A brief history of hotels in times of crisis

A brief history of hotels in times of crisis

The bullet ridden former Holiday Inn in Beirut, Lebanon [Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images] Hotels are places normally associated with pleasure, relaxation and luxury - weddings, parties, holidays...

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Trapped By The Coronavirus Pandemic, Congress Tries New Ways Of Legislating From Home

Trapped By The Coronavirus Pandemic, Congress Tries New Ways Of Legislating From Home

The children's voices on the phone line were hesitant, but they were looking for answers. "Why did we switch to remote learning?" "When are we going to go...

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Column: Joe Biden is stuck in his basement. It just might help him win

Column: Joe Biden is stuck in his basement. It just might help him win

If we weren’t in the middle of a pandemic, Joe Biden almost certainly would be winning Democratic primaries and locking up the nomination about now — coasting from...

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Little Demons, Death And Biting Dogs: How We Picture Disease

Little Demons, Death And Biting Dogs: How We Picture Disease

Picture an angry little ball, covered in spikes, perhaps equipped with arms and legs, and definitely an evil grin. That's how cartoonists and animators are anthropomorphizing Covid-19. Which...

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Funeral Homes Overwhelmed With COVID-19 Cases

Funeral Homes Overwhelmed With COVID-19 Cases

The fast-growing number of cases of COVID-19 around the country is also bringing a surge in the number of deaths. In New York City alone, the death toll...

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Aid workers seek to avoid coronavirus outbreak at Matamoros migrant camp

Aid workers seek to avoid coronavirus outbreak at Matamoros migrant camp

Scores of tents are pitched side by side, some home to as many as six people.Residents wash at communal showers and sinks, line up in tight queues for...

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How a discovery that brought us Viagra could help those battling the coronavirus

How a discovery that brought us Viagra could help those battling the coronavirus

Nitric oxide is a gas with a pretty enviable medical resume. Its discovery gave rise to a treatment that snatches thousands of “blue babies” — newborns starved of...

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