Discrimination, delays and systemic hurdles prevent young trans people from reaching the care they need, a new study finds

Piper, a 17-year-old transgender girl in Georgia, one of 20 states that have introduced bills limiting gender-affirming treatments to minors. “I’m just more confident in my body,” she said. Photo: Aboubacar Kante for The New York Times

A New Jersey woman was preyed upon by a fast-growing extremist group that claims its members are sovereign Moors, not bound by U.S. laws

Shanetta Little was startled one day to find that the locks on her new home in Newark had been changed by a man who claimed he was the rightful owner. Photo: Bryan Anselm for The New York Times

A growing number of cancer patients, especially those with breast and lung cancers, are being spared the dreaded treatment in favor of other options

Dr. Seema Doshi, a dermatologist near Boston, thought it was a foregone conclusion that she would have to undergo chemotherapy when a cancerous lump was found in her breast in 2019. Photo: Lauren Justice for The New York Times

COVID’s partisan pattern is growing more extreme

Photo: Alex Mecl


People and industries measure how productive they are in similar ways. This extended period of remote work for many has revealed how flawed that can be.

Illustration: Ben Konkol/The New York Times


Forget the powerful maître d’ of old. Today’s hosts are mostly young, inexperienced women who have to enforce health rules and deal with the sometimes violent response.

Caroline Young says that since the pandemic began she has experienced so much harassment from customers that she recently quit her job as a host at Café Poêtes in Houston. Photo: Annie Mulligan for The New York Times


As Angela Merkel prepares to step down after 16 years as chancellor of Germany, she leaves behind a country profoundly changed — and anxious about changing more

The village of Mauerkirchen in the German state of Bavaria. Photo: Lena Mucha/The New York Times


The digital media company has raised eyebrows for its claims about its audience size for years. Then came the strange voice on the phone.

Screenshot: The Carlos Watson Show via YouTube


The much criticized review showed much the same results as in November, with 99 more Biden votes and 261 fewer Trump ones

Photo: Clay Banks


As they struggle to recruit workers, many owners are raising pay. But some are trying to go deeper, to make their business fairer and more humane.

Dirt Candy, in Manhattan, is one of many restaurants around the country that have created a new pay structure. Every employee receives an hourly wage, starting at $25. Photo: Lanna Apisukh for The New York Times

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