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Trump, Coronavirus, Armenia-Azerbaijan Battle: Your Tuesday Briefing


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Good morning.

We’re masking President Trump’s departure from the hospital, Britain’s large data-entry mistake and Kamala Harris’s disco-dancing days in Canada.

Three nights after arriving at Walter Reed Nationwide Army Medical Middle due to a Covid-19 prognosis, President Trump returned on Monday night to the White Home, the place he’ll proceed to obtain remedy. His departure from the hospital — full with fist-pumping prospers, a 10-minute helicopter journey and a public elimination of his masks — was broadcast stay on three main U.S. networks.

Earlier within the day, his doctor, Dr. Sean P. Conley, mentioned the president was not “out of the woods but.” Mr. Trump’s docs evaded key questions about his situation, together with his lung perform and the date of his final detrimental coronavirus check — earlier than he examined constructive.

“We’re seeking to this weekend,” Dr. Conley mentioned. “If we will get by to Monday, with him remaining the identical or enhancing higher but, then we’ll all take that closing deep sigh of reduction.”

These remarks got here after Mr. Trump tweeted: “Feeling actually good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life.” In doing so, as he has all through the pandemic, he downplayed the seriousness of a virus that has killed practically 210,000 individuals in the US.

White Home outbreak: On Monday, the press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, grew to become the most recent within the president’s inside circle, together with two different members of the press group, to announce that she had examined constructive for the virus. Ms. McEnany mentioned she could be isolating.

Joe Biden: Talking in Miami to key potential voters, the previous vice chairman wished Mr. Trump well however urged him to hearken to consultants on the pandemic. A ballot performed final week discovered Mr. Biden main Mr. Trump by 5 share factors in Florida.

Within the newest stumble for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s beleaguered test-and-trace program, practically 16,000 constructive check outcomes for the coronavirus between Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 had been improperly recorded, due to a routine data-entry error — Excel information containing the names of people that examined constructive had been too giant to switch to a central pc system.

In addition to producing an artificially low image of the virus’s unfold and delaying efforts to hint these in danger, the botched numbers resulted in but extra criticism for the Johnson authorities. Greater than 57,000 individuals have died from the virus in Britain, the best quantity in Europe. The nation is now going through a second wave of infections.

“This incident ought to by no means have occurred,” the well being secretary, Matt Hancock, mentioned to Parliament on Monday, promising that the federal government would conduct an investigation and improve its outmoded pc methods.

Quote: “This isn’t only a shambles,” mentioned the Labour shadow well being secretary, Jonathan Ashworth. “It’s so a lot worse than this.”

Although skirmishes within the Nagorno-Karabakh area, run by ethnic Armenian separatists however internationally acknowledged as a part of Azerbaijan, have lengthy been widespread, current battle is distinct in both scale and scope. Each side have been utilizing armed drones and highly effective, long-range rocket artillery, whereas Turkey has provided help to Azerbaijan.

Now, Stepanakert, as soon as a metropolis of well-tended boulevards and stately stone properties, is scattered with the ruins of buildings after two days of heavy bombardment. On the Azerbaijani facet, the authorities mentioned rockets had landed in a residential space of Ganja, the nation’s second-largest metropolis. A minimum of 250 individuals have died within the current combating, together with dozens of civilians on each side.

The reason for the combating is disputed. Azerbaijan mentioned it responded to artillery hearth throughout the entrance line on Sept. 27. Armenia mentioned the Azerbaijani offensive was unprovoked.

Evaluation: Negotiating a cease-fire now will probably be tougher than in 2016, mentioned one analyst, as a result of Azerbaijan felt misled by that settlement. On the time, Russia brokered a truce with an assurance to return to Azerbaijan some territory occupied by ethnic Armenians within the Nineties combating, however that by no means occurred.

