Why Europe Is Beating Back the Coronavirus (and the U.S. Isn’t)?

As the coronavirus surged anew, the authorities on either side of the Atlantic took profoundly different approaches.

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Picturing Yourself with Bob Ross as the ‘Experience’ Opens in Indiana

Visitors can tour the beloved painter’s recreated studio and take Bob Ross master classes, in the city where “The Joy of Painting” was filmed.

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Time Running Short, Trump and Biden Return to Northern Battlegrounds

Surprise victories in the Midwest catapulted President Trump to victory four years ago, and the region again looms as the critical battleground. Both candidates are focusing on it in the final days.

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In 2020, the Suburbs Are Stressed

A photographer visited neighborhoods in Midwest battlegrounds to see how politics have intruded on tranquillity.

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The Big Ten’s Rocky Road Back to Football

In response to the coronavirus, the conference first said no to fall football on its campuses. Then, after being pulled in different directions by players, politicians and others, the league reversed course.

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How The Unpredictable Coronavirus Pandemic Took a Terrible Toll

At least 73 countries are seeing surges in newly detected cases, and in regions where cold weather is approaching, worries are mounting.

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Where the Produce Includes Pepperoni: The Pizza Farm

This Midwestern staple has grown ever more popular in the pandemic, bringing farmers and diners together in a socially distanced summer destination.

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A Bitter Wind at a Shaky Time, and Iowa Is Left Reeling

Devastating windstorms just before harvest were the last thing that Iowa farmers needed.

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In Derecho’s Wake, More Than 250,000 in Midwest Struggle Without Power

Residents in Iowa, Illinois and surrounding states were still without electricity days after Monday’s storms brought hurricane-force winds.

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Scrapbooking Isn’t Just for White People

People of color who craft are done being overlooked as customers and designers.

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After Plummeting, the Virus Soars Back in the Midwest

States like Missouri, Illinois and Wisconsin are riding a frustrating seesaw during the pandemic, with new coronavirus cases rising again after apparent progress.

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Bagged Salads Recalled After Hundreds Are Sickened in the Midwest

The C.D.C. urged consumers in eight states to avoid four different salad kits produced by Fresh Express.

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Farmers Get Billions in Virus Aid, and Democrats Are Wary

As the administration sends up to $16 billion in additional subsidies, critics are concerned that the funds could be used to ensure that the president maintains the backing of one of his key voting blocs.

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Why a Biden Victory Hinges on Picking the Right Running Mate

The Democratic nominee needs someone to energize the party’s coalition and balance the ticket.

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Meat Plant Closures Mean Pigs Are Gassed or Shot Instead

Coronavirus outbreaks at meatpacking plants have created a backlog of animals ready for slaughter but with nowhere to go. Farmers are having to cull them.

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Gretchen Whitmer: My Gut-Wrenching Coronavirus Choices

The actions Republican and Democratic governors have taken have been done to protect families from the spread of the coronavirus.

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Trump Says States Can Start Reopening While Acknowledging the Decision Is Theirs

The guidelines released by the president effectively mean that any restoration of American society will take place on a patchwork basis.

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Bernie Sanders Can Beat Trump. Here’s the Math.

Most available evidence points in the direction of a popular vote and Electoral College victory.

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