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Global Stocks Fall, With the S&P 500 Nearing Bear Market Territory - Stocks were down following Wall Street's worst day in nearly two years, amid growing concern about inflation. Get economy updates. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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A Boxed Set for the Birds Hopes to Save Them, Too - A star-studded trove of songs and poems inspired by birdsong is the latest in a series of releases raising awareness about its threatened sources.

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LIVE - Russia Seeks Greater Control of Southeastern Ukraine - A visit by a high-ranking Russian official suggested that the Kremlin may be laying the groundwork for annexing parts of the region. More than 1,700 Ukrainian fighters have surrendered so far in Mariupol, Russia said. Here's the latest.

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As Prices Soar, Russia's Economy Grows 'Especially Gloomy' The government has brought stability for now through extreme measures, but forecasters are expecting continued severe inflation and a deep downturn.

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The U.S. plans to further choke Russia's oil revenues, a step that could escalate conflict with China, India and others.

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Chinese hackers tried to steal Russian defense data, a report found, pointing to complex relations between the countries.

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C.D.C. to Discuss Whether to Recommend Pfizer Boosters for Children 5 to 11 -- The F.D.A. authorized the shots, but hesitancy is high. Fewer than one-third of children in the age group have gotten two doses. Here's the latest on Covid.

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Kim Williams, 62, lost her job early in the pandemic but has recently gone back to work. Desiree Rios for The New York Times

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U.S. health officials have sounded the alarm on a substantial increase in Covid cases.

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A Japanese town's Covid funds were sent to one man by mistake. He gambled it away in online casinos.

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United States › - United States - Avg. on May 18 - 14-day change - New cases - 103,231 - +57% Hospitalized - 23,223 - +29% New deaths - 304 - –17%

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A Rising Texas Republican's Advice for His Party: Update Your Look - Wesley Hunt, a Black Republican poised to win a seat in Congress this fall, thinks his party's future is in more candidates like him. Wesley Hunt has supported Black and Hispanic conservative candidates. Christian K. Lee for The New York Times

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Midterm Stakes Grow Clearer: Election Deniers Will Be on Many Ballots - Republican voters showed a willingness to nominate candidates who parrot former President Trump's election lies. Read our analysis and follow the midterms.

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The ousting of Madison Cawthorn, the scandal-plagued congressman, was a rare win for the G.O.P. establishment.

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From the On Politics newsletter: G.O.P. strategists reacted to Doug Mastriano's win in Pennsylvania with alarm.

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Racists Once Terrorized This Georgia County. Diversity Made It Prosper. The slow return of diversity to an area that brutally drove out its Black residents has been accompanied by a boom that gives the lie to "Great Replacement" conspiracy theories. Audra Melton for The New York Times

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Seeking Pills, Young People Head to Social Media, With Deadly Results - The soaring drug fatalities in the U.S. are fueled partly by fentanyl-tainted pills bought on Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok and other social media apps. Elizabeth Dillender, left, and her daughter, Kristin. Ms. Dillender's son died of fentanyl poisoning. Brandon Thibodeaux for The New York Times

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At Wells Fargo, a Quest to Increase Diversity Leads to Fake Job Interviews - Current and former employees said they were instructed to interview "diverse" candidates for a job that had already been promised to someone else.

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The 17th-Century Judge at the Heart of Today's Women's Rights Rulings - Lord Matthew Hale — an English judge who wrote that women were contractually obligated to husbands — still looms large, our columnist writes.

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Adrienne Grunwald for The New York Times - Your Dog Is Not Ready for You to Return to the Office - For some pets (and their owners), a day of reckoning has arrived.

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In court, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp are able to tell stories with their attire, our columnist writes.

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It's more than just sun, sand, and celebrities: Los Angeles is better than ever.

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Zeynep Tufekci -- Your Phone Apps Might Know You're Pregnant Before You Do

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Michelle Goldberg -- Amber Heard and the Death of #MeToo

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Nicole Hemmer -- What Oprah Winfrey Knows About American History That Tucker Carlson Doesn't

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Yarimar Bonilla -- For Puerto Ricans, Another Reminder That We Are Second-Class Citizens

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Timothy Snyder -- We Should Say It. Russia Is Fascist.

