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The Dallas Cowboys were driving with a real chance to win Sunday’s playoff game against San Francisco. Then it got inexplicably weird and Cowboys-like, writes sports columnist @jasongay.
Scientists have identified a vast cosmic bubble—1,000 light years across—around the Sun as a source of baby stars
Activision has pushed out or disciplined about 80 staffers since July to address allegations of sexual harassment and other misconduct, according to people familiar with the situation
The nation’s capital will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a march for voting rights led by the late civil rights leader’s family
Health authorities in Beijing said they haven’t been able to trace the source of the Chinese capital’s first local Omicron infection, but indicated it might have arrived by international mail
Omicron continues to drive up hospitalizations in parts of the U.S. even as pressure begins to ease in early hot spots
Educators are grappling with the pandemic’s long-term toll on children around the world
The Turkish lira has become so volatile that Turks have ditched the local currency for assets with an even riskier reputation: cryptocurrencies #WSJWhatsNow
Ja’Marr Chase gave up his last year of college football because of Covid. He hasn’t had any trouble adjusting to the NFL. He’s one of the game’s brightest young stars.
A split between rich countries that are battling labor shortages and poor countries where joblessness is still high means the global labor market will take years to heal, the U.N. says
With pandemic travel bans and many avenues of flashy spending closed, a young generation of luxury-car consumers went on a shopping spree
Beijing is easing some earlier tightening policies amid uncertainty around Covid-19, a property-market slump and a potential drop-off in export demand
Millions of children around the world have missed essential vaccinations because of lockdowns. Now Covid-19 vaccinations portend another year of disruptions.
A winter storm blanketed parts of the eastern U.S. with heavy snow, knocking out power for more than 200,000 homes and businesses
Forecasters expect the smallest Florida orange crop since World War II, touching off a rally in juice futures
Unilever wants to significantly expand its footprint in health, beauty and hygiene, and plans to sell off slower-growing parts of its consumer brands empire to fund acquisitions
As the impact of the massive fiscal response to the pandemic fades, the current hot job gains and rising inflation could become a memory
Houthi rebels claimed to have carried out attacks on two locations in the United Arab Emirates, saying they were in retaliation for the country's recently intensified role in the Yemeni war
Private insurers must cover the cost of over-the-counter Covid-19 tests under a Biden administration plan that aims to make screening for infections more affordable for some 150 million Americans with private insurance. Here is what we know.
Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing on his secret to getting dressed in the morning and the best piece of advice he's ever gotten
A local Chinese regulator said it is investigating a Walmart Inc. Sam’s Club store over food-safety issues, another sign of increased scrutiny of the U.S. retailer
The Pacific nation of Tonga is counting the cost of damage from a volcanic eruption and tsunami, including to electricity networks and freshwater stores
“If his intention was to get less NATO close to his border, he has achieved exactly the opposite”: NATO’s chief said Putin’s actions since 2014 are why the alliance has rebuilt its forces in Europe
A new round of regulation could have a substantive impact on how Big Tech operates.
The Covid pandemic is “like a real-world evolution experiment,” says one researcher. “Can the variants beat the vaccines?”
Thanks to the grandmillennial craze for vintage style and new fans like Nick Jonas and Bella Hadid, the improbable brooch is ascendant
Having trouble falling asleep? Here are some things you can do about it
You don’t have to run all over town hunting for Covid-19 self-test kits. Just keep your phone handy and be ready to buy when the shopping bot says they’re in stock.
Are men’s statement handbags the new sneakers? Why guys are buying cross-body bags from brands like Gucci and Jacquemus to serve style and status.
What armchair travelers can get out of TikTok, including 4 people they might want to follow, from a lobster fisherman in Maine to a Paris parkour pro
Omicron won’t be the omega of Covid-19 variants. But global vaccination is the key to making sure the disease becomes endemic—and a lot more manageable.
As Europe’s relations with Russia sink to depths unprecedented in the three decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the U.S. is trying to convince its European allies to follow its policy approach. It may be a hard sell with some.
Heard on the Street: Consumer spending ended last year on a down note. And with Covid-19 cases rising sharply, the risk is that it will weaken further.
The number of newborns in China fell for a fifth straight year to the lowest in modern Chinese history, despite Beijing’s increasing emphasis on encouraging births.
Feel like it’s impossible to sleep better? It isn't. Here are the best tips from experts.
“Covid has created a real smell-o-rama.” Americans are taking stock of how their homes smell these days. It isn’t pleasant: Dirty clothes, stinky foods, pets, mildew.
At Chalet Bar-B-Q, one of Montreal’s oldest chicken joints, the menu is nearly as lean as it’s been since 1944—and the bird just as juicy. Plus 3 more favorite BBQ spots.
Why is Putin creating a crisis with Ukraine? Because he faces increasing unrest and disapproval at home, writes Russia expert Kathryn Stoner.
Evidence of life on Mars may still be out there—but the likelihood that proof is inside a 4-billion-year old meteorite that crashed to Earth decades ago just got slimmer.
Tech titans wear it. So do creative types. How the turtleneck evolved from medieval underwear to a modern classic.
A Fort Myers, Florida home has returned to the market asking a discounted $15.95 million—but could still set a city record
Nightlife, Disney World, popcorn at the movies: Some people are living it up after getting Covid in the latest surge. “It was just a relief to know we had it."
If businesses have learned one thing from Covid-19, it is to stop trying to predict when they are going to be back in the office: Many firms won’t offer a new return-to-office date. The new approach worries office-building owners.
As soaring demand makes Covid-19 tests hard to come by, many people are skipping the tests altogether and going about their lives, unsure if they are infected or potentially exposing others
China’s economy expanded 8.1% last year as a pandemic-plagued world snapped up Chinese-made goods
How can you promote gender equality at work? What might help a high-schooler tackle college applications? Behavioral economist Dan Ariely has answers.
These four ski towns in Canada are as quirky as they are cool. They’re also a steal compared with ski resorts in the U.S.
What armchair travelers can get out of TikTok, including four people they might want to follow, from a lobster fisherman in Maine to a Paris parkour pro
Millions of children around the world have missed essential vaccinations because of lockdowns. Now Covid-19 vaccinations portend another year of disruptions.
North Korea test-fired an unknown projectile off its east coast, South Korean and Japanese militaries said, in Pyongyang's fourth weapons launch of the month
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