Methodology: How The Times Calculates 2024 Polling Averages

The idea behind a poll average is simple: Just average the most recent polls together. The reality is more complicated. The New York Times’s polling average is a weighted average, meaning it gives more weight to some polls than others. It also makes a series of statistical adjustments to account for the different biases among […]

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Can a New Leader Make the Boston Symphony Innovative Again?

“I’m going to sound like such a dork,” Chad Smith said as he drove a golf cart around the grounds of Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s pastoral summer home in the Berkshires. “I love Tanglewood so much.” He stopped the cart, and looked out beyond the manicured campus to rolling, tree-covered hills and the still

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Middle East Crisis: Half a Million in Gaza Face Starvation, Report Says

Gaza is at high risk of famine and almost half a million people there face starvation because of a catastrophic lack of food, a group of global experts said on Tuesday. The experts stopped short of saying that a famine had begun in the enclave as a result of Israel’s war against Hamas, and they

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Hot weather health problems – and how to solve them

Sign up to our free Living Well email for advice on living a happier, healthier and longer life Live your life healthier and happier with our free weekly Living Well newsletter As temperatures rise, it’s important for people searching for the sun to be safe and responsible outdoors. According to the Met Office, the UK

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E.U. Charges Microsoft With Antitrust Violations Over Teams Bundling

European Union regulators on Tuesday charged Microsoft with breaking antitrust rules by bundling its Teams video conferencing and collaboration software with a suite of other productivity tools, giving it an unfair advantage over rivals. Regulators said Microsoft’s packaging of Teams with other well-established software tools in Office 365 and Microsoft 365, which includes programs like

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‘I Am: Celine Dion’ Review: You Saw the Best in Me

Illness shows no regard for even the most revered figures in pop music. In “I Am: Celine Dion,” a documentary about the global songstress on Amazon Prime Video, it quickly becomes clear that Dion can’t even move her body, let alone deliver a soaring ballad with the full force that, from her teenage years on,

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The Ballot Measures Aim to Reduce Partisanship. Can They Fix American Politics?

Americans of both parties routinely express deep concern about the state of the country’s democracy. This fall, many voters may have a chance to do something about it, by voting on state ballot measures related to the nuts and bolts of elections and governance. Eight states, including Ohio and seven others largely in the West,

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An Orcas Island Home Was the Dream. Here’s How They Made It a Reality.

A home should be a place where you can welcome your extended family — at least that’s what Leah Martin and Vikram Prakash thought. But while they loved entertaining at the house they shared with their three children, the experience wasn’t quite what they had in mind. “What happens is that when everybody comes to

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