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Photos: Remembering the Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Charles Dharapak / AP The passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being marked across America, as she lies in repose today on the Lincoln Catafalque in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, D.C., on September 18, at the...

A Failure of Empathy Led to 200,000 Deaths. It Has Deep Roots.

Sometime this week, alone on a hospital bed, an American died. The coronavirus had invaded her lungs, soaking them in fluid and blocking the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide that makes up our every breath. Her immune system’s struggle to fight back might have sparked an overreaction called a cytokine storm, which shreds even healthy tissue. The...

The Debates Could Seal Biden’s Fate

Last weekend, Philippe Reines walked over to Ron Klain’s house in Washington, D.C., to hand off his Donald Trump outfit: the suit, the shoes with the lifts, the shirt, the long red tie, the cufflinks. Just in case. When the former Hillary Clinton aide stored the outfit in a bag after playing Trump in debate prep four years ago, a part of him thought...

The Inside Story of Why Mueller Failed

Andrew Weissmann was one of Robert Mueller’s top deputies in the special counsel’s investigation of the 2016 election, and he’s about to publish the first insider account, called Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation. The title comes from an adapted quote by the philosopher John Locke that’s inscribed on the façade of the Justice Department...

Nebraska: Images of the Cornhusker State

Jason Weingart / Barcroft Media via Getty The state of Nebraska has a population of 1.9 million, and ranks 16th in area. It is largely a land of agriculture, with nearly 50,000 farms and ranches producing corn, beef, soybeans, and processed-grain products. From the grasslands...

Photos: Oregon Communities Devastated by Wildfires

Shannon Stapleton / Reuters More than 30 wildfires are currently burning in the state of Oregon, mostly along its Cascade Mountain range in the west. Over the past week, dry weather and strong winds drove the flames into several towns and neighborhoods, leaving some communities...

Washington: Images of the Evergreen State

Justin Reznick Photography / Getty Washington State is home to more than 7.6 million residents, most living on the western side of the Cascade Mountains. I originally published these photos of Washington last year, dedicating them to my mother and father, who loved their home...

Photos: Wildfires Rage Across the American West

Eric Risberg / AP An unprecedented outbreak of wind-driven wildfires has erupted across parts of California, Oregon, and Washington in recent days, generating enormous clouds of thick smoke that have blanketed much of the Pacific Coast, affecting visibility and air quality. California’s...

Louisiana: Images of the Pelican State

Erika Goldring / Getty Just over 4.6 million people live in the state of Louisiana, a state well known for its music, food, and festivals, many of which take place in its largest city, New Orleans. From the northern uplands to the Mississippi River Delta, here are a few glimpses...

New Hampshire: Images of the Granite State

Robert F. Bukaty / AP New Hampshire is one of the smallest states in the U.S., ranking 46th out of 50. It also has one of the smallest populations, with fewer than 1.4 million residents. From the Great North Woods through the White Mountains and Lakes Region to the cities and...

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