This Is What Happens When Globalization Breaks Down

The story of one shipping container from a factory in China to a warehouse in the United States traces the arc of a global supply chain consumed by trouble.

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Jerry Harkness, 81, Dies; Star of a Historic Integrated Basketball Team

He was an All-American forward for Loyola University Chicago, which started four Black players against an all-white Mississippi team in the 1963 N.C.A.A. tournament.

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Football’s Return Is Fodder for Mask Debates and an Enforcement Dilemma

Leaders in the N.F.L. and in college sports have mandated masks for most people on the sidelines. What happens when the rules are not followed?

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How College Sports Spurred Mississippi to Seriously Reconsider Its Flag

Time and again, debate over the state’s flag and its Confederate battle imagery faded away. Then college sports leaders threatened to take away some of the biggest games.

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N.C.A.A. Pressures Mississippi on Confederate Emblem on State Flag

The association’s expanded policy on the Confederate symbol came after the Southeastern Conference urged Mississippi to change its state flag.

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SEC Warns Mississippi Over Confederate Emblem on State Flag

The league’s statement will place new pressure on Mississippi lawmakers. But it may not make much difference.

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