A man was hospitalized with the virus after attending a controversial ‘Covid conga line’ party in Queens.

The U.S. reaches 20 million cases.

Justice Dept. Asks Judge to Toss Election Lawsuit Against Pence

Resolving to live a lot better than in 2020.

New Year’s Eve in Dakar, Senegal

Grapes, yellow underwear and a scarecrow: Colombia preserves its traditions.

Macron promises to speed up France’s vaccine rollout after frustration over sluggish start.

In Montreal, at least there is still (takeout) poutine, a hangover antidote of choice.

Minneapolis Police Release Body Camera Video of First Killing Since George Floyd

Israel could become the first country to vaccinate all of its citizens.

Things Will Get Better. Seriously.

For a grieving family, 2020 cannot end soon enough.

The Morning

Georgia Republicans Deliver Persistent Message: Fear the Democrats

Citing pandemic, prosecutors in case against officers in George Floyd’s death want trial delay.

In Dakar, the usual soundtrack of fireworks on every corner was muted.

New Year’s Eve in Europe

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Amazon, HBO Max, Hulu and More in January

Klara Kasparova, Mother of Chess Champion and His Guide, Dies at 83

Georgia Republicans Deliver Persistent Message: Fear the Democrats

MF Doom, Masked Rapper With Intricate Rhymes, Is Dead at 49

Chief Justice Praises the Courts’ Responses to the Pandemic

There will be a late-night delivery of a venerated sardine in Maine.

Quotation of the Day: Missouri Senator Says He’ll Join Election Challenge, Dividing the G.O.P.

Squirming, Maybe

2020: The Year in Visual Stories and Graphics

Over half of Ohio’s nursing home workers are refusing to get a Covid-19 vaccine, the governor says.

Forever Is Never

New York will allow in-person fans at Buffalo Bills home playoff game.

After Breonna Taylor Case, Louisville Police Face Precarious Next Chapter


Critics Say Nashville Police Could Have Done More With Tip About Bomber

The Small Colorado Town Shrugged Off the Pandemic. Then Came the Coronavirus Variant.

A Dallas-Fort Worth air traffic control center was closed for disinfection, and big flight delays soon followed.

Closing of Air Traffic Control Center for Virus Cleaning Halts Flights in Dallas

The Morning

The Bomb That Struck the Heart of Nashville

Life went on as it always had in Simla, Colo., until the virus came to town. And then the variant.

‘No Realistic Path’ for Quick Vote on $2,000 Stimulus Checks, McConnell Says

To get young students back in classrooms, California plans to offer a financial incentive to districts to reopen.

This New Year’s Eve, Times Square Will Be Filled With Hope. But Not People.

Don’t Let the Games Begin

Death Transformed a Year, and What May Lie Ahead

As the Pandemic Took Lives, It Also Stole Hopes

Rita Houston, WFUV D.J. Who Lifted Music Careers, Dies at 59

Stimulus, Virus Variant, Georgia: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Hong Kong Protesters Who Fled by Boat Are Sentenced to Prison in China

Your Wednesday Briefing

A congressman-elect from Louisiana died from Covid-19 complications.

Contract Killers