Senator Kamala Harris spent her formative adolescent years in Montreal, in a multicultural atmosphere typical of many Canadian public colleges. On the time, one classmate mentioned, she “melted in with everybody,” straddling the varsity’s racial divides and discovering belonging and sisterhood in its Black group.

Now, as she makes historical past as the primary lady of shade on a presidential ticket, Canadians have claimed her as a native daughter and an embodiment of the nation’s progressive politics. Our Canada correspondent checked out how her disco-dancing highschool years formed Ms. Harris, whose father is from Jamaica and mom is from India.

SCOTUS: Two Supreme Court docket justices urged that the courtroom should reconsider the 2015 case that legalized same-sex marriage throughout the U.S., saying the ruling had impeded non secular freedom. Two of the 5 justices from the bulk in that case are now not on the courtroom.

Archaeological controversy: Thirty-eight nice statues of Atlas, all now ruined, as soon as adorned the traditional Greek Temple of Olympic Zeus. Archaeologists have a novel plan for the stays — to recompose piece-by-piece the temple’s beams to revive a portion of its authentic splendor.

Nobel Prize: This 12 months’s prize in physiology or drugs was given to a few scientists — two People and a Briton — for locating the hepatitis C virus. Read more about the winners, Harvey Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles Rice.

Snapshot: Above, law enforcement officials arresting a lady at a protest in Tel Aviv over the weekend. Because the variety of coronavirus instances surged and a second lockdown was imposed, many residents lashed out at the government and took to the streets, constructing on a motion calling for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s resignation.

Lives lived: Thomas Jefferson Byrd, 70, a Tony-nominated actor identified for his roles in varied Spike Lee movies, was found shot to death on a road in Atlanta, the authorities mentioned Sunday.

What we’re studying: This Los Angeles Times profile of the singer Stevie Nicks. Dan Saltzstein, deputy editor for Particular Sections, writes: “Who doesn’t love Stevie Nicks? Take her perspective in regards to the pandemic. It’s, as the children say, a temper.”

Prepare dinner: Serve this pan-fried eggplant with chile, honey and ricotta as a primary course, a considerable facet dish or a lightweight essential course, with a inexperienced salad on the facet.

Watch: “David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet” traces the naturalist’s decades-long profession, mapping how steeply the planet’s biodiversity has degenerated earlier than him. Our critic calls it a “majestic documentary.”

Do: Whether or not you need to chill out, entertain or get some work performed, a footstool is one piece of furnishings you need to add to your lounge. Listed here are some suggestions that can assist you select the proper one.

Increase your horizons from the consolation of your lounge. At Home has ideas on what to learn, cook dinner, watch and do whereas staying protected at residence.

52 Places to Go, a particular characteristic from The Instances’s Journey part, historically attracts on editors, reporters and contributors for suggestions on essentially the most well timed sights and delights on provide within the upcoming 12 months. It’s our annual information to the world’s most awe-inspiring locations.

Throughout the pandemic, journey, as we knew it, has modified.

In that vein, our 52 Locations listing will probably be totally different in 2021. Whereas we will’t know what lies forward, we will nonetheless share the locations we’ve beloved, and proceed to encourage curiosity, open-mindedness and awe for the broader world.

That’s why we’re turning to you for subsequent 12 months’s listing, which we’re calling 52 Locations We Love. We would like 52 love letters to journey, all penned and photographed by you, our readers around the globe, every about one place on the earth that’s particular to you. It may be a preferred vacationer vacation spot, or a spot that’s largely ignored. You would possibly encourage another person to go there someday, or to rethink their assumptions, or to spark their inquisitiveness a couple of new piece of the world — all of the empowering issues that journey brings to our lives.

You’ll be able to submit your recommendation here.

Thanks for beginning your morning with The Instances. Have a superb day.

— Natasha

To Melissa Clark for the recipe, and to Theodore Kim and Jahaan Singh for the remainder of the break from the information. You’ll be able to attain the group at briefing@nytimes.com.

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