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What to Know About the Wildfires

What to Know About the Wildfires

ImageThe Bay Bridge as seen from San Francisco at 10:41 a.m. on Wednesday.Credit…Jim Wilson/The New York Times Good morning. Wednesday was another exhausting, sad and outright disturbing day in California as fires continued to tear…

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Inquiry Begins Into AstraZeneca’s Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

Inquiry Begins Into AstraZeneca’s Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

Scientists on Wednesday praised the decision by AstraZeneca to suspend its late-stage coronavirus vaccine trials and begin a safety review after learning that a participant had developed a serious neurological condition. Dr. Francis Collins, the…

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Wildfires Are Worsening. The Way We Manage Them Isn’t Keeping Pace.

Wildfires Are Worsening. The Way We Manage Them Isn’t Keeping Pace.

Wildfires are ravaging the West — in California alone, five of the largest blazes on record have all struck in just the past four years — offering a deadly reminder that the nation is far…

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Biden says his rival ‘failed to do his job on purpose’ as the virus ravaged the country.

Biden says his rival ‘failed to do his job on purpose’ as the virus ravaged the country.

WARREN, Mich. — Joseph R. Biden Jr. tore into President Trump on Wednesday over new revelations from a forthcoming book by the journalist Bob Woodward that the president knowingly minimized the risks of the coronavirus,…

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Pelosi and Schumer advise Americans to vote early, warning of possible election interference.

Pelosi and Schumer advise Americans to vote early, warning of possible election interference.

Democratic congressional leaders sent a letter to colleagues on Wednesday pleading with them to urge their constituents to vote as early as possible, citing concerns that President Trump, with the help of Postmaster General Louis…

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Trump’s Supreme Court list comes as he seeks a political boost.

President Trump, who counts his two Supreme Court appointments as among his greatest successes, issued a new list on Wednesday of 20 potential nominees to the court, reviving an issue he believes was a key…

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The president is holding frequent rallies again, though the virus has caused snags.

The president is holding frequent rallies again, though the virus has caused snags.

With cheering crowds, inflated claims, and inflammatory partisan rhetoric, President Trump has resumed the mode of politicking he enjoys most: entertaining his supporters at campaign-style rallies. Standing in a sunset glow Tuesday night at an…

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The Woodward Revelations

Woodward’s revelations prompt an admission from Trump: “I’m a cheerleader.” It’s Thursday, and this is your politics tip sheet. Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday. Image Where things stand…

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The West, Ablaze

The West, Ablaze

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. Trump acknowledges playing down the virus. A Homeland Security whistle-blower comes forward. And much of the American West is on fire. ImageSmoke from…

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A Photographer Works to the Sound of Falling Trees

A Photographer Works to the Sound of Falling Trees

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. I realized the day would not be straightforward as I was helping the fire crew…

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