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C.D.C. Eases Up on Dog Travel Ban

The United States government has eased up on a rule that had banned the importation of dogs from 113 countries because of concerns...

Adam Mosseri, Instagram’s Head, Agrees to Testify Before Congress

Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, has agreed for the first time to testify before Congress, as bipartisan anger mounts over harms to...

A Fix-It Job for Government Tech

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. Here is a collection of past columns.U.S. government technology has a mostly deserved reputation...

Space Pagans and Smartphone Witches: Where Tech Meets Mysticism

DORTMUND, Germany — “Let’s use smartphones and tarot cards to connect to spirits,” reads the writing on the wall, illuminated in soft ultraviolet...

How the Clean Energy Revolution Is Driving a Scramble for Congo’s Mines

There’s a scene in the 1985 slapstick comedy “National Lampoon’s European Vacation” where the hapless Clark Griswold, played by Chevy Chase, gets stuck...

The Best Tech Gifts That Aren’t Gadgets

My favorite holiday tech gift doesn’t require batteries or software updates. It’s not even a gadget, though it was made with technology.Can you...

Samsung will create 2,000 jobs in Texas with $17 billion chip factory

Announcing its largest ever investment in the United States, the South Korean electronics giant said Tuesday that the factory would create 2,000 high-tech...

How the $4 Trillion Flood of Covid Relief Is Funding the Future

Infrastructure, conjuring as it does images of potholes and rusted water pipes, often goes overlooked; politicians would rather be associated with cutting ribbons...

Health

Why the Retail Industry Is Fighting Vaccine Mandates

The holiday shopping season has arrived, and retailers are ringing it in by doing everything from cutting prices...

Massachusetts Hospitals to Cut Back on Elective Procedures

Hospitals in Massachusetts will cut back on nonurgent scheduled procedures starting on Monday because of staffing shortages and...
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Stephen Sondheim: The Essential Musical Dramatist Who Taught Us to Hear

On its own, his verbal agility, and musical sensitivity, though prodigious, would not have produced great characters like...

tacoma: At least 1 injured in shooting at mall in Tacoma, Washington

WASHINGTON: Authorities say shots were fired Friday evening near a food court at a mall in Tacoma, Washington....

Science & Tech

New ‘Omicron’ Variant Stokes Concern but Vaccines May Still Work

Scientific experts at the World Health Organization warned...

Merck Says Its Covid Pill Is Less Effective in a Final Analysis

The pharmaceutical company Merck said on Friday that...

These products aim to help kids rebuild social skills amid concerns about pandemic impact

A recent crop of toys and products that...

Interior Wants Higher Fees to Drill on Public Lands but Is Quiet About Climate Impacts

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department on Friday recommended...
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