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After Beirut Explosion, Funerals and Fury

Lebanon began an official period of national mourning on Thursday, two days after a powerful explosion in Beirut flattened whole neighborhoods in the bustling metropolis,…

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Hurricane Forecast: ‘One of the Most Active Seasons on Record’

Following a record number of Atlantic Ocean storms over the past two months, including five that struck the United States, government scientists on Thursday updated…

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Weekly Jobless Claims Decline, But Top One Million for 20th Week: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: Representative Rashida Tlaib, Democrat of Michigan, and other Democratic lawmakers are urging the Federal Reserve to offer friendlier loan…

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Opinion | The Beirut Explosions: It Sounded Like the World Was Breaking Open

BEIRUT, Lebanon — It began as a rumble. A deep bass rattling through the building. And then a roar for seven, eight, nine seconds, an…

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Blame for Beirut Explosion Begins With a Leaky, Troubled Ship

CAIRO — The countdown to catastrophe in Beirut started more than six years ago when a troubled, Russian-leased cargo ship made an unscheduled stop at…

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Isaias Outages: In Storm’s Wake, Million Still Without Power in N.Y., N.J. and C.T

An owner of a bar and restaurant in a New Jersey suburb wondered if he would stay in business after an outdoor seating area, newly…

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Opinion | We Need to Talk About ‘Indian Matchmaking’

Five years ago, I met with a matchmaker. I was reporting a feature on India’s $50-billion marriage-industrial complex — which includes everything from the dating…

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Opinion | Without a Coronavirus Relief Bill, Congress Shouldn’t Go On Recess

On Friday, Congress effectively pushed millions of Americans off a financial cliff when it failed to extend the enhanced unemployment benefits put in place in…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Governors Seek to Reduce Testing Times in U.S.

America is testing more. But the results are too slow, a survey finds. Frustrated by a nationwide testing backlog, the governors of six states took…

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Beirut Explosion: Live Updates – The New York Times

Search is on for survivors after blast kills more than 100. Rescue workers still struggling to treat thousands of people wounded in an enormous explosion…

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