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Today β€” September 18th 2020Your RSS feeds

As Courts Back Broad Mail-In Voting, DeJoy Apologizes for Missteps

By Nick Corasaniti, Kenneth P. Vogel, Luke Broadwater and Hailey Fuchs

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy privately apologized to election officials for failing to consult about a postcard that was sent to educate voters on mail-in ballots.

Yesterday β€” September 17th 2020Your RSS feeds

Anthony M. Hopkins, Who Fought in Vietnam and the Gulf, Dies at 70

By Stephen Kurczy

A tank commander, he earned a Purple Heart when he was badly wounded by shrapnel in an ambush in South Vietnam. Later a postal worker, he died of Covid-19.

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Postal Service and State Officials Feud Over Mail Voting as Election Looms

By Kenneth P. Vogel, Hailey Fuchs, Nick Corasaniti and Luke Broadwater

The finger-pointing appears to be a pre-emptive effort to assign blame in the event of election chaos as a record number of Americans are expected to vote by mail because of the pandemic.

This β€˜Lovecraft Country’ Actor Is Happy in Her Own Skin

By Kathryn Shattuck

Wunmi Mosaku, who plays Ruby in the HBO horror thriller, discusses Sunday’s extraordinary episode: “The worst thing was the shape-shifting.”

Finding a Place for Third-Culture Kids in the Culture

By Noor Brara

In his new HBO series, the filmmaker Luca Guadagnino revisits a timeless yet timely question: What does it mean to be from everywhere and nowhere at once?

Colorado Official Sues Postal Service Over Election Mailer She Says Misleads Voters

By Luke Broadwater and Kenneth P. Vogel

The suit comes as the Postal Service has drawn scrutiny for a mail delivery slowdown that Democrats have charged are part of an effort by President Trump to hobble mail-in voting to bolster his re-election.

New HBO Series "We Are Who We Are" Follows Teens Exploring Their Identity

By Kyle Buchanan

The “Call Me By Your Name” director’s new HBO series follows teens who are exploring their gender and sexual identity. Its shoot was just as unconventional.

Dated 1920, a Postcard Finally Gets Delivered

By Johnny Diaz

Brittany Keech does not know how a message from 100 years ago landed in her mailbox. Now she’s trying to find relatives of the intended recipient.

Texas Man Sentenced to Five Years for Planting Bombs in Beaumont

By Azi Paybarah

Jonathan Matthew Torres “preyed upon Beaumont,” terrifying residents days after a bomb spree in Austin, federal officials said.

Postal Service to Tap Republican Lobbyist to Quell Mounting Scrutiny

By Kenneth P. Vogel, Hailey Fuchs and Luke Broadwater

Facing multiple investigations and calls for his ouster, the postmaster general turned to a G.O.P. lobbyist viewed as adept at reaching out to Democrats.

Democrats Fear Partisan Slant at Postal Service as Trump Allies Dominate Board

By Luke Broadwater, Hailey Fuchs and Kenneth P. Vogel

The five Republicans on the seven-member board have taken a hands-on role in trying to defend the agency against accusations that it is trying to help the president win a second term by sabotaging voting by mail.

In Year of Voting by Mail, a Scramble to Beef Up In-Person Voting, Too

By Nick Corasaniti and Michael Wines

Communities are running short on time to hire poll workers and reconfigure in-person voting to make it safe during a pandemic.