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The top 20 most-shared NYT articles (on Facebook), right now.

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Britney Spears Quietly Pushed for Years to End Her Conservatorship
ARTS

June 22, 2021

Britney Spears Quietly Pushed for Years to End Her Conservatorship

Confidential court records obtained by The Times reveal that the singer has urged changes to the arrangement that controls her life, and her father’s role in leading it.

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They Relied on Chinese Vaccines. Now They’re Battling Outbreaks.
BUSINESS

June 22, 2021

They Relied on Chinese Vaccines. Now They’re Battling Outbreaks.

More than 90 countries are using Covid shots from China. Experts say recent infections in those places should serve as a cautionary tale in the global effort to fight the disease.

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When an Eel Climbs a Ramp to Eat Squid From a Clamp, That’s a Moray
SCIENCE

June 22, 2021

When an Eel Climbs a Ramp to Eat Squid From a Clamp, That’s a Moray

Moray eels can hunt on land, and footage from a recent study highlights how they accomplish this feat with a sneaky second set of jaws.

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Saudi Operatives Who Killed Khashoggi Received Paramilitary Training in U.S.
US

June 22, 2021

Saudi Operatives Who Killed Khashoggi Received Paramilitary Training in U.S.

The training, approved by the State Department, underscores the perils of military partnerships with repressive governments.

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Raiders’ Carl Nassib Announces He’s Gay, an N.F.L. First
SPORTS

June 21, 2021

Raiders’ Carl Nassib Announces He’s Gay, an N.F.L. First

The Raiders defensive lineman came out in a statement posted to his Instagram account on Monday, becoming the first active player in the league to publicly identify as gay.

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New Yorkers Vote for Mayor in Race Tinged With Acrimony and Uncertainty
NYREGION

June 22, 2021

New Yorkers Vote for Mayor in Race Tinged With Acrimony and Uncertainty

Voters on Tuesday will participate in the city’s first mayoral election using ranked-choice voting, a system that may delay the declaration of a winner until mid-July.

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Many Parts of the U.S. Needed Persuading to Get Vaccinated. Not South Texas.
US

June 21, 2021

Many Parts of the U.S. Needed Persuading to Get Vaccinated. Not South Texas.

In the Rio Grande Valley, it is people’s exposure to death and disease, not offers of free beer or million-dollar prizes, that is driving vaccine rates higher.

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Supreme Court Says Over 200 Patent Judges Were Improperly Appointed
US

June 21, 2021

Supreme Court Says Over 200 Patent Judges Were Improperly Appointed

A fractured coalition of justices limited the effect of the decision, saying a larger role for an executive branch official would address the matter.

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I’ve Cracked Zodiac, a French Engineer Says. Online Sleuths Are Skeptical.
WORLD

June 22, 2021

I’ve Cracked Zodiac, a French Engineer Says. Online Sleuths Are Skeptical.

Fayçal Ziraoui caused an online uproar after saying he had cracked unsolved ciphers attributed to the Zodiac killer in California and identified him, potentially ending a 50-year-old quest.

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As Lumber Prices Fall, the Threat of Inflation Loses Its Bite
BUSINESS

June 21, 2021

As Lumber Prices Fall, the Threat of Inflation Loses Its Bite

Costs soared partly because of do-it-yourselfers spending stimulus checks, but a month of declines show that consumers aren’t about to trigger runaway increases.

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#11

The Big Tuna Sandwich Mystery
STYLE

June 19, 2021

The Big Tuna Sandwich Mystery

A lawsuit against America’s largest sandwich chain has raised questions about America’s most popular canned fish. We tried to answer one: Is Subway selling tuna?

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#12

Why Did We Fall for the Angels?
STYLE

June 21, 2021

Why Did We Fall for the Angels?

How the pomp and pageantry of Victoria’s Secret worked for so long.

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She Fought to Reopen Schools, Becoming a Hero and a Villain
US

June 22, 2021

She Fought to Reopen Schools, Becoming a Hero and a Villain

The economist Emily Oster offers loads of data-driven advice about children and Covid-19. Many parents live by her words. Others say she’s dangerous.

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Google Executives See Cracks in Their Company’s Success
TECHNOLOGY

June 21, 2021

Google Executives See Cracks in Their Company’s Success

Despite record profits, a number of them are worried that the company is suffering from both its size and leadership from its C.E.O., Sundar Pichai.

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The Biologist Who Fell to Earth
SCIENCE

June 18, 2021

The Biologist Who Fell to Earth

At 17, Juliane Diller was the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon. Fifty years later she still runs Panguana, a research station founded by her parents in Peru.

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Should I Hang Out With Someone Whose Political Views I Hate?
MAGAZINE

June 22, 2021

Should I Hang Out With Someone Whose Political Views I Hate?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on whether it’s hypocritical for a liberal to socialize with an increasingly extreme conservative.

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When It Comes to Big City Elections, Republicans Are in the Wilderness
US

June 21, 2021

When It Comes to Big City Elections, Republicans Are in the Wilderness

The party’s growing irrelevance in urban and suburban areas comes at a considerable cost, sidelining conservatives in centers of innovation and economic might.

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China’s Sun Yang Barred From Swimming for Four Years
SPORTS

June 22, 2021

China’s Sun Yang Barred From Swimming for Four Years

A champion swimmer was suspended (again) for a violation of doping rules, but his four-year penalty will expire in only three.

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Why Are the Olympics Still Happening? These Numbers Explain It.
SPORTS

June 21, 2021

Why Are the Olympics Still Happening? These Numbers Explain It.

Wondering why the Tokyo Games haven’t been canceled? The answer lies in billions of dollars, years of work and thousands of athletes who can’t wait any longer.

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Three Hollywood Stars Recast Their Lives Deep in the Heart of Texas
REALESTATE

June 22, 2021

Three Hollywood Stars Recast Their Lives Deep in the Heart of Texas

As the pandemic upended Tinseltown, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Haylie Duff and Becca Tobin made a pact to abandon Los Angeles and join the mass migration from California to Texas.

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