Pandemic Teacher Shortages Imperil In-Person Schooling

The nation’s schools need thousands of more teachers, full-time and substitute, to keep classrooms open during coronavirus outbreaks.

One Day's Coronavirus Pandemic Losses: Among Thousands, a Father, a Child, a Friend

The lives of the people who died on a single January day reflect an extraordinary national loss.

Why Beliefs of 2020 Election Fraud Could Last Well Past Trump

A vast majority of Americans do not approve of the riot at the Capitol. But experts warn that the widespread belief there was election fraud, while false, could have dangerous, lasting effects.

The Words of Martin Luther King Jr. Reverberate in a Tumultuous Time

Dr. King’s speeches have particular resonance today amid a year of sickness and death, Black Lives Matter protests and the storming of the Capitol.

The Financial Minefield Awaiting an Ex-President Trump

Baseless election fraud claims and the Capitol riot have compounded already-looming threats to his bottom line. And the cash lifelines he once relied on are gone.

Biden Peloton Raises Security Risks

It doesn’t exactly comport with his “regular Joe from Scranton” persona, but beyond the politics of it, the bike could present cybersecurity risks.

My Search for Lost Time in a Slice of Jewish Rye

When Gottlieb’s Bakery reopened in Savannah, Ga., I rediscovered a taste of my childhood. But that link to the past shattered with a pandemic, and a death.

Coronavirus Death Toll in the US Passes 400,000

Court Voids a ‘Tortured’ Trump Climate Rollback

The ruling strikes down weak rules for coal-burning power plants and gives the Biden administration a freer hand to impose tighter restrictions.

Some prisons are offering skeptical inmates incentives to consent to vaccination.

Georgia Certifies Senate Victories of Warnock and Ossoff

The certification by the secretary of state paves the way for Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock to be sworn in as senators.

McConnell Says Mob That Assaulted Capitol Was ‘Provoked by President Trump’

Pompeo's Parting Message as Secretary of State: Multiculturalism is ‘Not Who America is.’

U.S. Says China’s Repression of Uighurs Is ‘Genocide’

The finding by the Trump administration is the strongest denunciation by any government of China’s actions and follows a Biden campaign statement with the same declaration.

Trump’s Final Wave of Pardons Includes Names Pushed by Criminal Justice Reform Advocates.

A New Orleans Mardi Gras With a Different Sort of Mask

The bar scene so central to the city’s economy and allure is about to become the stage for an unusually muted and bittersweet celebration.

Student Who Was Jailed for Breaking Quarantine in Cayman Islands Apologizes

Skylar Mack, an American college student, was released last week after spending more than a month behind bars. She said, “I deserved it.”

Career Official Expected to Temporarily Lead Justice Dept.

The official is President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to take over while his attorney general nominee, Merrick Garland, seeks Senate confirmation.

Blackstone's Schwarzman Stays Loyal to Trump

The Blackstone chief executive stuck with President Trump despite the occasional slight, and stopped short of criticizing him even after the Capitol attack.

‘Field of Flags’ on the National Mall Represents the People Who Cannot Attend the Inauguration.

Is Rivian the Next Tesla? Investors Bet Big on Electric Truck Maker

Rivian, which has raised another $2.65 billion, plans to sell a pickup truck and S.U.V. it has worked on for more than a decade.

Trump Is Not the First President to Snub an Inauguration

A few heads of state have refused to celebrate their successors. “It’s usually a sign that American society is in the midst of major political feud,” the presidential historian Douglas Brinkley said.

Supreme Court Case Could Limit Future Lawsuits Against Fossil Fuel Industry

The court heard arguments on a technical legal question in a case that demands fossil fuel companies help pay for the costs of dealing with climate change.

Biden's Pick for HHS Role Would Be First Transgender Federal Official

Dr. Levine, who is currently Pennsylvania’s health secretary, would become the first transgender federal official confirmed by the Senate.

Struggling Local Governments May Get Help From the Private Sector

As their fiscal woes become worse, some government officials are looking more closely at public-private partnerships as a way to jump-start their economies.

12 National Guard Troops Removed for Inaugural Protection, Two for Possible Links to Extremist Groups

What to Know About the Delays in California’s Unemployment Payments

Tuesday: An update on the state’s plagued unemployment system. Also: California’s changing of the guard.

Trump’s final full day in office may come with a wave of pardons.

When Evictions Loom, Pets Are Also at Risk

Adoptions set a record in the U.S. early in the pandemic, but now millions of animals could be in danger of being abandoned or returned to shelters.

La famille recomposée, multiraciale et multiconfessionnelle de Kamala Harris.

Des beaux-enfants, des nièces, un mari aimant, l’ex-femme de ce dernier: la famille de la vice-présidente, recomposée, multiraciale et multiconfessionnelle, reflète un peu de l'Amérique contemporaine et innove à la Maison Blanche.

What to Expect Over a Frantic Few Days

Trump’s final pardons, Biden’s first executive orders: This is your morning tip sheet.

Inside the Capitol Attack

And what else you need to know today.

Why Medical Tourism Is Drawing Patients, Even in a Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has devastated medical tourism, but pent-up demand remains for affordable treatment in foreign lands.

Arizona G.O.P. Doubles Down on Trumpism

Despite losing a Senate seat and seeing Joe Biden win the state, state party leaders in the land of Barry Goldwater and John McCain aren’t switching gears. They’re doubling down.

Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman Captures the Moment in “The Hill We Climb”

The youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history will read a work she finished after the riot at the Capitol. “I’m not going to in any way gloss over what we’ve seen,” she says.

Missing: One Black Hole With 10 Billion Solar Masses

One of the biggest galaxies in the universe seems to lack its dark centerpiece.

Two Suspects in Capitol Riot Turn Themselves Into The Police

Trump’s 1776 Commission Critiques Liberalism in Report Derided by Historians

The report charges that Americans are being indoctrinated with a false narrative of the nation’s founding and identity, including the role of slavery in its history.

Coronavirus Travel Ban: Trump Orders Lifting While Biden Aides Vow to Block Move

The president’s proclamation, which would not take effect until Jan. 26, after Joe Biden assumes office, was part of a flurry of orders that Mr. Biden is likely to reverse.

They Prepare the White House for a New President. They Have 5 Hours.

Inauguration Day brings with it an awkward transition when one family moves in and another moves out, made all the more so this year by the coronavirus and President Trump’s stormy departure.

Trump lifted coronavirus travel restrictions from Europe and Brazil; Biden team says it won’t last.

President Trump ordered an end to the ban on travelers from Europe and Brazil to the United States, a move that was quickly rejected by aides to President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Biden Will Kick Off Inaugural Events at a Ceremony Honoring Victims of Covid-19

Events on Wednesday, when Joseph R. Biden Jr. takes the oath of office, will have a more celebratory theme.

Sharpshooters, Protesters, a Secret Train Trip

The inaugural of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is not the first to take place at a tense moment in American history.

Biden to Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline in Inauguration Day Executive Order

The project had already been languishing, but the action by Mr. Biden would signal his determination to undo President Trump’s environmental legacy.

Trump’s ‘1776 report’ defends America’s founding on the basis of slavery and blasts progressivism.

The Trump White House released the report of the presidential “1776 Commission,” a sweeping attack on liberal thought and activism that calls for a “patriotic education,” defends America’s founding on the basis of slavery and likens progressivism to fascism.