When President Biden joined a push to set aside patents for Covid shots, he entered a roiling debate over how to ensure poor countries get enough vaccine. In delivering vaccines, pharmaceutical companies aided by monumental government investments have given humanity a miraculous shot at liberation from the worst pandemic in a century. But wealthy countries…

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“Israel has the right to defend itself.” These are the words we hear from both Democratic and Republican administrations whenever the government of Israel, with its enormous military power, responds to rocket attacks from Gaza. Let’s be clear. No one is arguing that Israel, or any government, does not have the right to self-defense or…

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Darnella Frazier was just 17 when she recorded a video that shook the world. Her cellphone video, uploaded to Facebook, captured Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck and upended the Minneapolis Police Department’s official narrative of the encounter, ultimately contributing to a guilty verdict. One year after the death of Mr. Floyd, many young…

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Lying in her hospital bed in Kabul, Afghanistan, having survived an extremist group’s bombing that killed more than 80 students at her school, a 17-year-old named Arifa was as determined as she was frightened. “I will continue my education, even if I’m afraid,” Arifa, who hopes to become a doctor, vowed to Richard Engel of…

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LAKE MEAD, Nev.— Few things force you to confront hubris and genius at the same time as much as the magnificent harness on the Colorado River that created the largest reservoir in the United States. To build Hoover Dam in the 1930s, an army of Depression-era daredevils poured enough concrete to form a two-lane road…

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Dean Smith died in police custody in Indiana, handcuffed and gasping for air. The ruling: an accident caused by sickle cell crisis. Jason Pierce died in a Louisiana jail with drugs in his system. The official determination: a natural death caused by sickle cell trait. Lamont Perry was born with sickle cell trait, like one…

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Government mandates are lifting, but these experts say the pandemic won’t really end nationally until more people, including children, are vaccinated. In a survey, epidemiologists said the pandemic would not be over in the United States until children were vaccinated. A child looked out the window of a restaurant in Santa Monica, Calif., on Thursday.Marcio…

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The party’s cancel mob runs wild on Capitol Hill. Mr. Potato Head is under siege. So are the Muppets, baseball and Coca-Cola. Even a horse fell victim. “It was like a cancel culture kind of thing,” the trainer of Medina Spirit told Fox News after the Kentucky Derby-winning horse failed a drug test. In the…

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The success establishes China as a principal contender in what some see as a new era of space competition. The United States now has company on Mars. A Chinese spacecraft descended through the thin Martian atmosphere and landed safely on a large plain on Saturday morning, state media reported, accomplishing a feat that only two…

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For centuries, humans have been captivated by the beauty of the betta. Their slender bodies and oversized fins, which hang like bolts of silk, come in a variety of vibrant colors seldom seen in nature. However, bettas, also known as the Siamese fighting fish, did not become living works of art on their own. The…

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