Today's Headlines: Biden Pulls Back on Infrastructure Bill, Tying It to Social Policy Measure

U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 700,000 Despite Wide Availability of Vaccines
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Biden Pulls Back on Infrastructure Bill, Tying It to Social Policy Measure

Biden Pulls Back on Infrastructure Bill, Tying It to Social Policy Measure

By Jonathan Weisman and Emily Cochrane

After pressing toward a vote, Democratic leaders accepted "reality" that the bill could not pass before a broad climate change and safety net measure comes together.

U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 700,000 Despite Wide Availability of Vaccines

U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 700,000 Despite Wide Availability of Vaccines

By Julie Bosman and Lauren Leatherby

The latest Covid-19 deaths were concentrated in the South, and included more younger people than before. Every age group under 55 saw its highest death toll of the pandemic this August.

Inflation Warning Signs Flash Red, Posing Challenge for Washington

Inflation Warning Signs Flash Red, Posing Challenge for Washington

By Jeanna Smialek

Inflation, once expected to fade quickly, is proving more stubborn. That ramps up tension among officials as they wait for pressures to fade.

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New Supertalls Test the Limits, as the City Consults an Aging Playbook

Real Estate

New Supertalls Test the Limits, as the City Consults an Aging Playbook

By Stefanos Chen

Only three of New York's 25 tallest residential buildings — and none of the towers on Billionaires' Row — have completed building safety tasks required by the city.

'I Don't Want to Hit My Children. I Don't Want to Hit Anybody.'

Opinion | Guest Essay

'I Don't Want to Hit My Children. I Don't Want to Hit Anybody.'

By Rachel Louise Snyder

Can a hotline for perpetrators help stop domestic violence?

Today's Videos

Romanian Hospital Fire Kills 7 in Covid Ward

Video Video: Romanian Hospital Fire Kills 7 in Covid Ward

By The Associated Press

The blaze ripped through the hospital's intensive care unit where Covid patients were being treated, becoming Romania's third deadly hospital fire in less than a year. The incident raised questions about the country's health care infrastructure.

Australia Will Lift Ban on International Travel in November

Video Video: Australia Will Lift Ban on International Travel in November

By The Associated Press

Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia announced that the country would reopen its borders next month for fully vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents to travel back and forth from overseas.

Russia Holds First Royal Wedding in Over 100 Years

Video Video: Russia Holds First Royal Wedding in Over 100 Years

By Reuters

Members of Europe's noble families gathered to celebrate Russia's first royal wedding since the days of the imperial monarchy. The descendants of the throne have had no official legal standing in the country since the dynasty was overthrown in 1917.

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