Biden Commits the U.S. to Halving Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030

President Biden will commit the United States to deep cuts in emissions at a virtual Earth Day summit meeting that starts on Thursday, according to people familiar with the plan.

Biden Wants to Slash Emissions. Success Would Mean a Very Different America.

Hitting the targets could require a rapid shift to electric vehicles, the expansion of forests nationwide, development of complex new carbon-capture technology and many other changes, researchers said.

How Is Climate Change Affecting Our Health? Join the Conversation.

This Earth Day, join us for a broadcast as we explore the impact of climate change on our health, and how technology can spark new solutions.

Biden Will Seek Tax Increase on Rich to Fund Child Care and Education

The president’s American Family Plan, which remains in flux, does not currently include an effort to expand health coverage, as administration officials had previously planned.

House Approves D.C. Statehood, but Senate Obstacles Remain

The vote reflected broad support among Democrats. But Republican opposition could stall the measure in the Senate.

Supreme Court Rejects Limits on Life Terms for Youths

The court, which has for years been cutting back on harsh punishments for juvenile offenders, changed course in a 6-to-3 decision.

Senate Passes Bill to Target Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

The bipartisan vote amounts to the first legislative action either chamber of Congress has taken to bolster law enforcement’s response to rising attacks on the Asian-American community.

India Sets Global Record for Daily Infections

More than 312,000 new cases were recorded in 24 hours, surpassing the U.S. high in January. Here’s the latest pandemic news.

What Do Women Want? For Men to Get Covid Vaccines.

As the Biden administration seeks to get most adults vaccinated by summer, men are holding back.

Long Covid Patients Face Lingering, Worrisome Risks, Study Finds

Patients who were not sick enough to be hospitalized still had a significantly greater risk of dying within six months than people who were not infected.

Do We Still Need to Keep Wearing Masks Outdoors?

Science shows that the risk of viral transmission outside is very low. The “two-out-of-three rule” can help you decide whether to mask up.

How Europe's Soccer Super League Fell Apart

Frantic phone calls, secret meetings and high-stakes threats: The inside story of how a billion-dollar European soccer superleague was born, and then collapsed, in less than a week.

Jake Paul Promised Them Fame. Was It Worth the Price?

A look behind the scenes at life in the Team 10 house.

U.S. Home Sales Are Surging. When Does the Music Stop?

Nervous buyers and sellers are asking: ‘When is the housing market going to crash?’ Here’s what to expect this year.

How a ‘Red Flag’ Law Failed in Indiana

A gunman killed eight people at a FedEx facility last week, despite legislation that sought to prevent people like him from acquiring weapons. What went wrong?

From Serial: The Improvement Association

A true story about election fraud.

Should America Go Nuclear?

It’s carbon-free, but has a history of disasters. Investing more in nuclear power can help get us to carbon-neutral by 2050. But is it worth it?

If Your Kids Haven't Gotten the Covid Vaccine, What's Safe?

There will be more than one reasonable way to approach the risks of family activities.

W.H.O. Leader Dr. Tedros: Countries Must Keep Their Vaccine Promises

As head of the W.H.O., I believe this is the best chance we have to end the pandemic.

Biden's Climate Summit Won't Save the World

There is only one way for the Biden administration to make good on its emissions commitments.

The Evolution of Desus & Mero

From Twitter to cable TV, the duo is changing the culture of comedy.

Uncomfortable Timing for a Supreme Court Gun Fight

The justices contemplate expanding arms rights in the wake of mass shootings.

After the Derek Chauvin Verdict, the War Continues

The fight for equality doesn’t end after a single conviction.

When Climate Breakdown Hits Home: ‘Our Small Town Now Has a Rush Hour’

Readers share how environmental issues are changing their lives.

Why Trump Still Rules the Republican Party

You don’t hear his name as much. But as far as the G.O.P. is concerned, the former president rules.

You Should Go Back and Watch the Chauvin Trial

The guilty verdict notwithstanding, the case demonstrated the wide latitude police officers are given to kill people.

Putin’s Tough Talk

Russian troops massed on the border of Ukraine, a dissident gravely ill, new sanctions. What’s it all mean?

Liz Cheney vs. MAGA

The Wyoming congresswoman challenged Republicans to turn away from Trump after Jan. 6. Instead, they turned on her.

How to Travel More Sustainably

Don’t skimp on doing your own research, and be aware that ‘green’ certificates aren’t always all they’re cracked up to be.

They Have Alzheimer’s. This Clinical Trial May Be a Last Hope.

In the narrow window in which patients are aware of their disease, they have sought help in clinical trials. But enrolling enough participants to make these trials count is not easy.

