98,000 and Counting – The New York Times

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. Americans ventured out this weekend, both safely and unsafely. California’s economy is struggling. And the official virus death toll is probably about 30,000 too low. Nationwide death patterns tend to be remarkably stable. On a typical summer day in recent years, about 7,500 More...

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By Boston Journal On Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
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U.S. Arrests 2 Suspected of Helping Carlos Ghosn Flee Japan

Two men suspected of helping the former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn flee Japan in December, where he was facing financial charges, were arrested in Massachusetts on Wednesday morning, according to U.S. authorities. Michael More...

By Boston Journal On Thursday, May 14th, 2020
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W.T.O. Chief Quits Suddenly, Adding to Global Turmoil

FRANKFURT — The head of the organization charged with bringing a semblance of order to international trade relations resigned unexpectedly Thursday, adding another element of uncertainty to commerce in the More...

By Boston Journal On Friday, May 8th, 2020
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Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, Ex-French President, Accused of Groping Journalist

PARIS — A German journalist has accused former President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing of France of groping her after a 2018 interview at his office in Paris, an episode that she said she had decided to make More...

By Boston Journal On Saturday, May 2nd, 2020
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Exiled Pakistani Journalist Sajid Hussain Found Dead in Sweden

ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani journalist forced into exile in Sweden after covering violence, crime and a simmering insurgency in his home country was found dead on Friday in a river north of Stockholm, the Swedish More...

By Boston Journal On Sunday, April 26th, 2020
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Dozens of Gay Men Are Outed in Morocco as Photos Are Spread Online

PARIS — At least 50 to 100 gay men were outed in Morocco over the last two weeks, rights activists say, after the men were identified on location-based meeting apps while sheltering at home amid a coronavirus More...

By Boston Journal On Monday, April 20th, 2020
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Coronavirus, Antibody Tests, Nova Scotia: Your Monday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the state of coronavirus testing in the U.S., a deadly shooting in Canada, and the death of the wildlife photographer More...

By Boston Journal On Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
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She Kept a Diary of China’s Coronavirus Epidemic. Now She Faces a Political Storm.

As Wuhan was engulfed by the coronavirus, the Chinese author Fang Fang worked late into the night, writing a daily chronicle of life and death in her home city that gave rise to a global pandemic. Her online More...

By Boston Journal On Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
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E.U. Court Rules Poland Must Suspend Disciplinary Panel for Judges

WARSAW — The European Union’s highest court introduced measures on Wednesday to halt Poland’s widely criticized disciplinary regime for judges, the latest blow in a yearslong battle with the country’s More...

By Boston Journal On Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
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How Far Should Police Go in Enforcing Coronavirus Lockdowns?

SYDNEY, Australia — With much of the globe under stay-at-home orders, police officers are becoming the enforcers of a new coronavirus code that demands what humans naturally resist: complete isolation and obedience. Empowered More...