Senator Joe Manchin is already a crucial swing vote in the Democrats’ sweeping budget bill. But he will also write the details of its climate change program.

Senator Joe Manchin, Democrat of West Virginia, represents a state that is second in coal and seventh in natural gas production, and personally profits from stock he owns in his family’s coal brokerage. Photo: Al Drago for The New York Times

Lawyers from top accounting firms do brief stints in the Treasury Department, with the expectation of big raises when they return

The Treasury Department. Photo: Stefani Reynolds for The New York Times

Hundreds of current and former Apple workers are complaining about their work environment, a rarity for the once tight-lipped company

When employees return en masse to Apple’s campus in Cupertino, Calif., they may find a more activist workplace. Photo: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

The secretary of state cites a “massive effort” by the government, but people involved in the evacuation instead describe bureaucratic snags

Photo: Nick Morales

“When a meter maid car is out overnight, it’s people’s time to vent their frustrations,” one longtime San Francisco owner said. So owners break out the paint to stand out.

“People get out of your way because you’re driving a meter maid car,” Jennifer Devine said. Photo: Carolyn Fong for The New York Times

The chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan exposed the shortcomings of views within the foreign policy establishment, also known as ‘The Blob’

Jake Sullivan, right, President Biden’s national security advisor, and Secretary of State Antony Blinken, center, could be considered part of the Blob, despite backing the Afghanistan withdrawal. Photo: Tom Brenner for The New York Times

The Jan. 6 attack was a moment of national and political crisis. For those present that day, it was also a deeply personal trauma.

Captain Carneysha Mendoza commander of the Capitol Police’s Civil Disturbance Unit and an Army veteran, in Washington, July 20, 2021. Photo: Jason Andrew/The New York Times

As Apple and Google enact privacy changes, businesses are grappling with the fallout, Madison Avenue is fighting back and Facebook has cried foul

Illustration: Erik Carter/The New York Times

Just weeks into the new year, schools are struggling to fill jobs. Low pay, few benefits and erratic schedules are keeping workers away.

School bus drivers in San Antonio have been forced to drive multiple routes, leaving students to wait for long periods. Photo: Matthew Busch for The New York Times

A week before President Biden’s plan is to roll out, scientists are at odds about whether extra coronavirus shots are needed and for whom

Photo: Steven Cornfield

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