Debate Continues Across U.S. About Requiring Covid Vaccinations

A day earlier, Mr. de Blasio said that he was not planning to mandate masks, noting that they were already required in many public areas, like schools, hospitals and the subway. “People need to get vaccinated, period,” Mr. de Blasio said. “Nothing will do what vaccination will do.” In late …...Read More

Can Summer School Help Kids After the Pandemic?

GREENSBORO, N.C. — In second grade, Zion Graham bounded to school. He loved math. His favorite book was about a slow turtle who took all day to get dressed. Then came the pandemic, and months of joyless remote learning. Zion lost confidence in reading. His performance in third grade plummeted. …...Read More

Facebook Wants You to Connect With God. On Facebook.

Months before the megachurch Hillsong opened its new outpost in Atlanta, its pastor sought advice on how to build a church in a pandemic. From Facebook. The social media giant had a proposition, Sam Collier, the pastor, recalled in an interview: to use the church as a case study to …...Read More

Nancy Mace Called Herself a ‘New Voice’ for the G.O.P. Then She Pivoted.

But these days, as Republicans in Congress have made it clear that they have no intention of turning against Mr. Trump, Ms. Mace has quietly backpedaled into the party’s fold. Having once given more than a dozen interviews in a single day to condemn Mr. Trump’s corrosive influence on the …...Read More

Rodney Alcala, the ‘Dating Game’ Serial Killer, Dies

Rodney Alcala, who was known as the “Dating Game Killer” and was convicted in the murders of six women and one girl in the 1970s, died on Saturday at a hospital in Kings County, Calif. He was 77. Mr. Alcala, who was on California’s death row, died of natural causes, …...Read More

Summer Camps Reopen But Struggle to Find Counselors

“They make a commitment, then they find out their friends are doing something else, or the job opportunities are ramping up,” he said. “Throw in the trauma of a year and a half of the Covid experience, and it undermines the sense of what matters. The commitment level is weaker. …...Read More

U.S. Moves to Drop Cases Against Chinese Researchers

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department moved this week to drop cases that it brought last year against five visiting researchers accused of hiding their ties to China’s military, prompting questions about the department’s efforts to combat Chinese national security threats. The department filed motions on Thursday and Friday to dismiss …...Read More

Frito-Lay Workers in Kansas Ratify Contract, Ending Strike

The company said it believed its approach to resolving the strike “demonstrates how we listen to our employees, and when concerns are raised, they are taken seriously and addressed.” Mr. Klemme said he would have liked to have seen better wage increases for the employees. Some departments had not had …...Read More

In Charleston, S.C., Saving Historic Homes Means Hoisting Them in the Air

In response, the federal government has pushed local officials to do more to protect their residents before a disaster happens, for example by elevating buildings and building sea walls or other flood-control infrastructure. In May, the Biden administration announced that it would double the amount of money awarded by the …...Read More

‘He Had a Life Before Death’: Remembering Emmett Till for the Child He Was

I was around him when I was 3 to 7. He was more of a sibling than a cousin. He was a jokester; he loved to make people laugh. There was a time when he took two dollar bills, and in between them he had cut up newspaper pages to …...Read More