Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

Vaccine inequality The pandemic has disproportionately harmed low-income communities of color, yet people from wealthier, largely white neighborhoods are taking an outsize share of vaccines. In Washington D.C., a clinic that serves a largely Black population noticed an influx of white people

6 Arrested After Briefly Altering Hollywood Sign

A Los Angeles woman and five friends carried out an elaborate stunt on Monday afternoon to transform the fabled sign overlooking Hollywood. For about an hour, it said not Hollywood, but “Hollyboob.” Julia Rose, the 27-year-old organizer, and five others were arrested

Automakers Drop Efforts to Derail California Climate Rules

WASHINGTON — Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and several other major automakers said Tuesday they would no longer try to block California from setting its own strict fuel-economy standards, signaling that the auto industry is ready to work with President Biden on his largest

Buttigieg Is Confirmed By Senate

On Tuesday, the Senate confirmed Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., as transportation secretary for the Biden administration.

Pete Buttigieg Is Confirmed as Biden’s Transportation Secretary

“This confirmation breaks through a barrier that has existed for too long; where L.G.B.T.Q. identity served as an impediment to nomination or confirmation at the highest level of government,” Alphonso David, the president of the Human Rights Campaign, a group dedicated to

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