Port Authority Bomber Is Sentenced to Life in Prison

Akayed Ullah, who detonated a pipe bomb in a crowded subway tunnel near Times Square in the name of ISIS in 2017, became radicalized online.

After Heart Attack, British Man’s Post Resonates on LinkedIn

Jonathan Frostick, a program manager at an investment bank, was still in the hospital when he wrote a LinkedIn post vowing to step away from work and spend more time with his family. Thousands responded.

Jury Duty Is Back, and It Looks Very Different

With reconfigured courtrooms and new uses of technology, New York’s court systems have geared up to clear a looming backlog of cases.

Russia’s Ties With West Fray Further After Czech Republic Expels Its Diplomats

About 60 Russian diplomats were ordered out of the Czech Republic, which said it had evidence of Moscow’s involvement in an ammunition dump explosion in 2014.

French Authors Lead International Booker Prize Shortlist

Éric Vuillard and David Diop are among the authors contending for the prestigious award for translated literature.

NASA's Mars Ingenuity Helicopter Completes Second Flight

The experimental vehicle named Ingenuity flew higher and longer in its second flight on Mars.

Andrew Brown Jr. Shooting: Sheriff’s Deputy Kills Black Man in North Carolina

The Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office said that a deputy who was executing a search warrant fatally shot Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, N.C. Residents gathered at the scene to demand answers.

Florida School Superintendent Arrested on Perjury Charge

The superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, Robert W. Runcie, was arrested as part of a criminal investigation following the Parkland school shooting in 2018.

Decades After His Death, Richard Wright Has a New Book Out

“The Man Who Lived Underground,” a novel publishers rejected in the 1940s, is about an innocent Black man forced to confess to the murder of a white couple.

Want Your Kid to Learn Something New? Sign Yourself Up, Too.

How taking on unfamiliar challenges alongside my daughter benefits us both.

Visiting a Garden Center This Spring? Be Strategic.

There’s a reason the gardening industry fondly refers to this time of year as the ‘100 days of hell.’ And the pandemic has only made it more challenging.

She’s Marianne Faithfull, Damn It. And She’s (Thankfully) Still Here.

The British musician has had several brushes with death in her 74 years. But Covid-19 and its long-haul symptoms didn’t derail her latest project: a spoken-word tribute to the Romantic poets.

8 Podcasts to Help Make Sense of Post-Trump America

In the wake of a most untraditional presidency, these shows will keep you up-to-date on what’s happening in Washington and our politically polarized country.

Lydia Ko Is Winning on the L.P.G.A. Tour Again

Sean Foley, who coached Tiger Woods for four years, has helped Ko, a former world No. 1, connect her body with her mind. She’s playing her best golf in years.

10 New York State Wines to Drink Now

Here are top-tier bottles from producers in the Finger Lakes and Long Island, regions that deserve more respect than they receive.

Hollywood Journalist Prepares for a Surreal Oscar Night

A Times journalist gives a sneak preview of the Academy Awards on Sunday and offers insights on a changing film industry.

Dementia Risk After Age 50 Increases With Less Sleep, Study Says

The research, tracking thousands of people from age 50 on, suggests those who sleep six hours or less a night are more likely to develop dementia in their late 70s.

‘We Were Flying Blind’: A Dr.’s Account of a Woman’s J.&J. Vaccine-Related Blood Clot Case

The disorder is rare, but so severe that the vaccine is on hold while experts weigh the risks and alert doctors and patients about symptoms and treatment.

How Many Tyrannosaurus Rexes Ever Lived on Earth? Here’s a New Clue.

An estimation of the iconic predator’s total population can teach us things about dinosaurs that fossils cannot.

Are You Confused by Scientific Jargon? So Are Scientists

Scientific papers containing lots of specialized terminology are less likely to be cited by other researchers.

$10,000 Flute Left in Cab Nine Years Ago Is Finally Returned

Heidi Slyker, a Boston area musician, said the disappearance had consequences beyond the mere loss of property.

Tempest Storm, Legend of Burlesque, Dies at 93

One of the most celebrated strippers of her time, she began her career in burlesque’s golden twilight and continued performing into her 80s.

Columbus Shooting: Video Sheds Light on Killing of Ohio Teen

New video and 911 calls shed light on what led to the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant, who the police said was wielding a knife when an officer fired four shots at her.

Why James Charles Has Been Demonetized by YouTube

The platform recently took action against a high-profile makeup artist. Here’s some background.

Andrew Yang Wins Endorsement from Left-Wing Rival Carlos Menchaca

Carlos Menchaca, who bowed out of the New York City mayoral race last month, endorsed his former opponent.

Arrival Developing Electric Vehicles Without Assembly Line

Arrival, a developer of electric vans and buses, says it has come up with a cheaper way to build vehicles in small factories. But can it deliver on that promise?

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