Is the U.S. in Crisis? Republicans Want Voters to Think So.

The coronavirus pandemic is receding. The economy is gradually climbing back. And according to recent surveys, a wide majority of Americans is feeling optimistic about the future. On Thursday, the Consumer Comfort Index, a polling measure of Americans’ confidence in the economy,

Thacher, a California Prep School, Apologizes for Past Sex Abuse

Several faculty members at the private, coed Thacher School in California sexually abused and harassed students or engaged in inappropriate relationships with them, according to a report released by the school, which detailed allegations that went back to the 1980s. In one

What is the Air Quality Index? Here's How to Stay Safe

As dense plumes of wildfire smoke thickened the air in Salem, Ore., last September, residents could barely see down the street, the morning sky glowed an ominous shade of orange and the Air Quality Index soared to almost 500, the worst reading

Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today

What might have been For all of the United States’ success with its vaccine rollout, about 100,000 people have died since February, when the rollout was underway. Many more were infected, hospitalized and are living with long-term problems. My colleagues at The

Biden Signs Juneteenth Holiday Into Law

On Thursday, President Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, a federal holiday. The measure was passed in the House and Senate with bipartisan support.

Obamacare Survives Latest Supreme Court Challenge

WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act on Thursday survived a third major challenge as the Supreme Court turned aside the latest effort by Republicans to kill the health care law. The law, President Barack Obama’s defining domestic legacy, has been the subject