Your Tuesday Briefing – The New York Times

The Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett A divided Senate voted Monday night to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, less than six weeks after the death of her predecessor, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With an election looming in just eight days, Republicans overcame unanimous opposition by Democrats to make Judge Barrett the 115th More...

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By Boston Journal On Monday, October 26th, 2020

A Teacher, His Killer and the Failure of French Integration

ÉVREUX, France — They could have easily shared the same classroom — the immigrant teenager and the veteran teacher known for his commitment to instilling the nation’s ideals, in a relationship that had More...

By Boston Journal On Sunday, October 25th, 2020

As Lawlessness Roils Nigeria, Police Chief Vows to Take Back Streets

LAGOS — Nigeria’s police chief on Saturday ordered the mobilization of all police resources to reclaim public space after more than two weeks of peaceful protests over police brutality gave way to widespread More...

By Boston Journal On Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Bangkok Is Engulfed by Protests. What’s Driving Them?

BANGKOK — Protests in Thailand that began as a student-led revolt against the military’s influence on the classroom have ballooned to encompass a sweeping range of issues at the heart of the country’s deep-rooted More...

By Boston Journal On Friday, October 23rd, 2020

E.U. Debates Whether a Veggie Burger Is Really a Burger

LONDON — When is a burger not a burger? When it contains no meat, according to a divisive proposed amendment on which the European Parliament is scheduled to vote on Friday, part of a set of measures that would More...

By Boston Journal On Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Nigeria Protests, Coronavirus, Pope Francis: Your Thursday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the killing of protesters in Nigeria by security forces, Pope Francis’ support for same-sex civil unions and Azerbaijan’s More...

By Boston Journal On Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

Your Wednesday Briefing – The New York Times

Britain initiates plans for human challenge trials Scientists at Imperial College London plan to deliberately infect volunteers with the coronavirus early next year, beginning the world’s first effort to study More...

By Boston Journal On Saturday, October 17th, 2020

Suspect Stalked French School Before Beheading Teacher, Officials Say

PARIS — The suspect in the beheading of a history teacher in a Paris suburb was an 18-year-old immigrant of Chechen descent who was angered by the classroom display of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, French More...

By Boston Journal On Sunday, October 11th, 2020

Extra Pounds May Raise Risk of Severe Covid-19

Surprisingly, the risk of being overweight was even greater than that linked to obesity. Overweight patients were 40 percent more likely to die than healthy-weight patients, while obese patients were at 30 percent More...

By Boston Journal On Monday, October 5th, 2020

China Ramps Up a War of Words, Warning the U.S. of Its Red Lines

The soldiers run through the forest, through the surf, through smoke and flames, ready to die for the motherland. The video, one of a series that has recently appeared online in China, climaxes with the launch More...