Italy Ponders a New Role for Draghi. Let the Politicking Begin.

Prime Minister Mario Draghi is in the running to be the next president, a powerful but often-ceremonial role that could take his hand off day-to-day affairs. ROME — Just a few months ago at an international summit in Rome, President Biden privately told Prime Minister Mario Draghi of Italy that when it came to showing…

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Will Omicron Bring Pandemic’s End? It’s Too Soon to Know, Fauci Says.

A line earlier this month to collect coronavirus antigen test kits at the Rideau Centre mall in Ottawa.Patrick Doyle/Reuters Canada approved on Monday the nation’s first antiviral pill to be used at home to fight Covid-19 infections, although global supply shortages may impact how quickly the drug can be distributed to those who need it.…

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Larry Fink’s Letter to CEOs Says Stakeholder Capitalism Is Not ‘Woke’

Larry Fink’s latest annual letter to corporate America clarifies, and defends, his approach to social and environmental issues at the world’s largest money manager. Laurence D. Fink, the founder and chief executive of the investment giant BlackRock, has become one of the most influential voices in business over the past decade in pushing corporate leaders…

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Poroshenko, Ex-President, Returns to Ukraine, Roiling Politics

Petro O. Poroshenko, a former president, returned to Kyiv on Monday facing possible arrest, adding internal political turmoil to a threat of Russian invasion. KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s former president and a leading opposition figure, Petro O. Poroshenko, returned Monday to Kyiv, where he faced possible arrest on charges of treason, adding internal political turmoil…

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Omicron forces more cruise lines to cancel trips.

A line earlier this month to collect coronavirus antigen test kits at the Rideau Centre mall in Ottawa.Patrick Doyle/Reuters Canada approved on Monday the nation’s first antiviral pill to be used at home to fight Covid-19 infections, although global supply shortages may impact how quickly the drug can be distributed to those who need it.…

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Detainees Sue Arkansas Jail That Gave Them Ivermectin to Treat Covid

For months, the jail’s doctor has promoted the drug, which health experts say should not be used to treat or prevent Covid-19. Detainees at an Arkansas jail who had Covid-19 were unknowingly treated by the detention center’s doctor with ivermectin, a drug that health officials have continually said is dangerous and should not be used…

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Airlines Warn of Chaos if AT&T and Verizon Deploy 5G Expansion

Thousands of planes could be grounded because the new internet technology interferes with sensors, the industry reiterated in a letter to federal officials. Two days before Verizon and AT&T plan to deploy more segments of their new 5G mobile internet technology, leaders of the nation’s largest air carriers warned again on Monday that thousands of…

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Eric Adams Ran on Making New York Safer. A Subway Killing Poses a Test.

The mayor, who made improving public safety a theme of his campaign, is dealing with the fallout from a high-profile death in Times Square. Not long after winning New York City’s Democratic primary, Eric Adams had a quick answer to the question of how his potential mayoralty should be judged. “Public safety,” Mr. Adams said…

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Marchers Honor King and Call on Senate to Pass Voting Rights Legislation

The holiday came a day before the Senate returns to debate what is expected to be a doomed effort to pass the legislation. But advocates say they aren’t giving up. Relatives of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched on Washington and urged the Senate to pass voting rights legislation.Kenny Holston for The New…

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