Month: August 2020

Sports

How to Save the Europa League

UEFA might have (accidentally) landed on the perfect model for its second-tier championship, a way to make it distinctive and special and, yes, valuable.

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World

Japan Cabinet Ministers Visit Yasukuni Shrine

Shinjiro Koizumi, a rising political star, was one of four cabinet ministers who went to Yasukuni Shrine, which has strong links to Japan’s imperial past.

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World

‘The Fish Rots From the Head’: How a Salmon Crisis Stoked Russian Protests

Plentiful salmon used to be one of the few perks for residents of Russia’s Far East. Then the fish vanished, and many local residents blamed President Putin.

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Sciences

How Do You Solve a Moon Mystery? Fire a Laser at It

Researchers have used reflective prisms left on the moon’s surface for decades, but had increasingly seen problems with their effectiveness.

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World

China Tones Down ‘Hotheaded’ Nationalism as Relations With U.S. Sink

Beijing is dialing down its belligerence to avoid provocative moves that might give President Trump more opportunities to attack ahead of the November election.

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US News

‘We’re Clearly Not Doing Enough’: Drop in Testing Hampers Coronavirus Response

For the first time during the pandemic, the United States saw a downward trend in the number of coronavirus tests conducted each day.

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US News

As Colleges Move Classes Online, Families Rebel Against the Cost

Schools face rising demands for tuition rebates, increased aid and leaves of absence as students ask if college is becoming “glorified Skype.”

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Politics

‘We’re Desperate’: Transit Cuts Felt Deepest in Low-Income Areas

As the pandemic wreaks havoc on public transit systems across the country, experts say it is low-income residents, people of color and essential workers bearing the brunt.

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US News

Stay Entertained At Home with Bach, Beowulf and a Bee Aficionado

Check out emerging New York photographers, stitch up a suffragist’s portrait and liven up your lunch break with a digital dance party.

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Politics

Kamala Harris Changes the Race While Trump Tells on Himself

There were surprises this week that weren’t entirely shocking: Ms. Harris joined Joe Biden’s ticket and President Trump resurrected birtherism. Here’s what to make of the last week in politics.

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