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What We Learned in 100 Days of Life Interrupted

Young people in the United States are living through interesting times, as the coronavirus pandemic uproots the country’s economy and changes what college will look like. When schools sent students home in March, we asked four first-generation college students in Newark, N.J. to document this stage of their lives in images and text. “Life really […]

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Commuting, and Confronting History, on a Remote Canadian Railway

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Chloë Ellingson shares a collection of photos from a remote railway […]

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Descendants of Suffragists Reflect on the Fight for Women’s Right to Vote

1. Harriot Stanton Blatch, 1911. Library of Congress 2. Maggie Lena Walker, circa 1920s. Courtesy of National Park Service, Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site 3. Ida B. Wells-Barnett with her family, 1917. Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library 4. Ida B. Wells-Barnett with her children, 1909. Special Collections Research Center, University of […]

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Private and Religious School Backers See Broad Victory in Supreme Court Decision

WASHINGTON — A Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday against Montana’s exclusion of religious schools from a state scholarship program may have been drafted narrowly, but the victory for denominational education has breathed new life into far broader efforts to use public funding for private and parochial schools. In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled that […]

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New York City Cuts Arts Spending by 11 Percent to Close Budget Gap

The New York City budget adopted early Wednesday cuts spending on cultural affairs by nearly 11 percent, a damaging blow after years where municipal spending on the arts had grown, but it was not as deep a gash as some had feared. The reductions came as the city responded to a roughly $9 billion loss […]

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Supreme Court Gives Religious Schools More Access to State Aid

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that states must allow religious schools to participate in programs that provide scholarships to students attending private schools, a decision that opened the door to more public funding of religious education. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who has proposed a tax-credit program to help parents pay for private […]

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THE RESPONDENT: Christian Cevallos, and the Florida Elections Commission

CONSENT FINAL ORDER The Respondent, Christian E. Cevallos, and the Florida Elections Commission (Commission) agree that this Consent Order resolves all of the issues between the parties in this case. The parties jointly stipulate to the following facts, conclusions of law, and order: FINDINGS OF FACT 1. On September 21, 2011, the staff of the […]

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Swimming With the Sea Lions of Los Islotes

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Benjamin Lowy shares a collection of photos from an underwater shoot […]

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Assaulted at 15, a Writer Looks Back and Comes Forward

There are so many upsetting things about the assault Lacy Crawford suffered in 1990, when she was 15 and a junior at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, but one of the most upsetting is how commonplace she believes it was. “This may sound disingenuous, but I don’t think my assault is particularly interesting,” she […]

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Pandemic Parenting Was Already Relentless. Then Came Summer.

“I think parents of color have other concerns than can my kid get into the best school,” she said. “They see everything that’s happening and they’re asking me about current events. Especially at this moment, I’m very aware that my children, especially my son, who’s 6-foot-1 and 15 years old, are perceived in a particular […]