In their first week back, students have faced altered classrooms and emergency quarantines. Here’s what they say school is like in the age of Covid-19.
NYT National NewsA student who tested positive for the virus after two days of classes at her Indiana high school was drinking grape Powerade when she realized she had classic symptoms. “I was trying to hydrate,” she said, “and I was like, ‘Definitely can’t taste that.’”
The Paulding County schools superintendent defended the district’s reopening plans after social media criticism, and said wearing a mask is an unenforceable “personal choice.”
NYT National NewsHannah Watters, the 15-year-old Georgia high school student who was suspended for sharing photos of packed hallways at her school, said on Friday that her suspension had been "deleted." “To everyone supporting me, I can’t thank you enough,” she tweeted.
What is it like when a city abandons a neighborhood and the police vanish? Business owners describe a harrowing experience of calling for help and being left all alone.
NYT National NewsFaizel Khan owns a coffee shop in the Seattle neighborhood that was occupied for several weeks this summer. The city's mayor said the protests had “a block party atmosphere.” But that is not how he saw it.
People in rural areas are killed in police shootings at about the same rate as in cities, but victims’ families and activists say they have struggled to get justice or even make themselves heard.
NYT National NewsThough people in rural areas of the U.S. are killed in police shootings at about the same rate as in cities, victims’ families and activists say they have struggled to get justice or even make themselves heard
The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally may attract 250,000 people even though South Dakota’s coronavirus cases have been rising.
NYT National NewsWhen the coronavirus upended life across America in the spring, it forced the cancellation of graduation ceremonies, music festivals, marathons and other large gatherings. But the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is proceeding as planned.
Twin emergencies on two coasts this week — Hurricane Isaias and the Apple Fire — offer a preview of life in a warming world and the steady danger of overlapping disasters.
NYT National NewsTwin emergencies on 2 U.S. coasts this week — Hurricane Isaias along the east coast and the Apple Fire in California — offer a preview of life under climate change: a relentless grind of overlapping disasters
Colleges are racing to reconfigure dorms, expand testing programs and establish detailed social distancing rules. And then, what to do about sex?
NYT National NewsWill it be OK for students to have sex outside their pods? Who will get Covid tests and when will results be returned? And what will campus life look like this fall? Colleges are rushing to figure all that out now.
Night after night, calm gave way to chaos. See how the clashes between federal agents and protesters unfolded.
NYT National NewsClashes with federal officers have largely been confined to a two-block stretch of downtown Portland. Recent activity has focused on the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse. The Trump administration sent federal agents to protect the building in early July.
Nearly two-thirds of GEDmatch’s users opt out of helping law enforcement. For a brief window this month, that didn’t matter.
NYT National NewsThe genealogy site used to crack the Golden State Killer case, GEDmatch, was hacked, its owner said. Equally jarring to users was what the data breach revealed about law enforcement activity on the site.
If medical rationing becomes necessary, some older adults are prepared to step aside. But many have the opposite concern: that they will be arbitrarily sent to the rear of the line.
NYT National NewsIf medical rationing becomes necessary, some older adults are prepared to step aside. But most have the opposite concern: that they will be arbitrarily sent to the rear of the line.
Statistical gaps can make it difficult to properly allocate public resources to Native Americans. When that’s the case, one leader said, “tribal nations have an effective death sentence.”
NYT National News"Not being counted is not new to us.” Even with significant gaps in the data available, the rate of known coronavirus cases in the 8 U.S. counties with the largest populations of Native Americans is nearly double the national average, our analysis found.
Thursday: A conversation about navigating risk today. Also: Teachers push for limits, and Los Angeles basketball is almost back.
NYT National NewsOur reporter spoke to Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, the vice dean for population health and health equity at the School of Medicine at U.C. San Francisco, to understand why the virus is still spreading in the state and what can be done
The death toll in the Rio Grande Valley is forcing funeral directors to buy refrigerated trucks and bypass traditional services such as velorios.
NYT National News"The virus is not sparing anyone." In the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, funeral homes — like hospitals — are overloaded and struggling to carry out basic services and keep up with the expanding coronavirus crisis.
Mayor Ted Wheeler, who scrambled to put on goggles, criticized what he called the urban warfare tactic of federal agents who were in the Oregon city to quell unrest.
NYT National News“I’m not going to lie — it stings; it’s hard to breathe,” Portland's mayor said. “And I can tell you with 100% honesty, I saw nothing which provoked this response.” Read more about federal agents' clash with protesters: nyti.ms/3hvogX4nyti.ms/3fWrbaT
In just over two months, the Northeast has gone from the country’s worst coronavirus hot spot to its most controlled. “It’s acting like Europe,” one expert said.
NYT National NewsThere's a growing gap between the virus response in the Northeast and regions to the South and West. By fall, "I would not be surprised if what we have is two countries, one neck-deep in coronavirus," and another "largely OK," said Harvard's @ashshkjha.