Nine years after Hurricane Sandy, residents of Lower Manhattan are still vulnerable to rising seas. The fight over a plan to protect them reveals why progress on our most critical challenges is so hard.
Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.
Nearly 100 people are now believed to have been killed by the storm, and rescuers are still trying to reach some devastated areas.
They do seem to offer significant protection against severe illness, but the consequences of rapidly spreading infection worry many public health experts.
Calls for unity have ebbed over disagreements on one main issue: policing.
Louise Taylor faces questions about whether she improperly enriched herself as the pop star’s business manager.
Niyo Katsura has won acclaim in rakugo, a classical form of Japanese storytelling, by doing anything onstage that a man can do.
The presidential race is being contested by a millennial leftist who would be the nation’s youngest leader and a far-right politician who has promised to restore order and security.
“Saturday Night Live” sought to persevere with an episode featuring special guests, but no musical performer and only two regular cast members.
Kids were already drifting away from traditional sports before the pandemic, with ramifications for the entire sports industry. The trend has accelerated in the pandemic.