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President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro announced Monday that the country is directing more than $1 billion toward the production and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
Tue, 05/11/2021 - 02:08

The announcement from President Jair Bolsonaro comes amid an investigation into his handling of the pandemic.

Workers in China collect demographic data in the the seventh population census on Nov. 1, 2020.
Tue, 05/11/2021 - 00:59

Leaders in Beijing will need to determine how to continue China's streak of economic growth while caring for a growing, nonworking part of the population.

Then-Carlyle Group President Glenn Youngkin is seen during a 2017 panel. The first-time political candidate is the Republican nominee for governor in Virginia.
Mon, 05/10/2021 - 22:17

Virginia Republicans have chosen businessman Glenn Youngkin to be their nominee for governor. The GOP hasn't won a statewide election in Virginia since 2009.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a press conference in Oakland, Calif., on Monday where he announced a new round of $600 stimulus checks residents making up to $75,000 a year. Newsom also announced a projected $75.7 billion budget surplus compared to last year's projected $54.3 billion shortfall.
Mon, 05/10/2021 - 18:48

Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a plan to send billions in state surplus dollars back to residents. Republicans who support recalling Newsom from office are questioning his timing.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association voted last week to approve an overhaul proposal but the group's pledges of transformation have done little to reassure entertainment companies.
Mon, 05/10/2021 - 17:46

The press association promised to improve diversity and other factors. NBC said it hopes to see enough change to run the show in 2023.

A member of a pro-Trump mob bashes an entrance of the Capitol building in an attempt to gain access on Jan. 6. The U.S. Capitol Police's inspector general has pointed to intelligence failures in the lead-up to the insurrection.
Mon, 05/10/2021 - 17:39

The hearing with the Capitol Police inspector general comes as the department says threats to members of Congress are up 107% over last year.

A doctor prepares to administer a vaccine injection at New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, N.Y., in January. The Food and Drug Administration has approved emergency use authorization of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for patients ages 12 to 15.
Mon, 05/10/2021 - 17:08

Pfizer said in late March that clinical trials found "100% efficacy and robust antibody responses" to the coronavirus in 12- to 15-year-olds.

High Falls and the old Kodak Tower offer iconic views of Rochester.
Mon, 05/10/2021 - 15:49

Stanley Martin wants to rethink Rochester police — a radical new plan to abolish the police gradually. Others also talk about "reimagining" police, though they mean the same word very differently.

Thea Lee was named head of the Labor Department's Bureau of International Labor Affairs, which enforces trade commitments and investigates forced labor and child labor around the world.
Mon, 05/10/2021 - 15:45

Former AFL-CIO trade official Thea Lee was appointed by President Biden to lead the section of the Labor Department that oversees labor rights and investigates forced labor and child labor overseas.

China will set up a "line of separation" at Mount Everest's summit, as Nepal struggles to control a COVID-19 outbreak. In this photograph, on May 2, 2021 mountaineers trek along the Khumbu glacier near Everest base camp in the Mount Everest region of Solukhumbu district, some 140 km northeast of Nepal's capital Kathmandu.
Mon, 05/10/2021 - 15:02

Nepal's health ministry has reported more than 403,000 COVID-19 cases, including more than 9,100 new infections on Monday.

President Biden delivers remarks on the economy Monday in the East Room of the White House, pushing back on critics who say the American Rescue Plan is making the economy worse.
Mon, 05/10/2021 - 14:27

Biden said that his administration would not stand for people gaming the system but pressed the importance of continued financial support for those left jobless as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

The Kindred Spirits sculpture in Midleton, County Cork, Ireland, pays tribute to a gift from the Choctaw nation to help during the 19th century potato famine. Ireland paid it back with donations to the Navajo and Hopi nations to help them during the pandemic.
Mon, 05/10/2021 - 12:45

It's inspiring when a spirit of generosity goes global. But to fight this pandemic, well-off nations must do their part. That's why we think Biden's stand on vaccine patents is a vital step.

A man cries over the body of a victim of deadly bombings on Saturday near a school, at a cemetery west of Kabul on Sunday. More than 50 were killed in the attack, many of them pupils between 11 and 15 years old. More than 100 were wounded.
Mon, 05/10/2021 - 12:06

"Should we ask children to go to school when the schools are not safe for them? Can we do that?" asks an education activist. One wounded student says she wants to go back. "Continue school," she says.

Map of mass shootings in the United States in 2021 as of May 9
Mon, 05/10/2021 - 12:02

We're just 18 weeks into 2021, and already the U.S. has experienced 194 shootings in which four or more people were shot or killed, excluding the shooter.

In the weeks after returning after the floods from the hurricanes, the Ramos family collected the muddied detritus of their homestead in their yard.
Mon, 05/10/2021 - 11:54

Hunger, violence and catastrophic flooding are leading more families to flee the Honduras for the southern U.S. border than any other country. At least 200 families a day are asking for asylum.

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