In Congress, Doctors Are Pressing for a More Aggressive Coronavirus Response

WASHINGTON — There were just 160 documented cases of the coronavirus in the United States when…

How Black Girls Get Pushed Out of School

[Race affects our lives in countless ways. To read provocative stories on race from The Times,…

Ambassador Zero: A Virus’s Toll on U.S. Diplomats at Home and Abroad

WASHINGTON — The symptoms were more annoying than alarming: A dry cough, achiness and then sniffles…

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Is Trying to Lead in a Pandemic Without Picking Sides

On Thursday, in a public service announcement filmed in his wood-paneled office, Gov. Greg Abbott of…

College Made Them Feel Equal. The Virus Exposed How Unequal Their Lives Are.

The political science class was called “Forced Migration and Refugees.” Students read accounts of migrants fleeing…

Administration Turns to Private Firms to Help Process Small Business Aid

WASHINGTON — The Small Business Administration doled out tens of millions of dollars in contracts in…

Tensions Persist Between Trump and Medical Advisers Over the Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — Rarely has the schism between President Trump and his own public health advisers over…

A Debate Over Masks Uncovers Deep White House Divisions

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Friday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was…

During a Pandemic, an Unanticipated Problem: Out-of-Work Health Workers

As hospitals across the country brace for an onslaught of coronavirus patients, doctors, nurses and other…

The Navy Fired Captain Crozier After His Letter on the Coronavirus. Hear How the Crew Responded.

WASHINGTON — It was a send-off for the ages, with hundreds of sailors aboard the aircraft…

Decade of Job Growth Comes to an End, Undone by a Pandemic

The longest stretch of job creation in American history came to a halt last month, the…

What Unites the Right and Left? Coronavirus Anxiety

Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates,…

Maryland’s Governor, a Republican, Is Willing to Spar With Trump for Supplies

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Larry Hogan was annoyed. On a conference call, Mr. Hogan, the Republican governor…

U.S. Commanders Cite Pandemic as They Pull Back Elite Units Around the World

WASHINGTON — American military commanders are using the restrictions imposed by the spread of the coronavirus…

They’re Running for Office Without Health Insurance During a Pandemic

In the past week and a half, Cori Bush has been hospitalized twice with shortness of…

Stranded Abroad, Americans Ask: Why Weren’t We Warned Sooner?

NEW DELHI — Ana Pautler, a trekker from San Francisco, was partway up a Himalayan mountain…

Trump Administration Scales Back Paid Leave in Coronavirus Relief Law

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has substantially scaled back paid leave requirements for employers that were…

The Other Front-Line Workers

Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer,…

From Afar, Congress Begins Oversight of Trump Coronavirus Response

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi, moving aggressively to scrutinize the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus…

DeVos Weighs Waiving Special Education. Parents Are Worried.

WASHINGTON — Tucked away in the $2 trillion coronavirus stabilization bill is a provision that allows…