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Amid Shortfalls, Biden Signs Executive Order to Bolster Critical Supply Chains

NYT World News - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 17:29
The order is intended to help insulate the economy from future shortages of critical imported components by making the United States less reliant on foreign supplies.
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Facing Roadblocks, Vast Global Vaccination Effort Gets Underway

NYT World News - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 15:20
An operation to supply billions of coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer countries has started. But as rich countries buy most of the available supply, stark inequalities remain.
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Head of McKinsey, Kevin Sneader, Voted Out as Firm Faces Reckoning on Opioid Crisis

NYT World News - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 12:42
Partners decided not to keep Kevin Sneader in the top job. Weeks earlier, McKinsey had reached a historic settlement agreement in the U.S. over its advice to drugmakers.
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A Top Democrat Warns Against a Hasty Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Afghanistan

NYT World News - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 12:06
Senator Jack Reed said he favored seeking an extension of the May 1 deadline for withdrawing troops that President Donald Trump and the Taliban negotiated last year.
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Travel Quarantines: Enduring the Mundane, One Day at a Time

NYT World News - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 11:26
Running a half-marathon in your hotel room. Hearing the sea, but not seeing it. Fixating on food. Here’s how some travelers passed the time during their mandatory quarantines.
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Arrest of Opposition Leader in Georgia Raises Fear of Growing Instability

NYT World News - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 10:00
Lawmakers from parties aligned against the government have vowed to continue a boycott of Parliament until Nika Melia is released from police custody.
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Husband Must Pay Wife $7,700 for Years of Housework, Chinese Court Rules

NYT World News - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 09:54
Some in China hailed the divorce court case as a breakthrough, but many noted that full-time nannies are paid far more.
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New World Map Tries to Fix Distorted Views of Earth

NYT World News - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 09:12
You’re going to need some double-sided tape.
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Covax Program Ships First Covid Vaccines to Ghana

NYT World News - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 08:13
The initiative known as Covax plans to deliver some two billion doses worldwide this year, the largest mass inoculation operation in history.
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'Resist becoming numb to the sorrow' - Biden

BBC News - Mon, 02/22/2021 - 19:13
President Joe Biden addresses the nation as the US mourns 500,000 people lost to Covid-19.
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Gender-reveal device explosion kills father-to-be

BBC News - Mon, 02/22/2021 - 18:42
Christopher Pekny was making a device to be used at his child's gender-reveal party, police say.
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'This is incredible': Burnett explains Trump's reported offer to Kim Jong Un

CNN World News - Mon, 02/22/2021 - 18:19
Then-President Donald Trump in 2019 offered North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a ride home on Air Force One following their Vietnam summit, a former senior administration official who was on the trip confirmed to CNN.
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Sarika Kale: The sports star who could afford just one meal a day

BBC News - Mon, 02/22/2021 - 17:50
Sarika Kale says she survived on instant noodles and chutney for years because that's all she could afford.
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Keir Starmer urges government to buy more food from British farmers

BBC News - Mon, 02/22/2021 - 17:43
Sir Keir Starmer will be the first Labour leader to address the farmers' union since 2008.
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Augmented reality art: Where your home becomes the gallery

BBC News - Mon, 02/22/2021 - 17:27
How virtual artworks allow you to see anything from the sun to a giant spider in your own home.
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Extinction: Freshwater fish in 'catastrophic' decline

BBC News - Mon, 02/22/2021 - 17:25
Numbers are plunging due to pollution, unsustainable fishing and the draining of rivers.
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