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NEW YORK TIMES article for page 1, Thursday March 11th. To contact the New York Times News Service, send an email to newsservice@nytimes.com. You can also follow the news service on Twitter: @NYTNewsService.


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CONGRESS-STIMULUS (Washington) – Congress finally approved President Joe Biden’s nearly $ 1.9 trillion stimulus package on Wednesday as the Democrats cracked down on a unitary Republican opposition to push through an emergency chemicals bailout, the one enormous expansion of the country’s social safety net. With a vote of 220-211, the House passed the measure and approved it for Biden’s signature. It cemented one of the largest injections of federal aid since the Great Depression. The president is expected to sign the bill on Friday. By Emily Cochrane.

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– INTERMEDIATE STIMULUS (Washington) – The Economic Aid Plan, which hits President Joe Biden’s desk, has been billed as the United States’ most ambitious anti-poverty initiative in generations. But there are plenty of perks for the mid-range in the $ 1.9 trillion package too. Whether it is direct stimulus payments, a range of tax breaks, or an extension of the Affordable Care Act, the bill will be a big boost to middle-income families. By Alan Rappeport.

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BIDEN-POOR, Washington – On Friday, “Scranton Joe” Biden, whose political identity has largely been shaped by his attraction to union workers and workers like those from his hometown in Pennsylvania for the past five decades, will sign $ 1.9 trillion spending plan, which involves the greatest effort to fight poverty in any generation. The new role as Crusader for the Poor marks an evolution for Biden, who has spent much of his 36 years in Congress, focusing on foreign policy, judicial struggles, gun control and criminal justice through his Senate committee chairs. By Michael D. Shear, Carl Hulse and Jonathan Martin.

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ECON-INFLATION (undated) – As the Biden administration’s ambitious efforts to alleviate the pandemic’s deep economic wounds found their way through Congress, proponents insisted that the $ 1.9 trillion pass to American Households and Businesses wouldn’t unravel a monster: inflation. Fed officials responsible for balancing Americans’ labor needs with price pressures that could undermine their purchasing power said there was little to worry about. But as legislation neared the finish line, the inflation outlook increasingly influenced political commentary and trading on Wall Street. By Nelson D. Schwartz and Jeanna Smialek.

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MOORE-BAPTIST-SPLIT (undated) – One of the most famous southern Baptists in the country is leaving the denomination. Beth Moore, a writer and speaker who teaches biblical topics in arenas filled with evangelicals, cited the “amazing” disorientation when denominational leaders endorse Donald Trump, among other things. Moore, who does not lead a church or teach a seminary, arguably exerts a deeper loyalty and a more authentic influence than many of the men who are often used as spokesmen for evangelicalism. By Ruth Graham and Elizabeth Dias.

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– JAPAN FUKUSHIMA SCENE (Fukushima, Japan) – The disaster that struck northern Japan in March 2011 killed more than 19,000 people and sparked a worldwide reckoning with the dangers of nuclear power. It also gave the name Fukushima an international fame at the level of Chernobyl. Within Japan, the legacy of the disaster still feels painfully immediate. And miles around the facility there are physical memories of an accident that forced the exodus of 164,000 people. By Hikari Hida and Mike Ives.

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POLICE UNIONS (undated) – As cities from Portland, Oregon to Chicago negotiate new police deals this year, local officials seek to reclaim concessions made decades ago. Union and city leaders are particularly watching the negotiations in San Antonio, where officials locked up some of the most coveted perks and safeguards in any department in the country years ago. By Michael H. Keller and Kim Barker.

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VACCINE-MISINFORMATION-MINORITIES (San Jose, Calif.) – Black and Hispanic communities harder hit by the pandemic and whose vaccination rates lag behind whites are faced with vaccine conspiracy theories, rumors and misleading social messages on media like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter, as well as in private online messages, said health officials and misinformation researchers. From Sheera Frenkel.

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NY-CHINATOWN-PLIGHT (New York) – Chinatown, with more than 3,000 businesses, has been hit by the pandemic longer and harder than almost anywhere else in the city. Tens of thousands of office workers, tourists and visitors came to Chinatown’s narrow streets every day, filling lunch tables and souvenir shops. However, they disappeared in early 2020 when alarming reports of a virus outbreak began to spread in China, weeks before the first case was confirmed in New York. By Winnie Hu, Anjali Tsui and Melissa Guerrero.

