfectly. He leaned back in his chair at dinner that night, shrimp taco in hand, “These are the kinds of experiences that give something back to you. They show you who you are in a whole new way.” These eight shots crystallize the hard work moms put into keeping their kids alive, happy, and healthy. They might give you the inspiration you need for filling out that card—or stand-alone for your mom’s interpretation.Bob Dyalon At the bottom of the mountain, my legs shaky,…
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How resort collections conquered the fashion cycle

How resort collections conquered the fashion cycle

Fun, as you might imagine, was not how I would describe this adventure. Awesome? Yes. Fun? No. N.O. No way. But would I do it again? If I could rewind to that moment when the alarm went off at 4:30 a.m. to throw on clothes, grab our packs and trek up that mountain, would I? You bet your buttons I would. Here’s lives at the intersection of fun and scary. One of my companions summed the whole experience up perfectly. He leaned back in his chair at dinner that night, shrimp taco in hand, “These are the kinds of experiences…
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The only spa treatment in Hawaii you’ll want

The only spa treatment in Hawaii you’ll want

Fun, as you might imagine, was not how I would describe this adventure. Awesome? Yes. Fun? No. N.O. No way. But would I do it again? If I could rewind to that moment when the alarm went off at 4:30 a.m. to throw on clothes, grab our packs and trek up that mountain, would I? You bet your buttons I would. Here’s lives at the intersection of fun and scary. One of my companions summed the whole experience up perfectly. He leaned back in his chair at dinner that night, shrimp taco in hand, “These are the kinds of experiences…
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Alison Roman gives Instagram food trends a good name

Alison Roman gives Instagram food trends a good name

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Astrophysicist explains one concept in 5 Levels of difficulty

Astrophysicist explains one concept in 5 Levels of difficulty

With their feet dangling, and amusing themselves–until I stopped them–by throwing stones at the giant mass. After I had spoken to them about it, they began playing at “touch” in and out of the group of bystanders. Among these were a couple of cyclists, a jobbing gardener I employed sometimes, a girl carrying a baby, Gregg the butcher and his little boy, and two or three loafers and golf caddies who were accustomed to hang about the railway station. There was very little talking. Few of the common people in England had anything but the vaguest astronomical ideas in those…
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Science explains why we should all work shorter hours in winter

Science explains why we should all work shorter hours in winter

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