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More than a month after the terrifying collapse of a condominium tower in Surfside, Fla., the last victim’s remains were identified, one of her relatives said on Monday, bringing the final death toll to 98.

To mark the passing of the pandemic, @GraceLP  and her son decided to fold a single origami crane every day. Together they learned how making art helps people bear the unbearable.

Just before the pandemic, California state legislators had been moving to address maternal health disparities by strengthening doula care. But the initiative collapsed with Covid, and in many ways, pandemic restrictions have widened these disparities.

It became harder and harder for the mayor of Lake Charles, La., to hide his desperation after one disaster after another pummeled the city and he struggled to convert the attention into something more than sympathy.

Many travelers, particularly black travelers, are paying close attention to how companies are following through with their promises of diversity and inclusion from last year.

Nearly a quarter of the US population was covered by excessive heat warnings or advisories on Thursday, as sweltering temperatures stretched across 20 states in a band of misery from Washington State to Florida.

The Bootleg Fire has consumed a swath of Oregon forest the size of Portland, Seattle, Sacramento and New York City combined. For one couple, it's all but erased their home, leaving little except memories and a chimney spire.

“In hindsight, I wish that it had not become law.” In Arkansas, Gov. Asa Hutchinson reconsiders a measure banning mask mandates as coronavirus case surge.


“It takes your breath away. The amount of knowledge they held, and connection to our past." The virus has killed Native American elders at particularly high rates, robbing tribes of precious bonds of language and tradition.

A Georgia prosecutor plans to bring the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed black man, before a grand jury

U.S. health insurance premiums could increase as much as 40% next year if the coronavirus pandemic results in millions of Americans needing hospital stays, a new analysis warns

Valentina Blackhorse of the Navajo Nation nurtured political aspirations while raising her one-year-old daughter. Then she tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The next day she was dead. She was 28.

The acting chief scientist was removed after he sent some new political appointees a message that asked them to acknowledge the NOAA’s scientific integrity policy, which prohibits manipulating research or presenting ideologically driven findings.

Ola Mae Spinks, a librarian and a descendent of slaves, helped organize the Library of Congress's archive of slavery-era documents and interviews with former slaves. She has died at 106.

Late prescriptions. Late paychecks. Missing mail-in ballots. Trump's war on the Postal Service could hit his fans as well as his foes.

After losing an ugly G.O.P. congressional primary last year, Denver Riggleman is leading a charge against the conspiracy-mongering coursing through his party. He doesn’t have many allies.