Trump removes inspector general who was to oversee $2 trillion stimulus spending

Glenn Fine was removed from his position as acting inspector general at the Pentagon, making him ineligible for the spending watchdog role. The move will be seen by some as another instance of the president chafing at independent oversight.

Acting Navy secretary resigns after insulting aircraft carrier’s ousted captain

The decision comes after a political crisis erupted concerning a coronavirus outbreak on the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

Boris Johnson heads into second night in intensive care unit

Struggling to breathe, the British prime minister has been receiving “oxygen treatment,” an official said.
In The Plague in Rome, painted in 1869, artist Jules Elie Delaunay creates an allegorical representation of the scourge breaking down doors. (Corbis via Getty Images)
In "The Plague in Rome," painted in 1869, artist Jules Elie Delaunay creates an allegorical representation of the scourge breaking down doors. (Corbis via Getty Images)
The Past, Rediscovered

How pandemics have remade the world

As the novel coronavirus spreads around the globe, it is impossible to know how many will die or how societies will change. But history offers lessons on how the planet changed in the aftermath of a pandemic.

Trump may want to be a bit more judicious about referring to pandemics as ‘debacles’

The president used the term to criticize handling of the 2009 H1N1 flu outbreak — which he himself says was far less deadly than the current pandemic.

Guide to the pandemic

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Wisconsin is the worst-case scenario for voting in a pandemic

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The chaos underscored the challenges facing election officials a day after Gov. Tony Evers (D) sought to suspend in-person voting — an order quickly reversed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Grisham, who held no regular news briefings during her eight months in the post, will become first lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff and spokesperson, the White House said.
The decision by a three-judge panel comes after a nearly two-decade hiatus on federal executions.

‘Walden’ may be the most famous act of social distancing. It’s also a lesson on the importance of community.

Henry David Thoreau’s most famous book is more than a guide to nature. It’s a memoir of grieving.
Special Report

A Queens funeral home struggles with surging virus deaths

Nowhere in the nation is worse off than New York City, specifically the part of Queens called Elmhurst, where the funeral home closest to the hospital is learning lessons that will soon come to cities across the country.

Read between the lines of Tom Brady’s Players’ Tribune essay: He’s unhappy with Bill Belichick

While delving into his thinking behind leaving the Patriots for the Buccaneers, Brady has little to say about the coach who helped him win six Super Bowls in New England.
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Wisconsin holds election despite coronavirus concerns
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