Biden Backs Labor Movement as Amazon Workers Weigh Unionization

President Biden expressed solidarity with Amazon workers attempting to unionize — without explicitly backing their cause. Here’s the latest in business.

F.D.A. Panel Gives Green Light to Johnson & Johnson’s Vaccine

Formal authorization is expected on Saturday, and the first shipments are likely to go out in the days after that. Catch up on Covid-19 news.

Khashoggi Report Could Signal Change in U.S.-Saudi Relations

Politics updates: Democrats are scrambling to salvage a minimum wage proposal ahead of a House vote.

White House Fights for Neera Tanden’s Confirmation

By Thursday, the battle to confirm the budget director pick had come down to whether one Republican would support her. Here’s the latest in politics.

California, With 50,000 Lost, Has More Deaths Than Any Other State

The initiative known as Covax plans to deliver some two billion doses worldwide this year, the largest mass inoculation operation in history. Coronavirus lockdowns led to dramatic spike in domestic violence, an analysis of studies finds.

U.S. Surpasses 500,000 Covid-19 Deaths, a Monumental Loss

The nation’s total virus toll is higher than in any other country in the world. Catch up on pandemic news.

Virus Updates: Germany Stumbles Through a Second Wave

Germany was one the envy of its European neighbors, but new infections hover around 10,000 daily and its vaccine rollout has floundered.

U.S. Officials Pledge Almost $200 Million to Track Variants

The Biden administration called the money a “down payment” as lawmakers push for billions more to bolster tracking efforts. Catch up on Covid-19 news.

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Biden Tries to Stay Silent on Trump as He Promotes Stimulus Plan

President Biden is “tired of talking about Donald Trump,” he said, even as his predecessor has continued to make headlines. Here’s the latest politics news.