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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

Human footprints found in New Mexico are about 23,000 years old, a study reported, suggesting that people may have arrived long before the Ice Age’s glaciers melted

A photo provided by David Bustos of fossil footprints at White Sands National Park in New Mexico. Photo: David Bustos via The New York Times

Than Than Htwe and her husband moved to America in hopes of better opportunity for their son. They were greeted with violence instead.

Than Than Htwe. Photo: Natalie Keyssar for The New York Times

A report by a liberal think tank tries to quantify the potential employment gains and losses, concluding that subsidies will be crucial

A report projects that it will take government subsidies focused on developing a domestic supply chain and increasing demand for U.S.-made vehicles to avoid job losses in the transition to electric motors. Photo: Kelsey McClellan for The New York Times

A New York family had good health insurance. But the bills for their daughter’s care started showing up and kept coming.

Brittany Giroux Lane and her husband, Clayton, are still caught in a billing dispute between hospital and insurer after the death of their daughter in 2019. Photo: Kholood Eid for The New York Times

Democrats are nearing a make-or-break moment for President Biden’s agenda, with party divisions imperiling top-priority legislation and fiscal crises looming

President Biden’s long day of meetings with lawmakers Wednesday reflected a recognition that “there needs to be a deeper engagement by the president” to bring Democrats together, a White House spokeswoman said. Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Major outlets have highlighted the case of Gabrielle Petito while often ignoring stories about women of color who go missing

Journalists gathered on Wednesday at a nature reserve in Venice, Fla., where the authorities are looking for Gabrielle Petito’s fiancé, who is a person of interest in the case. Photo: Eve Edelheit for The New York Times

Betty Reid Soskin has fought to ensure that American history includes the stories that get overlooked. As she turns 100, few stories have been more remarkable than hers.

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Legal experts said two lawsuits filed this week might test the constitutionality of the Texas law more than federal challenges by abortion providers and the Justice Department

Protesters outside the Supreme Court opposed and supported Texas’ abortion law. Photo: Kenny Holston for The New York Times

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