Ukraine Team Finds Escape, and Almost an Upset, Against U.S.

A supportive tennis crowd in Asheville, N.C., watched the Ukrainians nearly pull off an upset of the United States in a Billie Jean King Cup qualifier.

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Missing Girl Is Rescued After Using Hand Signal From TikTok

The girl flashed the hand signal from a car on a Kentucky interstate, the authorities said. It was created as a way for people to indicate that they are at risk of abuse and need help.

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With His New Album, ‘Far In,’ Helado Negro Confronts Earthly Anxieties

The Ecuadorean American musician’s new album, “Far In,” is filled with celestial lullabies that confront earthly anxieties.

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Why Police Have Been Quitting in Droves in the Last Year

Asheville, N.C., has been among the hardest hit by police departures in the wake of last year’s George Floyd protests. About a third of the force quit or retired.

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For Some Teens, It’s Been a Year of Anxiety and Trips to the E.R.

During the pandemic, suicidal thinking is up. And families find that hospitals can’t handle adolescents in crisis.

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Scenes From a Pandemic Holiday Road Trip

Scenes from a holiday season that shone bright in dark times.

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North Carolina City Approves Reparations for Black Residents

The measure passed by the City Council of Asheville, N.C., would provide funding to promote homeownership and business opportunities, but stopped short of stipulating direct payments.

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As Restaurants Remain Shuttered, American Cities Fear the Future

Restaurants have become the economic lifeblood for many cities. The coronavirus threatens to take away more than just delicious food.

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