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A Million Afghan Children Could Die in 'Most Perilous Hour,' U.N. Warns
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House Democrats' Plan to Tax the Rich Leaves Vast Fortunes Unscathed

House Democrats' Plan to Tax the Rich Leaves Vast Fortunes Unscathed

By Jonathan Weisman and Jim Tankersley

The House Ways and Means Committee's proposal to pay for trillions in social spending leaves wealth gains and inheritances largely alone. It focuses instead on a more traditional target: income.

A Million Afghan Children Could Die in 'Most Perilous Hour,' U.N. Warns

A Million Afghan Children Could Die in 'Most Perilous Hour,' U.N. Warns

By Marc Santora, Nick Cumming-Bruce and Christina Goldbaum

The international community pledged more than $1 billion in emergency aid as millions of Afghans risk running out of food just as winter sets in.

'Their Crisis' Is 'Our Problem': Washington Grapples With Idaho Covid Cases

'Their Crisis' Is 'Our Problem': Washington Grapples With Idaho Covid Cases

By Mike Baker

Hospitals in Washington State, already strained, are taking on an influx of Covid patients from Idaho, where the governor has refused to require masks or vaccinations.

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John Kerry Says World Isn't 'Getting the Job Done' on Climate Change

Video Video: John Kerry Says World Isn't 'Getting the Job Done' on Climate Change

By The Associated Press

John Kerry, the U.S. envoy for climate change, warned of the dangerous consequences of a warming planet and announced the start of a partnership with the Indian government to speed up its transition to clean energy.

South Africa Eases Coronavirus Measures

Video Video: South Africa Eases Coronavirus Measures

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New rules introduced in South Africa further eased coronavirus restrictions, with new infections dropping across all provinces. South Africa will, however, keep its evening curfew.

New York City Schools Fully Reopen for In-Person Learning

Video Video: New York City Schools Fully Reopen for In-Person Learning

By The Associated Press

New York City schools started the 2021 academic calendar fully in-person for the first time since March 2020, when coronavirus restrictions were put in place.

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