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Gail Collins -- Sick of Massacres? Get Rid of the Guns.

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Michelle Cottle -- The Madison Cawthorn Show Is Over, and We All Deserve Refunds

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Jessica Grose -- You Shouldn't Need a Doctor's Note to Switch Formula Brands

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Spencer Bokat-Lindell -- The Pandemic Still Isn't Over. So What Now?

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Ross Douthat -- America's Doug Mastriano Problem

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'First Person' -- Introducing 'First Person,' a New Podcast From New York Times Opinion

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Michael Sokolove -- Is John Fetterman the Future of the Democratic Party?

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'The Argument' -- The Economy Is Weird. Two Experts on Where It Goes From Here.

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Elizabeth Spiers -- Imagine a World Where Men Had to Breastfeed Their Babies

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Peter Coy -- Fun Facts About Jobs and Cities and States

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'Sway' -- The Digital Tools That Aided the Buffalo Gunman — and What to Do About Them

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The Morning -- Our correspondent takes you inside Shanghai's Covid lockdown.

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Listen to 'The Daily' -- Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas has spent billions to try to harden the U.S.-Mexico border. What has he achieved?

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Listen to 'Popcast' -- Gossip is remaking online hip-hop media.

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Join Our Event With Tony Nominees -- Billy Crystal, Shoshana Bean and performers from Tony-nominated shows will share songs and stories.

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Biden Invokes Defense Powers in Bid to Ease Formula Shortage -- President Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to boost supply and directed federal agencies to use U.S. planes to speed shipments from overseas.

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How U.S. Soccer and Its Players Solved the Equal Pay Puzzle -- New contracts for the men's and women's national teams will usher in an era of equal pay at U.S. Soccer. Here's how it will work.

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Why New York City Traffic Cameras Are Off When Drivers Speed the Most -- As traffic deaths rise in the city, the State Legislature still has the final say on safety measures, even decreeing when school speed cameras can operate.

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An Indian State Banned Alcohol. The Drinking Moved to Nearby Nepal. -- The ban in Bihar State, championed by local women, was aimed at tackling domestic violence. But a drinking scene has sprung up across the border.

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911 Dispatcher May Be Fired Over Handling of Buffalo Shooting Call

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Israeli Opposition Gets Parliament Majority, Raising Prospect of Election

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FIFA Picks First Female Officials for Men's World Cup

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Basquiat Painting Tops Phillips Contemporary Sale at $85 Million

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A Massachusetts Man Is Infected With the Monkeypox Virus

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Boris Johnson Avoids Further Fines as U.K. Police End Lockdown Inquiry

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House, Acting After Buffalo Rampage, Moves to Combat Domestic Terrorism

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Woman Whose Voice Was Heard in Surfside Rubble Is Identified

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Zack DeZon for The New York Times -- How to Master the Push-Up

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Cole Barash for The New York Times -- How Simple Exercises May Save Your Lower Back

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Getty Images -- The Secret to Better Running? Try Distraction.

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Dina Litovsky for The New York Times -- Enter Stage Left: A Donkey Debuts at the Met Opera -- Wanda, a 15-year-old seasoned performer, is appearing in the company's beloved and lavish "La Bohème."

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Peter Fisher for The New York Times -- He Might Be the Most Influential Comedy Director -- Marty Callner made the first modern stand-up special, setting the template still in use. (He was also key to hair-metal videos. But that's another story.)

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NBC -- Best of Late Night: Cawthorn Is Gone, but Soon Forgotten -- "Hopefully, he'll learn his lesson," Seth Meyers joked about out-going Rep. Madison Cawthorn. "Next time you get invited to a cocaine orgy, just go."

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Jed Jacobsohn/Associated Press -- On Pro Basketball: Andrew Wiggins Isn't Who You Thought He Was -- The Golden State player, the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2014, had a reputation as a bust. But joining the team has helped him tap into his potential.

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