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Fauci on What Working for Trump Was Really Like
From denialism to death threats, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci describes a fraught year as an adviser to President Donald J. Trump on the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mexico’s President Is Latest World Leader Infected With the Virus
Andrés Manuel López Obrador has consistently downplayed the pandemic, questioning the value of wearing masks. Here’s the latest on Covid-19.

Britain’s Alarm Over Virus Variant Bolsters Case for Lockdown
A warning that the variant could be deadlier is a powerful argument that Britain could be entering a severe new phase of the pandemic and that easing lockdown rules could be calamitous.

What If You Never Get Better From Covid-19?
Some patients could be living with the aftereffects for years to come. Recent research into another persistent, mysterious disease might help us understand how to treat them.

How Space Became the Next ‘Great Power’ Contest Between the U.S. and China
The Biden administration faces not only waves of Chinese antisatellite weapons but a history of jumbled responses to the intensifying threat.

Five Takeaways From the Developing Space War Between China and the U.S.
The Biden administration is inheriting the menace of Chinese antisatellite arms as well as an innovative way of trying to defuse the escalating threat.

Capitol Riot Puts Spotlight on ‘Apocalyptically Minded’ Global Far Right
Leaderless but united by racist ideology that has been supercharged by social media, extremists have built a web of real and online connections that worry officials.

Divisions Harden in Senate as It Prepares to Receive Impeachment Article
Mitt Romney indicated that he believed the charge against former President Donald J. Trump was impeachable, while Marco Rubio called a trial “stupid.”

How Democrats Planned for Doomsday
A huge coalition of activist groups had been working together since the spring to make sure that Joe Biden won and that the “election stayed won” amid Donald Trump’s subterfuge.

In Biden’s Catholic Faith, an Ascendant Liberal Christianity
President Biden, perhaps the most religiously observant commander in chief in half a century, speaks of how his Catholic faith grounds his life and his policies.

Is President Biden Ready for the New Senate?
Mr. Biden, a man of old Washington, might be in for a rude awakening.

Trump Wants Back on Facebook. This Star-Studded Jury Might Let Him.
A new kind of corporate supercourt is looking for legitimacy.

Tom Brady Heads Back to Super Bowl with Buccaneers’ Win Over Packers
Tampa Bay beat Green Bay, 31-26, in the N.F.C. Championship game. Next up, the Buffalo Bills play the Kansas City Chiefs for the A.F.C. Championship.

Navalny Attacked by Putin Allies After Russia Protests
A stark shift by the government shows its uncertainty as Aleksei A. Navalny’s dramatic return gives disgruntled Russians a clear leader to rally around.

Pro-Navalny Protest Photos: Wave of Anger Rolls Across Russia
Demonstrators in more than 100 cities rallied in support of the jailed opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny in the biggest protests the nation has seen in years.

The Sunday Read: ‘The Amateur Cloud Society That (Sort Of) Rattled the Scientific Community’
The improbable tale of how a British maverick harnessed crowdsourced meteorological discoveries to reveal the poetic wonders of the sky.

What Art Does for Us
And why we should support it.

America’s Caste System Is 400 Years Old. That Doesn’t Change Overnight.
Isabel Wilkerson on why a new presidency alone can’t fix America’s 400-year-old race-based hierarchy.

Hong Kong Crackdown Is an Early Test for Biden
Even with Trump out of office, prospects seem dim for rapprochement between China and the United States.

Avoiding the Obama-Era Silence Trap
Democrats must rethink their usual strategy.

How Covid-19 Threatens Native Languages
The average age of Lakota and Dakota speakers is 70. We are running out of time to save them.

Has China Done Too Well Against Covid-19?
The country doesn’t care enough about vaccination because of a false sense of security.

America’s Other Front Line
As the Biden administration proposes additional pandemic relief, nonprofit workers see a country facing a growing crisis.

Joe Biden and Democrats Must Help People Fast
You don’t get re-elected for things voters don’t know about.

America Has a GPS Problem
The system is essential but also vulnerable. We need a backup.

Biden Must Reckon With Obama-Era Immigration Mistakes
Deportations carried out back then left immigrant communities fractured and financially devastated.

Joe Biden’s Catholic Moment
The new president elevates a liberal Catholicism that once seemed destined to fade away.

With Online Terms of Service, What Happens When You Click 'Agree'?
The same legalese that can ban Donald Trump from Twitter can bar users from joining class-action lawsuits. It’s time to fix the fine print.

Hank Aaron Interview: ‘I Recognized That I Had a Gift’
No matter what happened in America, his greatness still shone.

How Can We Read Edith Wharton Today?
Published in 1913, “The Custom of the Country” follows the social rise of Undine Spragg, a fictional character who, in many ways, feels very modern.

