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Why Mexico Is Suing U.S. Gunmakers

For years, Mexico has been gripped by horrific violence as drug cartels battle each other and kill civilians. In the last 15 years alone, homicides have tripled. The violence, the Mexican government says, is fueled, in part, by American guns.  Now Mexico is bringing a lawsuit against 10 gun manufacturers in a U.S. federal court,…

Children and Covid: Your Questions, Answered

As the number of coronavirus infections in the United States surges, and school districts begin to reopen for in-person learning, some parents are apprehensive and full of questions. Recently, The Daily asked parents to send in their queries about children and Covid. We received about 600 responses. With the help of Emily Anthes, a reporter…

The Sunday Read: ‘The Case of the Vanishing Jungle’

In 2002, a survey revealed there were just 1.6 Sumatran tigers per 100 square kilometers in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, one of the last habitats for the critically endangered animal. In the fall of 2015, however, research suggested that the numbers had significantly improved: 2.8 tigers per 100 square kilometers. When Matt Leggett, a…

Praise, Concern and Apple’s New Tools Against Child Abuse Imagery

Two years ago, a multipart Times investigation highlighted an epidemic of child sexual abuse material which relied on platforms run by the world’s largest technology companies. Last week, Apple revealed its solution — a suite of tools which includes an update to the iPhone’s operating system that allows for the scanning of photographs. That solution,…

The Interpreters the U.S. Left Behind in Afghanistan

This episode contains strong language. Weeks ago, as the Taliban undertook a major military offensive in Afghanistan, the U.S. accelerated its evacuation of Afghans who aided them and feared retribution.  Many, however, remain in the country.  “I hope we do right by these people, but I hope we do it quickly,” Andrew Vernon, said a…

A Devastating Earthquake in Haiti

This weekend, a major earthquake hit Haiti. It is the second crisis to befall the Caribbean nation is just over a month — its president was assassinated in July. The earthquake’s aftermath has been dire, with little help getting through to those most affected.  We hear what life has been like for Haitians reeling from…

America’s Miscalculations, Afghanistan’s Collapse

The last few days in Afghanistan have been chaotic as the Taliban retake control of the country. The debacle can be traced to a number of assumptions that guided the U.S. decision to withdraw from the country this year after two decades of war. How could those assumptions have proved so wrong, so quickly? Guest:…

The Fall of Afghanistan

This episode contains strong language.  On Sunday, the president of Afghanistan fled the country; the Taliban seized control of Kabul, the capital; and the American-backed government collapsed. One outspoken critic of the Taliban — a 33-year-old Kabul resident who asked that we refer to her by the initial R for fear of retaliation — shared…

The Sunday Read: ‘I Write About the Law. But Could I Really Help Free a Prisoner?’

In 2019, Emily Bazelon, a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, began communicating with Yutico Briley, an inmate at a prison in Jackson, La. Mr. Briley first reached out to Ms. Bazelon after hearing her on the radio talking about “Charges,” her book on how prosecutors have historically used their power to increase…

A ‘Code Red for Humanity’

A major new United Nations scientific report has concluded that countries and corporations have delayed curbing fossil-fuel emissions for so long that we can no longer stop the impact of climate change from intensifying over the coming decades. In short, the climate crisis has arrived, and it’s going to get worse before it can get…