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Half of Us Face Obesity, Dire Projections Show

A prestigious team of medical scientists has projected that by 2030, nearly one in two adults will be obese, and nearly one in four will be severely obese. The estimates are thought to be particularly reliable, as the team corrected for current underestimates of weight given by individuals in ...

Banning Facial Recognition Isn’t Enough

Communities across the United States are starting to ban facial recognition technologies. In May of last year, San Francisco banned facial recognition; the neighboring city of Oakland soon followed, as did Somerville and Brookline in Massachusetts (a statewide ban may follow). In December, San...

Russia Banned From Global Sports for 4 Years Over Doping

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Global antidoping leaders agreed unanimously on Monday to banish Russia from international sports — including next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo — for four years, the latest and severest punishment yet connected to a yearslong cheating scheme that has tarnished global...

Opinion | Trump’s Legacy Is Being Written Right Now

For House Democrats, there is a powerful temptation to narrow the grounds for impeachment. By adhering to a simple narrative about President Trump’s criminal actions in relation to Ukraine, they hope it will be easier to mobilize public support than if they levied a more complex set of charges...

WADA Committee Recommends Russia Face New Olympic Ban

If the recommendation, which was sent to the regulator, the World Anti-Doping Agency, by one of its key committees, is approved by the organization’s board next month, Russian athletes and teams would be barred from next year’s Tokyo Olympics and from major events like soccer’s World Cup and t...

These Machines Can Put You in Jail. Don’t Trust Them.

What matters most, though, happens next. By the side of the road or at the police station, the drivers blow into a miniature science lab that estimates the concentration of alcohol in their blood. If the level is 0.08 or higher, they are all but certain to be convicted of a crime.

But ...

The Trump Impeachment Inquiry: Latest Updates

The lawmakers — most of whom do not sit on the committees conducting the inquiry and are therefore not entitled to attend its hearings — said they were protesting the closed-door nature of the proceedings, which have been open to members of both parties on the committees.

The chaotic ...

Opinion | Republicans, the Time Has Come

You have always told us that you believe in the distinctive greatness of the United States of America. “America is different,” as Senator Marco Rubio has said. Ben Sasse likes to say that “America is an idea” — a commitment to universal dignity over brute power.

The president of the Un...

WeWork C.E.O. Adam Neumann Steps Down Under Pressure

Adam Neumann turned WeWork into one of the most valuable start-ups in the world largely through the force of his outsize personality. He persuaded investors to give him billions of dollars and employees to believe that the shared-office company was changing the world.

That same mix of ...

WeWork C.E.O.’s Ouster Is Weighed in Bid to Salvage I.P.O.

We’s botched I.P.O. could prove to be one of the biggest flops on Wall Street. Other high-flying start-ups, including Uber and Lyft, were also unprofitable when they went public earlier this year. And long before Uber’s I.P.O., its co-founder was ousted amid a growing number of internal scanda...

Opinion | Our Food Is Killing Too Many of Us

The Democratic debate on health care has to date centered around who should be covered and who should pay the bill. That debate, which has been going on for decades, has no clear answers and cannot be easily resolved because of two fundamental realities: Health care is expensive, and Americans...

Opinion | Save Capitalism by Paying People More

American businesses are sending a clear message: They need to focus on doing more than making profit. On Monday, the Business Roundtable, which represents the largest corporations in the United States, published a new, broader statement about the purpose of business, declaring that delivering ...