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                                A general view during the final of League of Legends tournament between Team G2 Esports and Team FunPlus Phoenix, in Paris on Nov. 10.
Online, virtual games escape the new reality

A few blocks from downtown, inside a building with a brick and stucco facade, two men were immersed in an esports event, one of the safer competitions remaining in a sporting world upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

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                                Anna Louisa, 18, receives her school laptop for home study at the Lower East Side Preparatory School on March 19 in New York.
Teachers’ herculean task: moving 1.1 million children to online school

In the days before remote instruction began, Chauntae Brown, a second-grade teacher at Public School 80 in Jamaica, Queens, scrambled to teach parents without Wi-Fi how to use cellphone hot spots. She rummaged in her garage to find materials — a world map, a “Welcome” sign, an apple-shaped chalkboard — to transform her living room wall into a classroom. Read more

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