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‘Assume that you were exposed’: Officials warn of the fallout from Thanksgiving travel.

While many in the United States celebrated a muted Thanksgiving over Zoom, millions of people traveled instead, rejecting the advice of public officials. According to Transportation Safety Administration data, about 800,000 to one million people passed through T.S.A. checkpoints each day in the days before and after the holiday — far lower than the same […]

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Taliban-Afghan Government Agreement Marred By Document’s Wording

The negotiating teams have so far agreed on all 21 articles, Afghan President said (File) Kabul/Islamabad: A breakthrough on an initial agreement reached between Taliban and government negotiators has been held up at the last minute after the insurgent group balked at the document’s preamble because it mentioned the Afghan government by name. Teams representing […]

Business

Ajit Pai, the Republican F.C.C. chair, will leave on Inauguration Day.

Ajit V. Pai, the Republican chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said Monday that he would leave his post the day that President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is sworn in, capping a tenure of sweeping deregulation across the telecommunications industry. Mr. Pai’s most prominent effort was rolling back net neutrality rules that forbid internet providers […]

Sports

Which women’s college basketball teams have the best and worst nonconference schedules?

9:45 AM ET Charlie CremeESPN.com Close Charlie Creme projects the women’s NCAA tournament bracket for ESPN.com. As November turns to December and the 2020-21 women’s college basketball season is just getting started, no one can say exactly what March and April will look like. The season is less than a week old, but scheduling games […]

Business

Berry-Flavored H.I.V. Medication Is Ready for Babies

The first infant formulation of dolutegravir, an important first-line H.I.V. medication, will be available soon under an agreement between several pharmaceutical companies and global health initiatives. The new formulation will be strawberry flavored and come in a tablet that dissolves in water or juice so babies can swallow it. In another announcement also linked to […]

Technology

Facebook Nears Deal To Buy Customer-service Startup Kustomer

Facebook Inc is close to buying Kustomer in a deal that would value the customer-service startup at about $1 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. Facebook and Kustomer did not immediately respond to Reuters’ requests for comment. Kustomer, which helps businesses aggregate and handle customer inquiries from […]