Most shared articles

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

#1

Officer Near Minneapolis Kills Motorist, and a Crowd Confronts the Police
US

April 12, 2021

Officer Near Minneapolis Kills Motorist, and a Crowd Confronts the Police

A young man pulled over for a traffic violation was shot in Brooklyn Center, near where an officer is on trial in the death of George Floyd.

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Officer Who Pepper-Sprayed a Black Army Medic Is Fired, Officials Say
US

April 12, 2021

Officer Who Pepper-Sprayed a Black Army Medic Is Fired, Officials Say

Joe Gutierrez, who is accused of using excessive force during a traffic stop in Windsor, Va., has been dismissed, the town said.

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Minnesota Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright Meant to Fire Taser, Chief Says
US

April 12, 2021

Minnesota Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright Meant to Fire Taser, Chief Says

Officials from Brooklyn Center said that the fatal shooting was an “accidental discharge,” and released body-camera video of the encounter.

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168,801 views
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#4

A Pastor’s Son Becomes a Critic of Religion on TikTok
US

April 12, 2021

A Pastor’s Son Becomes a Critic of Religion on TikTok

John Piper is one of the most influential theologians in America. His son Abraham calls evangelicalism “a destructive, narrow-minded worldview.”

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341,475 views
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#5

Chinese official acknowledges low effectiveness of Covid vaccines.
WORLD

April 11, 2021

Chinese official acknowledges low effectiveness of Covid vaccines.

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#6

‘Like the Tiger King Got Elected Tax Collector’: Inside the Case That Ensnared Matt Gaetz
US

April 11, 2021

‘Like the Tiger King Got Elected Tax Collector’: Inside the Case That Ensnared Matt Gaetz

Joel Greenberg, a onetime local official in Florida, is accused of an array of crimes, including bribery, stalking and corruption.

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#7

Will Smith’s production pulls out of Georgia, citing the state’s voting law.
BUSINESS

April 12, 2021

Will Smith’s production pulls out of Georgia, citing the state’s voting law.

The film, ‘Emancipation,’ which is being produced and financed by Apple Studios, is the first major production to cite the law as a reason to leave the state.

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475,525 views
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#8

Blackout Strikes Natanz Nuclear Facility and Iran Calls It Sabotage
WORLD

April 11, 2021

Blackout Strikes Natanz Nuclear Facility and Iran Calls It Sabotage

The power failure comes at a delicate time, with talks underway in Vienna to restore the 2015 nuclear deal.

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#9

After Going ‘Free of L.G.B.T.,’ a Polish Town Pays a Price
WORLD

April 10, 2021

After Going ‘Free of L.G.B.T.,’ a Polish Town Pays a Price

Krasnik voted to be “free of L.G.B.T.” two years ago to satisfy conservative voters. Now, the mayor regrets the move, which has led to censure from other European countries and put funding at risk.

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360,440 views
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#10

Why We’re Freaking Out About Substack
BUSINESS

April 11, 2021

Why We’re Freaking Out About Substack

A company that makes it easy to charge for newsletters has captivated an anxious industry because it embodies larger forces and contradictions.

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#11

Online Schools Are Here to Stay, Even After the Pandemic
TECHNOLOGY

April 11, 2021

Online Schools Are Here to Stay, Even After the Pandemic

Some families have come to prefer stand-alone virtual schools and districts are rushing to accommodate them — though questions about remote learning persist.

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440,584 views
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#12

Black Army Medic Pepper-Sprayed in Traffic Stop Accuses Officers of Assault
US

April 10, 2021

Black Army Medic Pepper-Sprayed in Traffic Stop Accuses Officers of Assault

Second Lt. Caron Nazario was in uniform when two Windsor, Va., police officers ordered him to stop his car, pointed their weapons at him and doused him with pepper spray.

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676,416 views
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#13

When Anti-Asian Parody Targeted BTS, the Boy Band’s Fan Army Mobilized
WORLD

April 12, 2021

When Anti-Asian Parody Targeted BTS, the Boy Band’s Fan Army Mobilized

A global outcry fueled by a sketch on a Chilean comedy show reflected a growing sensitivity to racist, particularly anti-Asian, speech.

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#14

Biden Bars Trump From Receiving Intelligence Briefings, Citing ‘Erratic Behavior’
US

February 6, 2021

Biden Bars Trump From Receiving Intelligence Briefings, Citing ‘Erratic Behavior’

President Biden said there was “no need” for former President Donald J. Trump to get the briefings, traditionally given to ex-presidents as a courtesy and to keep them informed if their advice is needed.

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#15

A Teacher Marched to the Capitol. When She Got Home, the Fight Began.
US

April 10, 2021

A Teacher Marched to the Capitol. When She Got Home, the Fight Began.

Kristine Hostetter was a beloved fourth-grade teacher. Then came the pandemic, the election and the Jan. 6 riot in Washington.

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371,233 views
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#16

Kati Kariko Helped Shield the World From the Coronavirus
HEALTH

April 8, 2021

Kati Kariko Helped Shield the World From the Coronavirus

Collaborating with devoted colleagues, Dr. Kariko laid the groundwork for the mRNA vaccines turning the tide of the pandemic.

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#17

Tucker Carlson and White Replacement
OPINION

April 11, 2021

Tucker Carlson and White Replacement

This racist theory is rooted in white supremacist panic.

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#18

What to Know About the Police Shooting of Daunte Wright

April 12, 2021

What to Know About the Police Shooting of Daunte Wright

A police officer fatally shot Mr. Wright on Sunday in Brooklyn Center, Minn., about 10 miles from where Derek Chauvin is on trial in the killing of George Floyd.

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#19

A Guide to Neopronouns
STYLE

April 8, 2021

A Guide to Neopronouns

Are you a person, place or thing? We have good news.

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109,370 views
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#20

Curtains Up for the One Percent
STYLE

April 8, 2021

Curtains Up for the One Percent

While many Americans were stockpiling toilet paper and Clorox, the rich bought houses, sparking a gold rush in the decorating trades.

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121,446 views
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