Ex-Times Reporter Who Used Racial Slur Publishes a Lengthy Defense

Donald McNeil, who resigned last month after the publication of an article on his conduct during a student trip, writes that he left the paper after “a series of misunderstandings and blunders.”

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Postcard From Peru: Why the Morality Plays Inside The Times Won’t Stop

Other news organizations have their own personnel dramas. But none attract the spotlight like The Times.

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New York Times Reporter Is Accused of Using Racial Slur With Student Group

Remarks in 2019 by Donald G. McNeil Jr., a science correspondent, during an educational trip led to complaints from students and parents. The Times has offered an apology.

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Why Are U.S. Covid Cases Falling? And Will the Trend Last?

With vaccinations underway, and as multiple new coronavirus variants begin to spread, we check in on the state of the pandemic.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci on Working For Donald Trump

The leading U.S. infectious disease expert opens up about his experience handling the pandemic under the Trump administration.

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Four New Insights About the Coronavirus

A look at what scientists have learned about how the virus takes hold in the body and where the risk of infection is highest.

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Our Science-Fiction Future

Immunity passports. Stop-start lockdowns. Strategic self-infection. This is what our new normal might look like.

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One Bright Thing

Need a little lift? Amid the bleakness, 18 Times writers shared moments that lightened their mood.

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Confronting a Pandemic

What we can learn from the countries that have had some success in containing the coronavirus.

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