When Some Critics Reject the Film That’s About Your Life
After Hollywood optioned his devastating essay about his dying wife, Matthew Teague vowed the movie would do right by her. The reviews landed like a gut punch.

A School District Vowed to Stay Open, Until Its Staffing Ran Out
Nearly 11,000 people were forced to quarantine this fall in a suburban Atlanta district that didn’t mandate masks, but it stayed the course, until a staffing shortage shut the doors.

Son Tipped Off F.B.I. About His Father, Who Is Charged in Capitol Riot
“I put my emotions behind me to do what I thought was right,” said Jackson Reffitt, who weeks before the siege alerted the F.B.I. that his father was planning “something big.”

I.R.S. Pushes Back Start of 2020 Tax Filing Season
The agency will start accepting returns on Feb. 12, about two weeks later than usual. But you still have to file by April 15.

George Armstrong, Who Led Toronto to 4 Stanley Cup Titles, Dies at 90
A 7-time All-Star and the longtime captain of the Maple Leafs, he was the first player of Indigenous descent to score in the N.H.L.

China Sends Warplanes to Taiwan Strait in a Show of Force to Biden
The exercises, which included 13 warplanes on Saturday and 15 on Sunday, were the biggest so far this year and the first under the new U.S. administration.

Asia’s ‘El Chapo’ Is Arrested in Amsterdam
Tse Chi Lop, said to be the leader of a multibillion-dollar drug syndicate, was arrested in Amsterdam and faces extradition to Australia.

In Rural Montana, a Hope That Biden Will Reopen the Rails
The North Coast Hiawatha hasn’t run through Montana since 1979. Now cities like Billings, Bozeman, Helena and Missoula are hoping that “Amtrak Joe” will help fund new rail service.

To Promote Vaccines, New Orleans Dances With Its Sleeves Rolled Up
The new, upbeat ‘Sleeves Up, NOLA’ campaign deftly uses local personalities and the Carnival dance culture to encourage citizens to get a Covid shot.

Where Giuliani Still Routinely Offers False Claims of Election Fraud
A popular radio station in Manhattan has become a haven where conservative hosts like Rudolph Giuliani can defend Donald Trump.

French Roosters Now Crow With the Law Behind Them
After a series of high-profile disputes in rural areas, the French Parliament has passed a bill that enshrines countryside smells and sounds as protected national heritage.

Robert Bigelow: Is There Life After Death?
He’s offering nearly $1 million if you help him figure it out.

In Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, the Gifts of Simplicity
The role of everyday wines is often overlooked, but these Italian reds are excellent reminders of how important they can be.

A TV Grand Tour, in Time for the Weekend
A jam-packed itinerary of premieres includes France (“Call My Agent!”), Italy (“Gomorrah”), Israel (“Losing Alice”) and Britain (“Flack” and “The Sister”).

The Vaccinated Class
“Getting the vaccine is the hottest thing you could be doing on a dating app right now,” said a spokesman for OKCupid.

Do Museums Need a Shopping Network for Art Donations?
A new venture suggests it will help art institutions find works of art that collectors have decided they want to give away as gifts.

A Reporter Experiences the Anguish of Covid on Two Fronts
Dealing with the pandemic on two fronts, as a journalist and as a wife and mother, taught me what empathy really means.

What Has Gone Wrong Between Iran and the United States?
John Ghazvinian’s “America and Iran” offers an insightful history into 300 years of troubled interactions between the two countries.

5 Ways Teens Can Get More Fruits and Vegetables Into Their Diets
A new study found that high school students aren’t getting enough produce.

Six Stars, Six Eclipses: ‘The Fact That It Exists Blows My Mind’
A handful of other six-star systems have been discovered, but this one is unique.

Emerging Coronavirus Variants May Pose Challenges to Vaccines
Laboratory studies of mutations circulating in South Africa suggest they may dodge some of the body’s immune responses.

Foods That May Lead to a Healthier Gut and Better Health
A diet full of highly processed foods with added sugars and salt promoted gut microbes linked to obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

Revealed: The Shipworm Sex Tapes
Nature’s weirdest clam surprises scientists once again, this time in video footage of its mating habits.

Do You Know Where the Vice President Lives?
Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, will eventually reside at Number One Observatory Circle, renewing a spotlight on an often-overlooked Washington address.

Your New Breakfast Plan
Get out of your rut, whether it’s by making your own yogurt or taking a look at our collection of fast breakfast recipes.

Joe Biden, Watch Geek in Chief
Recent presidents not named Trump have tended to wear Everyman timepieces such as Timex and Shinola.

Spelling Bee
Use 7 letters to make as many words as you can.

The Crossword, Tiles and More
Solve the daily puzzle edited by Will Shortz, or try out other games like the Mini and Vertex.

Connect the dots to reveal the hidden picture.

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