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Cuomo Accused of Unwanted Advance at a Wedding: ‘Can I Kiss You?’

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The young woman’s account follows two separate accusations that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed two female state employees.

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Print headline: Wedding Guest Asserts Cuomo Unsettled Her

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6 Dr. Seuss Books Will No Longer Be Published Over Offensive Images

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The company that oversees the children’s author’s estate said that the titles contained depictions of groups that were “hurtful and wrong.”

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Print headline: 6 Dr. Seuss Books Will No Longer Be Published Over Offensive Images

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Frontier Cancels Flight, Citing Maskless Passengers

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The airline’s treatment of the passengers, all Orthodox Jews, drew condemnation and accusations of anti-Semitism from Jewish groups.

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Print headline: Frontier Cancels Flight, Citing Maskless Passengers

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Virus Variant in Brazil Infected Many Who Had Already Recovered From Covid-19

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The first detailed studies of the so-called P.1 variant show how it devastated a Brazilian city. Now scientists want to know what it will do elsewhere.

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Print headline: Virus Variant in Brazil Infected Many Who Had Already Recovered from Covid-19

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  1. Virus Variant in Brazil Infected Many Who Had Recovered From Covid-19 (94%)
  2. Virus Variant in Brazil Infected Many Who Had Recovered from Covid-19 (5%)
  3. Virus Variant in Brazil Infected Many Who Had Already Recovered From Covid-19 (0%)

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At Least 13 Killed in Crash in Southern California, Officials Say

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The crash, involving an S.U.V. and a tractor-trailer, took place in the area of El Centro, Calif., about 60 miles west of the Arizona border.

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Print headline: At Least 14 Killed in Crash in Southern California, Authorities Say

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  1. Here’s what we know about the deadly accident so far. (74%)
  2. At Least 13 Killed in Crash in Southern California, Officials Say (21%)
  3. What We Know About the Deadly Crash in California (3%)
  4. At Least 15 Killed in Crash in Southern California, Officials Say (3%)

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Gonzaga May Miss March’s Madness

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Gonzaga finally has the most dominant team in college basketball and a shot at a national championship. But what could be a historic run has none of the trappings of the N.C.A.A. tournament’s usual fanfare.

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Print headline: Gonzaga May Miss March’s Madness

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The pandemic’s next political debate: vaccine passports.

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A world divided between the vaccinated and unvaccinated promises relief for economies and families, but the ethical and practical risks are high.

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Print headline: Vaccine Passports, Covid’s Next Political Flash Point

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  1. The pandemic’s next political debate: vaccine passports. (85%)
  2. Vaccine Passports, Covid’s Next Political Flash Point (15%)

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Once Upon a Time on Mars

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A dune buggy is about to set off on behalf of its human owners to fulfill a primordial yearning.

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Print headline: In Dusty Crater, A Hunt for Life

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NASA Sent a Secret Message to Mars. Meet the People Who Decoded It.

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Engineers hinted they had hidden a code in the parachute that landed the Perseverance rover. Within hours, puzzle enthusiasts cracked it.

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Print headline: NASA Sent a Secret Message to Mars. Meet the People Who Decoded It.

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Death, Through a Nurse’s Eyes

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A short film offering a firsthand perspective of the brutality of the pandemic inside a Covid-19 I.C.U.

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Print headline: Death, Through a Nurse’s Eyes

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  1. One I.C.U., Two Nurses With Cameras. Here’s What They Saw. (52%)
  2. One I.C.U. Two Nurses With Cameras. Here’s What They Saw. (34%)
  3. Death, Through a Nurse’s Eyes (14%)

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A Covid Vaccine Side Effect, Enlarged Lymph Nodes, Can Be Mistaken for Cancer

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The condition is becoming more common as immunization rates increase. Experts are suggesting ways to ease patients’ fears and avoid needless testing.

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Print headline: A Covid Vaccine Side Effect Can Be Mistaken for Cancer

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Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Activist and D.C. Power Broker, Dies at 85

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Mr. Jordan, who was selected to head the Urban League while still in his 30s, counseled presidents and business leaders.

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Print headline: Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Activist and D.C. Power Broker, Dies at 85

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  1. Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Leader and D.C. Power Broker, Dies at 85 (53%)
  2. Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Activist and D.C. Power Broker, Dies at 85 (47%)

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Prosecutors Investigating Trump Focus on His Finance Chief

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Manhattan district attorney investigators who are examining possible financial fraud have asked witnesses about Allen Weisselberg, the chief financial officer at the Trump Organization.

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Print headline: Trump C.F.O. Is at Center Of Inquiry Into Fraud

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Biden Administration Sanctions Russia, Accusing It of Poisoning Navalny

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The Biden administration announced its first sanctions against the Russian government for the attack and the imprisonment of Aleksei A. Navalny.

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Print headline: Biden administration accuses Russian intelligence of poisoning Navalny, and announces its first sanctions.

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  1. Saying Russia Poisoned Navalny, Biden Administration Imposes Sanctions (53%)
  2. Biden Administration Sanctions Russia, Accusing It of Poisoning Navalny (47%)

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Major Adoption Agency Will Now Serve Gay Parents

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The decision comes as more cities and states require organizations to accept applications from L.G.B.T.Q. couples or risk losing government contracts.

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Print headline: Major Evangelical Adoption Agency Will Now Serve Gay Parents

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  1. Major Evangelical Adoption Agency Will Now Serve Gay Parents (73%)
  2. Major Adoption Agency Will Now Serve Gay Parents (27%)

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Can’t Get a Covid Vaccine? In This County, Everybody is Eligible.

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The rural area outside Phoenix is one of the first places in the U.S. to open vaccinations up to the general public. This is what success looks like.

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Print headline: Can’t Get a Covid Vaccine? In This County, Everybody is Eligible.

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  1. Can’t Get a Vaccine? In This County, Everybody Is Eligible (66%)
  2. Can’t Get a Vaccine? In This County, Everybody is Eligible (34%)
  3. Can’t Get a Covid Vaccine? In This County, Everybody is Eligible. (0%)

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Woody Allen, Mia Farrow and What Popular Culture Wants to Believe

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The new HBO documentary revisits a 1990s scandal. What viewers take away from it may depend on the stories they trust about women and why.

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Print headline: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow and What Popular Culture Wants to Believe

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