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New York Region to Accelerate Reopening, Raising Hopes and Anxiety

New York Region to Accelerate Reopening, Raising Hopes and Anxiety

By Winnie Hu and Luis Ferré-Sadurní

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are pushing ahead with May 19 reopening plans, and the subway will return to 24-hour service.

Widespread Commodity Shortages Raise Inflation Fears

Widespread Commodity Shortages Raise Inflation Fears

By Alan Rappeport and Thomas Kaplan

For products as diverse as lumber and microchips, price increases are filtering through the economy.

Pressure Mounts to Lift Patent Protections on Coronavirus Vaccines

Pressure Mounts to Lift Patent Protections on Coronavirus Vaccines

By Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Thomas Kaplan and Rebecca Robbins

President Biden and drugmakers are facing demands from liberal activists and global leaders to suspend intellectual property rights on the vaccines as the pandemic surges.

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Criminal or Martyr? A Prisoner Poses a Political Dilemma For Spain

World

Criminal or Martyr? A Prisoner Poses a Political Dilemma For Spain

By Nicholas Casey

A Catalan separatist leader, Jordi Cuixart, is serving a nine-year prison sentence for supporting a failed independence bid in his Spanish region. His supporters say he should not be in prison at all.

Do You Live in a Political Bubble?

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Do You Live in a Political Bubble?

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Today's Videos

Protests Prompt Colombia to Abandon Tax Overhaul

Video Video: Protests Prompt Colombia to Abandon Tax Overhaul

By The Associated Press

After days of deadly demonstrations, President Iván Duque of Colombia withdrew a tax proposal aimed at plugging a fiscal shortfall caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden Outlines His Tax Plan During Community College Visit

Video Video: Biden Outlines His Tax Plan During Community College Visit

By The Associated Press

During a visit to a community college in Norfolk, Va., President Biden outlined his tax plan, which emphasizes child care benefits as well as an increase in taxes on wealthy individuals and corporations in order to benefit community colleges.

Aid Shipments Arrive in India to Combat Coronavirus

Video Video: Aid Shipments Arrive in India to Combat Coronavirus

By The Associated Press

On Sunday, the United States delivered the third of six aid shipments to New Delhi, including 1,000 oxygen cylinders. Britain donated more than 400 oxygen concentrators, and France sent eight oxygen generators, each of which can serve 250 hospitalized patients.

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