Climate Bankruptcy

Fair Bluff is a small North Carolina town in an idyllic setting, amid cornfields and tobacco fields and alongside the verdant Lumber River. But Fair Bluff’s setting may also be dooming the town. Like much of eastern North Carolina, it…

Your Wednesday Briefing

We’re covering President Biden’s address on the end of the U.S. war in Afghanistan and India’s latest G.D.P. numbers. Biden defends Afghanistan withdrawal A day after the final transport plane carrying American forces left the Kabul airport, President Biden hailed…

Restaurant software firm Toast files for U.S. IPO

(Reuters) -Toast Inc filed for an initial public offering (IPO) on Friday, as the start-up that sells software to help restaurants with online ordering looks to cash in on the surge in demand for food delivery since the start of…

Opinion | Children With Disabilities Need Sex-Ed Too

In 2018, an N.P.R. investigation sent shock waves through the community of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, their families and their care providers: according to Department of Justice data, these people are at least seven times more likely to…

Opinion | Could Cyberwar Make the World Safer?

The battles in a global cyberwar are visible only through periodic glances in the rearview mirror: Indra, Colonial Pipeline, SolarWinds, WannaCry. Such an episodic view obscures the fact that this jousting by nation-states, criminal networks and private actors is happening…

Your Thursday Briefing

We’re covering the Taliban’s violent response to protesters and Israel’s Covid surge despite high vaccination rates. The Taliban met their first protests with violence Afghanistan’s new rulers fired into the crowd in the northeastern city of Jalalabad and beat protesters…