Beirut Explosion: ‘I Was Bloodied and Dazed. Beirut Strangers Treated Me Like a Friend.’

BEIRUT — I was just about to look at a video a friend had sent me on Tuesday afternoon — “the port seems to be burning,” she said — when…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: McConnell Signals Openness to Jobless Aid Extension

As talks drag on, McConnell signals openness to jobless aid extension that Republicans have opposed. Negotiators on Capitol Hill reported little progress on Tuesday toward reaching an agreement over an…

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Beirut Blasts, Melbourne Lockdown, Island SOS: Your Wednesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering mounting casualties from twin explosions in Beirut, tougher lockdown measures in Melbourne and a pushback from…

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Colombian Ex-President Faces Possible Detention Amid Fraud Inquiry

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — President Iván Duque of Colombia attacked his own judicial system on Tuesday for pursuing his mentor, the former president Álvaro Uribe, who faces possible detention amid an…

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Blasts Rock Beirut, Killing Dozens and Wounding Thousands

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The blasts came within seconds of each other. First, an explosion in Beirut’s port, possibly from a fireworks warehouse, sent a plume of smoke billowing over the…

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