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JUSTICE-GARLAND (Washington) – The Senate voted Wednesday to reaffirm Merrick Garland as attorney general, giving the former prosecutor and widely recognized federal judge the job of running the Department of Justice at a time when the nation is facing extremist billing about civil rights. Garland was confirmed by the Senators at 70-30, with 20 Republicans joining all 50 Democrats to support him. He is expected to be sworn in at the Ministry of Justice on Thursday. By Katie Benner.

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VIRUS-LOOKBACK (undated) – The world never knew his name Ignacio Lopez Michel. In a pandemic defined by unimaginable numbers, particularly in the US, he was the first victim – the first of more than 527,000 Americans whose deaths would be attributed to coronavirus. He died in a Kirkland, Washington hospital on February 28, 2020. Here’s a look back at the facts and figures for the year of the pandemic. By James Barron.

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BIDEN-VACCINE-ROLLOUT (Washington) – When President Joe Biden promised last week that by the end of May he would collect enough vaccines to vaccinate every adult in the United States, the declaration was welcomed as a triumphant acceleration of a campaign that was only a few weeks away A moment ago it seemed to falter. A closer look reveals a more mixed picture where the new administration has expanded and stepped up its vaccine production efforts, the key elements of which were in place when Biden took over President Donald Trump. Both administrations deserve recognition, although neither wants to give the other much. By Sharon LaFraniere.

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PAPER-SOURCE-BANKRUPTCY (undated) – Paper Source, the stationery chain with 158 branches, is the youngest retailer to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection during the pandemic. A process that companies use to keep their brands alive while getting out of leases and reducing debt. It differs from Paper Source in that vendors say the company placed significant new orders for cards and gifts in advance of the submission. It is now unclear how much money the salespeople, mostly creative women who run small businesses alone or with a handful of employees, will get back. From Sapna Maheshwari.

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RUSSIA TWITTER (Moscow) – The Russian government said on Wednesday it was slowing down access to Twitter, accusing the social network of failing to remove illegal content, and signaling that the Kremlin is escalating its offensive against American internet companies that have long been one Providing refuge for freedom of expression. It was a milestone that wasn’t without its problems: when media regulators tried to slow down access to Twitter, dozens of government websites went offline for about an hour, a crash that some experts said was most likely due to a technical glitch State attributed Move against the social network. By Anton Troianovski and Andrew E. Kramer.

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BRITAIN MEDIA RACISM (London) – The aftermath of the interview with Harry and Meghan not only divided the British and shook the very foundations of the royal family. It has also created divisions in the British news media, an industry that seldom outwardly breaks the ranks, and raised broader questions about racism in British society. By Stephen Castle and Isabella Kwai.

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BBO-PITCHING-NINJA (Decatur, Ga.) – Rob Friedman, also known as Pitching Ninja, has a huge social media following, top pitchers who swear by him, and deals with ESPN and Major League Baseball. But he insists that his efforts to analyze pitchers and post videos about their work are just a hobby. By Zach Schonbrun.

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STAMP AUCTION (undated) – A block of four “Inverted Jenny” stamps from a single sheet – the only known one – will be on display at Sotheby’s in Manhattan on Thursday in preparation for an auction on June 8th. The well-known quartet is known as the “Plattenblock” and is one of three rarities from the designer and entrepreneur Stuart Weitzman. The other two auction items are the world’s most valuable single stamp, the 1856 one-cent magenta from British Guiana, and one of the most valuable coins in the world, a $ 203 gold piece minted in 1933 and known as the double stamp eagle. By James Barron.

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NY-BLADE-RUNNER-MOOD (undated) – When you have drank too much while looking at real life pictures, when you spend more time with machines than living things, when you have wondered if you are alive when you are have an itch that you can’t scratch if you think you are in a condition called accelerated neglect, if you live in a building with empty apartments, there may be a movie that speaks to you and this one The film came out nearly 40 years ago. It’s called “Blade Runner”. In Manhattan, which is still largely closed off, a sharper, lonelier, and more class-oriented update of the film’s retro-noir vibe has prevailed. By Ben Ryder Howe.

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