Joe Biden’s pledge to “transition away from the oil industry” to address climate change put the issue on center stage for the final stretch of a campaign year in which the warming planet has played a larger role than ever before. 8:52 p.m.
Community activists, statisticians, and civil rights groups say racial and ethnic minorities are historically undercounted, and shortcomings in the 2020 census could set the course of life in their communities for years to come. 5:41 p.m.
The Trump administration has been pressuring health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to endorse the use of border hotels to hold migrant children before deporting them. 5:40 p.m.
It’s been “several months” since President Trump met with the White House coronavirus task force, said Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious disease expert, who’s faced repeated criticism from the president. 3:51 p.m.
The order is a win for a group of states that successfully sued USPS and President Trump to halt a series of operational changes that hobbled the postal service just before an expected surge in use of mail-in ballots during the pandemic. 3:45 p.m.
The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease’s grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to Idaho reel under the surge. 3:15 p.m.